19 November 2011

All I ever wanted to do was lie around in bed with you, I was only nineteen, only nineteen.

Innie asked what I think of when I hear 'Luxurious' or 'indulgent'.

So, lying in bed this morning, chatting to John about what to do all day, it struck me that that, now, is sort of both. Just being in bed, with nothing specific to do.

I love the feel of soft cotton on my skin, especially when it's warm. I really like being comfy and warm. It makes me feel safe.

Whenn I was little and all the madness that was our house got too much for me I'd climb into the cupboard where Mum stored the sheets and towels and stuff - warm from the immersion heater - and just burrow into it all. The house was often cold, we were often cold, and this was like a little safe cocoon where I could escape everything.

So although it doesn't sound much, I think of warmth and softness as being luxurious now. But not in a fur-rug-in-front-of-a-fire way. I mean, that might be nice, I don't know. But I prefer to be wrapped up in something. It's why I like old baggy jeans and fleecy soft hoodies, I suppose.


Indulgence for me is all about food and drink.

Dessert wine is truly indulgent. Rich and sweet and perfect. Or really good coffee. Perfectly cooked meat, and most important, time and good company to enjoy it all.

Time, I think, is the most luxuriant and indulgent thing of all. And something my job frequently drives home is the fact you need to enjoy it whenever you've got it. As such, today has been a perfect mix of a bit of a lie in (thank you Mycroft), a long, luxurious breakfast of pastries and coffee, then ice skating and a wander around the Natural History Museum. The best company, the nicest day. Wonderful.

As I posted the other day - "Time Goes, you say? Ah no! Alas time stays....we go.'

33 comments:

Desert Wanderer said...

Did you tag John twice in this entry? (heavenly bodies, John)

I agree with your decadence. Warmth and coziness <3

That sounds like the perfect day. You're a lucky, lucky man (and so are John, Sherlock, and Mycroft).

Desert Wanderer said...

Also, your quest to have the numbers in your post titles is expanding my musical horizons exponentially. Thanks. :)

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Ha, I am lucky, and about to expand Danger's musical knowledge exponentially!

John H. D. Watson said...

I'm only slightly concerned...

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Don't be concerned! I'll take very good care of you.

It'll be fun. And if it's not fun, we can leave. Promise.

John H. D. Watson said...

All right. What's this place called again?

REReader said...

Mmmm, I love armloads of clean laundry fresh from the drier, so I know what you mean about warm cotton!

I wished you two a happy anniversary over on John's blog but it's not going to wear out from use, so Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you two are having a special evening. :)

Sherlock and Mycroft *looks at time*--well, maybe more in the morning, but it sounds like you had a great day, I hope you had as much fun as it sounds!

How are you finding school, Mycroft?

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

If I tell you what it's called on here everyone will turn up to watch you strut your stuff.

Just trust me. Good music, good crowd, good dancefloor is all you need to know.

You were the one who asked me about the sort of clubs I went to in my wild youth.

John H. D. Watson said...

As long as it's not the Manhole...

Anon Without A Name said...

Please tell me there will be photos. Please?

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Sadly don't think ManHole exists anymore :(

We'll probably be twice the age of most of the blokes in here, too, but given I only intend to dance with you, I don't care.

REReader said...

Ah, a very special evening, then! I hope you are both having a blast and don't see this until morning! *blows kisses*

John H. D. Watson said...

Definitely twice the age of everyone else. Definitely don't care.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Definitely the most gorgeous man in here, however old (or young) you are.

Dottie said...

Sounds like you're having fun guys! Happy anniversary!

and word verif says lumbopo which sounds like a dance move to me ;-)

piplover said...

Happy anniversary, guys!

Random Anon Lurker said...

I doubt you'll be reading this until the morning, but I hope you had a wonderful anniversary!

And assuming she hasn't been shipped off to an asylum, congratulations to Sally on surviving an evening with Sherlock! (Kidding! I'm sure he was on his best behaviour, to make John and Lestrade's evening even better!)

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Random Anon - thank you. we'll be heading back shortly, to see if she survived.

Gone are the days when I could stay out dancing until 4am!

It's really cold out now - and misty. Glad I've got a warm Doc to hang in to.

Desert Wanderer said...

0130's not bad for an old guy. Must be Doc's youthfulness rubbing off on you. ...so to speak.

John H. D. Watson said...

Possible. We were dancing close enough and he did get my jumper off.

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

You didn't need a jumper in there! It was boiling hot.

You are hot stuff.

Anon Without A Name said...

He got your jumper off? In public? Blimey :-)

mazarin221b said...

Wow, 1:30 AM, out dancing and drinking and...other things! Ah, I miss those days terribly. My man never has been one for the dance floor, and I think I'm past the dancing on the bar phase of my life!

Sounds like you guys had a great time,and Happy Anniversary, again!

REReader said...

Woo, a good time was clearly had! Happy Anniversary again, guys. :)

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Mazarin - after last night I miss those days too! But I couldn't do it too often.

Although Sherlock and I danced around the kitchen making breakfast for everyone this morning too, because he insisted. There may have been air guitars involved.

REReader said...

:) (Boy, do I wish I could have seen that!)

How'd Sally make out last night?

John H. D. Watson said...

after last night I miss those days too!

Ha, does this mean we're going back at some point?

(And thanks, everyone, for the good wishes. We had a great time.)

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Sometime, yeah. Think it would lose the appeal if we did it too often.

It's just nice getting close to you and dancing and no one caring or looking because everyone's there for the same reason.

REReader said...

Hey, John, did you get in in on the air guitars this morning, or were you having a bit of a lie in? :)

John H. D. Watson said...

L - it was nice, yeah, though I wouldn't want to go without you (I'm sure you'll be glad to hear).

RR - pretty sure I was still dead to the world at that point.

REReader said...

An extremely successful night out, then. :)

Mycroft, did you get in on the dancing, or were you the appreciative audience?

Greg 'Orio' M F Lestrade said...

Hah, I wouldn't want to go without you either.

RR - Mycroft shook his head and left the room as Sherlock and I got into the head-banging jumping about stage of proceedings. He completely missed Sherlock's excellent finale of skidding onto his knees...But he was grinning when he came and ate breakfast. For all I know he's probably hidden a webcam in the kitchen and recorded the whole thing for later blackmailing exploits.

REReader said...

Just on the cusp of joining in, then, Mycroft? :)

Blackmailing? No such thing. Probably saving it as an audition tape for you two for "X Factor". :D

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