Marriage and Serial Monogamy

‘We’re always away when he gets married’

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Baz left for his annual golf trip yesterday. We shared a cab to Slough Station, and along the way we reflected on, among other things, marriage

‘We’re always away when he gets married’ I said. A good friend has married several times, but he has very high expectations of a partner. We have failed so far to attend his weddings. ‘Don’t worry’ said Baz ‘There’s always the next one’

We are lucky to have just enjoyed our 19th wedding anniversary. C unashamedly used her cousin’s ID card at Waitrose to pick up a celebratory bottle of Cremant de Limoux(!), and Baz and I had a gorgeous meal in The Fox and Hounds at Bishopsgate. Our first ever meal there together was a Sunday lunchtime, we hadn’t booked and the restaurant was so full that we had to sit at an outside table. I was chilly in my halter-neck, and the owner at the time – a lovely man with a terrible wig – immediately whipped off his enormous cardigan and draped it over my shoulders

That was 22 years ago and we’d been together just a few days. Back then, we were love’s young dream. I remember the day so clearly

While Baz is gone, there’s plenty of stuff to do in the garden, and things to fiddle with in the shed and the garage, though robin chicks are chirping in the old wardrobe in the garage, so paint stripping has to stop. Work on the aluminium flying saucers will have to wait until the nest is empty

The first of the shades (above right) is ready and Baz asked if I will be taking it with me to France. He thinks that I should tilt it at a jaunty angle and tell Ryanair that it’s a hat

Author: poshbirdy

Art deco/ art nouveau maniac enjoying a deep and meaningful relationship with alcohol

8 thoughts on “Marriage and Serial Monogamy”

  1. congratulations on the anniversary, true love never dies! ..and a thumbs up to your daughters choice of fizz. Cremant is vastly underrated, in the modern Prosecco vs Champ world of bubbles we live in. She’s clearly learnt from the master!

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  2. Congratulations on your wedding anniversary and what a lovely way to celebrate with a trip back to those halcyon first days when breathing is like inhaling the bubbles of the finest champagne!

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  3. Next time you three fly over together you can wear one each.
    If anyone questions it tell them it’s a mobile art installation. I can see you and C sporting this headwear, but every time I think of Baz wearing one I laugh.

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  4. If you can get a good deal on the fare, it might cost you less to buy the shade a seat of its own than to pay for it to go in the hold 😉 If you do wear it as a hat, however, please publish a photo – although I’m sure I’ve seen similar from Ladies Day at Ascot.

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