Tuesday, 6 August 2013

indulgences


Tonight I am NOT going to indulge in self-pity
about the (insert rude word here) new Finance System.

To prevent myself from doing this
(which is very tempting)
I will take a tip from my dear friend, Nancy,
and make a list of small indulgences


1.
Jade nail polish for toes

2.
Carmine asters in a blue jug

3.
White sun dried sheets

4.
Opening the back door
to look at the pale rain-washed sky.

5.
Creamy mounds of vanilla frappucino

6.
Stroking the visiting tortoiseshell cat

7.
A message to MasterM.
"I raise you a brown bulldog in a green swing"

8.
Talking autumn clothes strategy with MissM.
"grey is the way forward"

9.
Looking through my collection of photos
of blue Portuguese tiles.
(It's large)

10.
A tray of perfect red strawberries
- a gift for our new neighbours.

Right - that's enough.
I feel better already.

I will call the helpdesk tomorrow.

24 comments:

  1. loving the indulgences. extremely alarmed that I've never had a clothing strategy.....

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  2. Have already gone some way to adopting that self-same clothing strategy but now feel emboldened to extend it into autumn and winter. Helpdesk had me chortling. Where do you find these things? I'm glad you have a visiting cat to stroke. Ours has been a sanity saver of late.

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    1. They flutter onto my desk by a variety of routes and sometimes get put in the file marked 'Laterz'

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  3. I'm loving these lists of small indulgences and feeling inspired to create my own... although so far mine seem to consist of rather a lot of food!

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    1. I tried to restrain myself to a low calorie list and almost managed it.

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  4. I'm sure the helpdesk will solve your problem? I'm admiring pink roses, a bowl of tiny very sweet apricots, and looking forward to a day out at the Festival of Quilts on Thursday, before I ring the bank about a complete mess with some standing orders :-)

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    1. sweet apricots! now I am overcome with a desire for the delicious apricot tart that I make once a year.

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    2. surprisingly, I found them in Morrison's and they are really sweet and delicious.

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  5. Am concerned re where this business with Master M will end.

    Have already forwarded HelpDesk to my friend the Digital Book Director.

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    1. I did not share the small dog wrapped in a handmade scarf which I thought showed admirable restraint.

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    2. How long has this been going on?!

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  6. Am too very impressed at your food free indulgences as mine are nearly always food.

    The Norwegian Horrible Histories is great.

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    1. I was worried that if I admitted to eating cheese and onion crisps *someone* might suggest that they were not proper food...

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  7. What, no drinks?

    I'm out.

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    1. Come back! Come back! I'm opening the prosecco right now!

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  8. I remember several years ago, after having half a day's training on the ridiculous university finance system in my new job, bumping into a man who had recently started coming to our church. We exchanged pleasanteries, before he asked me what I'd been doing that morning.

    I regaled him with my opinions on said ridiculous finance system, and how I had managed to pay wages and freelance earnings for an entire organisation in my previous employment but now couldn't even book a hotel room without professional help.

    "And what do you do here?" I finished.

    "I'm the Head of Finance," he replied.

    He's a good friend of Mr Coffee's now. I'm not sure he even remembers the conversation, and I'm not about to ask him.

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    1. PLEASANTERIES. Oh dear, oh, oh, dear.

      I have had wine.

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    2. Regret to advise that I have had a similar conversation but the difference is that I knew that the other person was the Project Manager for the New Finance system. It was not pleasant.

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  9. Wait now - I have had wine of both colours - um,
    1 - can't reach toes 'cos of scoliosis.

    2 - can't do any of those other things either.

    3 - buggering off now then...

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    1. You don't think I paint my own nails do you? *shocked face*

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  10. I just discovered this blog today and you have made my day with your list of indulgences. We;re in winter here in Tasmania. Dark, cold, though sun trying hard to emerge. Love things like this list especially in winter. I am in my 60's but think I may still do the jade toenails. Love it. Thank you! Pam That;s Penguin Pam to other bloggers and my friends ;-)

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  11. Oh, I meant to ask about those tiles -- aren't they amazing? Did you go to the museum? Isn't Portugal like an odd other world? How did they come to cover buildings with ceramic tiles? Wonderful.

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