Thanks for popping in.
Fancy a walk?
Let’s get out of here. A brisk 5 minutes round the block
before I go round the bend!
It’s way too hot and steamy in the kitchen!
Now there was a time back in the day,
when hot & steamy was quite desirable, doable and pleasant!
Nowadays, I am simply referring to mega stress levels
mixed with my own personal summers, if you get my drift.
Today, I had a day off.
Well, let’s qualify that.
My idea of a day off isn’t a typical day off!
The first 2 hours were spent talking on the phone to guys at work,
sorting things out.
Thank heaven for cordless phones!
Must have walked 3 miles, up and down the stairs, clearing things away, emptying the dishwasher, loading the washing machine,
and tidying up while we talked.
Thought I’d sit down, calm the mind, and watch the birds in the back garden for five minutes.
The sun was shining through the windows,
the filthy, smeary windows.
Out with the vinegar, hot water and newspaper.
Needless to say, all the birds flew off when they saw me
waving vigorously at them.
Ahh, but the windows were sparkling by the time I had to shoot off to Tunbridge Wells!
Had a meeting with a very talented designer in Tunbridge Wells, and we made a very exciting plan together.
Watch this space....
Then it was a toss up.
Go home and start on the ironing, or go buy a new top.
Which do you think lured me?
Then Churchie came round and we had a catch up.
By which time it was blog time!
Mmmm. Day off ?
It was a day off from the hectic office,
a day off from TV proposals,
a day off from business, banking, production, design,
thinking thinking thinking.
To do housework, clean the windows, hoover the lounge.
That is my stab at trying to be normal,
do what other normal people do.
To go into town and walk through the Pantiles,
to meet up with a lady for afternoon tea, and talk art.
That felt so pleasant.
And then to stroll up the hill in the sunshine
and dip into a boutique,
chat to the lovely ladies there, have a giggle.
A proper day off it was.
So tomorrow I shall be full of beans at work again.
Sometimes, when it gets too steamy in the kitchen,
you just have to get out and cool off, don’t you.
And it is very, very steamy in the Clarity kitchen just now,
because we are cooking up a veritable feast!
There are so many dishes simmering,
it’s just a little overwhelming.
Love & hugs,