A Right Royal Driveby

I met the Queen this week.  She came to Manchester on Friday to see me.  See….

Queen

It is her!!

Admittedly our conversation was brief and a little one-sided, but we’re both busy people!  In case you are wondering, yes there is writing all over the windows.  It is highly technical gubbins that I draw on the windows to reinforce the perception that I understand what I am doing.  Little do they know I copy it all from Google!

So it is pretty tough to top a visit from Royalty, but there is more important news to report.  I have been ill!!  Yes, I know you will all be shocked, worried and guilty that you were not on hand to nurse me back to health.  That honour fell to Louise.  I completely missed Saturday in a blur of bed, dizziness, escaping liquids and Murder She Wrote.  The latter was the worst.  I was simply too weak and frail to raise the remote and turn the channel!

I have rallied somewhat today, and appear to be somewhere close to match fitness, having just eaten my first meal since Friday night.  You will appreciate now the severity of my condition if it kept me away from food for almost 48 hours!  I hope it only increases your guilt.

Before I was struck down so cruelly by this life threatening condition last week I did manage to write a new article for the WDW Dads site.  It covers (some of) my tip-top tips for a visit to WDW.  All of you buggers with a trip booked should have a read on the off-chance I haven’t bored you with them already.  The pain I went through to write that, knowing a trip for us is anything but imminent was unimaginable.  My hankering for the place is physically painful.

So being as weak as a kitten today, I haven’t done a great deal.  I have enjoyed the sunshine, and I’m told it was sunny yesterday too, but all I saw was the inside of our blinds, the toilet bowl and Angela Lansbury.  Right there is one rock and roll sounding party.

Whilst sat out in the garden today, Louise and I casually arranged the weddings of both the girls.  Don’t worry, you haven’t missed the arrival of new boys into their lives and a proposal each this week.  We were just planning ahead.  It will not surprise you to know that both girls WILL be getting married in Florida.  We checked that this would be OK with Rebecca, and she said yes.  We did ask her about her future husband, and what if he had no desire to get married there.  I can only tell you that he doesn’t know what he’s letting himself in for, and he’d better like Mickey Mouse!

Those of you who are foolish enough to have anything to do with me on Facebook or Twitter will have no doubt seen that Oli has been to the barbers this week.  He did look cute with the long hair, but he was getting a bit luggy and also quite warm, so we took the chance to get him his first close crop.  He did not enjoy the experience one bit, and the lady doing the deed no doubt earned every single penny of her fee.

He went from this…

Oli bath

All nose and hair

oli ice lolly

FEED ME!!

 

To this…..

Oli haircut

The expression says it all

Oli with Pumpkin

Cat worrier

Oli's blue eye

Just try that again!

It has been like having a different dog, and it is only his well-known habits, and the look in his eyes that has convinced us we got Oli back.  We’re so glad we had him done though as he would not have survived this mini heat wave over the weekend.

So all this typing has drained my fragile energy levels, and I need to go and lie down in a room that does not contain Angela Lansbury.

Till the next time….

6 thoughts on “A Right Royal Driveby

  1. Poor Craig I hope Louise was there to help with the moping of the brow and geting used to all things nursey. Hope you are back to match fitness soon for the finely tuned eating machine you are!

    P.s Oli looks so cute although I would imagine he is a nutter with or with out hair

  2. Having got married in disneyworld I can only support your plan, it really was the most amazing thing and the staff (as expected) were brilliant doing everything they could to make the day better. Add randy chapman the photographer we booked and it was perfect

  3. sorry to hear you have been poorly Craig…moreso, sorry your illness deprived you of your food – that must have been hard to stomach (titter) 😦
    Love Oli’s new hair do. He’ll thank you for it one day 😉 As for weddings at Disney, that was my dd’s plan until James’s family protested BIG TIME and so have deprived me of such a magical experience…never mind…they can enjoy a Disneymoon after. Have a good week *waves* x

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