Monday, October 15, 2012

An anarchist at heart

So a couple of weeks ago Cate said ‘I have to go to London for a conference – why don’t you come with me?’

Oh Cool! I thought – I love London. I have been going there since 1976 and it never ceases to fascinate me.

And then she said ‘we can spend a few days there – I am sure there are lots of things we have not seen’.

Then I understood.

Cate means – there are lots of shops I have not visited (although I dispute that).

This is a shopping expedition and I know exactly what it will be like.

It will be like when Cate says ‘Would you like to have lunch at Café Central?’

And I say sure what a good idea and when we are on our way to Café Central she says ‘Oh I just have to pop into Peek and Cloppenburg for a moment’

And I realize – not for the first time in my life  – that I have been deluded. We are actually on a shopping  trip.

So this is what London will be about – and I now exactly where we are going – and I even know exactly where the Sad Bastards seats are in the shops I know we will visit.

Although this time we are not staying at the Ritz and have opted for places much more economical.

But I may let my head go and buy some T-Shirts in Banana Republic. Pure decadence!

I am an anarchist at heart.


  1. Ah, London in the autumn. I was just reading about the Scottish desire for independence this morning.

  2. LOL - Try to enjoy it anyway !

  3. Is there a reason why you couldn't wait in a pub instead in the Sad Bastard seats?

  4. LOL i was thinking the same thing as SK! : )

  5. I agree with SK Waller, and they should go ahead and name a pub Sad B@$+@rd$.

  6. Well you know my thoughts here, I married pay, tote and carry.

  7. esb: I am not sure they real do - but they want to have a vote.

    Me: I will do my best

    SK Waller: Yes - I have to be there (No I am not sure why)

    CarrieMarie: See above

    esb:If only there was one

    fmcgmccllc: I guess I can't complain too much. I am well paid for my schlepping

  8. Any trip is a shopping trip when you are with women - you should know that

  9. Not at the Ritz? Great, more money for black T-shirts! ;-)

  10. I love London and only wish the currency exchange rate was a little more in my favor.

    You're a good man, Badger. I have a strong aversion to shopping and would gladly join you at the pubs.

  11. The one person I know from London is back home in Washington for a few days so it would be a good idea for you to go there.

  12. Glen: Too True

    Merisi: Or for winter coats for girls

    Smedette: Would your husband shop with Cate while we drank?

    esb: I think Cate will be there in a week or so - she can call in.