It occurred to me today that if I won the lottery, my first purchase would be bath towels. The kind you might find in a very posh hotel. Thick and luxurious, they would wrap around my goodly frame. My towels have seen better days. Yes they are soft and absorbent. But they are also starting to fray a little and have lots of pulled threads from being popped into little mouths. They look rather threadbare hanging over the towel rail.
The same could be said for my underwear. Oh to be like Madonna and have more fancy pants than you could shake a stick at. Since having kids, I have lost all interest in pretty knickers. Actually that's not strictly true. I often wander around M&S and gaze longingly at their matching separates. I buy their five packs. Black. Plain. Midis. Boring.
After new towels and fancy pants, I think I'd like to buy the house that overlooks Clodgy Point. Whoever owns it is rarely there, which I think is a travesty. I'd knock on the door. "Name your price," I'd say. "This house needs to be lived in!" Once installed, I'd position all my furniture so that it would be looking out. I'd buy some binoculors (the best. I'm loaded remember), and watch the world go by. I would never tire of such a glorious view.
I walked to Clodgy Point earlier in the week. St Ives had the wind in its' sails, and I wanted to see the waves. They were huge and foamy. Swirling around the rocks and crashing up onto the headland. I stood with my hood up, my scarf blowing out at a right angle and felt myself return to a calmer space. The fuzz subsided, and my headache was soothed. The sea sent spray high into the air and created rainbows in its' midst. I could taste the salt on my lips as I made my way towards Porthmeor and home.
I'm not sure I could be trusted if I won the lottery to be honest. When Marc and I have the ubiquitous lottery conversation, he invariably tells me that I'd probably give most of it away. I just think that as long as I have nice towels and pants, and a great view, there wouldn't be much need for anything else.