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A proper mum

March 29, 2012

After school there was an Easter thing – I’m not sure what to call it really, but it involved spending money, eating chocolate and not winning anything very good on the tombola or lucky dip. It was gloriously hot so I sat and chatted and left Arlo to it. He came away with various cheap and nasty bits of plastic which were consigned to a bin when we got home.  I suppose that’s part of the fun.

I’d planned to make a pasta sauce with Arlo using yesterday’s ramsons harvest, but he was too busy playing with the rabbit and too hot from cycling and needed to get ready for swimming club, so I made it by myself. Chopped wild garlic leaves, butter, pepper and salt chucked in a pan and stir fried – it made a kind of pesto, though I didn’t need to add cheese, or nuts.  The kitchen was full of lovely garlicky smells –  not as strong as bulb garlic, but very tempting.

By the time Arlo had finished swimming he was hungry and to his delight food was ready on the table waiting. All it needed was a quick stir –  and I hadn’t sullied it with any unnecessary extra greenery  (like cabbage). ” Thanks! Dinner on the table like a proper mum!” Arlo said, shovelling in the pasta.

I guess you have to take compliments where you find them.

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