Sunday, 27 April 2014

The First Thing I Do In The Morning

I usually wake sometime between 6am and 7am, earlier if it's an exceptionally bright morning. I've never been one to 'lie-in', I get restless and bored, so, I'm out of bed quite quickly. We sleep in the loft, with dormer windows looking out over the marsh. The view is often gorgeous at this hour and subtly different every morning depending on the weather, so I invariably pause here to see what permutation of mist, mizzle and sunshine is out there, before heading carefully down the narrow staircase. In the kitchen, my trusty Chemex awaits and within 15 minutes of waking I'm sat on the sofa in the conservatory, enjoying a peaceful pot of coffee and checking out the early birds rummaging around the garden. And so begins another day.

 'The First Thing I Do In The Morning' by Joyce Williams has appeared on a number of compilations with titles such as 'Eccentric Soul' and 'Rare Funk Liberation', which, let's face it, if you saw sitting in a record shop, you'd buy without hesitation wouldn't you? I have the latter in my collection and I can assure you that the album more than lives up to its cool title.

4 comments:

Singing Bear said...

What a lovely view. Must be a fine way to start the day. Choice tune, too.

C said...

Ditto SB - both view and tune are gorgeous!

The Swede said...

I kept a camera upstairs for the first few months we lived here, in order to capture the sunrises - I became a little obsessed!

Old Pa's Corner said...

Fed dogs, parrots, switch on computer, check it out, have light breakfast cut of coffee....watch the news....ready for action. had various coffee makers over the years with unsatisfactory results....was great offer last week for one of these tassimo coffee makers...exactly the taste I have been looking for...brilliant Americano

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