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Thursday, 12 August 2010


I may be some time.


While I was in the shower another load appeared.


Then younger son said 'what shall I do with my dirty washing?' To which I replied 'leave it in your bag until next year's camping trip and then you won't have to pack'. He got the message.

They have returned smelling of woodsmoke with tales of shooting stars and campfires. C has work tommorow so he's gone to buy razors. The Grizzly Adams look doesn't go down well in the office.

17 comments:

  1. Good luck climbing the mountain!

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  2. Uh oh... you can say that again. Isn't great that all of your loved ones are around you again?

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  3. Mmmm. I have all this to look forward to- we're off for a week to Scotland. Not sure how we will fit everything in the car. Then it will all need washing. How much of that delicious food that you made is left...? Ax

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  4. It's not the bunging it into the washing machine I've got a problem with, it's the blasted piles of ironing afterwards.

    Hope you've got enough wash powder for that little lot.

    Best of British.

    Jill :0)

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  5. I can understand this post so well - we've just got back from a week long camp. Machine has been on 5 or 6 times & I've still more to do :( AND its rained on & off all today!

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  6. I can understand now why this is sometimes called Mt Washmore. Isn't it funny how everything just gets plonked in the laundry! It does sounds as if you enjoyed your little break though.
    (This is my first comment - been following your lovely blog for a little while. I'm near Brisbane, Australia). Cheers Wendy

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  7. Eeeeek. Did you get lost under all those clothes? :-) Thank goodness for washing machines. Imagine doing all that by hand like they use to years ago. I hope you have some lovely sunshine to get everything dry on the line.

    Anne

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  8. Does it feel like they've never been away yet? Good luck with the ironing

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  9. Helen, it does indeed feel like they've never been away. As for ironing, I practise minimal ironing. C's shirts are really the only thing that get ironed and luckily he didn't take those camping :o) It's getting everything dry that's the main problem at the moment -pouring rain and no tumble dryer. I've had to put the heating on.

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  10. Ooh, a blogging kindred spirit! I came to visit you via Yarnstorm, and oh, I'm glad I did. I'm going to sit down tomorrow with a cup of tea (once I've finished packing for our holiday) and have a lovely read.

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  11. That'll be the peace gone then!!

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  12. Isn't that the worst thing about camping? (well excluding the actual camping !!) All that washing - and most of it needs soaking too!
    I've done the camping thing when the kids were small- kids love it - but for me it's a whole lot of work AND it always rains !!
    Cheers
    Helen

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  13. Dear Sue just wanted to say how much i enjoy your blog and how when i had a quiet half hour or so the other day i sat and read through all your old blogs - what a delight! You put so much thought into each post and it is also lovely to read about your family and how lovely you all sound! Many thanks for keeping me thoroghly entertained and if you have a mo where did the recipe for the chicken tarragon and cream come from? x

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  14. Welcome Gilliecoco! I'm so glad you are enjoying my blog. I'm certainly having way too much fun writing it.

    The chicken with tarragon and cream was from Nigel Slater's Appetite again. He calls it a 'quick frying pan supper' and uses pork escalopes. It was easy peasy -just brown the chicken in some butter and/or olive oil. Throw in some white wine or vermouth, let it bubble then turn down the heat and cook gently until cooked through. Then throw in some cream and chopped tarragon. Season to taste. Now you've made me hungry :o)

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  15. Thank you Sue! That is supper tonight sorted! Just begining to tackle a very large pile of ironing so just to let you know you are not alone with the washing mountain!

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  16. Hi Sue just catching up on your blog from the last 2 weeks away. Lots of lovely eats. plenty of ideas to try thanks.

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