1. Do not wage war against the person who feeds you.
2. Do not wage war against the person who controls your access to the internet, and therefore your blog.
3. Some kinds of 'diet' are apparently not temporary.
4. Clippers are very scary things and not worth the chicken titbits that accompany their use (I never thought I'd say food wasn't worth it, but on this occasion I have been felled by these buzzing nightmares).
Officially, Mother and I have declared a Truce. This, apparently, is what you do to end hostilities. I prefer to see it as a tactial maneouvre. I am playing a Very Long Game.
As much food as I desire and abolition of all 'diets'.