Low Brow Entertainment

budsHe and I spending time together is a good thing. You make time for what or who is important somehow.

Very kindly he decided to drive me up to nearer to the north of England, where he had booked a hotel room. Today has been nice. I think we both felt safer here than in London. We could float around the little village shops without anyone seeming to notice him at all. He’ll take me to the train station so I can catch the train to one of the towns where I have family. He would have taken me all the way to North Wales, except that my family don’t yet know. (Neither do his.) He has a lot of connections in North Wales too. Wales has churned out a very high volume of volunteers for many years.

scaryHe wanted me to watch some of the BBC Apprentice competition or whatever it is supposed to be. It was unbelievably awful! But apparently it is perfectly ok for me to feel that way and to say it. The behaviour of the contestants is shocking…and apparently that is what makes this show compulsive viewing.

It is completely low-brow. Terribly so. Yet it is clear that some of the contestants aspire to be high-brow! And I don’t mean that only in a figurative sense. There was something very off-putting about watching that episode, besides one contestant who was so aggressive, I think I might be tempted to call the police if he ever tried to negotiate a business deal with me.

I had to turn my gaze away from the screen though whenever the female contestants were on display. He noticed and asked me what was going on. Their eyebrows…I cannot watch the eye-brow atrocities. The appalling attitudes, conversations and behaviour are repellant enough…but the eye-brows just broke my nerve. Can’t look…it’s just horrible!

I have a bit of an eye-brow phobia. Especially “cosmetically enhanced eye-brows”, if that is the right term.

 

I think I have mentioned before that my eye-brows are fairly feeble, they are there, but they are a bit faint. I stopped plucking them at all a while back and decided to let them grow a bit. I keep an eye on them to make sure they are neat.

Friends tell me to go to a make-up artist and ask for advice on making my eye-brows bigger and bolder, but I am terrified of trusting them. I can’t bear to see women made to look like clowns with over the top eye-brows. I told “him” about my fear and he thought it was hilarious. He said my eye-brows are just fine the way they are.

Right answer! He is a keeper!

 

Is This Really As Crazy As It Seems?

This is all happening so quickly!!!

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I wish I could encapture some of it. So many conversations between us. So many looks, and touches. We are racing along at breath-taking speed. When I think of how little time has passed, it seems crazy!

I think it is only possible because so far everything is making sense. If I come across something I cannot accept…maybe we will have to slow down and discuss it more carefully. So much seems completely natural, not crazy at all.

robin and annie talking1.jpgAt the moment…it just feels as if I am back with my housemate, whose ways I know and understand. Nothing is a surprise, because I know him so well. So despite the rift that kept us apart…all that time we spent together in the past, is proving a great foundation for now. I get him. I know exactly what to expect.

He is a crazy bundle of energy and fizz. He is extraordinarily clever (as in facts and figures – what a brain box!) but not very aware socially. He is always so close to the border of leaving someone baffled or staggered. That’s where I come in – and my uses to him are so clear. Me – the epitome of diplomacy and elegance. He the unpredictable exuberant force, next to me, the sensitive, intuitive, gentler influence.

annie and robin4.jpgA lot of friends have labelled me a firecracker. I can have a crazy amount of enthusiasm and energy. I can be very exuberant…but when I am next to him, I am like a cool calm that just gently nudges him to indicate that somebody is about to explode, and reminding him that people can misunderstand and misjudge.

It reminds me of why those who loved us genuinely felt we would be good for each other. We are both full of life, we both have big hearts. We are both good students, he is brainer than me, but I am not at all ignorant, which he needs. We are both very sociable, but I have much better social skills, and know how to discreetly indicate to him that he is fudging something and provoking people. I can see why people who cared about us thought we would be a good team.

I just keep telling myself though…this is not a sprint (it has all been at break-neck speed so far!), we are entering a marathon! We want this to be something that is going to last surely. So I am trying to accept that while there might be a lot of things that are easy (we clearly know each other so well), I need to be on the look out for anything that might threaten the team that we are melding into. We need to be ready to take on life’s challenges together and the whole world!

Both being slightly crazy…and both being crazy in love is a good thing! I think!

Here is the mighty original for those who don’t get annoyed by people prancing around in their underwear.

Rory Has Nominated Me For The Mystery Blogger Award

Back in August, wonderful Rory, the creator of A Guy Called Bloke, nominated me for THE MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD, as you can see from his fantastic post below:

https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2019/08/11/mystery-blogger-awards-2/

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What is the Mystery Blogger Award?

“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion. – Okoto Enigma

Rules

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog – THANK YOU RORY!
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • Answer the questions from the blogger that nominated you
  • Nominate 10-20 other bloggers.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
  • Share a link to your best posts.

One Of My Best Posts

It is really hard to pick a best post. There is one that I have mentioned numerous times before. My very favourite post:

River

But here is another one that I really enjoyed writing and I love to go to it and read it again 🙂

Perfect Day

That day was so perfect. I wish I could go back and have it again and again! Perfect days like that day make life sparkle for a long time afterwards! May your life be filled with many beautiful and perfect days!

My Five Questions

Tomorrow is the end of humanity. What destroys us?

yeh i knowWell, because I had no answer to this question, I asked a friend (you know in like that quiz show with Chris Turamt – ooopsy, did I mean Tarrant?), and he said “dinosaurs”, which everyone laughed at. But hear him out, he said at the end of the last Jurassic movie (my eyes were glazing over at this point) the dinosaurs ran off wild somewhere in California apparently. So he says, if that was real life, dinosaurs would end humanity. You should have seen my face listening to this. Anyway, my response was, well of they are in California, let’s hope they head for Hollywood first hey?

I am so glad I am not really a movie watcher (anything with Julie Andrews is obviously an exception).

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

I love your cryptic questions Rory!

Well, it all depends on whether you read the posts from these positive lifestyle bloggers. Some might say you had failed, others would say that you succeeded. But other people would say you tried – and that is all that counts!

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If your best friend had murdered someone would you help bury the body?

emergency callNope! Are you kidding??? That would be a turning point in our relationship I feel. Wouldn’t that be an awful situation to be confronted by?

My obvious response would be to ring 999 and report what had happened.

What was the weirdest, strangest and most mysterious phone call you ever took or made?

Phone call – hmm??? I will have a think about that one and see what I remember.

Nothing amazing is standing out. I have had a few funny conversations with cold callers (I don’t have a mortgage, I don’t have an account with any utility companies and I think I would know if I had earn enough money to owe £3000 tax!)

weird callsLast year I had a phone-call from a gentleman who was not making any sense at all. He was incredible hard to understand. It was painful. After about half an hour I established that he had my CV and wanted to invite me to an interview. However, I could not understand the name of the company or the role that they were recruiting for. I was asking all sorts of questions to try to find out what I needed, what kind of business was his company involved in? Where were they located? But nothing he said was making sense. He may as well have been speaking another language. It was so awful. In the end I had to keep saying, please e-mail me with the information. And several times I repeated, “I am so sorry, I cannot understand you. I am putting the telephone down now.

Ying, Yang, Yong, Yeng and Yung, which is best that describes your personality and why?

to guam and back.jpgI have no idea what those words mean – but I would happily call myself YOUNG.

Only one other blogger knows my exact age and I have threatened him that if he let’s my age slip – there will be trouble ahead. Don’t tell him, but I have no idea what exactly that trouble would involve! Possibly being tied to the exercise bike and having to cycle all the way to Guam and back!

Regardless of my age…I am just a girl! I feel as if I only left school yesterday!

Five Questions For My Nominees

  1. ARE YOU CAMERA SHY? OR DO YOU TAKE SELFIES AND POSE FOR PHOTOS WITH CONFIDENCE?
  2. WHAT KIND IF SACRIFICES HAVE YOU MADE FOR A PERSON OR PEOPLE YOU LOVE?
  3. IS THERE ANYTHING FROM YOUR CHILDHOOD THAT YOU HAVE KEPT FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS?
  4. IF YOU AND I WERE GOING TO GO OUT TO CAFE POSH FOR BREAKFAST/BRUNCH AND I WAS PAYING WHAT WOULD YOU ORDER?
  5. HAVE YOU EVER HAD A MISUNDERSTANDING WITH A FRIEND THAT CAUSED YOU SOME DISTRESS? WAS THE MISUNDERSTANDING RESOLVED AND YOUR FRIENDSHIP RESTORED?

My Nominees