Eeeek! I’ve just been ” naughty”! Well, actually I don’t see it as being naughty,even tho my tummy is still feeling funny from doing it! I even feel a little faint!
You know that special something you have always dreamt of having? For some it is a type of car, or the latest iPhone (sorry, already got one!), a pony if you are still a very small little girl, a place of your own if you’re a teenager living at home. It can even be as simple as a particular book….
Well my special thing has always been a garden swing! I went to a friend’s for tea as a little girl and in their garden was the most wonderful swing…to us that afternoon it was a magic place that transported us to Our Place flying over deserts and seas, escapingfrom a dragon I think it was…probably just her little brother! I went home and told my mother that when I grew up I was going to have such a magic swing of my own….
Well, yes it has taken a long time…about 46 years to be exact! There has always been something else that was needed more, or the swing wasn’t just the right one. Then the children came along and the idea went out of my head for a while. 4 houses and gardens later I happened to go to the Country Living Fair last spring with my 3 Tea Girl Friends. We had done every stall, every isle, and tried every morsel of free food and were on our way out when there it was! It was in the middle of an isle surrounded by other wooden things, but it called! One of my friends saw it too and we both went to sit on it!
Oh, dear reader, I can’t tell you! Love at first feel just doesn’it describe it! We sat, we swung, we almost fell asleep! Alas I had just started renting out my holiday cottage and hadn’t earned a great deal of money yet. So home we went, me dreaming and feeling pangs of separation!
Skip a few months and it is Fair time again, but I may not be able to go. Every now and then I have looked on the website at my swing, checking the prices, my bank balance and then going off to do something else.
Then today dawned very cold but beautifully sunny. I talked to someone about changing my lifestyle, to becoming more active. So off I went for a walk with the dog…thinking…always dangerous! We are only here once, theory has it, and I was thinking what I would regret if I died tomorrow…it was one of those walks!
Chatting to another of the Tea Girls I mentioned the garden swing…” for goodness sake, have it! You’ve always wanted one, and you might die tomorrow!” She had obviously been tuning into my thoughts! I picked up the phone, just to see if the prices were any different, or if there would be a special price at the fair….Fatal!! The gorgeous man on the other end of thephone said lots of soothing wonderful words, and a few minutes later….I said YES! Eeeek!
What have I done?? It’s not,cheap, and there’s a recession, and I can hear Hubby’s views now!! So, have a look at the pic…mine will have green top and cushions…have I been stupid?? Should I have resisted?? I know I will earn enough in a few weeks to pay for it, and then this summer I could be sailing away over deserts and seas, chasing dragons and princes…
What do you think??