'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Spring Cleaning

Today is the last Wednesday of the last week of term. Today is the deadline for the Funding Application Exercise that we have to have completed. Friday is the big critique day for our movies. (Remember mine?) And then one more short term that will mean one more art piece, and the Diploma is finished. In the meantime I have two weeks off and a million things that I've left undone for too long. It's spring and outside the weeds are sprouting along with the bulbs, the lawns haven't been mowed for yonks and inside there are dust bunnies under all the furniture and cobwebs everywhere. My house looks like the Sherry Dole illustration above. Where to start? But I feel like Mole in Wind in the Willows:
"...he suddenly flung down his brush on the floor, said 'Bother!' and O blow!' and also 'Hang spring-cleaning!' and bolted out of the house without even waiting to put on his coat."

My river is calling me to come and paddle.


  1. I'd go paddle if I were you.......

  2. One day there'll be no kayaking in the river - just memories of what once was so get out there and bugger the spring cleaning!

  3. Yep. I'm with DBM and YP on this one - no contest. But then I sprung cleaned my house er um how does it go 'Once upon a time......' Seriously though if you live in the Outer Hebrides you go out on the fine day each year and use the other 364 to clean!

  4. 'Yonks' = 'a long time'.