Of Mice and Men (or should that be women?)
For those of
you who have been following my missives you will know that I have been
preoccupied of late with a very small mouse which managed to find it's way into
my bathroom and set up home amongst the cotton wool balls. Well, just as I
feared, numerous attempts to tempt it out have failed miserably. I've tried
cheese in a box, (not the right cheese, obviously), a chocolate trail, mice
adore chocolate apparently, (but not this one), and, my last and most
spectacular failure was an attempt to physically catch it, (doomed!)....More on
this saga no doubt, over the coming weeks.
Well the garden is once again
covered in a blanket of snow, (a bit miffed really as I actually did some work
in the garden recently) what a great start to Spring, (no wonder the mouse
prefers to live in my bathroom)...no chance of a glass of wine on my terrace
with the sun on my face just yet! This winter just goes on and on..
a happier and more positive note I am pleased to report that the coffee and
collectables shop that I'm involved with is doing well. We have a launch event
planned for the 30th of March, music and atmosphere aplenty, so fine weather,
pleasssssse!, would be so nice to do some 'dancing on the pavement'!.
the meantime though I've some 'ghost busting' to deal with at home. I guess a
resident spirit is a prerequisite in a very old house,
and so far I think I've
been very tolerant of mine. Missing keys, phones etc, cold spots and strange
goings on, I can cope with all those, but now he/she is affecting my animals.
Poor Olive is terrified and refusing to come out of the downstairs loo, and
Bonbon is acting strangely as well, so something has to be done...Oh dear, why
does the film The exorcist keep springing to mind?....Noooooo!
of old things, I've come across a few nice pieces recently which I couldn't
resist buying. I especially like the 1920's scent bottle I found in a junk shop
complete with a tiny drop of perfume at the bottom. I'd love to know more about
the person who used it, I like to think of her as young and beautiful, wearing
it for a date with a handsome beau....or maybe for an illicit tryst, (oooooh
very naughty!) my imagination is definitely running away with me now. Might she
even have been the wife of a successful landowner with a high social standing?
the possibilities are endless!.. There could actually be a novel here, or even a
movie. Yes I know I'm getting carried away a bit, but indulge me a little. A
Florence setting, lots of opera in the background, and Johnny Depp as the hero,
I can see it all now....Book, Movie, Soundtrack!.Cannes here I come!!
Anyway, back down to earth and before I start choosing a ball gown and rehersing
an awards ceremony acceptance speech, I'd better get into my other role as
domestic goddess. Some serious baking is called for in order to produce
sufficient cakes for the aforementioned launch party, now where's my
pinny?....Soooo rock n roll!!
Talking of ball gowns which I was well gowns at least .....Here is a Blast From The Past taken in beautiful Sierra Leone
That's about all for now.....Happy Easter
everyone, I wish you all lots of lovely choccy eggs...and Sunny days sat outside just like this .....