no, he’s not behind me....
no, it’s not the distinguished gentleman hovering in the corner (incidentally does anyone know who he is? He showed up a couple of days ago and keeps eating all the chocolate biscuits.....OK he doesn’t eat all the chocolate biscuits but Mrs B doesn’t know that so I‘m using it as cover....)
The uniform details released a couple of days ago, will include :-
Sweatshirt – while it might be for the summer this is the UK, just surprised they have not included
Jacket – a bit formal but I’m prepared to make the sacrifice
Trousers - Well it would look mighty strange if we had no strides on....
Baseball Cap – I can wear it back to front and put off the youngsters
Trilby – no doubt for frightening the elderly
Umbrella - Come on this is the UK with only a 99% chance of rain - I'm looking forward to using it to do my Gene Kelly impression...
I was particularly impressed that when we met them at the Wedding reception Joyce seemed sober but within less than a minute went from totally coherent to almost horizontal. She wanted to dance and wasn’t taking no for an answer. We cleared the dance floor before I escaped and managed to hide behind The Beast while Joyce went in search of other victims.
In just over a week Mitch dragged them the length and breadth of England, catching up with his relatives and leaving just enough time to join me for a C.A.C.T.U.S (Cheap As Chips Tuesday- half price cinema days) evening where I got to indulge in some more nostalgia with the New TinTin film.
I also managed to introduce them to the delights of Delicious (When the BlackLOG finally goes mainstream, it can surely only be a matter of decade, Delicious will definitely be one of the sets - like Central Perks in “Friends” – only we rarely get to sit in the comfy seats). They even got to see Mrs B briefly before she was whisked away to Beijing with work.
Richard “At last we can spend the rest of our lives together”
Al “Richard, that is just so last year”
Skip forward a year
Al “Ready or not I’m moving in....”
Richard "Who are you again?"
Xupes has been trading for over 2 years and Joe has recently developed some great contacts in the trade which enables him to pick up surplus stock and sell them at great prices. Mrs B is a regular purchaser from his jewellery section, going self service once she finally realised that her husband is not the jewellery buying type…
Record of the week
Purple rain by Prince - There is a rumour that Prince (the diminutive purple pop star ) is the main sponsor of the London 2012 Olympics volunteer uniforms - in which case I'm grateful I don't have to wear a raspberry beret....
Just as well I was in this shot otherwise I fear
Joyce would have exited stage left in a
quirky downward direction.... As it was I
got to feel like the pole in a pole dance...
Mitch a Canadian in English clothing....
|Mrs B "Lean on me... but no dribble|
thank you very much"
|McG doing his best Teddy Bear impression.|
If any blokes out there thought it would be cool
to have two birds fighting over them – just ask
what is left of Mr Fish, how cool this turned out