Saturday, June 30, 2007

I'M IN HIPPIE HEAVEN


A Brighter Sunny Day
A sunny day at Roath Park, Cardiff.  Photo by Mike Harrison.

Roath Park
by
Mike Harrison

Re-reading yesterdays entry makes me sound as if I had a miserable day when it fact I did the thing I love the best.......catch up on sleep! Beauty awoke at 3:30am and was insistent on watching Monsters Inc on video and playing Dora the Explorer on the computer. Yesterday I was VERY exhausted. Even with a nap or two my body never really woke up and at about 11pm I went to sleep for the night with joints that were extremely confused , they were behaving as jet-lagged as if I had flown the Atlantic and back.
Being tired however did not prevent the washing machine, tumble dryer, 6 year old and the weekie boys(the guinea piggies) wanting to be constantly fed. In the afternoon I even managed to dry a line full of washing. I look back with envy at the large double washing line that my mother had in her huge garden when we were growing up..........she even owned and used an ancient mangle, something that I would love to have.Seriously.
What an energy saver.





BETTY SUE AKA MOUTH

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LILY ROSE AKA CHUNK


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I bought this ankle length dress in Asda(Walmart), when I wear it I feel as if I have been transported back to the 60's. Definitely a hippie dress.

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4 comments:

Steve said...

I can remember my Nan having a mangle too. I was always terrified of it but I think I picked up a sense of fear from my Nan who was always concerned that us kids would get too close to it and get our fingers crushed. I have to say it always looked hard work - not sure a mangle is much of a labour saving device!

farmwifetwo said...

We call them wringer washers.

Glad you enjoyed your "do nothing day".

aspiemom said...

I like modern conveniences, thank you very much. I hope you have a great day and that your back is feeling a lot better.

MOTHER OF MANY said...

I LOVE modern conveniences, I definitely am the appliance queen.
However, I am trying to become less dependent and reduce my eco-footprint but it is definitely an uphill task.No matter what I do Beauty seems to need to change MANY times in the day due to her rubbing food in the clothes and Fiona will only wear something once(even if she has only worn it for 10 minutes!).

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An Irish Blessing

(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.