Moreidlethoughts Weblog

humour,art,gardens, books and whatever idle thoughts float through my mind (it's a very draughty mind.)



In our part of the world we’ve been more fortunate than some, but we have had some very heavy downpours.

Yes, I know it’s our “wet season” and I know we need good rainfall to flush algae from waterways and top-up reservoirs….but jeepers! enough with the mouldy stuff , OK?

I’m beginning to feel like a character from a Somerset Maugham novel!

My chief concern is that I can only proceed slowly on the books. I don’t want to have too many damp pages at once. So how do I manage? Well, I think Heath Robinson would probably have come up with a better contraption, but I use this:

With ceiling fans whirring gently (as opposed to clattering like mad helicopters) it does help. Of course, it’s in the middle of the floor. And a great temptation to little black furballs. But, like Mr. Hobson‘s clients, I have limited options! And I can’t use this when drying glued pages.

But I’m not the only one suffering. If you’re interested you can read more about this “project” on our blog.

And for further notes on the daily doings Chez Dinahmow, the cats can help.

Back to work…


Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!

9 thoughts on “DRYING OUT SLOWLY!

  1. I don’t think we have a ‘wet season’.
    Just damp for most of the time.
    Algae must just love our waterways.


  2. kaz…I think some of the stuff in the canals is a bit more than “algal bloom”!


  3. I’m so over the mould. Really pleased to see evidence of your book/s on the make. Be even more pleased when I see a bit more of my own.


  4. don’t talk to me about rain and mud, you know it sets me off! Apparently the west coast of the US of A ae having rain after 5 years of draught, so this global raining is not all bad!


  5. ziggi…the first few hundred mms rain was very welcome in southern parts of the country, then the next “shower” took out fences, bridges, roads, livestock…the Sky Fairy can’t seem to get the mix right!
    And five years of draught? Tell ’em to switch to cans! (sorry! 🙂 )


  6. draught! hmmm I don’t know how to spell the d word that means no rain!
    Is it drought? Nothing looks right now!


  7. ziggi…yes, it’s the one with an “o” But you’re excused – I can see you’re green with envy (or mould!) because you’re not off with the kids. 😉


  8. Clicking on the ‘blog’ link sent me on an interesting journey… I love looking at stuff like that.


  9. scarlet…thankyou. Yes, we are having an interesting intercourse with this project. (And I thought of you when I wrote the Valentine’s Day post 😉 )


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s