Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Strewsday: July 2014

I have been lazing, sometimes even in the sun! Joy! It's not as good as last summer but still it's a good one. I love lounging on a hot day and how the smallies are tired from all the fresh air. In the depths of winter I sorely regretted my moaning in July last year about all the work involved in getting the children dressed for the beach and then dressed at the beach in their clothes. I had resolved not to complain this year but, in any case, the children are another year older and far better at dressing themselves and understanding that we do actually have to leave the beach and so do not make it look like I am kidnapping them when it's time to go.

Sadie and Holly are outside every good day in t-shirts and get manky with dry dirt that just shakes off so the same clothes can be thrown on them the next day...Not if we're going anywhere or if anyone's calling of course, we do have pretences to maintain.

This month's Strewsday tells its own tale in pictures. The girls rip all fruit and vegetables apart these days to find the seeds. They decided to plant their apple ones today (which probably means I'll have to buy four apple trees if the seeds don't produce). See, they're even doing their own strewing, I am too busy lolling around in the heat or the brightness and sometimes both. We had some rain yesterday and this morning and I found myself saying that it's nice for a change so I may also be losing my mind. Sadie and Holly put their pots on the windowsill under their gallery which gets updated almost every second day.

The soil they're digging is from beds but it's allowed because Martin made his own soil (-sounds bad but isn't-) by putting layers of manure between piles of cut grass, pulled weeds and compost waste. I am so proud of him, we've loads and he has two more mounds of it in production. I've topped up all the beds and added a couple of new ones and then returned to doing nothing. I find I am extremely good at it and may soon be a professional idler.



4 comments:

  1. That post was just wonderful, funny and struck many chords. We too are feral-manky, and, like you, pretend we aren't in company. It keeps us all endlessly amused!!! Keep lolling and idling, it's the secret to a blissful life x

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    1. Hee hee, Emily, I laughed at "feral-manky", we definitely are too. The girls know by the clothes I put on them if we're going somewhere and are well trained to change back into their "feral-manky" (will now be quoting you forever) clothes the minute we get back home. I must admit, idling really is enjoyable!

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  2. I am excellent at idling. Perhaps we could start a union. Better conditions for idlers! More idle hours! That sort of thing.

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    1. Yes! But, you may understand as a fellow idler, I'm sure I'd be far too busy idling to be an active member of the union! Thanks Maud.

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