Monday, 2 July 2007

A declaration

For those of you with sensitive stomachs, please look away now.

I ADORE Boyfriend.

He is my daily miracle. After years and years of this sister doing it for herself this lovely man turned up in my life and now I could well be living the happiest days I will ever know.
He takes difficult lids off jars, he puts out the recycling and refuse, and throws away those scary icky things at the back of the fridge. My daughter asked me "What did we do for food, before Boyfriend?"
He is an erstwhile geek, therefore I have a fast, functioning computer.
He is trained in Massage so now I can get a good rub down any time.
He makes I larf and larf.
He is very romantic and supremely cuddlesome.
The pic below was taken at Glyndebourne last year. Yes, I know he is wearing the wrong jacket but he won't be told....note how linking arms with me causes him scoliosis....


Funny story....after the Mozart we ended up arriving where we were staying in the midst of the fag ends of a dinner party. We joined in and had some wine. One of the guests was a Polish Count who lamented that Glyndebourne wasn't the same now that the middle classes had taken it over. Another guest scolded him for this and entertained us by describing how Ken Livingston had hit on her in a cab they'd recently shared. When she turned him down, Ken tried again: "What about next week?"
Update: Boyfriend also intuitively knows when it's my mother ringing, and answers the phone. How good is that?! As long as she speaks to someone she is usually satisfied....Hallelujah!

21 comments:

Modo said...

This is indefensible... Imagine if we all gave in to such sentiments!

Anyway... he looks like a fine sort of fellow, and I for one see nothing wrong with his coat, was it linen? However that bow tie is horrible!

Boyfriend. if you are reading this (and you would be an uncommonly self-effacing man if you were not to read such a posting) invest in a dark silk scarf tied loosely around the neck. You Jeremy Irons look a likey.

Boyfriend said...

I'm a lucky man too :-). Our concordance wonderful, and our finding each other after having been casual acquaintances for some years most magical. 2 of my 4 kids have met their dad's new girl, and given their seal of approval, and the other 2 well on the way. Seems we are meant to be :-)

Couldn't agree more re the bow tie. First - and last - time I ever wore one. And it was one of those clip-on ones which I was sure was going to come unclipped, leaving me like the subject of Punch H.M Bateman cartoon "The Man whose Bow Tie fell off at Glyndebourne".

Suit - Silk Linen, the epitomy of uber-Bodenness but the only suit I could bear to wear I could buy online. To think that some years ago, desperate to find something I could wear to a wedding, I went into High and Mighty in Bristol, to be told I was "too small" (their clothes for 6'6" tall men assume similar waist size). Since Glyndebourne, I've put some weight on and now the trousers no longer fit. Clothes such a problem for the bizarrely sized. I've been wearing jeans and t-shirts as standard daily wear not for nigh on 40 years!!

Silk scarf. Just so, definitely next time we descend on Glyndebourne.

Lilith said...

I am sorry Modo. I just had an attack of Effusion. My medication has run out.

He is a fine fellow, and the bow tie is Deeply Naff. I don't think it survived much beyond the final curtain.

Philipa said...

It's going to be a good 8 years since anything really made me feel like melting into someone's arms but I reckon your picture of that kiss has done it. Wow. You look so happy Lilith. I'm so pleased you've found each other.

And you are so beautiful Lilith! (And boyfriend cute too, and huge eh? You lucky girl ;-))

Philipa said...

Actually I feel quite embarassed at making an opportunity for saucy humour with a subject that is obviously true love. Sorry - it's been so long that I suppose joking about such things has become a habit.

Lilith said...

Bless you Philipa, saucy humour is derigeur! It is true love...and so we take the piss a lot too:-)

He turned up when I had REALLY given up on the whole idea of relationships, (other than friendships obviously!)and I was a "smug single" who enjoyed having her double bed to herself. I guess that was how I spotted him. He wasn't a compromise, he was just right. He had to be, to crank me out of sworn spinsterhood!

He says that I let him be. He lets me be.

Lucien Modo said...

Casual acquaintance to boyfriend... and to think dogging is looked down upon by most decent thinking people. A heart warming ending to a story of sexual degradation, and Gordano motorway service station coffee.

Lucien Modo said...

... that should take some of the saccharine away.

electro-kevin said...

Lucky boyfriend !

You turned out alright didn'tchya , Lilith. Nice to see you.

Lilith said...

Thank you Modo! I should've known I could rely on you to balance things out :-) Boyfriend says "Banged to Rights"

Lilith said...

Thank you E-K :-) I brush up alright still. However, for the last two weeks I have had holiday-hair, pink eyes, and a pair of trackie-bottoms on ..gets me some alarmed looks in the Co-op, let alone Waitrose ...

It is back to work tomorrow and I shall be groomed and professional once again!

Scroblene said...

Just keep it that way Lilith! You won't go far wrong, and neither will he!

He'd be daft to want to change anything - you're looking great!

Tuscan Tony said...

Ahhhhh.... tear in the Tuscan eye here tonight - good on ya, girl, looks a very decent fellah (light suit excepting)!!!!!!

Newmania said...

Lillith you are so cute !!!Really pretty ,a magnificent lioness of woman. This boyf sounds like a good fellow but now I see the whole Lillith package I think he will have to guard you carefully . ( Think alpha Walrus )

Boyfriend said...

Guard her carefully I do indeedy, snarling at any males who come a-flaunting themselves in Lilith's general direction. And despite being an oversized hippy, a pair of shades and a snarl makes me look more like an oversized Lou Reed.

As for the suit, well you should see me in a standard issue black suit, tho' you'd have to go back many years. 4 inches of forearm sticking out of the sleeves. If luck, only a couple of inches of sock showing as well. Me and suits are not really a going concern, or ever likely to be unless I win the lotto and can afford a really nice tailored suit. So it goes. Glyndebourne saw me at my most clothes conscious.

Webley-Bullock said...

Lilith dear,

Are you and B going to do the Cornish Ice cream stall please?

Miranda needs to know soon, as the banners need reprinting to eliminate all references to foreigners! We've got to somehow understand all this but chocolate has taken on a new meaning here.

This is all down to Ms Greenham-Common and her compatriots! I couldn't give a flying "fortress" but the committee are adamant.

Please come back asap?

Doris W-B

Newmania said...

Ho ho ho boyfriend I should think so to. When you have won the lottery of life you don`t want to lose the ticket now do you.

All the best

Lilith said...

Thank you for being so sweet. Not a single "you look like something off the Munsters" comment!

Bunty has been in a pickle, Doris dear but she is on her way...

Philipa said...

Lily Munster (Yvonne De Carlo) was one of my fathers pin-up girls and fabulous looking I think, not unlike you Lilith. I wonder if Boyfriend will agree that actually you do look like one of the Munsters, now you come to mention it. Personally I am a descendant of the Addams family.

mutleythedog said...

Nice for you- I hope you do not forget me. I am a brother doing it -oh whats the use...

Lilith said...

Cor! Your daddy was right about Yvonne De Carlo Pip! Can't see the resemblance. Hugs x