Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Rose Bath

Pure heaven (if I can't see the Northern Lights) is a rose bath. In a house with electricity. Wireless & cable. Mad Men on a big screen, here I come. (If I can remember the instructions for turning it on.) Thanks to friends-at-the-beach who entrusted their lovely house & garden (not to mention Hermione the Cat) to me. Julie the Cat is trying her very best to be a humble house guest. (I'm dubious but she is giving it a go.) I am rediscovering the joys of refrigeration. A L'Occitane rose gel bath in the whirly-thingy bathtub - most excellent. Must be careful not to pull "a Lucy" & have great fluffs of foam topping the tub. A bit of the gel goes a very long way (I just rediscovered, uh huh). That's it, it's Sunday but wanted to proclaim my excitement at a real (& mold-free) bathtub/room.

Update - I think I just found the very "headboard" I'm looking for, here on From London With Love (via The Clever Pup). Off to shop. Seriously.

[Photograph by
Cig Harvey via A Cup of Jo]


Julie@beingRUBY said...

How fabulous Susan
It sounds wonderful.... big screen .. whirly thingy bath... rose gel.... gee you are living it up!! throw in electricity and it's the royal treatment.

Can you normally see the Northern Lights?? one of my must see this lifetime..

Have a lovely time.. xxx Julie

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Your week is off to an excellent start. So happy for you. Luxuriate. I'm wondering about the flowers, of course.


Giulia said...

Julie--No I've never seen the lights...I wish you could come up to the Northern Hemisphere & visit. We were musing about a winter time (ours), I know. But wouldn't it be fun to go to Canada in summer? No guarantee about the lights, I realize. But Toronto, Montreal, the Ontario lake region?

Catherine--I write this at the rushing around end of time away. But I made time for a bath last night. I had to cleanse myself thoroughly after being sucked into the vortex of a New Jersey Housewives marathon. I hang my head in shame (for watching so long & for criticizing people who watch.) I'll write about Maria Caterina di Perugia's ongoing garden makeover in new post. She has the challenge of shady in back, sun in front. And wanting to grow more veggies. But I have cut lots of black-eyed Susans, zinnias, some white nicotiana, & marigolds. xo