Monday, 5 May 2008

Up with the lark


A bank holiday today and I am up at half past three maximising my enjoyment of it. This may require a tactical snooze mid morning, or just going back to bed soon and trying to go back to sleep. I had saved the Sunday paper to indulge in for Monday but read it from 1-3 and I am all awake now.

Unsurprisingly, there's not much going on in the street and I can't hear any goods trains which usually clatter through the night in the Bristol distance. The Rozzers were up in their chopper awhile ago but it's obviously time for tea and buns and they have flown back to base, presumably having satisfied themselves that no massive crimes are taking place in BS5. I put the milk in the tea cup before adding the hot water and teabag but I guess that's not a serious crime and I have got away with it.

The gang at church have asked me to become social secretary for the next year, so I get to organise trips and larks. I sense that my fellow churchgoers wouldn't be as excited about bridges, cranes and building sites as I might be, or indeed several pints at The Rhubarb so I will have to think of suitable venues for an audience that is somewhat senior and likes to be in short purchasing distance of a nice cup of tea and a cake when visiting places. It's actually quite touching the amount of older members of the gang who ask after my week and ask about my plans ahead. I think they like it when I am on tea detail and take them a cup, and they are a thoughtful group. They have asked me along to Friday bingo later in the week, posing a serious 'going to the pub' dilemma. I could just go after the Bingo, I suppose. Actually, I quite like a game of Bingo but senior people are really good at it and fierce on observing the rules too. And you never know, the attractive blond who has come along twice now (to play guitar) might be there too.

5 comments:

D said...

That's a top quality bit of bridgery there -- the one in France, right? Lovely stuff. I'd be prepared to go to France specially to see it. Maybe we can do that when I am home in August!

Suburbia said...

Good morning. You seem to be leading a life of two halves. Boozing until the wee hours and sipping cuppas with OAP's! A strange life. However I think the oldies did not sus your sinful drinking caper on Friday/Saturday otherwise they wouldn't have invited you to be their social sec. Do they really know what the're in for?!!!

PS word verification is reading 'chezduf'! Is that your place or mine!!

BS5 Blogger said...

Morning my brother! Yes indeed that is a top bit of French bridge action and I would be well up for a spin through France in VX52 to go to see it - or a train journey to do the same. Trains and Bridges in one lark. That would be a caper!

Morning Suburbia - yes indeed a weekend of two halves. I think the older ladies know I enjoy the pub, they probably don't know how silly it gets though. That said we are always faultlessly polite in the pub and are known as the 'Eejit nice lot' by various bar staff. I'm up for being church Soc Sec' for a year, I think it might be a hoot.

I went back to bed at 5 and slept soundly until 9 so my day is back on an even keel, though having a pancake roll for brekker might put that fact into dispute. The lady in the Chinese traded me up to a double purchase, you see.

scargosun said...

Wow. Where is that bridge? I need a bank holiday but I don't get one for another few weeks. :(

Need to keep those senior members of the church on your good side. I am sure they have lots of loveley ladies they would like to fix you up with.

BS5 Blogger said...

Scargosun.....
With thanks to Wikipedia... :) x

The Millau Viaduct (French: le Viaduc de Millau) is a large cable-stayed road-bridge that spans the valley of the River Tarn near Millau in southern France. Designed by the bridge engineer Michel Virlogeux, it is the tallest vehicular bridge in the world, with one mast's summit at 343 metres (1,125 ft) — slightly taller than the Eiffel Tower and only 38 m (125 ft) shorter than the Empire State Building. The viaduct is part of the A75-A71 autoroute axis from Paris to B├ęziers. It was formally dedicated on 14 December 2004 and opened to traffic two days later.