Sunday, July 06, 2008

Yorkshire's got talent!




I awoke to the soft, tuneless strains of Lurch warbling away 'oh yes I'm young, gifted and black..da da da da..' I opened one eye to see him in the bathroom, in his boxers, fuzzy fish white belly wobbling gently to his own rhythm, the picture of pure happiness. He had an alcohol free night last night. I think some people don't suit drinking, it makes Lurch melancholy and he sleeps much better without it.

Lurch's musical talent runs in the family. We got Danny Boy's first secondary school report this week. For music it read 'Danny has below average musical ability' and went on 'she must concentrate harder' finishing by stating that 'Alice must try to perform better in year 8'. Aha! caught out by the cut and paste function.



The big romance has finished too. DB isn't sure who finished it but one of Daisy's friends told him that she was holding another boy's hand at the school sport's disco and DB talked to her about it, eventually agreeing it was better to be just good friends. Thank goodness for that, no more weekend driving and forking out shedloads of cash. Danny Boy said he'd got quite bored with walking around at lunchtime with Daisy and her friends chatting about girly stuff instead of playing football with his pals. He's dipped his toe into the teeming pool of new love, bewildering attractions and fizzing hormones and has decided to stay out of it for the time being. He spent the weekend happily playing lego with The Terminator, building dens, whittling wood in the forest and re-reading his favourite book: His report also said he was quite immature.







After the trials and tribulations of the early part of this week I've really cheered up. I was partly down because it was my birthday and I was entering a new demographic cluster. Having worked in marketing for so long I know exactly what the new classification means. I'm over it now, though. Life's too short at my age! So, on Friday, Ms Dynamite and I had our first meeting with the manufacturers we're going to be working with. We drove over to Barnsley to visit two of the most creative, dynamic, straightforward fifty-something men I've ever met. They put some of the global FMCG clients I've worked with to absolute shame. Straight-talking Yorkshiremen sitting on a gold mine of fabulous products that they've developed with their considerable expertise. We had a riot and we're all really excited about working together. Ms Dynamite and I had a great day and are going to spend a day a week working on the business. I'm so excited, not something I've felt about work for some time.





17 comments:

goodbyetoallfat said...

"Thank goodness for that, no more weekend driving and forking out shedloads of cash"

Sorry to hear about the end of DB's romance but that pre-teen dating thing can be expensive if the pre-teens are non-earners!

Denise said...

Yes, Yorkshire does have talent! LOL! I love the straightforward, no mincing talking! My hubby is indeed a dab hand now! Well he has had 50 years to practice! LOL!

rosiero said...

Good to hear about your business venture - wish you lots of luck and fun.

I would march straight round to that teacher and demand to know whether Alice is below average at music or Danny Boy. What a plonker for making a mess of a report.

Milla said...

Hmm, I spent an hour driving T11 to cinema yesterday with his friend. A fine use of a morning, non? It was Race for Life and thus millions of cars wasting precious petrol. Then the friend's mum did the same an hour later picking them up. Not even any romance involved! I believe they DID thank me for the lift ...

Exmoorjane said...

Love the cut and paste slip-up....isn't it great when you catch teachers out?
Think I may be in that depressing demographic too.....grim, isn't it?

GoneBackSouth said...

That's brilliant about the business excitement - good for you! And the broken romance ... well ... that's another milestone reached, eh.

Frog in the Field said...

Wow, you sound really wired about it, good luck.
A very funny post!

Berthddu Suit said...

Bit of copy and paste going on with my girls' reports too! The eldest was congratulated on some work they did before she even joined the school!

Tara@From Dawn Till Rusk said...

You seem to be handling 'fizzing hormones' (what a great term) with ease! All advice gratefully received on that front, it's not a period I'm looking forward to!

goodbyetoallfat said...

BlogThatMama,

You have a mini mention in my blog today.

Best wishes,
Sharon

Stinking Billy said...

mama, I'm pleased that you know exactly what is meant by 'moving to a new demographic cluster' because I am still sitting here with my mouth hanging open. ;-)

blogthatmama said...

GTAF - DB is indeed a non-earner, still hasn't done that weeding and thanks for mention.

Hello Denise, fellow Yorkshire dweller!

Milla good manners makes it slightly better but still v painful, hence the reason I want to move so much.

GBS & Frog, yes am v excited, time for a new challenge!

Rosiero and Berthddu Suit I'm phoning the head of year today to complain, just working myself up a bit first...

Tara, be afraid, it's the mind games challenge at this age.

Jane & Billy - glad you know what I mean about the demographic, can't help but flinch about it. Billy it's just a bit of marketing twaddle for meaning that you are no spring chicken anymore, more's the pity!

GoneBackSouth said...

I just had to nip over and tell you that your comment (about a farmer with a hairy neck) on Dulwich Mum made me laugh my head off!

A Confused Take That Fan said...

Oh to be a spring chicken again! Good luck with new business adventure.
And I do vagurly remember the exciting pre teen romance. He was called Gary and used to bring me boxes of chocolates. Date over. It was so much simpler then...

Mean Mom said...

Glad that DB seems to have taken the break up in his stride. He sounds very mature, to me, to be honest. Maybe just in some ways, then.

Teacher's mistake is appalling!

Work is sounding like fun. Good for you!

There are awards at my place, when you have a minute.

Oh and belated Happy Birthday!! Don't be so secretive about it, next time! Let us make a fuss about it! It's fun!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

i have an award for you at my place.

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