Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Getting ready

I've been ironing all day in scorching heat. I only stopped to cook - yes, cook, hob, oven and all! -lunch and supper for the family and to talk to the plumber about the infiltration that has stained the ceiling of the dining-room and which is coming from behind the shower in the master bedroom en-suite bathroom (it will be 220 pounds just to replace the leaking shower "torpedo" cartridge, whatever that is!!!).
Why is it that getting everything ready for the family to go away on holiday always leaves me more dead than alive? I feel like an overheated zombie!
Still, just the happiness stamped on everyone's face for going back to Portugal for a month of fun is worth it all...
PS - Who would ever believe that it is actually cooler in the Algarve than it is here!

5 comments:

mami said...

Meu amor, ninguém te ajuda?
Por favor não ligues o ferro, liga à terra e deixa andar, que é o que eu tenho feito.
Sei que não vais seguir o conselho...
Milhões de bjinhos e até breve.

Anonymous said...

Hurry on up! We want you here, with or without wrinkles on your clothes. Doesn't matter. It's you we want.
God speed
Ri

Rauf said...

Please Iron your clothes in Portugal Claudia. Have a great time, please avoid news papers and TV news and stay in good humour.
All the best Claudia, hope you would keep in touch, updating your blogs with your lovely pictures.

Anonymous said...

Isn't that sweet?

Claudia said...

Some people are sweet. Such people bring little rays of sunshine into my life. Aren't I lucky?