Musical Monday: Foreigner

Dumdad’s dinner date

Noah over for dinner Saturday 23 August 2014As I mentioned in my last blogpost, my wife and daughter are in the Auvergne chez The Outlaws and I’m left to my own devices.

Tonight my son came over to have dinner with me but it had to be early (7.30pm-ish) as he was off to a BBQ/party in Paris later in the evening.

I’d previously ironed all his clothes ready for him to pick up; he then dropped off another load of dirty washing.

My son had a bottle of beer  (Leffe Blond) before I served up dinner: chicken with roast potatoes and peas and carrots. See photo above.

The food was good (if I say so myself) and the chat was convivial. Après nosh, he had another Leffe and a rolled-up clop (fag).

But an hour or so later he was on his way with his bag of clean clothes.

Still, nice to see him as always, however briefly.

Just me and the chat now.




Alone again, naturally

Au revoirMy wife, daughter and two schoolchums went to the Auvergne yesterday evening to stay in the countryside with The Outlaws for a week.

That leaves me alone with the cat. I’m now her favourite person as I feed her.

My son is coming over tomorrow evening to have dinner with me. I shall also hand over a stack of clothing that I ironed personally for him.

The house does seem rather quiet but it’s nice to have the place to myself for a while.



Musical Monday: 2CELLOS

Nanu-Nanu Robin Williams, RIP

Robin Williams

Shazbot! A great actor, comic and all-round entertainer has stepped off this mortal coil – is he heading off to the planet Ork?

Like millions of people I first fell in love with Robin Williams when he grabbed our attention in the Mork and Mindy TV show (1978-1982).

His portrayal of the alien Mork from the planet Ork was inspired. His lines of dialogue and jokes were not necessarily hilarious but his rendition of them was.

After Mork and Mindy, Robin Williams went from strength to strength. I shan’t list his achievements here as everyone knows what they are and each and everyone of us has a favourite Williams film or comedy routine.

Suffice to say, I was very sad when I heard the news this morning.


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