Thursday, 16 October 2014

I grow old... I grow old

I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
(The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock)

Never thought that I would end up quoting TS Eliot here, but there's a first time for everything and seeing that this is my Six Five Special, today is as good as any. Actually, it's more a case of I shall wear purple, as my mini rebellion the other day was to buy seven pairs of brightly coloured socks from M&S having worn nothing but black ones for ten years. Thank you Jenny Joseph.

Yesterday's were a pinky red and today, yes, purple. They look like nothing on earth emerging from blue trouser cuffs, but as many of my readers may know, one of the compensations for getting on in years is joining the Rhett Butler tendency.

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

As may be imagined, I've had a very laid back day with a lazy start, a couple of nice emails (and thanks to Jo and Ann for their best wishes too) and later phone calls and texts from the dispersed family, east and west.

This afternoon, a walk round the marina and a package from Korea for me. No nothing exciting, just a good deal on poly tubing for extracting fuel samples from the tank.

Tonight, our first meal in the Bistro, tomorrow, a pump out, I think.

No, for the boat, twit.

some people...

5 comments:

tracey said...

Happy birthday. Best wishes from nb Greenfinch.

Marilyn McDonald said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on achieving three score and five and the decision re fab socks. Say hi to Justin and Ian from us when you move over for your (boat's) pumpout. Cheers, Marilyn from nb Waka Huia

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday Bruce

Norwyn

Dogsontour by Greygal said...

Warmest birthday wishes, Bruce, from your loyal reader. Maybe we'll meet for real before we're another year older?

I mean, it's only been about five years...

All the best

GG

Bruce in Sanity said...

Thank you, one and all, I'm very touched by the level of support and good wishes.

Marilyn, didn't spot Justin today and Ian was dashing about; latest boat (Inkling) about to go out on shake down, I think.

Greygal: what's five years between friends? But you are right, it would be fun to meet one of these days.

Take care, y'all

Bruce