The Cat’s Away

The wife and kids are going away tomorrow to visit her family in North Carolina, leaving me all on my lonesome for FOUR DAYS.

So obviously I’ve been on the phone ordering up the whiskey, drugs, and hookers for a weekend of debauchery and fried food.

That’s what the fantasy me would be doing anyway. In reality I’m going to be on the couch watching bloke movies, and the thing I’m most looking forward to is pottering around some book shops on Saturday afternoon. How sad am I?

Download: Having A Party – The Osmonds (mp3)

Who loves you baby

If this was Simon Bates’ “Our Tune” segment on the radio and he was to tell the story of my wife and I courting it would probably end with this song, the closest we have to “our” tune.

Download: 4:35 In The Morning – Saint Etienne (mp3)

During our very first telephone conversation I mentioned that I liked Saint Etienne and it wasn’t just that she liked them too which pleasantly surprised me, but I was absolutely gobsmacked that she’d even heard of them in the first place (very rare among girls in America.) I knew at that moment there was a good chance I was going to fall in love with her.

Happy Valentine’s Day.


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The sentimental musings of an ageing expat in words, music, and pictures. Mp3 files are up for a limited time so drink them while they're hot. Contact me: lee at londonlee dot com