Gemini 21 May- 21 June The moon is in Sagittarius in your 7th house. You’re feeling obsessive about major changes in your work, career or lifestyle
Leave Hannah and Patric at apple orchard with fellow sleepy pickers. Temperature already 25°, think may have to relocate to Greenland.
Well, Gone with the Wind wasn’t a quick read either. And what about T. Clancy, S. King, R. Ludlum? Bet she’s just gobsmacked / jealous that I can write such stunning stuff.
“…we’re cleaning carpets and rugs in your area this month, madame…”
Strange, the phone’s gone dead.
5 p.m. Am forced to eat half exquisite tart, due to sudden dislike of apple-shaped fruit by progeny.
Am in my element, except think may have some minor motor disorder that makes keep me walloping Babette in face. Assure her is nothing personal, give her my hanky (only lightly used) to stem the bleeding after almost-perfect Flying Dove Spreads Its Wings.
Gemini 21 May- 21 June The moon moves into Capricorn in your 8th house, making you feel more responsible for business affairs
“I think we should equip the cabins with tea towels, you know,” Bernie says thoughtfully as we sip cold drinks. “It’s not the sort of thing you think of taking on holiday. People will forget, I’m sure.”
Hmm. Think I know a tea-towel supplier. Assure her I’ll deal with it.
Gemini 21 May- 21 June The moon squares Mars today. Business contacts will be fruitful – remember a bird in the hand is worth two in the tree
10 a.m. Ali the Itinerant Salesman arrives. Cut off his have-I-got-something-for-you-missus spiel in mid-flow. Make him happiest Ali this side of Mecca, offer to buy his whole tea-towel caboodle. Poor Ali pale with shock, sit him down, give him tot of rum. Pick out 50 specimens from his suitcase, repack foul plastic tablecloths, revolting kitchen clock decorated with sick-looking birds. Decide had better negotiate price, otherwise Show budget will take unbudgeted nosedive. Apparently requires rum refill to make Ali’s tongue work.
10.20 Write check. “You’ve made me a very happy man, missus,” he says appreciatively, smacking his lips just as J. walks in to the room.
10.50 Given up trying to persuade Ayatollah that what he heard did not mean what his filthy mind thought, one is not about to join Ali’s harem. Actually, think I could do worse. No, perhaps not.
Accepted Ali’s parting gift with remarkable grace. Wonder which tree I can hang seriously-ill-bird clock from. Will surely scare living daylights out of any crow, albatross, condor etc.
Lock door, don’t really want Huguette coming back to find the family dog snacking on little Paul, Pascal and Pierre.
Left baby pees in perfect arc onto Middle’s leg. Middle, whose thought processes are perfectly transparent, pees even bigger arc, splashing onto Right’s face. I just knew the pissing contests would start sometime soon.
Find it’s so much easier to wash clothes than babies. “Suppose we could pop them in the machine…pre-wash, short spin…”
Not sure Camille convinced it was only a joke. Hand babies to her and Charlie for drying as I rinse them under kitchen tap. I just know she’s going to tell on me.
“No pinching, Charlie! One day your brothers will be your slaves.”
Explain the principle of sibling line management. Charlie looks awed, stops trying to dismember Paul, Pascal or Pierre.
“Where do babies come from?” Camille asks, sucking her thumb.
Charlie rolls his eyes. “From the hospital, stupid.”
Camille ignores ghastly frère. “Why don’t old people have children?”
“People like you, or Grandma…”
Charlie states with irritating accuracy.
Gemini 21 May- 21 June The moon moves into Aquarius in your 9th house. Communications with a family member may be strained, leading to you holding things back
Am just on my way to show site duties when phone rings again.
“How’re you today, madame? We’re in your area for one week only…”
“Well, I’m so glad you asked because no one seems to care about me these days…I have so many problems…gammy knee…don’t get enough sleep…my boss makes me work 12 hours a day….both my husband and cat are having kittens…” Slam phone down.
“What?” J. says, turning to look at Gizmo, slumbering peacefully on dining room table. “Oh..I get it, one of your jokes. Hahaha…very funny….”
Site now a hive of industry, wander proudly with colleagues. Stop briefly at permanent hothouse, funded by the Region’s promised grant and now almost complete. Have earmarked same for overwintering my cuttings. Pavilions are also going up for all the major banks and utility companies, industrial giants and minnows, all of whom are paying megabucks for the privilege.
Gemini 21 May- 21 June Mercury goes retrograde in your 3rd house and the sun conjuncts Saturn. Look more to leisure activities than to flippancy
“Jeremie, darleeng…listen…”. Lower voice to whisper. “I’m under home incarceration….they don’t let me go out…could you get some whiskey to me? Tonight? Hello? Hello? Are you still there? Jeremie?”
Gemini 21 May- 21 June The moon opposes Venus this evening. Career matters consume you, but watch out for wavelength difficulties
“Yes…well, we’re always on the lookout for marketable manuscripts….”
Exchange cards, point out current occupation merely temporary, have highly marketable manuscripts.
“Well, I’m sure I could send you a contract next week…”
Gemini 21 May- 21 June The moon squares Plato. Family matters will loom large today. Keep your cool
Give awesome news re Paris publisher to impressed offspring, pour more drinks, toast new career.
Bernie wants to see me as soon as poss. Hannah says. Pop next door, go through hugging routine, listen to over-excited colleague. “Even more cabin bookings…and Johnny Halliday has sent us a good luck message on video…says we can use at the Show…” Aw, ain’t that sweet.
Ex-sage-green ex-shirt now feline nest. Kindergarten activities in full swing, kids pushing, shoving, sucking noisily. Silk shirt now ginger, tortoiseshell, tabby (various permutations), and black.
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