Monday, February, Winter, Gray, Chilly. Is this an approximate description of your day so far? And are you the one in charge of bringing colour, warmth and a smidgen of joy into your day? Yes? Or are you a lucky mademoiselle who gets these delivered on the morning tea tray along with a brioche? No? Hmmm. This week we’ll be sharing how we each bring a little light into the dark stretch of winter.
First up in my battle against the surge of gray is to take a trip to the local bookstore / cafe. Browse for my favourite magazines, scope out the peeps slumped on benches flipping through glossies and see if anyone is choosing books in the sexuality/erotica aisle. That bit of fun over with I head on to the cafe for a mocha with a shot of hazel, no whipped cream, thanks. Then I’ll sit and ponder the big questions in life – who writes all those cookbooks, what are these folks actually doing on their laptops, and when’s light-speed travel gonna be invented so my sister can join me for coffee??
Next up if I need a further jolt to escape the gray, I’ll visit the local antique store with its many dealer stalls full to the brim of tchotchkes and ephemera. Having a good rummage through the cast off from many people’s lives makes me think about what I hold dear and goodness me isn’t it much cooler than this shhhtuff…
Books. Books are always going to feature on a list-up of things to brighten my day. Lay in bed with the fairy lights twinkling, a cup of tea, snacks and a Barbara Pym novel – good way to battle the gray. Yep, I can already see some golden light illuminating a passing cumulonimbus, burning out the gray. Monday, February, Winter Grays dyed Blonde.
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