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.