Good evening lovelies,
I hope this post finds you all well. It’s been a cold, blustery day in Bristol so I’m glad to be tucked up in the warm now. I even did some tying down with chain and a padlock earlier… too bad it was just our patio table! 😉
Alright, on with the questions!
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1. Friends = _____
Helen: Non-essential. I know, that sounds really sucky to say, doesn’t it? Hear me out. My 21st birthday party, I invited 80 people and only 9 showed up. On my 23rd birthday party, I invited a dozen friends over for BBQ and due to an unexpected change in my gran’s mood (she had Alzheimer’s disease and lived with us), we had to stay outside and use a camping toilet in the shed. It was far from ideal and we were all frustrated by this new arrangement, but it was outside of my control and most of my friends were very sympathetic. This is the key in this situation though, most. The one that wasn’t so understanding suddenly hopped up and declared “this sucks, who’s coming to Flamingo’s? (A popular nightclub in Bristol) and left, taking about 6-7 people with her. In the end, the only ones who stayed were Matt, his friend, my brother and me. Since then, I don’t hold birthday parties anymore. Even when we got married, I refused to have too many people there because “I’m not providing free food for people who don’t give a sh*t about me”. I’ve learned the hard way that your ‘friends’ can wind up disappointing you and I’m really sensitive to that. Please don’t make plans with me and then just ‘forget’ about them later on, and don’t reply to my text with “haha” or “lol” if you don’t plan to follow up somehow later in the day. To me, one-word answers say you don’t care and I might as well invest my time elsewhere. I have only one friend that I consider close, or at least relatively close anyway, because I wouldn’t want him to think that I’d gone soft on him all of a sudden 😉
Matt: Good times, though life (and Covid-19!) can certainly get in the way of those good times.
2. I’m done with _____.
Helen: Social distancing. Just… like… there are so many things about social distancing that really frustrate me, and not in the way that I want to go hugging and kissing everyone that I meet, either. My fish sales are kind of an awkward dance of limbs that are trying to avoid contact, because of social distancing. I offered a grocery delivery guy one of those plastic mask inserts because I have a few to spare and I wanted to make his job easier for him while he’s wearing a mask to keep our city fed, but he had to decline, you know, because of social distancing. My biggest pet peeve is when I go to the store with my Mum and I stand back to make room (because social distancing!) and some… individual walks on through. That is not your space! That is not your space to barge on in, ignore what’s going on and grab whatever you fancy ahead of me. It is also not your right to give me weird looks like I’m some kind of crazy lady who spends her time stalking other people in the bacon aisle. The other, other ones who really p*ss me off? You stop and try to make space for them and they either aren’t looking at what’s going on around them or they simply don’t say thankyou, or worse, both. I’ve been this close to getting a t-shirt printed over that sh*t…
Matt: Energy vampires. I’m fed up with people who just take, take, take and don’t add any value to my life. I’ve had people in my life who have tried to take (or have taken) things from me, everything from brand new video games to old ex-girlfriends! Dramatic, negative people can go with them, too. Basically, like Helen, anyone who wastes my energy and time.
3. I’m ready for _____.
Helen: May 17th, baby! It’s our eight-year wedding anniversary and the first day we’re allowed up to six people indoors without getting our asses whooped, so I’m thinking about doing a little something to celebrate the two with the family. I’ve already said to Matt that I don’t want any gifts (gifts = clutter in my eyes). BBQ with the family? Heaven!
Matt: Summer! After being in lockdown for more than a year, I’m looking forward to having barbecues, visiting bars etc. Fun times!
4. The oldest _____ I have is _____.
Helen: Teddy bear that I have is 32 years old and has a hat and scarf knitted by my grandmother. He’s a white bear called Snowy because he has a white snowflake on his nose, though he’s always been Uncle Snowy to me. Uncle Snowy knows everything.
Matt: I can outdo that, mine is 34!
Helen: This isn’t a competition…
5. Take some _____, mix it all together and you have _____.
Helen: Flour, water, cornflour, salt and bicarbonate of soda, mix it up and you have a perfect, light, crispy batter. It’s basically an adaptation of tempura batter and I use it to coat anything. Add half a teaspoon ground black pepper if you want to liven up the party.
Matt: Umm… *Draws two Cards Against Humanity cards*
Matt: Mix up some reverse cowgirl and you have swiftly achieving an orgasm.
Helen: … I guess that works.
Bonus: Tonight I am looking forward to _____, and tomorrow I really want to _____ !
Helen: I’ put up one of those magnetic spice jar racks later so I’m really looking forward to writing my own spice labels and sealing them with some Mod Podge tis evening, then totally having an organised kitchen at last! Our kitchen is only 1.8 x 4 metres, so you have to get super creative with storage solutions. I might have to do a kitchen tour sometime! As for tomorrow? Tomorrow is back to work for Matt, so I plan to use that time to draft some of my posts that I want to take a little bit more time to work on.
Matt: Oh there can only be one answer! Scott Mills and Chris Stark are narrating Channel 4’s Naked Attraction this evening, so I’m looking forward to that. I even made a brief appearance on Radio One the other day as part of their Blow Your Trumpet programme, which was a really exciting and nerve-wracking experience! As for tomorrow, I think it has to be Helen’s hoisin beef stir fry. It’s a great mid-week meal!
Alright lovelies, that’s it from us again for this week. Don’t forget to take a look at our question below and let us hear your answers. We’d love to hear from you!
Until next time.
Stay safe & have fun,
Helen & Matt xx