Friday, July 10, 2009

London Calling

Back in the big smoke for a week of business and socialising! As always, it’s back to backs, crazy, and loads of fun.

This week saw a bit of celeb spotting in Notting Hill.

Dinner at Osteria Basilico on Monday night sees Claudia Schiffer rock up with some new arm candy. She does not look anywhere near as beautiful in real life. I mean, she is not ugly, but has teeth that are bigger than her mouth and could suck corn through a picket fence. Airbrushing should be criminalized.

My team in London are all abuzz that scientists in Newcastle have created synthetic sperm, a water cooler topic that keeps the girls giggling all day.

So, in addition to being marginalised in many other areas of life, we are no longer required to procreate. The list of 101 other things to do with men published in the Times was clearly written by a man hater and is patently unfunny. Living in Scandinavia I am assured that men will always be required to assemble the furniture from IKEA.

Dinner with good friends mid week is most enjoyable.

We are all busy with interesting projects, drink much too much superb Burgundian wine, laugh at contagious levels, and play a most excellent guitar collection til the wee hours. I get back to my digs, a friend’s trendy new flat, pissed, and pen a 50 Post It note commentary scattered about the flat. I piss myself laughing!

I slip out quietly early the next morning still chortling and make ready to travel, after a boozy lunch in the city.

I really do miss London.

Don’t get me wrong, our life in NOWAY is great, but I lived in London for a substantial period of my life, I have many friends and colleagues there, and I love it. It is my favy city on the planet earth! Most importantly I really miss my good friends, anglo saxon humour and the culture.

Thankfully it is only another month before my London Calling.

Beaverboosh

12 comments:

daisyfae said...

I am assured that men will always be required to assemble the furniture from IKEA

Psssst... [tapping Bb on shoulder] Ummm... not really. My daughter and i did my living room. Sorry....

nursemyra said...

I looked at Basilico's menu....

"Char-grilled Squid with fresh Chilly and Rocket Salad"

Was it really CHILLY?

Rob said...

London calling? Is that London, Ontario, Canada? Cuz that's a pretty tiny, nothing goin' on kinda place.

Ohhhhhhhh! You mean London England! I get it. Now.

The only thing I want from Newcastle is more of that excellent Brown Ale.

Cheers!

ian in hamburg said...

London calling, yes, I was there, too
An' you know what they said? Well, some of it was true!
London calling at the top of the dial
And after all this, won't you give me a smile?

I could live there, too. Got a job-interview-in-London post coming up for you on July 13, dude.

Shantanu said...

BB, enjoy London. Photoshopping, which is why celeb-spotting is getting to be so difficult. You need a sharp eye now-a-days!

Zhu said...

I'd missed it too. I mean, I don't know Norway but I used to love London - best city in Europe IMO. Just bloody expensive...

Patricia Hannigan said...

Please don't criminalize airbrushing...or photoshopping for that matter. Thank you.

Michele said...

I, for one, shudder to think of a world without men. How boring would that be? It will never happen.

Husband and I spend far too much time shopping for virtual real estate in England, as my fantasies of moving there grow stronger with each passing year. Sometimes I get misty if I hear the word "Tesco." I think a lot of Norwegians move to London to have fun and then move back to Norway to raise a family. Doesn't that just say it all? ;-)

dorothy said...

umm, ok pat. while we declare that photoshopping shall not be outlawed it is still understood to be evil.

london is fun for a visit; bad for one's health. sperm is lovely and should only be made in a test tube to explore the possibility of creating sperm flavours - like bubblegum, or strawberry twirl or something.

dorothy said...

umm, ok pat. while we declare that photoshopping shall not be outlawed it is still understood to be evil.

london is fun for a visit; bad for one's health. sperm is lovely and should only be made in a test tube to explore the possibility of creating sperm flavours - like bubblegum, or strawberry twirl or something.

Gary said...

"has teeth that are bigger than her mouth and could suck corn through a picket fence"

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I spit my coffee all over the screen you bastard! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

beaverboosh said...

df - ja thanks... hope you didn't step on any of the remaining screws

nm - slight breeze al fresco... i had a baby blue cashmere jumper on

rob - i am a tetley's man

ian - great post... though I am addicted to CNBC for parts of the year, i can see it is not your scene... better off without mate

shantanu - yes... art is imitating synthetic life or vice versa

zhu - half as expensive as Oslo gilr

gg - ok, ok gorgeous, but you don't need it

michele - ja, i think there are alot of bored women out there... Tesco eh, wow... dream big girl...

d*2 - gosh you're repetitive... strawberry twirl eh... it would be drunk by the pint... the well would run dry quickly

gary - wudda thought this old hat to a mid-west boy