Posted: 17/07/2017 at 17:42
Not sexist PD. Just egalitarian. In a world where men and women both work long hours to pay for and maintain a home and family there is absolutely no excuse for one partner, usually the woman but not always, carrying an unequal domestic load as well. Since you're not working Punk, why are there any domestic tasks for your wife to do except maybe sorting out the washing as men don't do colours very well - in my experience. OH does now that he's been trained and we have 3 laundry bins to make it easier for him.
Clari - yes - a visible list of all domestic chores is good to tick off each week. Try suggesting that you'll dust if he'll vac and then you'll have time to go and sit and share a beer/coffee/dinner and relax in peace together? Your OH needs to understand that you too have need of downtime and him time.
Hope the ear clears up soon. Not good. You too Pat.
Dove - Bonzo is a Lab. Suspicious of everyone but does eventually decide that most visitors are OK after all, especially the ones that tell him not to be so stupid when he's barking.
FG - glad you got your hill done. Liri - congrats on the concerts. I love choral singing unless they go very modern and atonal. LP - enjoy your new gd. Hope they like the pie. Hugs for Joyce and NB.
We have been to the beach - Possum's first surfing lesson. She enjoyed herself but will go by herself tomorrow as it's a 9am start. Anyway, lovely long beach with one stretch marked off for kite and sand surfers, another for swimmers and paddlers with lifeguards and another unsupervised for surfers and surf school. One café in the swimming part doing a brisk trade in salads and burgers and ices. Lovely atmosphere. Hot sand. By the time she'd finished it was painfully hot. Good beach for walking the dogs once the season is over and lovely clear views across to the Ile de Ré.
Cooling off now before a lovely fishy dinner.