Rediscovering the 'Me' in 'Mumeeeeeee'

'I have always thought that there is no more fruitful source of family discontent than a housewife’s badly-cooked dinners and untidy ways'. (Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, 1861)

September 11, 2010

That's not my house....

That’s not my house, its windows are too dirty.

That’s not my house, its floors are too grubby.

That’s not my house, its kitchen bin is too smelly.

That’s not my house, its bookcase is too dusty.

That’s not my house, its garden furniture has wet rot.

That’s not my house, its kitchen cupboards need a good sorting out.

That’s not my house, its tomato plants have all fallen over and no-one can be bothered to pick them up.

That's not my house, its inhabitants are too noisy.

That's not my house, its front garden is too weedy.

That's not my house, its sandpit is too spidery.

That’s not my house……oh, hang on, that actually is my house.



  1. Actually, it sounds very much like mine!

  2. haha. Very good. Sounds like mine too, not trying to do much about it either, as I am very busy surfing.

  3. HCM

    Have you been reading too many of 'those' books or are you just going through a serious case of house-keeping neglect, also know as the 'I-have-another-job' sydrome?

    Yup. Me too.

    LCM x

  4. I love it!!! I am blitzing my house as we speak, well I would be if I was not blogging! lol

    Mich x

  5. Ha, love this ! Spidery sandpit is my favourite line. Cool post

  6. Hilarious - loved it. I'm passing along The Cherry On Top Award to you. Please come and collect it here:

  7. Yeah, that's not my house either. LOL

    PS How the heck are you sweetie?

  8. That's also my house - and I've no excuse because I spent 4 hours on it yesterday!! Except the spiders in the sandpit - Ew!! We do have a nasty spider dangling from the swing, I noticed this morning as I was picking up apples which had blown off the trees in the gales. So my garden is tidy, anyway! (apart from said incy wincy on the swing).

  9. Such a fab post! My kids love those books!


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