It's odd, but although I have not been busy - I have been busy. I have caught up with some good friends - and still have many more to catch up on. I need to go and annoy my children, and hug my beautiful grandson. I need to de-clutter, de-stress, discover - and do some turning.
I still have fun to come, apart from seeing a few of my ex-workmates for lunch this week I shall see them again tomorrow when we go out for a pie and gin night. It was a shame they had to go back to work on Wednesday while I sat talking to an another ex-colleague Terry Fielding and his wonderful wife and beautiful daughter, oddly she absolutely insisted I call her Debbie!
Also today a good day out doing my Motorcycle CBT, and I am now looking to do my full bike-test and get something sensible to mess about on. More on that another day perhaps.
Just for now I shall concentrate on Pie and Gin night, albeit I am not sure how many people are coming tomorrow eveneing - hence my inquisitive email to the office today when I got home...
Speaking as a man who is not averse to the odd pie - taken in moderation of course - I am wondering how many of you "workers" (I use the word loosely Zoe) are actually up front and centre tomorrow evening. I shall dress normally of course (shabby-chic is the look I am attempting) - a clean vest is assured along with an aftershave I lovingly call "Eau-de Turkish Wrestlers Armpit", a cheeky number from the top shelf at Aldi. (Remember I am on a fixed income now and unable to afford Lancôme or Chanel) I am fresh off my motorcycle course today and feeling rugged. I wonder how much it will cost to have LOVE and HATE tattooed on my knuckles? Also - where does one purchase a ponytail for use at weekends. (whoops - sorry - slipped up there - it is always a weekend) I am not sure about Gavin and the whisper that he will be wearing laderhosen, but we will see won't we. I am half-expecting Ms. James to call off with some excuse about washing her hair, or needing to oil her bicycle or something, again - we will see. As to the rest of you ladies - I shall expect you to be wearing something suitably sluttish, especially Bob. If anyone needs a lift there (or more importantly needs a lift home) - including pouring you senseless into the back seat of the car, whereupon I shall deliver you home and lean you against the doorbell just before I leg it in case the door is answered faster than I can run away - just let me know and I will oblige. Thompson (assuming you see this email - it is Friday after all) - bring your man. Gavin and I are no match for this many women. Equally - if any of the other delicate flowers attending would like to do so with their loved ones, husbands - or both, feel free I guess although I have no idea how many people the table is booked for. I am waiting on a reply from Katya Jones now that she has gone off Sean Walsh - she is obviously desperate.
Saturday is the Thatcham Festival of Arts and Leisure - the weather looks crap - lets see how that pans out!
More to follow...