Saturday, December 26, 2009

Present tense

Kev and I had already sorted our pre planned, non surprise, sensible presents.

Mine was a minor consumer durable - cheap but flashy.
His was a padded parka from TK Max.

After yesterday's food, drink and festivities we approached the opening of our surprise presents with frenzied excitement....I should know better.

Why does
experience never triumph over hope?

Present no1: How chic!!

They will certainly be relegated now.

no2: Everton Diary.

N.B. You may recall that Everton is the favourite team of my head not of my heart.

no3: Book on Beatles with every thought they had about every track they ever recorded and every chord they played. OK everyone of my age likes the Beatles but I drifted away.
Guess who's still a big fan.

no4: Book of politician quotes such as:

Tony Blair in1997 - "One reason I changed the Labour Party is so that we can remain true to our principles."

Her Majesty the Queen in St Petersburg 1994
- "Manchester is not such a nice place."

And my favourite ... Cyril Smith in 1985 discussing immigrants. - "I had sixteen of them for lunch at the House of Commons."

Here's that picture for the third time

Did you get some good ones?


Blogger Dave said...

Nothing unexpected, no.

5:17 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

I made the Present Face for a box of chocolate covered Turkish Delight Thins.


5:19 pm  
Blogger Vicus Scurra said...


5:22 pm  
Blogger Steve said...

Frankie Boyle's autobiography has had me giggling through the stomach ache caused by too much chocolate...

5:48 pm  
Blogger geraldgee said...

damn spots on my tongue now...

6:04 pm  
Blogger savannah said...

i received the best unexpected gift: 100usd from miss daisy! xoxoxoxo

(but it's probably a combo xmas/birthday present!)


6:11 pm  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

You've just reminded me of how when I was about 7, I remarked that I loved dolphins. For the next 15 birthdays nearly all my presents were dolphin-related. I then made the mistake of saying how I quite liked angels. My home is now a veritable grotto of them & they'd better start earning their keep ditto or it'll be curtains!

Merry Christmas Kaz - you and Kev are very wise to have pre-planned presents even if it doesn't do a lot for spontaneity. Lx

6:17 pm  
Blogger tony said...

I Got Rythme.I Got Style!

6:20 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

How exciting.
Can't you make something up.

Ugh indeed.
Full of Eastern promise???


Excellent - you were due for a good laugh.

Don't you just love the festive season?

It'll be such fun deciding.

The scarf was the spontaneity.
Much over rated

Next Christmas .... I'll be giving you modesty :)

7:47 pm  
Blogger Rog said...

I got a Watch! It is as memorable as the one Emma Bunton's husband was given by Baby Spice, but possibly not quite as expensive....

8:11 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

I got a win to take us out of the bottom three.

If we don't finish above Big Sam's team I'll eat my scarf.

9:03 pm  
Blogger Malc said...

A great big bench saw - fantastic. A point or three at Anfield would have been nice too, but Liverpool had to stop being pathetic at some stage.

9:14 pm  
Blogger xl said...

Dare I ask about the Alpecin?

9:20 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

You're making me feel like Dave now.
Is it a pun?

I still think Big Sam belongs at Bolton.
I'll cook it for you and provide the wine.

Wolves and Rovers are on equal points and Everton is supporting them.
Are you playing Chelsea soon?

That was my 'ironic' present to Kev.
I saw the top of his head from the upstairs window.

9:30 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

LIV ,LIV, Liverpool, Liverpool, Liverpool FC.


Humbugs the lot of them.

I support Glasgow Rangers as well, which makes me doubly damned.

11:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A calendar. MAybe it's a hint or something.

1:25 am  
Blogger Dave said...

For the first time in at least 30 years I didn't get either a calendar or a diary. Presumably people don't think I'm going to last 12 months, so didn't want to waste their money.

7:56 am  
Blogger Rog said...

My comment relied on the highly intellectual background of having watched "All Star Mr & Mrs" on Christmas Day.

I bet you feel better now!

9:03 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

Do not mention the L word round here.
Humbugs could probably score more goals than Everton at the moment.

I'm worried now ... hint??

What an optimistic explanation.
Did anyone buy you a zimmer frame?

Bugger - I missed it.

11:13 am  
Blogger I, Like The View said...



1:30 pm  
Blogger Rosie said...

Yeah yeah, yeah, sketchbooks and a Roman flagon. My life is complete.

1:37 pm  
Blogger Donnw/2nz said...

A new stylus for my vinyl adaptor so that I can commence to transfer my old albums...that nobody else liked because I can't find them anywhere.
I also received the National Geo book of knowledge which pretty much explains everything but why we are on Earth...
I guess nobody knows :)

2:06 pm  
Blogger Kevin Musgrove said...

I bought my lot entirely practical gifts this year. They retaliated with socks and hankies. Serve me right, I think!

3:32 pm  
Anonymous NiC said...

Hurrah!!! (Glad to hear you're doing your bit to see the Blues are going down) ;)

I got the most amazingly heavy duty potato masher you have ever seen from youngest daughter and suddenly no-one wants mash.....up until Xmas day I'm sure it was demanded twice daily!

Bah humbug!!!!! And a happy noo year!

Hang on, I think I've got tat Beatles book somewhere too....never read it though.

3:54 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

You have so much in common with Vicus.

Sketch books - empty and full of potential.
But I hope the flagon was filled.

Vinyl to iPod.
I'd love to do this but feel I should move on.

You can never have too many socks - or too few hankies.

(ignores first remark)
Potato Masher eh? Things could be worse.
Too many words in it for me.

5:35 pm  
Blogger I, Like The View said...

that's the most flattering thing anyone has ever written about me


8:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No need to worry. In know my days are numbered but there should be roughly 11.000 left.

1:09 am  
Blogger MJ said...


I was naughty.

3:59 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

I've told you before - don't encourage him.

Just don't count.

What's new?

11:29 am  
Blogger Arabella said...

Oooo, love the Sansome novels. But I did start a count of how many times poor Shardlake was getting hit on the head in the latest one. Ouch.

2:57 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

I bought that one for Kev because I wanted to read it myself.
Ouch indeed - Shardlake has enough problems.

4:34 pm  

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