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Sunday, October 06, 2013

It's a well known fact that the secret of a successful relationship is good communication. Lisa and I live under the same roof, rarely spend much time apart, speak at length every day, and share a lot of what we're doing on this blog. But at times we barely have a clue what the other one's up to. It's like we're Siamese twins who are joined back to back.

Lisa decided on Friday that as Amelie had swept the board at this season's most prestigious awards ceremony, she would reward the girl with that most cherished of prizes: a Get Out of Church Free card. Ordinarily, the two of them would sit through a critical mass on Sunday morning, but Lisa told me a couple of days ago that she'd decided to take Amelie to the Kids' Club at the Duke of York's Cinema instead. To hell with church, she thought, my girl needs a reward, for heaven's sake. Or words to that effect.

She told me they were going to see 'Monsters University', which I thought was a slightly surprising choice, as I took her to see it on my birthday, but Amelie can generally watch a DVD about seventy-eight times before getting fed up, so I assumed she'd asked to see it again, and thought no more of it.

Until we were in bed last night, and I mentioned in passing that Amelie had seen the film before. Which prompted Lisa to react with stunned surprise. Despite having waved me off on my birthday, and then read about it on my blog, Lisa had no idea that I'd taken Amelie to see 'Monsters University'. So having got over the shock, she immediately cancelled her plans for this morning, and took her to church instead. I felt quite guilty. Which is a good Catholic trait.

As for this afternoon, we're having Stefan and Andrew over for afternoon tea...

Assuming there's anything left by the time they get here.

I was stuffing myself with one of Stefan's strudels at work on Friday afternoon, and he mentioned that Andrew had dreamt the night before that I'd gone round to their flat and eaten all their food. As I said to him at the time, that's not a dream, it's a premonition, so in order to delay it coming true, we decided that they should come over here for a change.

Amelie made White Chocolate & Raspberry Cupcakes before she left for church this morning, then Toby and I made Wholemeal Fruit Scones while she was gone. The word 'wholemeal' is to ensure that Lisa won't eat them, and leave all the more for me.

And with perfect timing, there goes the door bell...


Phil's Mum said...

I thought Amelie was going to a party today!

Phil said...

Thank you, Paul Hollywood. I owe it all to the cookie cutters I bought from Poundland.

Phil said...

That was yesterday. Our weekends are just a whirl of socialising and eating cake. Particularly the latter.