My pipe dream
Great pictures Alex, we’ll have to start calling you Captain as you really do look like an astronaut! Your house looks lovely, a real place that allows you to get away from the stress of the working week and town life. Your boys must love the opportunities for freedom.
Alex I found the following a bit difficult to work out?
"As soon as quantity of doings is overwhelming we don't treat them seriously and try to do only those things that are not too boring."
Did you mean;
"As soon as we find the number of chores overwhelming, we don’t take them too seriously and only do those that we find not too boring."
I’ve always longed for a house by the sea, a cottage would be perfect. I have a dream of spending my retirement in such a place but it’s probably a ‘pipe dream’ I love where I live now as it is on the outskirts of the city and backs onto semi - jungle. The downside is that we have problems with monkeys. Sadly the monkeys are pests and raid our rubbish bins and get into the house if we leave windows open when we are out. On several occasions we’ve come home and found monkeys walking down the stairs! It’s a surreal situation as they look so human and you can imagine that they are going to speak!
We have quite a lot of other wildlife around too, lots of birds; I don’t know their names but have promised myself that I’m going to learn them when I have time. I’ve got the books and the binoculars. We also have little squirrels that come into our living room sometimes and of course lots of small lizards or geckos. I really like the geckos as apart from being charming to watch they actually do a great job of eating insects etc. We’ve also got pets; two cats Lulu and Blackie and an aquarium of small fish which don’t have names!
Lexis and phrases from today;
a chore (boring or routine jobs in and around the house)
to long for something ( to want something very much)
a pipe dream ( an impossible dream)
on the outskirts of something ( an area on the edge of a town or city)
to back onto something ( the back of the building faces something)
the downside is... (the disadvantage is)
a pest ( a small animal which is harmful or destroys things)
a surreal situation ( a strange or unreal situation)
a gecko (small lizard)
charming ( pleasant and attractive)
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