Monday, February 25, 2008

Terms of Reference.

I still don't know what to call Kev.
As in 'My ......... lives upstairs or 'My .......... and I?
Anyone over 40 is too old to have a 'boyfriend' and people think 'friend' means Eileen. 'Lover' is too much information and 'partner' sounds like you own an Estate Agent's business together.
I usually settle for 'My Bloke' which seems appropriate for our long term, up and down, on and off relationship.

Anyway - my bloke and I are about to risk 10 days of cohabitation in Spain. So, when all sensible folk are sleeping on Wednesday morning, we shall entrust ourselves to Monarch and Sarfabus.

Ryanair and Terrorvision will bring us back next Sunday.

I bet you're looking forward to the holiday snaps already.




Blogger Vicus Scurra said...


9:40 am  
Blogger Dave said...

Do try to enjoy yourselves without us.

9:43 am  
Blogger I, still, like the views said...

have wonderful hols


9:55 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

You've enrolled on that charm course again haven't you?

If I find a network I might pop over to see you.

I will try my very best.

10:27 am  
Blogger MJ said...

You'll pine for us. Just you watch.

Doesn't Deirdre look like Claire Peacock?

1:08 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

Liz Taylor should make a Norman Wisdomesque appearance in Corrie.

Have a good'un.

1:31 pm  
Blogger Murph said...

Spooky - Claire Peacock is Drew's cousin!

"Partner" does sound like an estate agent, and is also ambidextrous. Before the marriage Drew left a film at Tescos and said his "partner" would be collecting the prints. "Make sure he gets here after 6 then", advised Mrs Tesco. He flounced off in a right Elton.

Have a great break and Tienen un gran momento en España con su bloke!

2:21 pm  
Blogger stitchwort said...

You could just call him Kev.

Like "Kev and I are going to Spain for some cheap thrills"

enjoy them.

2:28 pm  
Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

Him in Doors... That, Fatty, Baldy,
Jane as names for every day of the week for me.
I tell her to call me anything she wants to... just don't call me late for my tea ;o).

2:47 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I'm missing you already.
They sure pick the glamour girls in Corrie.

I'm shocked - I had to Google this and discovered that I missed Norman's cameo in 2004 - Thank goodness.

Please send my love to Ashley - so glad they sorted out their differences... and as for the Tesco incident - you should tell Drew to keep a firm wrist!

Gracias mi estimado perro pequeño

I do refer to 'Kev' 99% of the time - but there are still times when it just won't do and further clarification is needed.
Cheap thrills? Whatever can you mean?
I had those this morning in Primark.

Yes I do refer to 'im upstairs.
But what about the names Jane uses when you're not around?

5:29 pm  
Blogger Pete said...

ooh pics of sunkissed beaches lovely

5:30 pm  
Blogger Malc said...

'Partner' is so smugly middle class liberal. Tough one for blokes too. My other half, the little lady - wouldn't dare. The worst is 'the missus' especially when not married.

The whole business is one of many good reasons Mrs Malc and I got married.

7:11 pm  
Blogger tony said...

I Hope You and your better half have a fab time! Yes! Lots Of Photos pleeze.

9:55 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

Does Kev have a shed? All blokes called Kev should have a shed.

12:19 am  
Blogger liits said...

My ex is normally known as either "that fat Irish c***" or Henman [he who looks promising but fails to deliver].

12:48 am  
Blogger Homey said...

Well don't be too bloody surprised if you get a visit from the Spanish Inquisition when you least bloody expect it...
their chief weapon is surprise!

Will they have a computereeno electrico in the Lobby?

4:23 am  
Anonymous Rimshot said...

Extensive research has provided the following options: boyfriend, baby, beau, companion, crush, date, escort, flame, follower, gentleman caller, gentleman friend, heartthrob, inamorato, main man, man, old man, paramour, squeeze, steady, suitor, swain, sweetheart, wooer

Choose wisely.

4:37 am  
Blogger Roses said...

You could always refer to him as a bloke you hang around with.

You will be frolicking in Spain with the bloke, I will be going to Ikea - again.

Life is on the up!

8:18 am  
Blogger Betty said...

Howzabout on/off cohabitee? Or should it be cohabittee? Or cohibite? It adds a veneer of drama to the relationship. Well, it's difficult to spell, so maybe not.

12:35 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Sunkissed I hope - but don't rely on it as it's not Costa del Sol.

That's great - but 'My Husband' always sounds a bit like the Queen doesn't it?

'Better half' - don't come round 'ere and suggest that!
You may regret it - and the photo request as well.

Kev has no shed which makes it very difficult to write a poem about him.

'Henman' brilliant insult - I'll remember that.

I bet you got the Python book of scripts for Christmas didn't you?? As long as you say it Python and not Python.

Thanks so much for your dedication.
After careful consideration I've decided on paramour.
I just hope Kev lives up to it.

'Hanging around' - we haven't been very good at that.
Spain or IKEA - a tough call! I could be greedy and go to the one in Barcelona but I'll probably keep thinking I'm in Warrington.

I really love 'cohabite' it sounds sort of illegal.
But I suppose that we've had enough drama over the years so perhaps I should stick with 'gentleman friend'.. I jest.

1:54 pm  
Blogger Mopsa said...

I always went for "my live-in lover". It gave the neighbours hours of fun and it sounded so permanently naughty.

3:13 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

How about "my fuck puppet"?

3:15 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

It's not that simple. Kev would have to be "my ex live-in lover who is now my live-upstairs lover".

Hasn't quite got the same ring to it has it?

(thinks)... Is that the new name for a dildo??

4:35 pm  
Blogger stitchwort said...

Gentleman friend has such a nice ironic ring to it, don't you think?

8:00 pm  
Blogger Gareth said...

I tend to associate partner with someone of the same sex.

10:10 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Sugar Daddy??

My gay students used to refer to 'my flatmate'.

4:07 am  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

I have this problem too Kaz.

Significant other, longtime companion & sometime companion are a few I've toyed with. Terms, that is!

Hope you have a peaceable, even enjoyable holiday. I think one has to draw the line under a chap if he can't commit for two whole weeks at least.

3:24 pm  
Blogger Arabella said...

"Him upstairs"?
Have a lovely time.

1:50 am  
Blogger ziggi said...

I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

(partner sounds like a cowboy I always thought)

2:32 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Bring on the holiday snaps

We love holiday snaps - as long as they are accompanied by open bar

Have a fabulous time in Spain and do be careful with Ryanshair they are awful you know

3:07 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

Where is my sombrero wearing donkey hat?

It's not as though I ask for much.

2:31 am  
Blogger tony said...

hola esperanza del kaz i usted y su mitad mejor tenían un gran rato en España

6:58 pm  
Blogger Flaming Nora said...

It all depends on the day, surely and of course, the mood - yours and his. "Bloke" is a good one although I prefer and often use my north-eastern birthplace moniker of "gadgee". Sometimes he even gets "old gadgee".

1:03 pm  
Blogger I, still, like the views said...

I think you/we/aconglomeration of your readers might make up a new word. . .

. . .how about "hench"?

(apparently this actually means "big" in Teenspeek, but perhaps it would fit Kev too)

*joins the queue in order to look at the holiday snaps*

7:02 am  
Blogger I, still, like the views said...

*still queueing*


6:41 pm  
Anonymous Rimshot said...

not really so much a queue as a sort of milling about aimlessly...

7:39 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Thanks for you suggestions.
I'll try them all out.
Now that didn't make it to this side of the North.

6:39 pm  
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