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Saturday, January 03, 2009

Saturday Night Fever 2008

This is my new favourite time of week. We've lit a fire, opened a bottle of something cheering, there is a smell of cooking and somebody on the radio is burbling about today's football. I get up to pull the curtains. As I do I see people who are either setting off for an evening out or in that peculiar state of tension that seems to hang around couples arriving at neighbours houses clutching a bottle of wine and some flowers. As I close the curtains I am suffused with that sense of pure well-being that can only be truly experienced by the person secure in the knowledge that he is NOT GOING OUT.

8 comments:

  1. Oh so true David. As the father of a two-year-old it is some time since I went out on a Saturday night and my life has only improved for this. In fact, the odd time that I do go out for an evening I'm sure I enjoy it much more than in my youth.

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  2. Er.....whilst you were inside, it's moved on to 2009.

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  3. And you 'pull' the curtains like me, not 'draw' them!

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  4. Yes, but when asked to "draw" the curtains you can reply with "let me get a pencil" - which was funny when I was about 12.

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  5. Pull the curtains 'to' is the phrase here. (Unless people mean pull the curtains 'two', ie both of them. No, it's the first one.) Anyway David have you got a nice little valve radio to listen to? As they sound, look and feel warm, one could fit right in to your favourite time.
    Happy New Year.

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  6. I hadn't thought about the use of the word "draw". It must refer to those curtains which are closed by means of a draw-string.

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  7. I'm glad it's not just me who gets this feeling. Spending time at home is something I have really come to appreciate, sitting there listening to music, watching TV, with a cat on my lap. Bliss.

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