Sunday, 29 November 2015

A Sunday blog: things to do on a glum day

Glum (adjective): sullenly or silently gloomy; dejected []

Treasure hunting is a difficult activity to carry out glumly (adverb). You need the presence of a small person to get the most out of an impromptu treasure hunt, I think, but from the home-crafted version around the house to sophisticated manoeuvres involving vehicles and map-reading, there is the distraction of putting clues together and the frisson of finding treasure.

If that’s too energetic, have a long hot deep bath in something odd. Not just any old odd thing. This is one of those activities where it’s not good to improvise too far. Put cornflakes in the bath and you’ll regret it, as well as block the drains. 

Try this one - mix together:
  • a smallish amount of baby shampoo (say 100 mls)
  • 4 drops essential oil of lavender
  • 4 drops essential oil of tea tree
  • a good dollop of honey (couple of spoonsful)
  • one egg white – this will really make the bubbles last

When the bath is close to ready, pour this mix under a fast-running tap (the cold one, you don’t want to end up bathing in scrambled egg)

Climb in and soak. The glumness (noun) will lift.

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