Daydreaming after Christmas
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a restful break. I decided to do absolutely nothing during the few days after Christmas, which is just what I needed!
One of the 'nothings' I've been doing is watching movies! It's odd, but I usually feel like I don't have the time, and I'm restless, flitting around doing one thing or another, but this time, I just allowed myself the time to watch movies, and do nothing else. We re-watched one of my favourites, All That Heaven Allows, with Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman, directed by Douglas Sirk and released in 1955. I love melodrama, I love the saturated colours of this film, the unpleasant children, the gossips and scandal, I love it all. The sets are fabulous, of course. All very WASPish and New England-y, but it has its charm. Anyway, I'll leave you to look it up and find out more about it.
So, I have also been going on some nice walks (mainly to walk off all that food...), and I have come across a couple of houses which remind me of All That Heaven Allows in that cosy, comfortable way. Here are a couple of my snaps:
Wishing you all the best for the new year, and I look forward to bringing you more Shanghai Lil & The Scarlet Fez joy in 2018!