Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Quick!


They are in the garden with friends and all is Swallows and Amazons, Famous Five, Indiana Jones, and anybody they like for just ten minutes, please...

So quick, salvage last Saturday's newspaper! Unopened and unread, the News section has been a plate for the of spreading jam since the weekend. Today the Sports section has mopped up all the water that fell from the lasagne dish as it moved from sink to steeping place. And all morning the Family section has swatted wasps with fatal accuracy.

Until now. Suns are fed and extradited to the friendlier shores of Tree House. Mother is resolved to drink tea and read real sentences. Avoca banana cake, thanks Helena, and rarely matching crockery, thanks Emma Bridgewater! Quick!

Two other things that I discover must be accomplished with alacrity- Colm Toibin, I learn from the Review section, is a Man Booker nominee. Hence:
  1. Actually book the ticket for his reading at Kilkenny Festival.
  2. Buy a book of his before they double in price- painfully experienced when buying Taking Pictures...

But then again, this is Saturday's news- not quick enough! Also not quick enough on enjoying the tea-break. The Incredibles are terrorising the rabbits...

1 comment:

Catherine said...

Now I think it might be Batman and not the Incredibles!! Enjoying your company (and sanity!!) this afternoon!

Catherine x