I Love Not Camping ~ Day Four

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Observations

I have eaten tarragon chicken for supper. I am stuffed. I haven't felt hungry since Tuesday. This, I feel, is not a good thing.

I have bought way too much fruit and salad. Clearly when the kitchen is full of cheese, lemon posset and chocolate biscuit cake very little fruit and veg is going to be eaten.

The bathroom feels very odd. No bottles of nail polish, hair thingummies, wet towels or toothpaste smears. No need to wipe the loo everyday, no mushy soap. It is dry, airy and sweet smelling.

There is no laundry to do. Or ironing. Or hoovering.

It is lovely to be able to do a jigsaw for as long as one wants without having to stop to feed people.

A break from crinolines is indicated so I shall watch Rear Window which is a masterpiece, followed by Match of the Day. Yes really, I love MOTD.

Despite the warmth there is a breath of autumn in the air.









17 comments:

  1. Dear Sue
    Another lovely post. You sound as though you are enjoying the time to yourself, which, no doubt, makes a nice change! Keep up the good work.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  2. Sue, Is Autumn really here? I have not felt it yet. I do hope so as I'm really not keen on hot weather.

    I do love your Not Camping posts and look forward to reading about your holiday.

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    1. Just a touch I think, damsons are falling, berries are ripening and the football season has kicked off.

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  3. Aren't you tempted to have an actual holiday yourself when the family are away? (As opposed to a rest from looking after them all - although you seem to be doing as much, if not more, cooking!) Hey! Next year, why don't you book yourself onto a cookery holiday?

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    1. No, I'm not tempted at all, can't afford it for a start. I have already had a proper holiday where I didn't cook or do any housework. I enjoy cooking for myself just as I enjoy cooking for my family.

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    2. Totally agree with your sentiments Sue, my idea of luxury is to be alone in my house and enjoy the quietude in my own space. I never want to escape from my home - just the mess that other people make within it!

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    3. I completely agree, too. Nothing like having my house to myself, especially without my family's mess. (Although I have to remind myself that the mess is worth it, because I wouldn't want to be without my family for long.) And Rear Window is fantastic. Just watched it a couple of weeks ago.

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  4. Sue, I have said this before and say it again. You are a very funny lady.

    What is posset? Yes, over here in NYC, I could look it up in my Oxford Dictionary, but I'd prefer to hear your version.

    I bet that your family is going to give you a huge loving greeting when they arrive back home.

    xo

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    1. Frances if you look up posset in a dictionary; it will tell you it is an old-fashioned sweetened milk drink to which alcohol is added. This posset is a rich dessert made of boiled cream and sugar. The recipe is in my recipe index, or there is a link to it in on my previous post :)

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  5. Having followed your blog for several years(???) I know you enjoy this time...
    Just think, laundry, noise, Katie's 'mess'...everything will be back to normal this time next week.
    Take care
    jude

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  6. spooky, I posted a blackberry bush pic yesterday too. But before you, just in case you think I'm a stalker. Know what you mean about thinking that not feeling hungry is a bad thing. Weird how getting to 'feeling hungry' feels like a small achievement in some way. Shows how greedy us westerners are.... well, I am anyhow.

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  7. Dry? Airy? Hah, it has poured so much here that everything feels damp and musty! Come back to Cornwall Sue and bring back that gorgeous weather with you...please! x

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  8. I am beginning to wish I had encouraged Ted to take our lot camping without me when they were younger!

    And what Pipany said about the bathroom. Although yesterday was perfect where we were ... we took the dogs high up into the Welsh hills and the skies remained blue and the sun shone and the breeze blew and the temps didn't rise above 20 degrees while elsewhere not so far away they were hitting 30!

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  9. Stumbled on your blog a few months ago and so enjoy reading. A week of Not Camping sounds like a wonderful time treat.

    Susanna in Seattle

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  10. Oddly I have actually been camping whilst you have been writing these posts. If I was alone for four days I would have eaten precisely eight poached eggs.

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  11. Rear Window -- love that movie! I watched it several time with my mom, many years ago. I could still watch it again. Enjoy! Enjoy! Enjoy!

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