Sunday, May 25, 2008

'What is this life so full of care...

I wish I knew how to do links then I'd put one in to the one legged vagabond poet W H Davies who wrote that. My Dad, Sean Sean the leprechaun (he's small and Irish), is always quoting it.

What a belter of a bank holiday so far. No football, no need to get up to take the boys training, no cricket matches just Lurch, Danny Boy and me relaxing. I was woken up though, at 5.38am, by Lurch bellowing 'Will you shut your beaks!' to the morning assembly of blackbirds, sparrows and starlings in the garden. He slammed the window shut and we both slept until 9.00am when Danny Boy came in for a cuddle. I'm not sure when boys grow out of that but I hope it lasts a bit longer.

We drove to the North Yorkshire moors and then to the White Horse for a sunny and windy walk. The green and white hedgerows of theEnglish countryside are so beautiful at this time of year, teeming with wild flora and fauna; speedwell blue, gorse, forget-me-nots, brambles, raspberry bushes, nettles, baby rabbits, pheasants etc so much so that it prompted me to think about Ray Mears' weekly supermarket bill. I wonder how much it is? Lurch thought that it would probably be about £10.00 because of his expertise in foraging. I think that he probably doesn't need to go to the supermarket every week, depending on the season.

I've also had time to read this morning - Then we came to the end by Joshua Ferris, what a brilliant and original book - I'm half way through and gripped. I had a long bath with a cup of tea and a superb daydream. I started thinking about eggs. I believe they are almost the perfect design - strong enough to protect when necessary but weak enough to break when required. The ideal container but what are they made of? Wouldn't it be great if you could combine them with some flexible material like rubber and replace all of the cling film in the world, how eco-friendly would that be!




As well as being the almost perfect design they are also easy to decorate:




For me the only design modification would be to make them square so that they're easier to pack, just like the new watermelon! Although I don't like to think about the genetic alterations you would need to make to the poor chicken...





7 comments:

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

I only just noticed that you commented on one of my older posts. Sorry that I didn't see it before. What a great name for your blog that you have.

I read a couple of posts from your blog and you write really well and keep such an interest going. It's a bit late but I will be back as I like the fact that you run - I used to but have goten really lazy this last few years.

Hope you found the site good enough to vote - we are trying to get a first and second Brit victory!

Well done on the running, I found reading about yours quite inspirational. You might just get me off my arse and getting fit.

Frog in the Field said...

Sounds like a great Sunday...a million times better than mine (mutter, grumble)

adventure togs said...

Just stumbled accross your blog and read several of your posts with great interest. Perhaps your running will encourage me to run further than my usual 30 minutes! I will return!

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icemaidensmellingthecoffee said...

Enjoyed reading your blog. I haved two Wendys in my life and children call me Monica - spooky.

I am so very sorry to hear about your Wendy sister-in-law and hope very much that things go well for her and treatment is not too tiring.
Good luck with the running. I am still at the run some, walk some stage but improving. Feel I may have bitten off more than is chewable and feeling similar sentiments. Let's be positive!

blogthatmama said...

Mae, I'm sorry I accidentally deleted your comment, I pressed the wrong bin! Still a novice on the blog, experimenting as I'm going along. Will be coming over to yours for a visit soon. Thanks for stopping by and you also adventure togs and icemaiden. MOB I've voted for you, who's the 2nd one for the Brit 1, 2? Frog in the field why have you had such an irritating day, hope it's better now..