Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hale And Hearty (And Off To The Shops)

The Good Lady Wife (GLW) has a few days off work. Whilst my fondness for the old girl is unabated, I have to say that experience of such R&R breaks from the medical front-line has taught me that they have little to do with "rest" and they are not designed with my "recuperation" in mind. They signal just one thing. Shopping. So I must apologise in advance if my posts and comments are rather circumscribed over the next week. If I am not with you, you can be assured that I will be in Debenhams, the House of Fraser, Laura Ashley, Marks and Spencer or some other such pre-Christmas hellhole.


My Blog received a birthday present yesterday from the delightful Skip Simpson. If you have not read Skip's blog I can strongly recommend it on the basis of the theory that you should always cultivate friends even more eccentric than yourself because they make you appear normal by comparison. The present was a delightful poster which seems to sum up the basic doctrine of my blogs even better than my new header. It will therefore become a permanent feature of my side-bar. Skip, I will try to take time out from the shops today to raise a pint glass of ale in your honour.

Finally, some people have asked just how I managed to get rid of the weight. Let me leave you with a clue which is taken from the New York Times in the 1890s.

13 comments:

  1. Whenever my daughter arrives to stay I am expected to assume the role of 'chauffeur with a wallet'; I think many male readers will recognise your coming week.

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  2. That is a fine poster! Hey, have a good time while shopping--think of all the steps on the pedometer from sauntering around the stores.

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  3. Take your pedometer and map a side route on your virtual travel blog whilst Fat Dog is 'taking a nap'!

    Laughed at the comment re: R&R - us women do have a totally different interpretation of it!

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  4. a happy belated birthday!!!! I've fallen a bit behind keeping up with happenings in the bloggyhood!

    aw that skip what a good egg! and what a great present

    geez had I known I wouldn't have baked you a cake, then of course I'd have to have eaten it since it would be a bit difficult to get it to you and then of course it wouldn't really be good for your new svelte waistline, and it definitely wouldn't be good for mine, so I guess tis good I didn't know....

    any how, have fun shopping with glw! thank you both for doing your part to help the world's economy!

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  5. Happy shopping might be better if you avoid HofF ... grins. Have a great time, Alan. I love the award, now that's something you can't share with anyone else.

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  6. OH no, you've reminded me that it's only five or so weeks until Christmas and I'll have to hit the dreaded shops on the weekend. GAH. Unlike most women, I can't abide shopping of any kind, a necessary evil!

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  7. I've just realised I was toasting AB's blog with HIS beer....

    Dear me, that's so funny!

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  8. Oh, "circumscribed." At first, I read you were "circumsized." Happy shopping. And congrats on your award and celebrating your award.

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  9. We both are good husbands. You make me laugh. I never thought of it but having friends crazier than me will make me look good. Problem is, I am more crazy than most. Oh well, enjoy you on duty time at Laura Ashley. Pay attention, always be interested, and hopefully you can get a pint in each day.

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  10. What? You changes sex too?

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  11. Good luck Xmas shopping- I did mine yesterday. It's good to go this early so the shops are not overcrowded.

    Thanks so much for your kind offer on my blog! If I find myself in Yorkshire I will most definitely stop in for a pint!

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  12. I'm with Baino on this one, I'm a woman devoid of shopping genes...but I hope you and your wonderful wife enjoy some of the time together anyway. I know you'll enjoy a pint or two...perhaps thinking of your excursions as exercise might help a bit?

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  13. Very funny writing. Several of your posts made me smile. Hope you enjoyed your shopping ...

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