Sunday, 25 February 2007

LITTLE EXTRAS

“If only money were no object…”

It’s one of our sayings, though I can’t quite remember now when we started saying it! Essentially, it’s always a prologue to our mentioning some luxury that we would dearly like to indulge in, but which is either impractical, too expensive or both!

I’m not talking about BIG luxuries - houses, cars, yachts and what-not - I’m referring to those small, but highly desirable, pleasures that would immeasurably improve the chances of everyday happiness!

Chief among our desires would be to have a daily supply of fresh towels and bed linen as used to be provided in hotels before they became ecologically-minded and started asking their guests to make do for longer…

“Oh, if only money were no object," we say, "we'd have clean sheets and towles every day!"

I wonder what YOU would choose…?

11 comments:

Brian Sibley said...

GILL writes....

"Yes please, sheets and towels, but also...
Fresh flowers
Mown lawn
Clean windows
Coffee in beautiful porcelain cups
Reams and reams of lovely paper, a wonderful fountain pen, clean blotting paper, sharp pencils.
Knowing that there are at least six books on the shelf waiting to be read.
Bath/ shower/ soap products all from Penhaligons [Bluebell in case anyone wants to know].
Time to enjoy all of the above!
Gill
PS Can I list Johnny Depp too, or is this too far into the realms of fantasy?"

Cafrine said...

Oh man, definetely fresh sheets and towels, a long non-waterwise shower, a cool block of chocolate always in the fridge, email that answers itself for a whole day, a spam filter that works, soft socks that don't pill, a really good book always on hand, someone to come in and fix my hair each morning, and someone to fight Gill for me so I can have Johnny Depp. :o)

Scrooge said...

A huge computer that doesn't seem like its always busy doing something else when I want to use it. It has to be big enough to hold all my spoken word audio books, all my photographs and dvd's and music collection so I can reclaim my house ! Such a small request....

Brian Sibley said...

GILL and CAFRINE... Not sure about Johnny D, but I'll do what I can and see if he can fit you BOTH in - after, of course, he's re-made our bed and put out the clean towels... ;-)

Suzanne said...

Oh yes, definitely clean linen every day... & all the other household chores that get done by themselves, but also NEW duvet covers every week... I just love colourful bed linen.
And a house like Bag End, with a bedroom like Frodo's at Rivendell.

Brian Sibley said...

Blimey! You guys don't want much, do you?! Johnny Depp on demand and now a total rearrangement of Middle-earth geography!!

Scrooge said...

Look, I'd like to cancel my earlier request. I didn't realise we were allowed to go off into fantasy land and I feel particularly nerdy with my reasonable requirements.Having given it due consideration, I should now like to amend my earlier demands. 1)A small palace on one of the Lone Islands - probably Doorn because that is unspoilt and has great potential for a careful development.2) Johnny Depp to do the housework and also to raise a fortune in revenues when I hire him out to interested parties. 3)Helen of Troy as my paramour 4) The One Ring, so I can go un-noticed into Girls Alouds changing rooms after one of their concerts. 5) A large piece of cotto n wool so I don't have to listen to whats going on beforehand.

Brian Sibley said...

This all getting very silly, but I'll put it down to pre-March madness!

polkadotsoph said...

I'd have the clean towels off your list, the fresh flowers from Gill's and add a 24-hour taxi service with driver and unlimited mileage for the sole use of me and my friends. It would have to be a London cab, preferably a Fairway.

Good Dog said...

If money were no object... would I be able to buy more time to write?

Brian Sibley said...

EVERYBODY - All your wishes are granted and may very possibly come true one day...