Friday, 2 June 2017

Photo 3

I'm getting there with this project. Photo 1 and 2 posted and now here's photo 3. 

We returned home from the van today and I want to pose a quick question to you all. 

I don't do any driving when we go away, Mark does it all and for that I really am grateful. He doesn't find it a chore and he drives a car that he loves. 

My question is this, is he the only man who thinks that his job is done when we arrive home? Honestly, he can pull up on the driveway and be sat down in front of the TV within 10 minutes of walking through the door. Hours later I'm still pushing loads of washing in the machine, hanging clothes up, sorting through post, cooking tea, coaxing Thomas into the shower and generally playing catch up with a house that has been left standing for 5 days.

My photo today is the garden at 10pm. It was still light enough to sit out with a cup of tea and soak up the peace and quiet. The birds were singing and the bats were flying around. The lights were on and I noticed the sweet peas have doubled in size while we've been away. I need to do this more often. I am not an early bird so I miss the quiet time of morning but there's no reason why I can't have my quiet time at night. 

xxx



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  1. YES! I am never keen on going away, mainly because I know old muggins here will be spending a good two or three days afterwards playing catch up, while everyone else gets to do what they want. I make sure I get the washing done on the day we're back JUST SO I can get it out on the line and Bill can see just how much there is to do. I think that's why I never totally look forward to our breaks, even though I enjoy them when we're there, at the back of my mind I'm thinking 'urgh, all the washing I've got to do'.

    Fairy lights in the garden. Something so right about them.

    p.s if you're wondering, everyone is still in bed so I am slinking on here to say hello to you. The rest of the day I'm sure I won't get a chance. For a 'Not Party' there seems to be quite a bit to do (my own fault I should admit)! xxx

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    1. Seems to be a common thing amongst the male species. I brought 2 big black bags of washing home. No idea where it comes from. I took Amy to work this morning, went and did a bit of shopping, came home, lugged a 12kg bag of dog food into the house (to be fair Mark would have brought it in), only to find Thomas hadn't been given any breakfast. When I asked Mark why he said he'd been busy hoovering (true) and having a shower!!!

      Hope your 'not party' party is coming together nicely. xx

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  2. Not speaking from experience as such, since there is no husband here to drive (even when I was married, my husband didn't drive, so I did all the driving), but I don't think he's the only man to think his job ends when he's done with the driving! Your garden looks lovely in the evening. I'm glad you got to sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy it.

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    1. I think you're right Bless. It's an hour's drive at the most but I can still be catching up the following day. He's definitely got the easier option. Wish I was more confident about driving on the motorway. Mind you, there's no way I'd tow a caravan. It is what it is :) xx

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  3. I would gladly drive on holiday but hubby insists he has a better sense of direction! Rubbish! He dies help hang out the washing and will do some ironing if I ask. But most of the chores fall to me.

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    1. Hello Tania. Have to admit I have a terrible sense of direction. If I go into a supermarket and it's back to front from my usual one I've no idea where anything is! Mark is good and will do anything I ask him, I just get fed up of having to ask sometimes and like a lot of men he seems oblivious to what needs doing. xx

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  4. My husband always drives, he thinks he's better at it. Wrong. He also isn't very good at unpacking, not groceries, not boxes when we'e moved and not luggage after vacations. That's just the way it is and I'm used to it. Your garden is lovely with the fairy lights. It looks so peaceful.

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    1. Hi Lynn. Trouble with Mark is he is a good driver and has got a HGV licence so can officially pull rank on me. I'm not bothered though, I hate driving, it's a necessary evil for me. Whatever gets brought into the house from holidays or shopping is left for me to unpack so I know exactly where you're coming from. Like you and 22 years of marriage later I'm used to it. xx

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  5. You probably took the words out of millions of women's mouths. It's a man thing. I always offer to do part of the driving when we go away but I never do. Our usual trip during the summer is over 2,250Km so you would think he would want a break, no. I think the suitcases etc could sit there for a month before he would think he should empty them or put them away. It is what it is. You'd think after nearly 45 years I'd be used to it, and I am, but it still bugs me!!

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    1. Hello Janice, hope all is well with you and the family. It is a man thing definitely. Drive home - job done. I don't think I'd complain if he'd driven 2,250km but it's 60 miles and one hour! He's good if I ask him to do things but if he doesn't feel like doing anything he'll say "I've just driven". I'm the same as you, used to it, but it still bugs me as well. xx

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  6. know what you mean about getting back. I do most of the driving but when we get home hubby only brings in what is necessary for that night - mainly my cpap machine as I need it every night. It can then take several days to empty the car!!! I love the picture of your obelisk as we have just put an indentical one in our garden and I think I may know be looking for lights to go on it as I like the effect on yours.

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    1. Maybe I should try that Pat - leaving things in the car out of sight out of mind might be the answer to avoiding the house looking like a bombs hit it within 10 minutes of us walking through the door.

      I love the lights on the obelisks, it looks really nice lit up at night and just adds a bit of atmosphere. xx

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  7. I've one of those in the house and telly on before I've even put the kettle on! The garden is looking lovely Suzanne x

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    1. Seems a common theme Rachel. I can see Mark now whenever we return home. In, checks post, puts his phone on charge, sits down, TV on. Jobs done! xx

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