- 3 doctor's appointments for minor child-related ailments
- washing of the muddiest socks and sports kit at least twice a week
- persuasion and cajolment to eat vegetables (avoiding necessity to visit doctors)
- school shoes with emerging holes requiring replacement
- contemplation of newly introduced weekly menu system (the theory fine, the practice haphazard)
- avoidance of necessary housework
- amazement at growth of dust on surfaces everywhere
- attempts at secret running (I kid you not) around village where people can't see me
- funny feeling in left hip
- realisation that eyebrows require attention and eyelashes are shrinking
- repeated listening to Gorillaz new CD, wondering whether I should at my age
I watched 'Women' again last night. It was a great programme, featuring the London Feminist Network. I'm not sure I could become a member. I don't live in London and I wouldn't know how to make lentil sandwiches. It was great to see some modern-day feminists though. Like the programme makers, I thought that organised feminist activism was a dim and distant memory. I was intrigued and 'feminism' is now on my list of 'things I'd like to think about when I've got a moment'.
I also watched the latter half of the programme on bread - I'd been to Shipton Mill with a colleague who is as obsessed by bread as I am by knitting and crafts. It was fascinating to hear her take on making real bread with real yeast, not using breadmakers (I love my breadmaker) and doing the whole thing as it was meant to be done. Another item to add to my 'moment list'.