2 eyes, twinkly
1 nose, Greek
1 smile, liberally applied
1 body, slightly aged but mostly in working order
1 large cup humour, self-effacing
Generous dash of intelligence
Handful of opinions, strong
Equal parts introversion and extraversion
12oz patience, crumbled
Combine physical ingredients into a pleasing shape and bake for 40-45 years. Sprinkle occasionally with salt and a pinch of hard-won wisdom.
Fold in the remaining ingredients until the mix is neither too sweet nor too sour. Taste frequently and with relish.
Prod regularly, testing stability of the patience and kindness.
Remove from heat, decorate and serve.
Consume immediately and repeatedly, until quite full.