Monday, 22 December 2008

The Best Party Ever

Yesterday was a busy day for us. I wanted to get another walk done for the magazine, but the weather was overcast with those heavy banks of cloud that aren't going to budge, so Rebecca Taunton (friend and photographer) didn't come as the light wasn't good enough to take any pictures.

She is a fount of knowledge of wildlife, vegetation and geology, and we missed her company, too. Mind you, the walk – at Daymer Bay – was largely over a golf course and sand dunes which are pretty short on vegetation or anything geological. Not much birdlife either. We got lost on the golf course, at which point Himself rang to say he was in the Rock Inn. Upstairs. “OK,” I said. “I'll see you there when I get there.”

We finally made it to Rock, but having reached the bottom of the golf course drive, didn't know which way to go next. Where was this pub? Rang Himself. No answer – phone switched on but no reply. Where was he?

Turned left. Found another pub. Wrong one. No one to ask. Walked a bit further and decided to turn back.

Rang Himself again. Still no reply.

Ten minutes later, by which time my temper was becoming a little Short, and there was still no reply from errant husband, I espied the Rock Inn, past the Green Tomato Cafe (no comment).

Having vented my spleen (whatever that is), we had a pleasant drink and packet of crisps before Moll and I returned to Daymer Bay via the sand dunes. Windblown and covered in sand, but happy.

An hour's drive back home, then a quick collapse before setting out to the Singalong version of Mamma Mia. I should explain that Himself is a Mamma Mia virgin, but having expressed a desire to see the film (he is brave enough to admit to enjoying Abba songs), I decided that tonight was the night.

Sadly, owing to the flu epidemic ravaging Falmouth, the cinema wasn't quite full, but the audience was more than appreciative. A crowd of young children ran up to the side whenever one of their favourite numbers came up, and danced happily in the aisles. The rest of us – aged 50+ - sang quietly or, in my case, loudly, and wept (in my case) throughout most of it.

We emerged at 7.30 to walk up to meet some friends in the pub for supper. My head was ringing with music but Himself was rather quiet so I asked, rather hesitantly, if he'd enjoyed it.

“How could you not?” he said giving me a big cuddle. “It was like going to the best party ever.”

27 comments:

Vermont Designs said...

Best of ABBA on my mp3 player. Always gets me up and dancing, also singing loudly & badly. Will get the movie when the 14" of snow has been plowed and we can get out. Much love, SIL.

JJ said...

That's a lovely story FP. I love that your husband is happy to admit to liking Abba songs. My husband loves their music, but WON'T see the movie with me. Coward.

Flowerpot said...

SIL - sorry to hear you have snow. you will LOVE the movie - hope you can get it soon!

Lane said...

Still haven't seen it yet. Glad Himself enjoyed it (and glad you found him:-)

Flowerpot said...

JJ - sorry he won't go with you - he doesn't know what he's missing!

Lane - yes I'm glad on both counts!

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

Daymar Bay....possibly my most favourite place in the whole wide world!

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Awww, that's lovely! I hope you both have a terrific Cornish Christmas.

Akelamalu said...

Apart from not finding himself sooner, sounds like you had a great time!

I'm wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. x

Flowerpot said...

AOJ - glad to hear of another fan of Daymer Bay!

Flowerpot said...

Zinnia - thanks for that. And I hope you have a great one too. Though ours will actually be spent in Devon!

Flowerpot said...

Ak - and the same to you too!

Pat Posner said...

My 'Himself' and I lose each other so many times (in the smallest of areas) I keep saying I'll buy us a bell each.

Hope you all have a Wonderful Christmas.
Smooches for Moll
xxPat and Tessa Buttons

Flowerpot said...

Cheers Pat - and have a great Christmas too! Woof from Molls to Tessa Bxxx

Debs said...

Ahh that sounds like a wonderful day. Glad you enjoyed it, I'm sure I would have done too.

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas. x

Ellee Seymour said...

Hi Flowerpot, I have missed reading your posts during my blogging break. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Trubes said...

Another lovely post Flowerpot.
We visited Rock a few years ago in early June and loved the beaches and walks around there.
Stayed in Port Issac in a newly built bungalow on the top road before you get down into the village.

Merry Christmas to you and himself from myself and DT.x

Di.xx

Elaine said...

Abba is always a part of my Christmas.

I hope you and Himself have a wondeful, fun filled time. Merry Christmas FP! xxx

Flowerpot said...

Debs - it was hectic but lovely. Have a lovely day with you and yours!

Ellee - glad to see you back and have a great time with your family.

Flowerpot said...

Trubes - good to see you again. Rock is a lovely place - well that whole area is provided you don't go in the summer! Glad you enjoyed it and have a wonderful crimble.

Elaine - have a great crimble - we will be down the road from you in fact!

ChrisH said...

I laughed at the venting spleen bit! Glad you had a good time with Himself. Stay clear of the flu and have a good Christmas. Cx

Flowerpot said...

Chris - many thanks and the very same to you - take care!

BreadBox said...

Merry Christmas, FP, to you and yours. Dance it off to Abba, and to hell with the critics!
N.

wordtryst said...

Flowerpot, hope you have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful writerly New Year!

Flowerpot said...

Breadbox - it/'s good to se]e the critics have been proven outstandingly wrong n this one! Happy Crimble to you too..

Wordtryst - many happies to you and the same to you!

Akelamalu said...

There's a little something for you over at mine m'deario. xx

Flowerpot said...

thanks Ak - we've nly just got back so touching base here!

ChickPea said...

Happy 2009 Flowerpot !
So glad to have found your blog - and that you enjoyed 'Mama Mia' - the Hubby and I saw it kinda by accident - and enjoyed it so much we took a gang of our friends to see it within a month! And I think I wept most of the way thru it both times.......what a wonderful relationship to have with your Mum......or with your daughter, if you're lucky enough to have a family.
A fab film - just waiting for the price to drop on the DVD !