Thursday, 1 April 2010

April Already

I was going to come on and post that I’d finished my book as a hilarious April Fool joke, but then realized it wasn’t actually that funny.

The Easter holidays are in full swing and I’m trying to organize the daughters into cleaning the house for me in preparation for the arrival of family tomorrow while I shut myself away and write. Realistically, this is likely to end up in a) arguments, and b) extravagant use of cleaning products for little discernible result, but it is an excellent way of getting them away from screen-based entertainment while also cunningly diverting attention from my own glaring domestic inadequacies. All I need to do is to proudly announce soon after everyone arrives that the children have been in charge of the cleaning and tidying, and suddenly I don’t look so much like a revolting, neglectful slattern but one of those wholesome, creative people who prizes effort above results.

Hope everyone has a lovely Easter, with lots of chocolate and not so much snow. (Although both are a very good reason to lie on the sofa and watch Casablanca...)


Rachel said...

Ah, but can you watch Casablanca without analysing it to bits? Goal, Motivation, Conflict and all that?

I'll be sticking to Nanny Mcphee, Public Enemies(Depp and Bale)and, if I'm lucky, loads of On The Buses.

Hot cross buns too, remember! Toasted with lashings of sat fat.

Have a great time!

Lots of love,


Trenda said...

Have a wonderful Easter, India!



Jane said...

Happy Easter, India.

India said...

Rach, in the end I didn't watch it at all. Far too busy knocking back the Prosecco with my lovely sister in law. Lots of hot cross buns though - at one point there were 36 of them in our bread bin, but miraculously they all disappeared! (ooh, my arteries...)

Trenda and Jane - thank you, lovelies! Hope you had a nice weekend too, with warmer weather than we had over here. Sleet stayed away and we did see the sun but not for long. Brrr.