Would seven prove to be too much? is the prompt for the latest 100 Word Challenge. It's a question that's been bugging me this summer as I toil to thrill the nation's frogs:
Men derive happiness from washing dishes, reveals one report.
Women, says another, achieve it through being women. They are healthier, better educated and less often murdered. And, naturally, they enjoy a blissful routine of dirty dishes.
Different research claims rose-tinted spectacles are an essential ingredient of bliss.
These studies omit one crucial truth. The secret to happiness is digging. Whenever I need a boost, I hack out a pond. The vicarage lawn is vanishing beneath my pickaxe.
During the relentless school holidays I feel my serenity teetering. I know, before August is out, I'll be assaulting the London clay. But would seven prove to be too much?
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