Some would say, fat and thin. Others clever and average. and so on.
I think that there are 2 groups, those who see that something needs doing and get on with it, and those who couldn't see it if they fell over it. The second lot would possibly do it if asked, perhaps another sub group.
I also think that part of the blame lies with my generation. The mothers who were among the first to have job without feeling guilty or the shame of needing 2 incomes. Perhaps shame is too strong a word but I remember the gossip when my Grandmother went to work. It was even worse when she stayed at work after the need had passed.
Working mums would do all the household tasks, or at least the majority of them, as it was faster than persuading and then showing the teenagers how to do it.
I remember my Mum spending a time showing my youngest sister how to do something, only to shove her out of the way in mild desperation to do it herself.
She said that it was a waste of time in which another job could have been ticked off the list.
The SO can see exactly what needs doing, sometimes before me, and just does it. That was how he was raised, Francesca is the same. All of us were the same, with the exception of the youngest who managed to incur the wrath of the rest of us.
Mind you she bucked her ideas up when we delegated all the dirty but simple jobs to her. There was a lot of brass in the house and she copped the cleaning of it, every week.
All that came from an overheard conversation as I walked the dogs this morning, while they were having a prolonged snuffle through some long grass a woman,s voice was almost shouting "How many times are you going to step over that? Why don't you just pick the B****y thing up and out it away? Do I have to do every B****y thing ?"
I was grinning for the rest of the walk.
On different note the Christmas socks are finished and the 6th pair, this time in fingering weight, are cast on.
I would love this colourway in fingering weight sock yarn, it is so joyous.
This yarn is a joy to knit with, I have managed to lose the label and have no memory of where it came from or how long that I have had it. Shameful but there it is. I will try to go through the blog and find it as I must have logged it somewhere.
The curry was delicious and I made flat breads to have with it, brushed with garlic and coriander butter, Yummy. I used 1 cup of plain flour, 2 tsp baking powder and a cup of coconut Greek style yogurt from Tesco. They were soft and very moreish, I will be making them again.
I did not follow my recipe as I lost track of time and had lots to do in the afternoon. I like to make my curry in the morning, chill it down and then reheat ready for dinner, I think that it gives the flavours time to meld and mellow.
I took a tip from many of the SW Youtubers and used a Mayflower Chinese style curry mix and stuck it in the slow cooker on high for 4 hours. I picked it up in B&M a few weeks ago and it was not too bad at all. The SO loved it as he is a fan of Chinese curry, I did fill it with lots of lovely veg and used my fresh coriander in the sauce and sprinkled on the top. We both love coriander
I will be making another curry later on and will post the recipe then.
It is dry and fine this morning but with just a little touch of chill in the air, a real Autumn morning.
I think that I told you that we were watching Designated Survivor on Netflix and enjoying it. Hmmm, we watched episode 6 last night and were not overly impressed. I wonder now if it is going to become painfully drawn out to get as many episodes as possible. We will watch number 7 and then decide to keep or not.
Ben and Herbie had a longer than normal walk, I was happy to follow Ben's lead and he was making the most of it.
Now it is time for toast and perhaps another cuppa.
Who am I kidding?
It is a given that there will be tea, toast is just too dry without it.