On my way to work I suddenly remembered that we need one of these doofuses because our new kitchen door whacks the wall every time you open it…
Hopefully it will also function as a Microbe/cat entertainment system. Matilda discovered one while we were out the other day and enjoyed several happy minutes making it go SPROINGGGGG before she was joined by James (at which point they had to take it in turns.)
Added bonus – it might even annoy the neighbours once the kids get good at it. Anyway I decided to make use of my commute this morning and google for a doofus while on the train. I wanted to type “sproinger” but had a hunch they’re probably not known by that name, so in the end I went with “springy door stop“. (It turns out this was for the best as G later sent me a link showing the urban dictionary definition of “sproinger”)
In other news I have somehow, once again, failed to buy dark grey school trousers. Last year I got several pairs from the school outfitter’s and they were overpriced, with wide, flappy legs and naff fabric that only lasted 5 mins. So then I ordered some “charcoal” ones from that great emporium known as The Internet (can’t remember which shop) and they were much nicer but turned out to be almost black and nothing like the school colour. Tsk.
This year I decided to play it straight and ordered a year’s worth of “grey” cotton trousery goodness from that good old, firm-but-kind, no-nonsense auntie known as John Lewis. But the buggers have turned out to be light grey and will have to be sent back. For the love of god. How can it be difficult to buy grey school trousers? And, more to the point, what sort of freakish school uniform includes light grey trousers?
I’m now fairly certain that M&S is the answer. They have ones with let-down-able hems and waistlines that can shrink to workhouse proportions. But their website is asking me to choose between grey and charcoal. I KNOW NOT WHAT TO TICK. I think I’m going to have to exit my hermetically-sealed pod go to an actual physical shop. Gah!
Oh dear. I’m afraid that’s all I have right now. I’ll try to make the next one more informative but, in the meantime, thanks for listening to the echoing chasm that passes for my mind.