Having endured Mrs Payne for numerous hours over Christmas, so decided to take trip to library today to get some degree of quiet and focus on work. Have some design work that can be done on paper. Also thought I could read the newspaper and browse the books as an early lunch.
At breakfast Mrs Payne most surprised when I said I would be out all morning. Went on to ask what she was going to do on her own. Looked at other half and said in unison,
"Don't cook anything".
This taken altogether badly, and Mrs Payne sulked thereafter. Attempted to make amends asking if there was anything she might like whilst I was out, but request was flatly ignored.