Tuesday, November 07, 2006

We need to talk about Kevin.

While the cat’s away ….



THINGS I DID WHILE KEV WAS AWAY.

Bought a special posh glass and drank champagne cava in the bath.

Saw my ex husband (Rob) and listened very patiently (yawn) to his tales of AA meetings. He thinks he’s the bees knees now he belongs to the same club as Jane Tennyson/Helen Mirren.

Is there a Blogaholics Anonymous?

Went to Yorkshire (!!) twice and admired the imposing appearance of Huddersfield.
Saw the Hockney Exhibition in Bradford with Eileen and Norma (From Bradford to Hollywood and back again). It was so sunny that Bradford looked like Paris.


Saw The History Boys film .. marvellous .. I can’t understand the poor reviews. Lads are so funny before they start talking about house values and cholesterol levels.

You have to hand it to Yorkshire - Hockney and Bennett are both wonderful and they both declined knighthoods.

Hired a man.*

Watched a lot less telly - but didn’t miss Corrie.

Achieved a lifetime’s ambition - I put up a shelf.

Didn’t feel a pressing need to support Everton (though they are doing a lot better than Rovers).

Bought disgustingly expensive mega gigantic king tiger prawns to put in my stir fry

Wore stripey tights

KAZ

* to fix the electrics

19 Comments:

Blogger The Murphmeister said...

What do they do at AA meetings? Discuss tailbacks at the Eccles Interchange and the merits of electronic ignition?

The picture of you in the bath is most attractive, Kaz. If you weren't such a short-arse we would be seeing more of you above the water. Have you made a bathroom shelf for your glass of Cava?

7:15 pm  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

How can you not miss Corrie? Great blog by the way. I will link to you from mine. But that doesn't mean we have to start buying each other Christmas cards and stuff, ok?

7:37 pm  
Blogger Oz said...

Just out of interest..... who is that little helpless creature in the first pic, totally out of academic interest of course.....

8:13 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Yes - yawn again.
Oh and Murph - don't let Mrs Rine read this - or she might decide to get rid of Mr. P for a while.

Nora: I shall reciprocate.
And you can stick your bloody Christmas cards. OK?

Oz: It is not an Hors d'œuvre. I believe it is a possum which I found on *cuteoverload.com*.
You could find lots of friends there.

9:20 pm  
Blogger SL said...

Aww! Stripey tights.

10:29 pm  
Anonymous Gert said...

She is rather lovely, isn't she. Although I've only seen her in the Camomile Lawn and Pride and Prejudice. I don't think that picture's from Pride and Prejudice

10:39 pm  
Blogger Dave G said...

I stay well clear of Huddersfield my ex lives there with stumpy her new Bou....Bradford looked like Paris????? where can I get some specs like yours.

10:56 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

sl: 'Aww' as in Coor or as in bless?

Gert: What happened to her?
This is Camomile lawn - I didn't show the one of her leaning on the mantelpiece.

Dave: It was one of those rare sunny days and we sat outside Wetherspoons in the town square.
OK it could have been the vin blanc.

11:14 am  
Blogger Anxious said...

I liked History Boys but not as much as Big did. One of the boys looked about thirty, though. And the way they spoke just didn't seem natural at times.

11:59 am  
Blogger stitchwort said...

And why do all these things need Kev's absence? Can't you do just what you want when he's around?
Or was the absence just co-incidental?

3:25 pm  
Anonymous Gert said...

According to imdb she's been in plenty, just not scraping my radar.

8:07 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

anx: Isn't Big a teacher? I went with two teacher friends and we all liked it - which is strange because it's not like any classroom in real life. Nostalgia?
But surely you loved the 'Brief Encounter' scene.

Stitchwort: Fair question. Just to reassure you that I was spoiling myself with posh glasses and giant prawns. And YES, speaking as a short arse, I do look awful in stripey tights.

Gert: I checked - off mine too.

8:17 pm  
Blogger Gary James said...

"I rode over the mountains to Huddersfield and a wilder people I never saw in all England!" - John Wesley 1757


What a girl that John Wesley was! Huddesfield is right nice. Glad you survived it.

9:02 pm  
Blogger Anxious said...

Yes, on both counts (Big = teacher, Brief Encounter = great)

9:53 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Gary:The wildest thing I saw in Huddersfield was the statue of Harold Wilson outside the railway station.
The flea market was good and the town looked imposing.

Anx: d'accord! Good.

10:18 pm  
Blogger The Editor said...

I heard it was more of a gay boys than history boys thing?

7:34 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Did you read that in the Telegraph or the Express?
They were like any group of lads in a Yorkshire sixth form. They all loved being together and being irreverent,talented and subversive.
Some were gay - some were not - all were lovely.

8:45 pm  
Blogger coolbuddha said...

Love Alan Bennett - haven't got round to seeing the film yet. Seen my good reviews though. My, you look good in the bath! Can't quite work out what is happening with the hands - is that a Ladyshave or a cigarette?

10:18 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

I did a post about Alan recently 'National Treasures'.
I know you would love the film.

It's definitely a cigarette in the pic - but it's the other hand that worries me!

7:39 pm  

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