Friday, 9 December 2011

Displacement!

I’m sure I’m not the only one who resorts to displacement activities: today, instead of tidying and cleaning the house, making a food plan for Sunday's birthday lunch (or, more specifically, a Pavlova for Sunday’s pudding and a birthday cake for Sunday tea) wrapping the Christmas presents I’ve bought so far, getting on with making the Christmas cards, or even writing one or two, I have been making Apple Chutney.

It's a lovely sunny day so I've taken a couple of shots to update the building work that's now complete in the garden  - though not yet the planting, it'll have to wait for the spring. I can't help thinking an 'apre ski' style party on the patio might be fun. Hmm!



And for my next distraction I’ve updated my blog! Oh well: there’s always tomorrow…

8 comments:

projectforty said...

that's it- I have greenhouse envy! I'll bring the goggles!

About Last Weekend said...

Apre ski style partay is def a great choice. I feel some Gluevein (sp) coming on..

Fran said...

I find that cleaning the tile grouting with a toothbrush seems an attractive proposition when there is so much to do that you don't know where to start!

libby said...

Displacement activities? oh you speak of my world..........just ignoring the long list of things to be done, putting my fingers in my ears and saying lalalalalalala!
I too am jealous of the greenhouse! and definitely (sp?) have an apres ski shindig...

hausfrau said...

Sadly the greenhouse isn't mine: it is definitely for Husband. Having said that I'd have to admit he's put a number of my plants in it to help them survive the winter - and on the grounds that it looks better with a few plants!
Gluwein a certainty I think.
Today's displacement activity is hoovering my bedroom within an inch of its life: it saves getting stressed by the family's inability to tidy the sitting-room sufficiently for me to prepare for tomorrow's lunch party! (Like Fran I find cleaning useful when I don't know where to start!)

I'm Crayon said...

Displacement-my favorite! I'm practicing it right now.

Curry Queen said...

I'm good at displacement activity too. I'm reading your blog when I should be cooking supper!

A Time for Stitching said...

I'm more likely to be doing what I should be doing and thinking about what I'd really like to be doing.
Teresa x