Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Finishing the porridge, tulips and found keys.

1. Alec never finishes his bowl of porridge at breakfast. I always clear the table and leave his bowl by the sink meaning to deal with it later. Then I park him in front of CBeebies while I go upstairs to dress. When I come down he has retrieved the bowl and is sitting guiltily on the rug (eating in the front room is frowned upon) spooning up cold porridge as fast as he can.

2. All the beds at Tunbridge Castle are planted up with row upon row of tulips tight closed like green fists. A passing grandmother tells her granddaughter that "They need some sun on them before they'll open."

3. To find my lost keys (they were in Nick's jacket pocket: he'd found them in his study but got distracted while bringing them downstairs. I thought they'd be in one of his pockets, but didn't quite like to search before he got home).

6 comments:

  1. Go back in a few days when the tulips open

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    1. We'll be back there next week -- we go every Monday after swimming.

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  2. I read every single post, but rarely comment - thought you might appreciate this information, if you don't already know it... I always run hot soapy water straight into our porridge bowls and pan but apparently the hot water just makes it set harder. If you run cold water into anything protein based (e.g. scrambled eggs too) then it'll be easier to clean. There you go! Jo x

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    1. Jo, that's useful advice -- I'll try it next time. I usually let the non-stick porridge pan dry and then the crusty bits float off in the evening's washing up with minimal scrubbing. But Alec's melamine bowl has to be rinsed right away or it sets like concrete. We have a non-stick scrambled egg pan too, but that just goes straight in the dishwasher.

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  3. Cereals make the best glue. My gr-daughter loved to throw milk-soaked "Fruit Loops" at the wall (she was 2 yr.), and those dang things dried hard and fast.

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    1. Ain't that the truth, Susan. I had to ban Weetabix from the house because it made such a mess -- you always miss a bit when you wipe up.

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