"If I see something of great value," she said, "money is no object."
My stomach dropped: behind a neutral smile my thoughts turned to this picture.
"Well, yesterday in the Co-Op I saw this delicious croissant for 70p. I could have just bought a packet for £1.36 but no, this freshly-baked croissant was just about perfect. So I got it."
I commended her free-wheeling approach to life.