Friday, 14 December 2007

More Cornets

Himself has just heard that the cornet he sold a few weeks ago has now turned up in Uganda. He got an email from the buyer saying how pleased he was, and where he was. So let’s hope some little Ugandan boy is learning the play the cornet. What a story that would be…..

Last night I met my dear mate Carole for a drink – she’s partly living in Exeter these days so we don’t get to meet too often and had a lot to catch up on.

There’s something very special about good friends. It doesn’t matter when you last met, or what you’ve been doing since. Once you’ve met up again, the hours just fly by, as they did last night.

But I digress.

When I got back, Himself was in the kitchen, misty eyed and playing the cornet. ‘This is it, Pop,’ he said. ‘This is just such a magic cornet. I’m in love.’

‘Good, darling,’ I said with a certain amount of déjà vu. ‘I’m really glad.’

‘No, honestly Pop. This is just perfect – the pitch is wonderful. Even Pete said so (his brother).’

(This phrase was repeated at various times over the evening. I forget how many times.)

‘It’s taken a lot of time and expense to find the right instrument, but now I have, I can’t tell you how pleased I am.’

‘Good,’ I said. ‘Rather like finding the right woman, darling.’ I paused, realising one big difference. ‘Except, of course, that the women were cheaper.’

‘Oh,’ he said. You could see him thinking this one through. ‘That’s a bit harsh, Pop.’

‘Well, you didn’t pay £45 for me, did you?’

‘No,’ he said. ‘No, that’s very true.’ And he smiled.


Eldred Curwen said...

It really isn't that expensive and we have all sorts of activities for he himself to enjoy
Mirefoot Cottages - Self Catering Lake District

Philipa said...

What a great post fp. You can't possibly put a price on love :-)
However my sister gave me sage advice - 'if he loved you, he'd pay', I've never forgotton that. Your man obviously loves his cornet, but perhaps you are the ice-cream of his life.

Cornish Dreamer said...

A lovely post FP. I could hear his voice as I was reading it...

laurie said...

ha! you're funny.

and a night out with old friends is good for the soul.
nobody knows us the way old friends know us.

Flowerpot said...

eldred - I can't see us getting to the Lake District but it's a nice thought!

Philipa - I love that - ice cream of his life. Aaah!!

RT - and you know only too well what our voices sound like!

Flowerpot said...

laurie - yes, good friends are something else.

Akelamalu said...

Ah at least he's happy! :)

Flowerpot said...

Ak - yes and long may it last!

Lane Mathias said...


That's lovely. I really hope this is 'The One' otherwise he's going to end up an ebay powerseller:-)


Ellee Seymour said...

It's no competition really,I'm sure he can play you like a fine instrument too. But don't sell yourself too cheap!!!

Elizabeth Musgrave said...

£45 is nothing. Bet if he had had to pay for you we would have been talling serious money.
Sounds like a case of mutual good luck to me.

Irene said...

Yes, but maybe you are more expensive in the upkeep. I know I am.

Flowerpot said...

lane - I know, I'm beginning to despair and wish ebay had never been invented!!

ellee - I like the idea of being played like a fine instrument. We must start practicing ....!!

Flowerpot said...

Well, £45 is quite a lot of moneyin this household. But I agree, I'm worth FAR more than that!!!

Sweet Irene - Unfortunately my upkeep is up to me! But I am pretty cheap to run.

Anonymous said...

I quite like the idea of a cornet going to a little Ugandan boy.

I had a great night out with friends the other week, the kind that you can just call up even if you haven't been with them for ages.

Crystal xx

Flowerpot said...

Crystal - yes a good night out with friends is wonderful. Somethign to treasure in the cold dark wet days of January!

BreadBox said...

Oh, I do hope that he's paid substantially *more* than fifty quid for you! And likewise you for him!

I'm so happy for him, though, knowing that he's found his manifestation of his muse, twice: once in you, and once in his cornet:-)


Flowerpot said...

breadbox - yes we're both very fortunate indeed. Thank you for your thought.