Why are the holidays so short?

Grammar Is the Key to Expression

Even in the holidays I like a good English Teacher meme.

The holidays are drawing to a close. Readers who’ve been with me for a while will know that I’m usually torn between a feeling of mourning, mixed with frenetic activity as I suddenly realise that I haven’t made much of a dent in the list of Things To Get Done When I Have Time. Sadly, these holidays are no exception.

Lots of reading, nanna naps, puddling around doing bits and pieces….. bliss. But this morning I woke up with a slight feeling of panic. Only 4 days to go.

So naturally here I am at 9AM in my pjs at the computer, typing away. Maybe I’ll start the running around like a headless chook at 10. Might watch Dr Phil at 12. Haven’t seen a lot of eps these holidays, but the ones I have seen have been satisfyingly full of crazy people. *I feel so normal*

I bought 10 deep plastic tubs to turn into wicking boxes. The wicking concept has worked brilliantly so far, so I want to transfer a lot of my herbs and green leafy plants to wicking pots using my own compost. It’ll take time to fill them all, but time is all compost has. I also have a heap of worm castings from the freezer worm farm, so that’ll be useful as well.  David2 has been making a protein smoothie before uni most days, so I have to grow lots of leaves. Lots. He’s a hungry lad.

I’d start filling the tubs immediately if I only had a drill to make the drainage holes in the tubs. Must get onto that. It’s on the list…

Thermomix recipe: Mayonaise + Yoghurt/dill dressing


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7 Responses to Why are the holidays so short?

  1. nicole says:

    You can probably use a hammer and a nail to make the holes. I made holes in my big plastic cement tub last year that way, but it’s kind of rubbery plastic. Maybe use a really thin nail to see if the tubs hold up to the hammering without splitting.

  2. foodnstuff says:


    a) what size are the tubs?
    b) where did you get them?
    c) could we see a photo?

  3. mamavee says:

    If you don’t have a drill, you could heat a metal skewer in a flame and punch it through. (I have a gas stove, so doing this is not that difficult) But you really should get a drill.

  4. Urspo says:

    I am taking a history of the English language, and I learned punctuation was (once upon a time) use for the ‘ear’ – written for breaths and verbal pauses. Only later on it was devised for ‘the eye’ or reading English.

  5. jesskawrites says:

    I’m soo glad I’m not the only one to think the tubs are silly. I spent AAAAAAAAGES not planting my tubs too. I eventually bought a drill.. no idea what else I’ll ever need to drill holes in, but at least my balcony tubs have drainage holes 😉 (I put the holes halfway up the sides, so that the earth doesn’t dry out so quickly/I don’t have to water them so often),

  6. Loving your thermomix links each post. I’m getting quite a collection. 🙂

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