Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Mid May - Cold And Cloudy

Ne'ver Cast A Clout Till May Be Out 
It is cold in London today. So cold that I've just put the central heating on, I have the cat snuggled beside me and I'm contemplating having a mug of hot blackcurrant squash once I finish writing this. It also keeps looking like it's going to rain but nothing actually ever happens. I'm hoping it will rain as my lovely new pyracanthas need a good drink.
What's the weather like where you are?

Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness
Last night I cleaned the fridge out. It's not a particularly time-consuming task but it is a boring one. At least, that's what I think. However once done it did look really sparkly and it was good to easily see all the contents. I always say I'll clean the fridge after I've done the weekly shop but never get round to it as I'm usually exhausted when I get back from the supermarket and want to get everything in the cupboard as quickly as possible. Yet I was so impressed with it yesterday, just before the veg box goods go into it today, that I think I'll change the order I do things in future.  
Do you have a set time when you attempt this boring chore?

Polo Princess
Today I had an email which said that I've won four tickets to the Polo In The Park event at the Hurlingham Club in Fulham, London on the first weekend in June. I didn't actually enter for myself, it was my Dad who sent in my email address but I have to say I'm quite looking forward to it. I think it will probably be quite fancy and proper and even though I know nothing of the sport it will be lovely to see the horses. It'll be a good occasion to get glammed up and pretend that I'm Kate Middleton for the day!
Do you know anything about Polo, if so please share some wisdom? 

Silly SATs
I'm sending you my thoughts and good luck wishes if you have a Year 2 child doing their SATs this week. I have been invigilating a maths exam this afternoon and I really do find the papers so frustrating. If I find them so badly worded and difficult to understand, I can't imagine what it is like for a six to seven year old. I hope things are going ok for your children and exam stresses aren't getting to them and the rest of the family.


  1. No SATs but my flatmate is a teacher and her kids have all got GCSEs this week. Glad my days of exams are over, all that hoop jumping!

  2. I know nothing about polo, only clean the fridge when it Really Needs it, and the sun is shining here! (This is a huge relief, as it thundered and poured over the weekend, and I was afraid it would continue all week.)

    I hope that you enjoy your day as Polo Princess. Do you get to wear a large and fabulously frilly hat? I am looking forward to pictures...