Daydreams, stripes, beach and magazines
Mon 10th, Dec, 2012
Well good morning ladies, how are you? All good here!
Come on then, let us go for a Christmas sit on the beach shall we? We can get ourselves a nice stripy beach mat, a cooler of cold drinks, a magazine to flick through, an ocean to gaze at and sit and daydream.
When I wrote before about The Christmas Traditions where I subscribe to a magazine every year for a little Christmas treat to myself, it got me thinking about daydreaming. (This magazine on the beach with me here is one of the ones I have subscribed to – if you want to do the same, Magshop offers great deals and ships Internationally too.)
I am a professional day-dreamer and when I met Mr BC, the funniest thing happened with my daydreaming. On our first date we went out to a tapas bar in North London, I was wearing funny big glasses (which I wasn’t trying to be funny in but did look so) and a big camel coloured coat. It was the time well before tapas bars were on every other corner and certainly well before tapas were anywhere near the village I lived.
And so off we went, up to London, we sat at the bar of this place and started talking and it hit me how wow this guy, though far from a daydreamer in my league, was a daydream go-getter – he had the same ideas as me, he wanted to go here, there and everywhere, he wanted to live in a converted warehouse in NYC one day, he wanted to work for himself, he wanted to see different places and do different things…though his was wrapped up in reality while mine was tinted with rose. But he showed me it was good to daydream and I liked that very much.
Fast forward a few years, a whirlwind wedding, a trip to Thailand and a Honeymoon baby, (which kinda scuppered the whole NYC warehouse idea) and the daydreaming was put on hold for a bit. For quite a bit. For like three babies and a few years bit.
Suddenly, a couple of years later, on the way home from a Christmas holiday where we’d had sunshine and beaches, we blinked and found ourselves faced with one single window of opportunity, whereby if we wanted to follow any of those daydreams from that tapas bar deep in London town, then we had better get ourselves onto it pronto.
By the next Christmas we had upped sticks and moved to the other side of the world.
And with that one big move a whole lot of those old daydreams became part of my day-to-day – old cottages, coastal breezes, reading books on the beach, sash windows, watching our kiddos in the surf…
…but I still daydream all the time, though now I daydream of France and cheese, of a miner’s cottage in Wales, of a stay in Poland, of a trip in an Airstream right across the middle of America, and a dreamy yoga filled stay in Bali. And while some of those daydreams are just that, daydreams, some, with the help of Mr BC, are more than my silly old teenage pipedreams…
And the one with the vintage style Airstream? Well it could be mine baby. And it could be yours with a bit of luck too, because Magshop have a competition here to win one – an International Series trailer and a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, no less!
I have to hold my hands up and say that since I saw the Airstream in this competition all sorts of daydreams happened, styling and bunting and vintage deck chairs have been among them and me sitting in one with a Pimms overlooking the sea.
What do you daydream about? What would you do in an Airstream?? Does it involve daydreaming, a jug of Pimms, the ocean and a magazine?
See you next time
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