Sunday, 14 June 2009

A New Seeker

I have always been a material girl. I like pink and diamante. But recently I've begun to feel that there must be something more to life than gratuitous consumption; something more to life than incontinence pads, chocolate and tampons. It is time, I feel, for me to engage with life on a deeper level. It is time to read the occasional book; grow apple trees; do something with honeybees and have a snow-white turtle dove. It is time to throw out my Born Blond highlighting kit and go back to my roots; it is time to wear a pair of crocs and find my inner sole. Indeed, I will be needing a whole new wardrobe of clothes - I'm thinking jangly bangles, a lentil loop headband and a long floaty skirt. I will be a reborn romantic. And I intend to travel. There are places I've never been to, places I've never seen - like the leafy Thames Valley and parts of Manchester. I need to embrace a bit of culture, I need to spread my wings - it is time to go out into the world; it is time to traipse the globe and commute with the dolphins...

[Okay, truth be known I spent an hour writing up a nice little story but then couldn't find the damn ad on Youtube..]

56 comments:

mutleythedog said...

You can come and visit me any time - I live on the sea front!

Gorilla Bananas said...

Did the New Seekers ever find anything, Miss Scarlet? I think you'd get further by riding a dolphin rather than commuting with one.

jekandhyd said...

Scarlet, well frankly I'm shocked. I can understand the urge to seek out pastures new, and I would like to take you by the hand and show you the exciting things that lay just over the hill, but "crocs"? Please no, they are two steps too far.

The Famulus said...

A journey is always a good thing to take. Wander free and see the world. Well, bits of it.

And I'm with jekandhyd on the Croc front. Leave them behind. Please.

My apartment in Amsterdam will be empty for two weeks this summer if you want to borrow it...

xl said...

Here's The Real Thing, Miss Scarlet.

I want a Coke now.

MJ said...

If you wear Crocs, it is over between us.

Oh Hai XL!

eroswings said...

It's the Coca Cola song! Embrace your renewed sense of adventure! Go forth and explore!

Just be careful with the bees--they sting, ya know.

savannah said...

you lost me at "crocs"...

but then i came to and finished reading, so i forgive you for giving me that serious shock to my poor nerves, sugar! xoxo

OH.MY.GAWD. vw: chests

Ponita in Real Life said...

I'd never actually heard that song as anything other than the Coke song!

Travel! Do! It is wonderful to explore this world of ours, even if you are only going to other parts of your own country. How very exciting for you!

And just for the record, Crocs make really comfy slippers to wear around the house. I don't wear them anywhere else, but they are perfect for aching, tired feet after a long shift at work.

*sticks tongue out at MJ and Fammy and runs away*

jekandhyd said...

*glad he wasn't at the recieving end of Ponita's tongue - nice though he's sure it is*

Chairman Bill said...

Oh God - you'll be listening to Kate Bush next, and not shaving your armpits.

Chairman Bill said...

...and there's nothing wrong with crocs, providing they are under £5 and from Lidl.

Dave said...

What a lovely visionary you are, Miss S.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Mutts: Are the dolphins and porcupines friendly?

Mr Bananas: I think they discovered that coke tastes even better when mixed with whiskey.

Mr Jekand: Maybe crocs are a little excessive... I may settle for a pair of Beavers instead - they are kind of funky...

Fammy: I think my Beavers would work quite well in Amsterdam and I could take my bike! But I'm a little worried about the leaky dykes.

Mr XL: I only wish it was this ad I'd been looking for! I'm beginning to think I dreamt the ad I'd written about cos I haven't seen it since and there's no evidence that it actually exists!

MJ: How about a pair of Beavers?

Mr Swings: The first time I was stung by a bee was because I tried to stroke it. I was four and I thought it was cute and fluffy.

Savvy: I apologise for the Crocs reference... but they do look comfy...

Ponita: Indeed, Crocs do look comfy. But I'm probably more of a Beaver.
I am of to St Ives in a couple of weeks time. I can't wait! Yep, still in this country, but very different from where I live [someones passport has expired!].

Mr Jekand: Now I have a feeling that you enjoy a tongue lashing...

Mr Chairman: Kate's Bush is fine... it just need a little toparical management...
Do Lidl do leopard print Crocs?

Dave: I know! I am at this minute engrossed in a book entitled 'New Ways With Yeast' and enjoying my first herbal fag of the day.

Sx

Scarlet-Blue said...

Apologies... I seem to be dropping letters off words. There is an 's' missing and an 'f'... I blame this keyboard...
Sx

Jimmy Bastard said...

I've been lucky enough to travel far and wide. I've seen and done many many things.. but nothing could have prepared me for the stench of a Greek toilet in the midday sun.

Betty said...

The New Seekers are pure class, but it's much more fun to be a material girl.

Born Blonde highlights and mock croc high heeled sandals are much better than cheesecloth skirts and Crocs, face it.

KAZ said...

Nope
Forget the whole idea.
And don't even think of coming up to Manchester in a lentil loop headband.
You'll get arrested.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Jimmy: I have lived in two places where the architects believed that drains could flow uphill. I have a personal set of rods.

Betty: It was late when I wrote... I'm beginning to see the glaring errors in my post...

Kaz: How about if I set up a stall selling tie-dye hankies and soya pasties?

Sx

PI said...

Well as far as I'm concerned that was a very nice little story - puns and all.

Joanna Cake said...

Ruf and I were only talking about this ad a couple of weeks ago and looking it up on YouTube. We were trying to remember a time when that product was not the drink of choice amongst young children and we both remember that ad as being the start of its explosion in the UK in the early 1970s.

I cannot abide the stuff and refuse to have it in the house... but the ad, song and Marty of the New Seekers were always firm favourites.

Whirlochre said...

On a muggy June day, you could hover across the horizon like an airborne jellyfish in the right kind of floaty skirt — even over Salford.

mes said...

If you're going to wear crocs, don't wear socks. It just ain't right.

MJ said...

*clicks on Beavers link*

There is no excuse for ugly footwear, Miss Scarlet!

Dave said...
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mapstew said...

Get out and boogie (but not in crocs).

As for the 'leaky dykes'.. I think they were in my local last night!

EmmaK said...

Don't be silly, you can teach the world to sing without wearing Crocs or having hairy armpits. I think we need you as a Peace Ambassador in corset, high heels and false eyelashes since Ginger Spice seems to have given up that role.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

I see my last post on saving the planet has made a deep imprint on you. But what have you got against crocodiles and lentils?

Scarlet-Blue said...

Pat: You are very kind Pat... I went to bed last night wondering what I had written. It was a confusing evening.

Ms Cake: The first time I saw the ad was at my Grandparents house. So happy memories.
It's always best to corrupt a coke with something a little stronger, I find.

Mr Whirly: Well I've been called a few things in my time [including Jelly-Bean] but never a Jellyfish!

Mes: Hello and Welcome!!! Not even over-the-knee socks with denim shorts? I suppose not.
You are most mysterious... are you something to do with Emerson???

MJ: Please forgive me my clogs... they do come in a range of pretty colours and they are called Beavers... pretty please...?

Dave: Come back! Do not delete!!! What were you going to say???

Mr Maps: I like a good boogie. And crocs would probably cramp my style...

Emmak: Did you say the 'G' word???? Goodness me... but you're right... slingbacks it is then!

Daphne: I think there is a touchy-feely vibe circulating.
What is a lentil? Where does it come from? What does it do? What does it taste like?
I have no such questions about crocs.

Sx

Dave said...

Sorry, I was going to say something, but it was deeply irrelevant and a waste of your time reading it.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Dave: Oh stop being so daft...! You're talking to a woman who wants to commute with dolphins.
Sx

jekandhyd said...

Dear Scarlet, re your comment that you have a feeling that I would enjoy a tongue lashing. Well, I wasn't sure having not tried that sort of things before, but I thought I should investigate. My trusty search thingy pointed me at many sites through the keyword "lashing", and I well, perhaps this is, indeed, something that could provide a wake up call on a dreary day - perhaps even a realiable hangover cure. However, the ladies that appear to provide these services seem to be shod in fine leather boots. Not one was wearing Crocs, so I stand by my original statement (or I would if I could remember what it was).

PS: I approve of the lentil diet - very good for the digestion

:: Wendy :: said...

apart from avoiding using/wearing plastic your post fair describes me.

Wuold you like to go the Fleetwood Mac concert, we can eat allottment grown vegetables together...

Lulu LaBonne said...

Scarlet - were you thinking of an ad for an intimate deodrant?

I do hope you get further than a flat above a chippy in the Thames Valley. Dave seems nice, will you go and bunk up with your beavers in his shed?

Madame DeFarge said...

As long as you don't mix up chocolate, incontinence pants and tampons, life will go along just fine. Maybe your nesting instinct is flourishing. Have you been in my team recently?

Dave said...

'Dave seems nice'.

Seems? Madam, Dave is the very epitome of nice.

My shed will always be open to your beavers.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Jekand: Not to worry, it's Tuesday and I can't remember the original post.... I think I was having a 'deep and meaningful' funny moment...

Wendy: I like Tusk! I'd kind of put money on you NOT owning a long floaty skirt... you strike me as a jeans and hat person...

Lulu: I think Dave is out of sorts... I may well send him a couple of Beavers to cheer him up.
I am looking forward to my trip to the flat above the chippy. I hope I don't get pickled.

Madame D: *Sharp intake of breath* I will keep a distance from your team! No disrespect intended!!! Where was I? I am quite overcome by such a shocking thought...

Dave: Yes Dave, you are very nice. Are you feeling more yourself today?

Sx

Dave said...

No, as it happens, I'm feeling quite low, emotionally.

Also I seem to have started a summer cold (it's not swine flu, I'm sure) but I'm not the sort who can loll around moaning about it, so must pull myself together and get on with life, as there's no-one here to stroke my fevered brow.

Scarlet-Blue said...

Dave: I suggest a good book whilst sitting in the sun. Sometimes everyone needs a good loll. And even a lolly. Or listen to the play on radio 4... actually radio 4 is usually a good place to go when feeling low. Or go to the seaside. That's what I often do.
And take some paracetamol to ward off the fever.
Sx

Dave said...

:-)

Kevin Musgrove said...

Sorry for being stand-offish, I'd been distracted...

If the past couple of days are anything to go by you could wear *anything* and not be arrested. And that bloke on Market Street did not have the legs for a 'naughty schoolgirl' outfit.

Kevin Musgrove said...

BTW - Gadjo's on holiday and he's left us the keys to his drinks cupboard!

Scarlet-Blue said...

Dave: ;o)

Kev: I have left a stain on Gadj's sofa... I also left a pair of Crocs there...
Hmmm... truth be known, I have almost been arrested, be this is another story...

Sx

Mr London Street said...

The Thames Valley - now that's what I call aspirational.

Ponita in Real Life said...

Your Beavers would be much too firm for my delicate feet, Scarlet. I need the cushioning of my trusty Crocs, despite how they look. They are stupendously comfy!

And they do come in all kinds of colours. Even pink... and even pink high heels!

fairyhedgehog said...

Visit Epsom in your travels and I'll treat you to tea and cakes!

Scarlet-Blue said...

Mr Street in London: Hello and Welcome! Have you met Mrs Pouncer?

Ponita: And they come in Scarlet. I do like a bit of comfort and I recently bought myself a pair of Emu's. [I'm going to set up a shoe zoo soon!]

Fairyhedgehog: I would love to come for tea and cake in Epsom... and Green and Black chocolate!

Sx

Scarlet-Blue said...

I will be out all day tomorrow... but might make late comments in the evening!
Sx

fairyhedgehog said...

Email me to let me know when you're heading this way!

Mr London Street said...

Why thanks, and nice blog you've got here. Who in God's name is Mrs Pouncer?

Scarlet-Blue said...

Fairyhedgehog: ;o)

Mr Streets: Goodness me! Mrs Pouncer is probably your next door neighbour!
Mrs Pouncer's Counsel.
.
She is already in the Thames Valley, but she is very shy.

Sx

Beverly Hamilton Wenham said...

Darling!
I' ve always seen you (in my mind) as a as a glamorous girl. You know, Channel No 5 and Audrey Heburn style! You may go hippie, but I am sure you will do it tres chic! So threatening your fans with Crocs is too cruel an image. Don't do it girl. Doesn't Tory Birch make sandels? Dolce and Gabbana must have a few Nouveau hippie ensembles?
Also, it was great, I was drinking a Coke already when I started your post. Refreshing!

Mr London Street said...

I will look her up. Well, so to speak.

Wendy said...

Aw, those fresh faces and lovely voices. That video just makes me want to take them home and feed them dinner.

Go, go on and adventure. Let us live vicariously through you. I'll stay here and take care of the kids. Don't worry about me.

Clyde said...

Hey, my big dog will show you where the dolphins are.
She amazes people when she is in the ater with them---
You can walk my beach any time---see the pelicans come into land on their big ski feet, dolphins play in the surf and see the big ships sail off to lands of dreams and the sun settle into the water at days end

Scarlet-Blue said...

Bev: Quite right, Bev. I was having a bit of a funny moment and in any case I tripped and fell over in my floaty skirt, it got ripped so I'm back in my skinny jeans for the time being. And to notch up my glamour stakes... I met Dominic Cooper yesterday outside the National Theatre!

Mr Streets: Just mind your P's and Q's and you'll be fine.

Wendy: Hello and Welcome!
Hmmm... I may make it down to St Ives in Cornwall this year for an ice-cream... I will report back on the the antics of the seagulls.
Truth be known, I'm a bit of a wimp.

Mr Clyde: How is your pc now? Is it safe? I hope it isn't going to explode again....
Australia has dodgy spiders....?!

Sx