Saturday, 17 September 2016

Saturday



I never relish climbing hills when out cycling but this morning it felt like I was towing a cartload of bricks, I just felt so tired. No particular reason to be that weary, I suppose it was just one of those days.  It was a good excuse to stop for a longer than usual break in town and we had some fun just sitting and people watching. (The cycling helmet and dark glasses provide a good disguise.)  A few late season tourists, Dutch by the look of them. Some young teenagers aimlessly wandering around, eyes fixed on their smart phones.  Ah, playing Pokemon I am told. Not aimless at all then. The scruffy, long haired dachshund taking himself for his daily walk, stopping traffic and demanding right of way.  The housewives scurrying off to the market tightly clutching their shopping baskets.  A gentleman on his racing cycle with a baguette bought from the boulangerie neatly tucked into his drop handle bars.  So much to see.

Always the efficient housewife I put a load of washing on after we got home.  It’s a shame I didn’t remember to put any detergent in.

Paul decided to dismantle and pack away the solar lights we bought for the terrace earlier in the year. They have worked admirably well. He had a bit of a surprise when he discovered an active wasp nest in the base of one of the lights.  The nest is now no more.



Well, I might have been slow cycling this morning and a bit forgetful about the laundry but I had a resounding victory at ping pong this afternoon – I won 2 games to 3.


9 comments:

  1. Real efficiency is to put the washing on - with detergent - as you leave so that it can get put out to dry when you return and you can start the ironing before you get the lunch ready.

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    1. Of course that's what I would normally do!

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  2. Those small Wasp nests get everywhere. Inventive little creatures.

    Our Ping Pong doesn't improve.

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    1. I thought you and Lady M were champions.

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  3. I love people watching too! I also wonder what other people think when they watch me?
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. It's fun to watch the world go by.

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  4. Dark glasses are useful for piking aren't they? I have heard that some men (not me of course) like to wear them on beaches when there are bathing beauties around clad in skimpy bikinis and suchlike. Lecherous devils!

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    1. I'm sure you would never do anything like that Mr Pudding.

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