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What happened to summer?

May 3, 2012

Winter’s back. Good-oh. It’s nice to be able to get the warm coat out again. I was getting a little bored with blue skies and sunshine two days on the trot.  Too much of a good thing is bad for you – makes you unappreciative.  This morning my children – one of whom is off school because he’s ill – wanted hot chocolate and coffee as a mid morning treat: a sure sign that it’s time to huddle up in the warm (I offered rhubarb cake too, but I was the only taker).

“Ne’er cast a clout till May is out”, they say, but I think there’s some dispute as to exactly what May they are referring to – the month or the tree. Anyway, it’s freezing. I’m sitting in the kitchen with a jumper on. What is going on?

This evening for dinner I made  spaghetti bolognaise (with quorn mince). I thought about a salad, but it’s too bloody cold for salad so I roasted some potatoes left over from yesterday and did spaghetti too. I can never cook quite enough spaghetti – partly because Arlo has hollow legs where pasta’s concerned, even when he’s ill, but mainly because the pan that works best on the Aga isn’t really big enough and the bigger pan takes ages to heat the water and has hard job maintaining a boil. It’s those little details.

For “pudding” we had fairtrade satsumas. They were from South Africa via the local supermarket. It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were boycotting South African produce because of the apartheid regime. Things change.

The supermarket obviously thinks we can’t cope with anything as complicated as a  satsuma and calls them “easy peelers” (satsuma is in little letters for those who are good at reading). They were very nice though and brought some sunshine in to the kitchen (not really).


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  1. May 3, 2012 9:14 pm

    I know two days ago I was wearing shorts and today I have on a sweatshirt and a jacket. What’s up out there??

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