Monday, 14 January 2008

Scrumptious Every Day

Sunday was a delicious day for me. I spent the afternoon doing what I can only describe as wallowing in the sea-shell shaped bath at Carl's parent's house, while reading a perfect dream of a book, One Dance in Paris. (It is utterly scrumptious, you really must read it. Didn't like the main character at all at the start, but she grows on you quickly.)

"What if you just learned that your mother was a famous- or rather infamous- international showgirl? That she wore a tall headdress of rhinestones and peacock feathers and sensual whispers of outfits unlike anything you've ever seen: barely there, beautiful and shocking, simultaneously sexual and like something out of a fairytale. Outfits that gave her the power to become the talk of the town, the Queen of Paris, the star of the Folies Bergere...

All her life Linda Stone has felt awkward and out of place- motherless and friendless, long-legged and small-busted, standing head and shoulders above her curvy classmates. Then one eay a mysterious package arrives, with clues about her mother's past and about Linda's own future. If her mother could spark hot passionate fires in hosts of handsome men, what about Linda? Does she dare to break away from her aimless existance and slip on her mother's sparkling shoes, and dance her own dance?"

Really, it was the most perfect thing to read in a candle lit scented bubble bath!

Later, I watched Lark Rise to Candleford, that somehow I had not heard about before it started, but I really enjoyed it. We have been so spoiled for costume drama lately. After that, I was sighing over Colonel Brandon in the last installment of Sense and Sensibility. How lovely!

All this scrumptiousness on a Sunday evening, what bliss! And then, a little play on the internet, when I came across an interesting post at www.belleepoquewhimsy.com (read the one called Penguins and CROQS). Nancy has joined a challenge called Creative Every Day which is pretty much what is says on the tin- the challenge to do something creative each day, although you do not have to post each day.

This got me thinking.....how about a Scrumptious Every Day challenge? What if we were to look out for, or create, one lovely, scrumptious moment each day, and share it? Anything from making a hot chocolate in a favourite vintage mug, to writing a letter to a friend in pen and ink, to ironing the tea towels with lavender water, to just sitting and listening to the splish splash of rain on the window.

What do you think? Do you fancy it? I am toying with the idea of starting a blog for it, one where anyone interested could post their own bit of Scrumptiousness for the day. Or, I might just post here, depending on how things go, and you could leave comments with your own Scrumptiousness? Or maybe you could post on your own blogs? I don't know yet. What I do know is that there is always room for a little bit more Scrumptiousness in our lives!

I hope this evening sees you tucked up somewhere warm and cosy, with a steaming cup of tea, and a delicious biscuit to nibble upon.

5 comments:

Anita said...

What a wonderful Sunday! My Sunday was very laid back and cozy... Very happy... I'll have to look for that book!
Your idea is wonderful... I hope you do start something! :)

a pink-bee said...

This is the neatest idea, added a scrumptious every day posting to my blog. :) Have a happy day :)
crystal :)

fairycakegirl said...

Sounds great, I'm up for it certainly!

Anonymous said...

I love this idea!!!

nancy said...

i'm late to the party, but I think that is a wonderful idea!