Sunday, August 17, 2014

Radio, web and not awake.

1. To cook with the radio on (I'm enjoying Punt PI).

2. The fat bluebottle that has been investigating the washing up has got caught in the spider's web in the kitchen window. I stand staring as the tiny freckle brown spider lunges and feints at its frantically vibrating prey. I feel sorry for the fly, but I won't rob the spider of its meal. The buzzing gets fainter and the spider becomes more confident; and then at last the fly is silent.

3. There was some scrapping over bub, and a lot of determination to "stay awake until Daddy gets back so we can watch Nigel Marven" but eventually Alec rolled over and then Bettany's head lolled and she didn't even wake when she fell off me. When Nick comes in I can show him two children asleep together on the big bed.


  1. I do like it that you post several days worth at once now. As soon as you appear on my sidebar feed I come straight over, looking forward to a feast; you're one that I never put off till later.

    1. I'm glad you like it -- I really don't. The reason is because I can't make myself a good, reliable writing space every single day so I let the posts pile up. I'm sitting here now in a welter of guilt and chocolate buttons that do not belong to me feeling terrible because I can't remember a single good thing about last Wednesday.

    2. I wouldn't have known, I certainly wouldn't be able to remember anything about last Wednesday either, good or bad, and I don't have your distractions. But then I'm older than you... I rather assumed you had a notebook or post-its or something to quickly note so much careful detail. Worth a try, just use paper and pencil?

      Anyway, it's always a pleasure to come here,your children must be some of the most entertaining and original there are!

    3. You are quite right, that is what I should do. I am in complete denial about my present posting situation, and I need to accept that for now I am being a spasmodic Hercules! I even have some lovely post it notes kicking around.


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