Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Happy Anniversary and a writing struggle

Happy anniversary to us! Lord H and I have today been married for 14 years and he hasn’t sent me back to the Wife Shop yet – hurrah! So it was Lindor chocolates for breakfast (though I did have cereals too, so the Government can’t complain …) and it’s champagne tonight. And lasagne and icecream. Hmm, maybe the Government will complain after all – I’ll add salad, honest! I don’t want the Food Police round again.

Presents were nice too (yes, sadly, we do still do presents) – I bought him a CD of “I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue” which he’d asked for, plus a book and chocolates etc. And in return, I unwrapped a couple of books I’d wanted, plus the DVD of “Becoming Jane” and Germaine Greer’s Shakespeare’s Wife. Yes, I know that’s a book too, but I thought I’d give it a special mention – I’ve been longing to read it as soon as I saw it was out. Greer and Mrs Shakespeare – you can’t really go wrong.

The joy of our anniversary was slightly marred however by the necessity of going to work and – horrors! – having to minute the Nursery Management Group this afternoon. But in the event I had to cancel it, as everyone was sick. Must be the proximity to all those children … But Lord H has had flowers delivered and I had to run the gauntlet of bemused students in order to collect them from Senate House, aha! He now has huge numbers of Husband Points. Naturally. Added to which the boss bought bars of chocolate for us – for added strength in the run-up to Freshers’ Week, I assume! So it’s definitely a celebration day.

We’ve also finally taken delivery of an almost perfect version of our Freshers’ Week presentation DVD, so if we can get copies done by next Monday it will save our speakers having to entertain the students with (a) less than perfect copies, or (b) their tap-dancing skills. And – groan – it’s time to fill in our annual review forms. Best make sure I’ve done all last year’s targets by next month then …

Oh, and I managed to do another 500 words of The Bones of Summer last night – Lordy but it was a real effort. I had to chip it out with a small toothpick. Whilst having bandages round my eyes. But at least I think I’ve got a plot idea for the next section. Now there’s a novelty. And I also watched – for the first time ever – “Silent Witness” while I was doing the ironing. As I’m certainly not doing the ruddy ironing tonight, and I do like to get ahead … Actually and sadly, I think I might be hooked. Tom Ward certainly has an NVQ Level 5 in Cuteness, and I’m always a sucker for Emilia Fox. I think I’ll be watching it again sometime for sure.

Today’s nice things:

1. Our 14th wedding anniversary
2. Our 14th wedding anniversary
3. Our 14th wedding anniversary (did I mention that?...)

Anne Brooke
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Cathy said...

Happy Anniversary!

I'm very impressed that after 14 years you:
a) remember and
b) still celebrate!


Lover of Books, Films and Good Coffee Shops Everywhere! said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you from both of us. According to fact monster the 14th Anniversary 'traditional gift' is 'ivory' and the modern is 'opal'. Next year's is either crystal or ruby. (I think I'd prefer books and chocs though) http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0770817.html

I think it's very romantic that you still do presents - long may it continue.

Come to think of it - that's another good reason to get married - an extra day of present exchange each year - LOL

Have a good night (wink wink)

Susan & Peter

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, both! Yes, we're off to Woburn Safari Park at the weekend to look at elephants (for ivory).

And tee hee, Sue!



Nik Perring said...

Happy anniversary Mrs and Mr! Many happy returns.


Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, Nik!


Tania Hershman said...

Happy Anniversary! Chocolates for breakfast is such a good idea... and Husband Points, how fabulous. I envisage a regular totting up of points a bit like Eurovision: nil point, and all that.... That'll keep him on his toes, eh?


Anne Brooke said...

Tee hee! Too true, Tania!



Anonymous said...

Bit late but Happy Anniversary and flowers too - aahhh!

Sue xx

Anne Brooke said...

Thanks, Sue!