Where are you going on Friday...?
Betty Ford Clinic at Deep Blue. It's the place appointed by alexmc
for the celebration of his birthday, and I'll be stumbling back to his place at god-knows-when in the morning to crash.
I'm not booked in for tango lessons beforehand, however.
Oh, jolly good: I shall see you there, then.
Come to tango! It's great fun! And Mike's not coming, so I won't have a partner....
If I attempt to dance, I will manage two or three minutes before my knees and ankles stop working and I'll spend the next several hours in pain. And not in a good way.
Hmm. I suppose I can let you off, then....
Sorry, that sounded a bit abrupt. But I really don't dance... I'd be happy to mind your handbag and watch you dancing, though.
What're you doing in the afternoon / for dinner?
Seeing as I'm being abandoned and will have to figure out what to wear by myself, and I Have No Clothes, and people keep saying unhelpful things like "You look good with no clothes on", which is totally unsuited to this cold snap....
Well, suppose I come and see you for lunch, and then we can go shopping? I can guarantee I have more stamina than certain newly-blonde arthritic young ladies.
Hmm: not sure. Mike's out for lunch (as well as dinner), and we're supposedly having a new cooker hood fitted at some point on Friday....
I might try a bit more shopping tomorrow, but I'm going to see Des, so. Hmm.
Bah. I Have No Clothes.
I'm happy to assist as you try on all the clothes you already own, if you find that you have to stay in for the cooker hood on Friday. Although I have no dress sense whatsoever, I'm quite capable of saying things like "why don't you try this dress with the corset you were using five minutes ago" and so on, until you find a combination you like.
I'm at a client all day tomorrow.
Thank you. And it's May 5th, yes? I must consult with my Ladies. By when do you need to know?
If you ever need a Lady...!
I was about to direct your attention to this very topic.
Well, I just bought a new ballgown from eBay, in an attempt to cheer myself up after the earlier shopping failure....
Where is it?
It's at Freemason's Hall in Leicester
, which is about three hours in a car from yours and would mean overnighting in zone seven, coming back the following day.
Leicester? Eww... That's... well, it's zone seven!
I shall check with Mike in the morning, but yes, it seems doable!
And calm down, dear. Think of it as a bit like going to a convention.
Hmmm.... only without the programme and with extra speeches...? I see....
>>Leicester? Eww... That's... well, it's zone seven!
Hey it's not that bad up here!
No, sorry you were right.
Crisco is a fine product with many excellent non-culinary applications. It looks like the Best Western Belmont House Hotel in De Montfort Street.
Hmm. Those two sentences should really have been in separate paragraphs.
A firm booking, please, for myself and flick
. I'll research hotels myself, but it looks like being the hotel I mentioned in my previous comment.
I'm quite capable of saying things like "why don't you try this dress with the corset you were using five minutes ago" and so on
This seems to be Abi and Mike's preferred method of dealing with me....
Do you want to come 'round for dinner, and then come and watch the tango?
That sounds like a good plan -- just let me know what sort of time you'd like me to show up.
If I'm watching the tango, should I book myself in by email as directed on the website (since "places are limited")? I suspect I should -- I'll go and do so now.
I'll email Mat and let him know that you aren't dancing. We'll work something out!
Come 'round whenever you like. Probably want to eat at around six to go out about half seven?
Hmm. What would you like for dinner?
I'd like to book one space for Tango lessons this Friday. I would normally claim to count as a beginner, but I'm crippled and am unlikely to attempt more than one or two dances unless I'm already heavily anaesthetised, which is unlikely. I'm accompanying Flick and since I'll mostly just be sitting and watching it might make more sense to count me amongst whichever level she's doing while you're calculating numbers.
I hope that's not too confusing.
Tomato is best avoided, but otherwise I'll be delighted to eat whatever emerges, or to cook something if there's uncooked food to hand.
Jolly good: I dropped them a note, too, so it should all be ok.
I might even Go Out and Buy Food! Or, you know, ask Mike to do so for me....
Heavens EVERY one's going to the BFC. I really should make an effort..
I was actually replying (before I read all the comments) to ask if last week was some kind of national rubber duck day festival? elseware
was also distributing rubber ducks at and round about Tim berners Lee's talk at Soton, which was passing strange..