I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)
After Russell invited surprise dinner guests and the women are worrying over the food and finally finding a solution:
"There you go," said the cause of all the trouble triumphantly. "I knew as soon as you all stopped panicking we'd have it sorted. And you've nothing to be ashamed of, Mrs C. Your cooking made me the man I am today."
Silence as his household contemplated the man he was today.
"No," said Mrs Crisp, firmly. "You're not putting all the blame on me."
After Jenny finding a stray cat and brining it home, Russell is not happy about the new addition to the household (the cat hates him in turn):
" Mrs Crisp, you're not taking that disease-ridden object into my house," he shouted after us. I turned around.
"That's not very...nice. I'm your wife."
"I didn't mean you. Bloody hell, Jenny."
"Nice one, Mrs Checkland." said Mrs Crisp, quietly.
And there are many more- hilarious little scenes.
Absolutely recommended read.