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01 September 2013 @ 09:22 am
J'adore mon bateau.  
I thought I was fairly fit, and then Valentine bought me a boat. Christ wept, I've got aches in places I didn't even know I had muscles. Surely it's not normal to ache in your midriff after a spot of rowing? Next time I'm giving him the oars and saving myself a hernia.

In less exhausting news, I'm roughly three quarters of a way through teaching myself rudimentary spanish. It's fairly close to French, with some nice variations - needless to say, I'm enjoying it. This is what happens when the summer holidays go on and on and on....

Speaking of French, Mari has met herself a frenchman. Rekindled teen romance. She must be happy about it because she's messaged me at least twelve times this last two weeks.

Speaking of irritating messages, Melissa has been messaging me begging us to get a pool prior to their visit in two weeks. I asked Ellie if Valentine had set that one up but she's staying mum so far. Not even slightly fooled - if there's one thing I can sniff out, its a conspiracy. I might let Ty know just who broke that piece of Wedgewood.

Speaking of wedges, X Factor is yet again upon us. Judging from Barlow's surly scowl, Valentine has a type...

Ms. Moose: love youatrum_astrum on September 6th, 2013 12:21 pm (UTC)
Your brain is going to swell so large (matron) with knowledge it's going to start leaking out of your ears. Hope you were paying close attention watching Hannibal for recipes.

I would like see you and this boat in action. Next time I come up I'll bring a parasol and we'll play pretend in Venice.
Lindsay Brown: Hanothing_kind on September 24th, 2013 09:05 am (UTC)
More oars than poles (matron indeed) but I'll be happy to oblige your river desires next time you visit.
Ms. Moose: big dressatrum_astrum on September 28th, 2013 11:28 am (UTC)
Hahaha filth merchant. Get ready to guide V and myself downstream wearing the biggest petticoats we can find.

Edited at 2013-09-28 11:29 am (UTC)
Lindsay Brown: For Valentinenothing_kind on September 29th, 2013 11:06 am (UTC)
That sounds wrong on several levels, but I'm still laughing. You're on.
Ms. Moose: makes me rolllllatrum_astrum on September 29th, 2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
Practice your opera singing, too. I want this shit to be AUTHENTIC.