Especially as, the dog and I are fed, walked and watered and Himself has toddled off for the day to play in a golf tournament.
Which also involves dinner.
And when he comes back, he’ll be glued to The Masters on the tele’ (and the same tomorrow night) which means that yours truly has the whole day and evening to myself to WRITE and POOTLE around on the internet. Ah, it’s bliss.
I know a lot of (mainly) women moan about golf – and Mark Twain famously described it as a ‘good walk, spoiled’ – but I am a ‘merry golf widow’ and think it should definitely be encouraged!
As I pack my man off to the ‘course, I remind myself a little of Charlotte Lucas in Pride & Prejudice (she’s the plain one, who has to marry Mr Collins for ‘status’ and for economic reasons, rather than love. Bless her).
If you’re a fan of the book, you may remember, when Lizzie goes to stay with the newly-weds, Charlotte points out the garden and says, “Mr. Collins tends the gardens himself and spends a good part of every day in them.”
Lizzie: “The exercise must be beneficial.”
Charlotte: “Indeed it is. I encourage him to be in his garden as often as possible.”
And that’s a bit like me and golf. ‘I encourage him to be on the course as often as possible.’
So, if you find your partner/OH/lodger hanging around the house when you want a bit of peace and quiet and freedom, my top tip is: suggest they take up golf!
It takes hours to go round. It takes years of practice to get even remotely good. And, even better, it seems to be amazingly addictive!
What’s not to like?