Bohemian, middle-class household just dirty

A HOUSEHOLD that describes itself as ‘bohemian’ just needs to tidy up and push the hoover round, guests have agreed.

Ceramic artist Susan Traherne tells anyone who enters the house that the family lives a bohemian lifestyle, which appears to mean that cereal bowls sit on piles of books for days without being washed up.

Friend Tom Booker said: “Bohemian means arty, eclectic, unconventional and apparently drifts of dog hair in every corner and a toilet tank without a lid on.

“I hate to sound like some kind of square, but is dusting really so incompatible with the creative temperament? Does being a free-thinker necessarily mean dirty paint-pots next to the kitchen sink for six months at a stretch?

“It is possible to smoke spliffs and also empty the ashtray. I know, I’ve seen it done.”

Nine-year-old Isiah Traherne says: “My mum says we’re a bohemian household, so it doesn’t matter if the cat litter tray is always full of mummified turds because I’m allowed to do drawing.

“When she’s out my sister and me have this game where we pretend to live somewhere nice.”