In the garden this morning and, in between letting out the chickens, shovelling up the dogs’ business (lovely) and making sure there were no toads or lizards drowning in the pool skimmer, I took time to appreciate this lovely bloom and it really, really made me fancy having something to wear in these colours.
Bizarre really but there you go.
I’ve just heard that my French lesson is cancelled this afternoon. I say’ lesson’ but I go along to my French friend’s house, I mangle the language for 40 minutes or so as I tell her about what I’ve been up to and, with a slightly strained expression on her face, she makes what she can of it. Then we speak in English for a while as she wants to practice her accent which is as appalling as my French one. What to do instead? I could go shopping and replenish the fridge so that the girls have something to devour when they come in from school like teenagers with more diligent mothers can do. I could finish my project for the sewing group. I could do some housework – but, I jest of course. I could do some more of the quilt I started making for my daughter over a year ago. I could do some ironing – another jest.
Speaking of lessons – which I sort of was – my daughter is taking driving lessons here in France. I can’t help feeling I’m throwing my money down the drain. Last week, the driving instructor told her that she reminded her of some woman driver who had carried out a parking manoeuvre so badly, somebody had filmed her and put it on YouTube. If that were all, it wouldn’t be so bad but, the week before, the instructor took anti-stress pills during the lesson. I know when I first learnt to drive, I found it quite difficult and failed my test, then I went back to live in London for a while where it’s not really worth having a car in my opinion. A couple of years later, I resumed driving lessons and it came to me much more easily and I passed first time (well, if you don’t count the first first time). In any case, as I keep telling Madamoiselle T., some of the most stupid people you could ever hope to meet manage to drive a car and a lot of it is down to having confidence which, unless I’m mistaken, the instructor she’s got at the moment isn’t doing much to instil.
This ‘so true’ card (well, of me anyway) is from Goodgosh on Etsy who makes very funny and sometimes slightly ‘rude’ cards.
Off to find an outfit in purple and gold!