51: Saucy Sunday

Fed up with tidying up everyone else’s mess, I thought I’d experiment, i.e. abandon the kitchen for a day, in the hope that Hubby might get busy in there.

Hubby did get busy in there.

After a long Sunday-morning lie-in, I decide to face reality and venture into the kitchen.

This is what it looks like:


Sachets of sauce, scattered spices, dirty laundry, bottle tops, rank dishcloths, bla, bla, bla … on and on and on as far as the eye can see and the nose can smell.

Seems that somebody decided to have a sort out! If only they had thought to replace the items brought thus out of the cupboards, donned the pink gloves and got hold of a bottle of bleach!

Looks like today’s walk is a no, no!

Need cheering up first, so popping outside to snap up something prettier.

And, somehow, overnight, the dandelions on my lawn have taken on a new kind of beauty. Perhaps I won’t get the lawnmower out after all …


Just caught aforesaid Hubby, peering furtively at me from our cave door.



I frown at him.

‘I’m just sorting out a system,’ he says. ‘We need a system!’

All systemised out, I retreat to my writing desk and leave the new Mr Hinch to it …

Await the update!


Copyright of text and photographs owned by Jay Cool, July 2019


P.S. I have five days of the day job left, before I go all independent. Have I just signed up to a future as an unpaid cleaner? Or, is it really possible for a cave-dwelling eccentric to earn a living as a self-promoted freelance nutter?

Published by The Silly-Savvy Salopian

Freelance writer and descendant of the cave dweller and outlaw, Humphrey Kynaston. Banished from Shropshire for my eccentricity, I have made my home in Suffolk. I write poetry, short stories, travel journals, comedy gig reviews and non-fiction articles. My wish is to write my way back into the heart of my birth land. All writing commissions (and free holidays in Shropshire!) considered.

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