2nd June – My daughter-in-law, dressed as Madeline from the book by Ludwig Bemelmans, dropped in after work. She works in a bookshop.
3rd June – Heard a woman on the news complaining of child care centre costs, saying it costs almost as much as she earns but she keeps working, anyway, so she doesn’t lose her skills. But if she raised her own child she would gain great mothering skills.
4th June – An academic who said he doesn’t read people’s blogs responded to my arm-twisting today to read two paragraphs from one of my posts. Only two.
5th June – The dog in the tiny yard opposite my place chases his tail all day, round and round, drilling circles in the dirt (mud today).
6th June – With my head in a rack of coats in a clothes shop, I heard a customer say she needed to change a top for a bigger size because the one she bought was “a bit snug around the middle”. The shop owner said, “‘Must be all that meat”. I thought, wow, that was a bit rude! Then I turned and saw that the customer was the lady butcher from a few shops away.