God's Geek

Reflections and random thoughts of a geeky youth worker in North London...

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Lovely Neil

Hhhmm... feel I should balance my rave about Andy with some soft stuff about my husband. Neil has done a couple of things recently that are really quite lovely and I am writing them down for posterity...

The first thing happened at Greenbelt and involves my husband's complete and utter commitment to being uncool. I was really in my element at Greenbelt with so many fabby seminars, bands, theatre groups etc, funky people and plus there were loads of groovy stalls and places to eat and drink. This is great, but if I am completely honest, this sort of thing can bring out my pretentious side. As if...

Anyway, I rang Neil to see where he was so we could meet and chill, or go to a session or be cool somewhere and what is he doing? He is in the pub drinking a pint and watching the cricket... at first I was a bit annoyed cos there was so much going on and yet he chose to do the thing that he does all the time!!!! (substitute cricket for football) But on reflection, I think it is great that he is unpretentious and just does what he enjoys regardless... pretty cool(!)

However, there are many sides to the man and isn't as neanderthalic (?) as the last story could have suggested. Last night, I went out for a curry with the girls leaving my husband at home. And what does he do with his spare time? Make fudge. What a man... he makes lovely chocolate cake as well.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Keith said...

You're obviously not bringing up Neil properly. You can't live on fudge and chocolate cake. He must be trained to cook 3-course meals several times a day and do all the housework etc. so that you can devote your time to blogging. I must tell you, that at Publicity Committee the other night, when we were talking about websites, I threw in the remark "I suppose we all know about Amanda's blog?" Well, nobody actually admitted not knowing, but even so, stand by for more readers and a wider audience.

11:12 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

It is a fairly balanced relationship - I cook the main and he does the pudding! I really don't need to devote any more time to blogging...

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Scott A said...

Nothing cooler than sitting in a pub with a cold one watching us pummel the Aussie convicts. Cricket is the new football you know ! Get in there, Neil lad.

BTW the Derbyshire Times informs me today that Michael Vaughan has just bought a house in Baslow and today's Sun has a picture of Freddie Flintoff's new £1.5m mansion in Cheshire. Cricketer's Cribs anyone ?

12:20 AM  

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