Dodie Smith’s The New Moon with the Old has 5 parts with each part covering a different character’s story. To that end, here are some activities I think go along with each character 🙂
Design a mansion quiz – whose style matches yours best?
Arrange some flowers
Eat steak and kidney pudding
Have a tea or coffee service. Learn the difference between high tea and afternoon tea here. The prints below are available from the etsy stores of nancynikkodesign, RaahatIllustration, MyDreamWall, and MSaferillustration. Something about mugs is so darn cozy!
Read a play. Merry’s recommendations are The Seagull (Chekhov), Henry V (Shakespeare), The Rivals (Sheridan), The School for Scandal (Sheridan), or something by George Bernard Shaw.
Take a nap without setting an alarm
Find your stage name. I’m Alessandra Wild – not bad, right? 😉
Have a morning bath
Dye your hair (virtually). I have always wanted pastel pink or lavender hair, but I am too chicken to do it in real life.
Once you’ve found your era, research the fashion, furniture, and art of the time!
If possible, visit a sea front.
Have a music night at home. Play an instrument if you have one or just sing along to your favorites.
Meal prep for the week ahead. Some tasty ideas here!
Watercolor some flowers
Order a meal in
Read some Dumas
Go window shopping. Like actually go look at window displays! I like looking at displays built around a holiday or just the changing of the seasons. Looking at store websites doesn’t compare to specially prepared storefronts.
Go to the zoo (if/when it is safe to do so)
Watch Fantasia (trailer in link).
And then listen to a new classical piece and make up your own story to go along with it. Richard’s favorites are some Beethoven quartets.
Bonus: Burly (the dog)
Have a warm drink in front of the TV with your favorite people.