Monday, October 15, 2012
How the other half live
Yes, great views, but I found all the blokes there in black suits for the award night a little intimidating, albeit very attractive. 'Andrew, do you know which famous older has been footballer you were just standing next to while you were waiting for the lift?' 'Nup', was my reply. Once I was told, I said ohhhhhh. Do you think he has some good drugs on him? Later going down in the lift, a very handsome young man in a suit got into the lift with his plastic wife. He too is a famous footballer. Sister was kind of hiding from him. Later she explained that he was one of her ex students, one of the one per cent she could not stand, in his case because of his arrogance. A handsome and arrogant football player....hmmm. His photo in last week's daily Little Paper did not do him justice.
Bone Doctor's ticket for the event did not arrive on time, so another was couriered to her. Then at the last minute, the original arrived. Two tickets, so one for Sister too. R and I took Little Jo outside while Sister went into the bash where she skolled a couple of drinks and crammed in some canapes. After a bit of fun with a busker, we went to the food court. Little Jo had started her day by waking her Nanny at six o'clock when her Nanny does not normally rise before nine.Sister mollified Mother with a cup of tea in bed.
Sister and Little Jo went on to Doncaster to meet up for a play date with a friend and then on to the hotel for the evening. Little Jo was exhausted and became very grisly, only wanting her Mummy when we got to the food court where we were to dine. I had to call Sister and tell her to come and look after her child, spoiling her unplanned and brief night out. Bone Doctor partied on, and why shouldn't she. She puts up with rather a lot from our family and her daughter.
By eight fifteen, we on the 220 bus homeward bound. Older people do like early finishing times.