A COUPLE without children have contacted friends and family to let them know they are expecting the arrival of a new hobby.
Julian and Selina Cook already juggle tandem cycling, dog-breeding, restoring paintings and enthusiastic participation in their local futsal league, but admitted they ‘could not resist’ getting a new interest.
Selina said: “It happened by accident really. One night we’d had a few bottles of wine, we’d got a bit silly and before we knew it we’d Googled ‘make your own chilli jam’. And it just felt so right.
“So we’ve bought the polytunnels, we’re planting the seeds, and before the end of the year we’re expecting a wonderful new crop to show off to you all.
“I know we’ve got a lot on already, but we can move all the bread-making equipment to the garage and sell a few of our antique cake stands to make room. We’re so excited!”
Friend Francesca Johnson said: “Oh God, not another. The ones they’ve already got are insufferable enough.
“They’ll turn up at Christmas with jars of their f**king jam, make a sticky mess and we’ll pretend to be delighted. I just hope this won’t turn into another precocious business.”