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Monday, August 01, 2011

When I got up yesterday morning, I mentioned to Lisa that I'd been thinking about her during the night. Naturally she immediately tried to pin me down on specifics, so I told her I'd been thinking about all the sadnesses she's been through. To which she responded "Blimey, you must have been awake all night".

Fortunately, however, there are signs that Lisa's bad-luck cloud may be moving on to another victim. I'm pleased to report that despite all of us spending time in my parents' garden yesterday afternoon, it was Big Sis, not Lisa, who got splatted with seagull poo and required hosing down with disinfectant. The rest of us remained clean, dry, and unlikely to contract bird flu.

But the good luck didn't end there. Upon returning home yesterday evening, we found not one, but two pieces of good fortune waiting for us. The first was this potentially priceless piece of high art...

Arty Farty
It's the latest in a series of bespoke collectable greeting cards produced in the surrealist art houses of Milton Keynes, and has been personally signed by its creator, and dedicated to me for my birthday. I've received a couple of others in the past, and I'm holding on to them all, in case their value skyrockets in the future. I call it my 'refuse collection', because I'd be mad to turn them down.

But that wasn't all. We also found an answerphone message from the hospital nursery, saying that Amelie has successfully passed the lengthy selection process (which basically involved us writing her name on a form), and won a place there, three afternoons a week from next January. It's handy because the nursery's based in the same building that I am, so I can watch her bullying the other kids from the window of our second floor kitchen.

On the downside, the fact that we weren't in when they called, means that they heard our outgoing answerphone message. A message which Lisa recorded a few months ago, and which, for purely comedic purposes, goes like this:

"You're through to the stressed-out parents of Amelie Gardner. Please leave a message after the tone."

I expect the nursery have made a note of that already. She'll be the only girl with a behaviour record five months before she starts.


Phil's Mum said...

Oh dear!!!!

Dave said...

Tee hee.

'old' friend said...


A Passer-by said...

For everything else there's Mastercard - or so they say!!