Monday, 20 April 2009

The curse of the peacock feather

I am not usually a believer of good luck, bad luck stuff. I have broken enough mirrors in my life to be cursed forever. I laugh heartily at my husband as he skirts round three drain covers in a row and crosses his fingers at all kinds of nonsense. I started the day with my rose tinted specs on as usual. The pretty remains of last nights dinner party in honor of my dads birthday looked so sweet on the table.

But after picking up a couple of peacock feathers on a visit to Leeds Castle yesterday and bringing them under my roof its all gone wrong.

This morning I was hopeful. The sun was shining I was up early. Planing on spending the morning with a friend and her daughters. I arrived at the bus station in good time. Reading as I waited in the warm sun for the country bus.

8.30 no bus. No sign of bus. No "sorry there will be no bus". 9.30 next bus comes. Buy ticket for specified destination. Speedily pass turning for my stop. Realise this rookie driver has no intention of even nearing the place I need to go. Disembark at next available stop before I end up in another county. Not in the mood for spur of the moment hitch hiking I desperately call upon the mercy of my friend and am thankfully collected from my roadside position.

What an idiot. The route clearly says it should take my turn. I have caught this bus many times before. The ticket named my stop. He wasn't even sorry. Left me stranded in the middle of nowhere. I feel a very bitter letter of complaint and the booking of some driving lessons coming on.

So now I am now back home and in the last photo is the innocent image of a pretty pudding, no? An afternoon treat. Pretty and delicate wisps of cream and sugar. Okay not so innocent. Maybe even decadent for a Monday. Well as it turns out. The curse continues. Most of it ended up in my lap.

Should I let down the blinds and crawl back in to bed now, or just put the feathers out?

I hope you are having a better monday?

29 comments:

Ania said...

that sort of decadence is a key to surviving Mondays. I should know, I just came back with the most overpriced raspberries and pink tulips just for myself.
Anyway, I assure you that better days are just around the corner - that's how the universe works ;)

Sydnie said...

Everyone has those days :(
Those raspberries look scrumptious!

Rebecca said...

oh no...peacock feathers have always been good luck for me...maybe give them a little more time, pull the blinds, and take a mini-nap:)

Helen said...

this story is exactly why i don't like buses. they scare me so much. at least trains have to stick to the tracks (although they have been known to miss my spot too...but i like them more) i hope your monday improves!

Karen said...

I know just how you feel, some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. I love the images from Sunday, particularly the food. Yum!

Mister Write said...

My Monday isn't going too bad so far, but I haven't yet ventured out, and it's already 1040 hrs. I was up and about at 730, but I just needed to stay in and get some things done online. Hope the afternoon doesn't turn sour. I haven't stolen anything and taken it home recently (LOL) so I think my karma's probably clean enough to get uptown this afternoon.

Like your style. I'll be reading you again.

'fancypicnic' said...

Hmmn, so what they say about peacock feathers is .....true, then? Poor you! Why do we have days like this?
Dare I say, at least all the bad luck is over and done with..?!

I'm here from Sophie's (herlibraryadbentures) blog - and it is lovely to have found you!

'fancypicnic' said...

I popped back to say that your blog is jam-packed with prettiness! What a beautiful home you must have xx

blossom said...

i hadn't heard the superstition about peacock feathers before? i wouldn't take too much heed, agree with sydnie that we all have days like that....hope tomorrow is filled with better luck xx

Tongue-fu Lady said...

I love ur art!
Sorry about of series of bad luck..hope u have better days ahead! :D

umama said...

You faired better than I... I called in sick, and slept late... then I did some decadance of my own and went shopping! Rainy day or not, it was a well spent Monday!

Bee Designs said...

I'm so sorry you had such a bad day and that you didn't get to eat that delicious looking treat. All I can say is cross your fingers and hope all will be better tomorrow - you never know, it might work.

Miz.November said...

On the upside, your new banner/page header is absolutely beautiful. Hope things brighten up for you, doll.

Arja said...

I had a wonderful monday, my school ended early, I bought the new album of Depeche mode and went for a swim in the public pool.
You should try swimming tomorrow, it is really relaxing..

Love from norway

smileybella said...

OMG - why didn't I know this about peacock feathers??? I have several in the house and although I'm not in the least bit superstitious, I always look at them and wonder where I should put them, then move them from place to place because they don't look right anywhere. So much so, they HAVE no place. Maybe their place is out of my house...

aero said...

Ah, one of those days. I'm sure tomorrow will be better...If it's any consolation, I really like your writing style.

PS. And my Monday was not any better, FYI :)

Anonymous said...

I hope today will be luckier for you. I had 'one of those days' yesterday too, without the aid of peacock feathers! Although years ago I remember picking up a lovely feather (magpie, I think it was)and bringing it indoors. We had nothing but bad luck until my husband insisted we get rid of it, and harmony was restored. Nowadays we have a much-adored pet budgie and we save some of his feathers, with no ill effects. My advice: get a budgie and all will be well in the world!

sofia barĂ£o said...

do nothing of that. That's what happens to people like you and me who don't have their driving license :-(
A one day bad luck I'm sure your tuesday has started much better....if not get the feathers out (just in case :) ).

kiriappeee said...

just coincidence.. although people do say not to keep peacock feathers in the house but the explanation is a lot more simple that superstition... peacock feathers fall apart in a way which leaves tiny particles around. and its pretty easy to breathe these in... somehow theres a chance that some of these could affect your lungs in the long run...

but as far as bad luck goes... naaaa. with the good comes the bad so just live it out :)

Darcy May said...

You take such beautiful pictures :)

Peonies and Polaroids said...

Oh what a waste of a perfectly lovely pudding. The loss of such a pudding would be enough for me to go and dig a big hole in the garden and bury those feathers nice and deep. And then stamp on them a little. If I had a garden that is.

Chelsea said...

what a beautiful blog. simply lovely. i featured your blogs as well as your etsy shop in my blog today! keep up the great work!

Who's Your Audience said...

I am so in love with the "rose colored glasses" that are dispersed throughout your pictures ... inspiring me to add pink to my own decor. Love the pink.

Red Boots said...

What I'd do is crawl back to bed, with a cup of tea, and chalk it down to experience. A cup of tea solves everything is my motto!

Keep the feathers: they are far to pretty to put out to the birds...!

Alya said...

Oh I dont believe these things at all! You were just having a bad day (sometimes I have BAD WEEKS!)..

Don't worry. And keep the feathers!

Ita said...

Hi, I love your blog and you made such beautiful pictures... I'm following your blog :)

Melissa said...

Oh, dear! What a horrible Monday! I say, give the feathers a little bit more time and then....if they are still up to mischief? To the curb they go! :) Hope your tuesday and wednesday were better my dear!
xo
Melis

Rambling Rose Jewellery said...

Nooooo, it isn't the peacock feathers. They have brought me so much good luck this year. My sister has a peacock that is now 40 years old and so beautiful. She gave me a pile of his feathers which Fred the peacock can't wait to pluck out after dragging them behind him all through the mating season. Since having the feathers in the house I have had a pay rise and and a bonus from work which is amazing in these difficult times. Think of the feathers as lucky and you will have luck will change for the better :o)

Joanna Goddard said...

oh no! hope your luck changes soon. these are lovely photos :)