The Road to York through Sledmere (1997) by David Hockney
:: Have a cup of tea and read the newspaper in bed and enjoy the sun before everyone else is up and before it mysteriously disappears at 8am never to reappear for the rest of the day.
:: Sit on the settee in your dressing-gown reading a crime novel while eating toast and Marmite. I read a gory murder only once in a while and A Small Death in Lisbon not only meets the requirements of 'gory' and 'murder', it also delivers on interesting Portuguese background detail. I really don't know how I can read such stuff and eat quite tranquilly.
:: Watch the most wonderful programme about David Hockney while knitting with a very bright pink wool. A Bigger Picture is brilliant - beautifully filmed and edited, and the artist and his work are both fantastically colourful and larger than life. Very definitely worth catching before the watch-by date expires.
:: Progress to watching the cricket while eating the best yogurt in the whole world (admittedly a more likely pairing than crime and breakfast). Rachel's Greek Style Coconut Yogurt is thick and coconutty and the colour of cricketers' whites so the two go perfectly.
:: Decide that your hair desperately needs cutting (it does - you can't see clearly beacuse your fringe is covering your eyes like a Scottish long haired cow)/you want to read a few magazines in peace. Come back able to see the mess in the room where three teenagers have apparently been camping for the last few days. Decide to pull the (bright pink) wool over your eyes this time because it's a lazy day.
:: And now the lazy day is changing into a lazy evening. My plans include finding out what goes with well with Thai green curry, but there's no rush...