Friday, December 08, 2006

Blighty

After six long weeks in exile, I'm just about to make good my escape back to the land of Marmite and Twinings Earl Grey, to stock up on...er...Marmite and Twinings Earl Grey. And to check that the lovely Mr BC and I still like each other*. And to meet some people in Hungerford. And to pitch some dreadfully fashionable Web 2.0 malarky to some people in Reading. And to go to the work Christmas party. And to see Tunng and Viva Voce play in Brick Lane, if anyone fancies coming along on Monday evening.

My reward for all this frivolity is a 3.30am taxi back to Stansted on Wednesday morning, and the exile commences once more...


* Which apparently we do. Awww.

8 comments:

Valerie said...

This is good. But I hope it doesn't mean anything dreadful about your mum.

Ugh, Marmite (Vegemite girl, myself). I swear it has actual bits of peas and carrots in it. Plus, consciousness. This is a scary combination.

patroclus said...

Not at all Valerie, thank you for asking. My mum is in relatively fine fettle, to the extent that she can now venture unaided into the kitchen to criticise my cooking.

Which is entirely fair, as my cooking is largely rubbish.

frangelita said...

MMmmm, marmite. Heading to the kitchen for a slice of marmite toast now...

Anonymous said...

Marmite or vegemite, I'll eat either. Enjoy the gig and the reunion p.

Dave again said...

Oh. And I didn't send you a Christmas card because I didn't have your French address. Too late now.

Anonymous said...

Aren't Marmite and Vegemite the same thing, just sold under different names?

I can't stand Marmite. It's like likcking a salt block. I can't taste anything except salt.

The Pirate considers my revulsion to Marmite a serious character flaw. Perhaps that's why he hasn't proposed yet.

Billy said...

Vegemite is less strong than marmite, you spread it nice and thick. If you spread marmite that thick the results would not be pretty.

Valerie said...

I still maintain that Marmite has achieved consciousness, while a responsible vegetarian can still eat Vegemite in peace.

But then, I did marry an Australian. So one may fairly say that I'm biased.

Though I did like Vegemite before I met him.

But that's partly because I dated other Australians before I met him.

But I digress. Yay about the BC chemistry still being good :-)