Monday, 21 April 2014

We Have Always Lived In The Castle Review

By Shirley Jackson

 I worked too hard for ten weeks, like, stupid hours, like, getting home at 1am and then getting up at 4am to go back to work.  It was fucking fucked.  So Easter was meant to be my time to relax a little, have some quality time with the kids, mow the lawns and read a book or two.  It started with taking Miss Norsename to the Wiggles concert last week (I used to blog about going to see Japanese noise band Melt-Banana, now I'm going to Wiggles concerts... ready!  steady!  kill me!) but at the concert she caught a cold.  Now me, the missus and both kids have colds, and the three month old hasn't done a poo in four days.  They can't go out much during the day either because of their colds and so they, and we, have cabin fever.  Bedtime is a disaster. We have to lay with them for up to two hours.  If we try to leave there's tears.  I did mange to read a book though - this one - and here's my review (because I'm pressed for time and at any second one of the kids might start screaming again):  It was a very good book.  I give it a B+. 

PS: Did I mention we moved to Colac?  I'll say this about Colac, it's not as bad as Moe.


Cath said...

Colac?? You are almost in the big city again......

squib said...

Could be worse. Could be gastro

Alex said...

Wiggles already. Wow, they grow up so fast, don't they?

Don't worry though; unless you decide to have more, you should only be listening to those tunes for the next four or five years, tops.

Let me know if you want episodes of the Wiggle's TV show, too. I ended up taping them all for my Brothers' kids.

Perseus said...

Alex - thanks anyway, but we have that Telstra bundle thing and Andromeda has recorded 8,327 hours' worth of Wiggles. It seeps into the brain. Last night I was reading Dylan Thomas and this is what I read...

"Made all day until bell time
A woman figure without fault
Straight as a young elm
Straight and tall from his crooked bones
That she might stand in the night
After the locks and chains -
Oops, I didn't say 'Simon Says'"

Alex said...

Heh. At one point, every time I started fixing something I'd mutter to myself, "Can I fix it?". And I'm just the bloody auntie.

On the subject of Foxtel though: I put together a recorder box with a hard drive full of kids shows for my brother, because he couldn't justify paying for pay telly anymore; and when he rang up to cancel, they were so desperate to keep him as a customer, they let him keep it at half price for the next year. Might be worth a go, even if you're bluffing. I think all the digital free-to-air channels are really hurting them.