What does your fridge say about you?

They say you can tell a lot about a woman by the contents of her handbag, or possibly her medicine cabinet, I can’t remember which, but personally I think you can tell a lot about someone by having a nose inside their fridge.

Today then I’m going to show you my fridge.

(Lucky you).

Let’s start with the outside. The outside of my fridge is fairly aspirational. It features lots of cut out recipes, most of which I will never cook as they seem to either contain beetroot or sprouts. Nobody else in the house really likes beetroot or sprouts and I can’t see myself whipping up a roasted beetroot and goat’s cheese tart just for me. It was a nice picture though.

"Fridge door"

Also on my fridge is an interview with Barn the Spoon. I love Barn the Spoon. When I grow up I want to be him and live in the woods and contentedly carve spoons quietly by myself every day.

"Barn the Spoon"

Inside my fridge though is a slightly different story. Boyfriend tried very hard after he has done the shopping to arrange things thoughtfully but during the week I scupper his efforts, casually balancing trays of uncooked meats on top of fruit trifles and that sort of thing. In the fridge at the moment a mango sits happily on the top shelf next to some pesto, whilst on the wine rack, alongside the bottle of prosecco, you’ll find perched a bowl of grapes. I thought for some reason that if I put them in a bowl I would be more likely to eat them.

"Inside my fridge"

If you look closely, you can also see that there is at least one type of cheese of every shelf.

If you looked into the door of my fridge, (don’t – it is grubby), you would see that although I have completely run out of all kinds of milk, I do have half a bottle of Christmas pudding wine, some Baileys and a bottle of pre-mixed mint chocolate cocktail. All the essentials covered there I think.

I don’t really want to think about what all this says about me. On the outside we’ve got a nicely organised selection of pictures and cuttings, yet inside is a chaotic mix of cocktails, tropical fruit and cheese. I shall let you draw your own conclusions.

What does your fridge say about you? If you’d like to share your own pictures, please link up – I’d love to see.

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  1. 14 January, 2013 / 10:03 am

    My fridge says I am starting off a diet today! Lots of veggies, diet yoghurts and so on. My heart says: “noooo! chocolate” and my mind: “not until you lose 10kg!”

  2. 17 January, 2013 / 9:32 am

    Brilliant article thanks Slummy mummy, have often pondered the meaning of this, when being nosey in friends fridges. I’ve always thought you can get away with having the most sadest of assortments IF you have a bottle of bubbley in prime position. Im very thrilled to see you do! Along with my freezer monster, I also do! So that makes us cool in my book, despite the cheese and recipe pretence!! MV x

  3. Thomas Hood
    23 September, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    What it tells me is that no matter how hard your boyfriend tries, he is not going to please you.

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