Today, my daughter Scarlett handed me a note which said, ‘I want more chores.’ Not wanting to deprive her of this pleasure, I gave her one of those spray cleaners and a scrubbing sponge and let her start cleaning the toilet, then the bathroom. Funnily enough, her sister Sausage and two friends who were visiting got jealous and wanted to clean too. So I designated one girl as Spray Girl, and they sprayed and scrubbed the kitchen, which was in a pretty bad state, while I ‘supervised.’
Later I showed Scarlett a rather silly book I was reading called ‘What Makes Woman Happy?’ by Fay Weldon and Scarlett replied, “Cleaning!” proof, if proof is needed that a passion for cleaning is born not made, since I am not a person who is neat, tidy or especially houseproud. But it was good to get into cleaning – or rather to let the Under Sevens' Cleaning Crew tackle my house – seeing as my in-laws arrive on Friday (they will look after the kids while we are in Madras) and it is embarrassing in front of my mother in law to look like a total slob.
Sometimes I enjoy looking at properties in the U.K. and seeing what I could afford. Imagine my glee, then, on discovering this exquisite property for only £30,000!!
It's advantages are manifold:
1. Cozy studio apartment. Would suit person with overactive bladder.
2. In the midst of a bustling city environment.
3. Includes a fully working toilet.
4. Easy access to public transport.
And yes, it may be a toilet cubicle at the Maybury Roundabout, Edinburgh....
but it is still a bargain! A spokesman for estate agents Graham and Sibbald, attempting to be funny no doubt, admitted: "We hope to be bogged down with inquiries."
My opinion is that this is a cozy but bijou property and if I don't end up snapping it up, I'd like to suggest that it would make a great holiday home for Gordon Brown?
Who am I? Displaced Londoner now living in the States with my two little girlies and long suffering husband. Co-author of hilarious parenting book Cocktails at Naptime www.cocktailsatnaptime.com
My mom's an Austrian, my dad's a Brit, which makes me a Britaustrian, or possibly an Austrish?