05 November, 2007


Went into town to buy myself a new work cardigan - Benetton, wool, blue, round-necked. Stopped in at Top Shop - my god, what a heaving temple to girldom that place is, with a few bewildered boyfriends shipwrecked in amongst the shoes, jackets, accessories, nailspa, Kate Mosseries etc. It is like being inside a female teenager's head. Also bought Mo a tennis racquet (not from Top Shop) for GBP15, which is 5 pounds cheaper than the one I bought for myself 20 years ago.

Went to the fireworks in Battersea Park. You had to pay and they were 15 minutes late starting, which gave me time to start getting tetchy with the kids and yelling at them for various minor infringements of familial etiquette - but it was all forgotten when the fireworks started. I LOVE fireworks! Curly was so carried away she started dancing around to the music like a wild Bacchante. Huge bonfire, but no guy though. How wussy is that?

Seems like we will not be in the new place this side of Xmas as our sellers are in a chain. Huh. More months of limbo. So Bobs if that offer of Xmas in Aberdeen still stands, we are up for it. Aberdeen - City of Granite.

Hit tennis ball about on the common with Mo this afternoon. After 5 minutes I stepped in a great skid of dogshit. And then he started to wheeze and we all had to go home. Not entirely successful then. Spent the rest of the afternoon ironing and listening to La Boheme on my very old recordplayer.


Blogger 962 said...

What an absolutly excellent post

While the horrible masses play crap on their computer a small band of people who used to write with pens and paper have advanced to the screen

Because we feel compelled to scribble every day some of the things we write are up their with Bennet

I could almost smell the dog shit when I got to that part of the story and, imagine it festering, hiding steamily under a couple of leaves.

Topshop, the sort of place a boyfreind could be washed up in and, leave with another girl, imagining, after having his head assaulted with banile chanting, that it was his own.

And the guy, how f*****g politically correct is it not to burn a b******d whose idea of political correctness was to use violence to further his political goals. What next reading out the guys who flew the planes on the 11th of September or on the 7th of July in London

I am totally and absolutely rabidly annoyed at this ridiculous middle class victorian creaping paralysis of PC UK.

So tell us did you or are you buying peach tree gardens, if so why not tell the bastards that live there now to move out or you will pull your offer, leaflets identifying good rental property, storage facilities and associated information on the likely collapse of London house prices should assist.

Love the scotish method of tendering to sell

2:26 am  
Blogger ulaca said...

Did you manage to sit through all four operas in the Ring cycle? If so, you deserve a medal.

4:07 am  
Blogger SMW said...

Can anyone explain why guys are banned?

6:26 am  
Blogger Icedink said...

Organised firework displays are preferable to maiming your family in the back garden with a box of rockets. I don't much like all the bangs and crashes and worry that the foxes will be upset. Killjoy.

9:15 am  
Blogger FBT said...

oh we also did the maiming the family in the garden shtick - the other flats in our house came out to watch as well, so we spread joy around the place. I'm pretty there are some foxes lurking about, but they are tough gum-chewing, wisecracking, urban foxes, who are unperturbed by human pyrotechnics.

9:59 pm  
Blogger Tiny said...

Sorry to hear that your new place isn't ready yet :-(

11:17 pm  
Blogger dgny said...

They outlawed fireworks here. Banned at Hallowe'en, anyway. I'm not sure if they're banned at other times.

Why are people telling you how good your posts are? I don't notice a bit of difference between older posts and newer ones. They must be sucking up.

And top shop has the best jeans, EVER. I know, I know, it's hard to see the jeans for the sequins and ruffles, but they're worth diving in and finding. Über Sexy.

2:42 am  
Blogger dgny said...

I meant to say posts are *NOW*. Implication being ... well, you know.

2:43 am  
Blogger random.thoughts said...

you should try Blackheath fireworks next year, all free courtesy of Lewisham and Greenwich, traffic is beastly though so maybe not such a great idea. And they have a guy although they give it a lift home afterwards in the dial-a-ride minibus rather than burn it. Perhaps Lambeth couldn't afford a guy, you know, cutbacks and all that.

Planes on July 7th??

10:49 am  
Blogger random.thoughts said...

By the way, in the words of Comic Book Man in the Simpsons -

worst post ever


10:51 am  
Blogger FBT said...

we were going to the Blackheath ones, seeing as how they are free and I am cheap, but when it came to it, it was just so bloody far away. Next year, we're going to the Clapham ones, free and nearby.

I see both DG and RT are of the opinion that my posts are now and always have been crap. Well, all I can say is... I'm going to go away and cry. And you two are demoted to the nether regions of my links list. Forever!

8:08 pm  
Blogger dgny said...

Quite the opposite, I've thought they were fabulous all along. Yeesh.

9:05 pm  
Blogger 962 said...

you are being sychophantic (sp) is that a word

I think there wonderful and I like being top of your list fbt I do
Grovel, snivell

I do think some posts are really good


not all

Areas could be improved

On that subject have a look at Gweipo blog very funny

2:56 am  
Blogger 962 said...

thet didnt fly planes on the 7th of July

Picking ambiguity I ask you tut

2:56 am  
Blogger random.thoughts said...

I think your posts are the best FBT - I love your blog more than life itself.

{please don't demote me}

3:31 pm  
Blogger SMW said...

I too think the sun shines out of your blogging backside.

Can I come and stay in your new palace next year? Please?

8:14 am  
Blogger FBT said...

that's more like it. SMW, if we ever get into our palace, you are always welcome to stay in it.

5:17 pm  

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