Glee

Sunday: blue sky, temperature in the upper 20s. Got sunburn sitting at a picnic table by the playground in Llandaff Fields while the kids ran after bubbles.

Slow-cooked a beef stew in the oven all afternoon with Alice Waters looking over your shoulder — The Art of Simple Cooking. Finally understood why cheaper cuts, with their tendons and ligaments and “tough connective tissues” do the job.

Found an inflatable paddling pool in the attic, inherited from friends in Taiwan. Puffed it up the hard way, placed it in the yard in the shade of sheets on the line, togged the kids for water and hey presto! An hour or so of glee.

 

I’ll huff

and I’ll puff and I’ll blow

your pool up 

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