That’s Teenagers for you Grace, they don’t need a reason to be in a grump and anyway if they did tell you the reason it would not be one that we would categorise as necessary for a non-communication period with the parents! Try living through 4 lots of teenage years, you become oblivious to the moods!
However I have to say that today is not putting a spring in my step exactly with yet another dog walk in the torrential rain and now suffering from the after-rain-dog-smell which my two are insisting on sharing with me at very close quarters – give me a teenage mood any day! However the good thing is that I now don’t care that we have an hosepipe ban as the garden is so watered that it may actually be too wet for some plants and if I needed a hosepipe to wash anything there would not be much point as more rain is predicted. I pity all the wildlife who have built their nests, laid their eggs and are now clinging on for dear life. We have a swan nesting at the edge of our garden but I may have to lash the nest onto the bank somehow as she may wake up in Marlow! Our Canadian goose has hatched 6 goslings but since that first day when they looked very unimpressed with this very wet world that they have been born into, I have not seen them so I think someone has snaffled them, sadly, maybe even one of my dogs as the larger one seems to be suffering from indigestion. Why do birds migrate here when they could be somewhere hot and dry, if I had wings I would fly off right now?
I cannot believe that it is that time of year again when the young are starting exams but a tip for all those parents of exam aged kids take valium….no seriously buy them a STABILO EXAM GRADE PENS (Black Ink) which come in packs of two for £3.49 and are brilliant. No more smudges on the exam paper, much easier to write with and thus making the writing more legible which is always a bonus when the poor examiner is marking and trying to read their pearls of wisdom, and finally a whole lot less money than a fountain pen so no feelings of exasperation when your child comes home from school and announces the loss of another pen! As you can tell I am a bit of an expert in this field!!
Anyway off to fight the elements and take my amphibious car to the bank and the butcher………