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Sunday, 8 March 2009

Reported conversations No. 13 : abstinence and family life

A bright, clear dawn, with rosy fingers over the snow-capped mountains. Another gardening day! Lent without alcohol is going, well, okay...

M : Aperitivo time! Shall I get you sparkling apple juice?

L (mumbled under breath) : Zarking fardwarks!

M : I'm opening a bottle of Michel Lafarge Volnay to complement supper tonight - grape juice for you?

L (louder) : Zarking fardwarks!

M : And maybe a Sauterne to go with the apple crumble? I guess you'll pass, eh?

L (losing it, shouts) : Didn't you hear me? Zarking bloody fardwarks!

M (thinks) : My mother always warned me against marrying a Douglas Adams fan ...

For more on giving up swearing for Lent, connect here.







7 comments:

♥ Braja said...

Oh dear....

:)

Anonymous said...

Nice one Louise. And whats wrong with a little drinky. The Italians and the French drink all the time and they look ok.

Vanessa said...

Keep up the good work. Only five more weeks to go. Tee.hee.hee.tee.

GutsyWriter said...

So, I read that you've given up swearing, but I thought that alcohol was last year's, not this year's lent promise to "give up." Am I wrong? Is it both?

Louise said...

Hi GutsyWriter, This year it's alcohol. The link on giving up swearing is to someone else!

ladyfi said...

Just clutch hard onto your towel and you'll get through. And tell your husband that he's mighty lucky to be married to a Douglas Adams' fan!

BPOTW said...

Good for you! I'm sure there's something you could dangle in front of him and then withhold for the season of Lent. Teehee ;)

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Reported conversations No. 13 : abstinence and family life

A bright, clear dawn, with rosy fingers over the snow-capped mountains. Another gardening day! Lent without alcohol is going, well, okay...

M : Aperitivo time! Shall I get you sparkling apple juice?

L (mumbled under breath) : Zarking fardwarks!

M : I'm opening a bottle of Michel Lafarge Volnay to complement supper tonight - grape juice for you?

L (louder) : Zarking fardwarks!

M : And maybe a Sauterne to go with the apple crumble? I guess you'll pass, eh?

L (losing it, shouts) : Didn't you hear me? Zarking bloody fardwarks!

M (thinks) : My mother always warned me against marrying a Douglas Adams fan ...

For more on giving up swearing for Lent, connect here.







7 comments:

♥ Braja said...

Oh dear....

:)

Anonymous said...

Nice one Louise. And whats wrong with a little drinky. The Italians and the French drink all the time and they look ok.

Vanessa said...

Keep up the good work. Only five more weeks to go. Tee.hee.hee.tee.

GutsyWriter said...

So, I read that you've given up swearing, but I thought that alcohol was last year's, not this year's lent promise to "give up." Am I wrong? Is it both?

Louise said...

Hi GutsyWriter, This year it's alcohol. The link on giving up swearing is to someone else!

ladyfi said...

Just clutch hard onto your towel and you'll get through. And tell your husband that he's mighty lucky to be married to a Douglas Adams' fan!

BPOTW said...

Good for you! I'm sure there's something you could dangle in front of him and then withhold for the season of Lent. Teehee ;)