Friday, 17 February 2017

rescue remedy


This is my recipe for the days when you feel frozen with horror after reading too much twitter.

Put the kettle on and make some fresh green mint tea. Take your favourite mug, breathe deeply as you add the hot water and enjoy the minty goodness. The next step is to buff up some furniture with beeswax polish and select your favourite duvet cover so that you can change the sheets even if it is not the day that you normally do this, ensuring that you inhale the lovely clean linen fragrance. Wrap up warmly and get out of the house, off for a little jaunt in the car and the first stop is the car wash for a scrub and blow dry. When the car is clean and shiny drive to a florist and spend an absorbing hour trying to decide which colours to buy so that you can go back and arrange the flowers in your favourite blue and white china. If you want something frivolous to listen to instead of the radio I can recommend 'The Corinthian' by Georgette Heyer read by Georgina Sutton. When you have finished arranging the flowers find your best hand cream and relax.

At this point do not, under any circumstances, sit on the sofa and look at twitter.

12 comments:

  1. I find it's best to avoid Twitter completely, if at all possible. Lovely arrangement.

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    1. Twitter is a useful source of information so I take it in small doses but there is always a feeling of creeping doom as you switch off.

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  2. This is beautiful. It's hard reading twitter these days but important I think as it is the best source of information and a good link to like-minded people.

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    1. Yes - I use Twitter for information, connection and entertainment but I am trying to work out the best way to manage the time I spend on it.

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  3. I cannot get to grips with Twitter, conversations are disjointed, or so it seems. I don't usually bother with it.

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    1. Twitter can be very useful so I don't want to give up using it - I just have to get the balance right.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your recipe for a distraction to twitter & other social media. Very pretty floral arrangement. I have two fur girls (cats) that would destroy that or any plant arrangement in moments.

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    1. Oh dear - it would be so hard for me to choose between flowers and cats.

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    1. I should have said that reading the posts from your fab skiing trip was an excellent way to de-stress. Those skies!

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  6. What a lovely idea :) I don't do twitter but I do seem to spend an alarming amount of time reading blogs and FB !

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    1. Obviously I cannot recommend that you stop reading blogs as that is a proven way to discover interesting and entertaining people.

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