Thursday, May 13, 2010

When Nick met David


The setting was idyllic - the sun was shining the birds were singing, the wisteria was tumbling and all the guests sat quietly in their chairs as if awaiting a society al fresco wedding. The happy pair advanced – all smiles and deference – one was reminded of that comic couple ‘After you Claude.’ ‘No after you Cecil’.


My imagination took flight and Nick sang:


Our love affair will be such fun we’ll be the envy of Mandleson!


David – with a pleasing tenor sang:


I beg your pardon – I never promised you a Rose Garden.


The spell was broken somewhat when a wicked reporter reminded David when asked what his favourite joke was replied:


‘Nick Clegg!’


Deep intakes of breath all round but congeniality reigned and the anger was only faux and the apology sincere. There was much to be done and the new friends toddled off to get started.

And we all lived happily ever after. Didn’t we?

27 comments:

Nea said...

Did he really say that? Naughty boy!

I'd better say sorry too,it made me laugh.

Pat said...

Nea: he actually admitted it - smiling ruefully. Nick made as if to flounce out - but he was joshing.
I think they have got new best friends:)

rosneath said...

... and for how long?

Eryl Shields said...

Very happily, of course!

Pat said...

Rosneath: the 64 dollar question;)

Eryl: another optimist:)

The Unbearable Banishment said...

My ex-Pat friend in London is predicting an election by Christmas. 18 months tops. He's gay and the gay community is having a field day with this "union!"

Pat said...

The U Banishment: the plan apparently is to pass a law so there could not be an election for five years but my husband thinks that's not possible. I hope your friend isn't right- we've had a surfeit of elections lately.

savannah said...

sounds as if the bookies are going to have a field day, sugar! xoxoxo

Pat said...

Savannah: there is still hope in my heart;)

sablonneuse said...

It almost seemed as though the negotiations were going to prove that they were putting political gain before the nation's interests. It will be interesting to see if they really can pull together and get to grips with the huge task of sorting out the ecomomy. . . .

Pat said...

Sandy: it's all kicking off now with cuts, cuts, cuts and VAT increases. I'm switching off politics for a day;)

john.g. said...

Better than Lib-Lab!

Pat said...

JohnG: you can say that again;)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Not being very familiar with the Politics in GB, I really though you were talking about a Wedding...LOL! Well...I hope it all ends up the way you would like it to, my dear.
It's all such a mess everywhere, isn't it?

Pat said...

Naomi: funny you should think that. I should have put a photograph up. It is a sort of marriage,

Leigh Russell said...

Oh yes, everything is going to be fabulous from now on. We'll all have more than enough money and never have to queue for essential services ever again. And the sun will shine on us. And roses will bloom all year round. (Cynical? Me?)
I dropped by to give you a huge THANK YOU for your lovely comment on my blog.

Pat said...

Leigh: you deserve it:)

problemchildbride said...

A rose garden- hee!

rashbre said...

It was certainly a civil ceremony.

Pat said...

Sam: glad it made you hee;)

Rashbre: ha ha ha!

Mary Witzl said...

I'll settle for 'reasonably content for the next two years', which will be a tough call itself. As long as they don't scrap the NHS, keep the schools going without cutting teachers' salaries, and behave with a modicum of forbearance and restraint, this union will be a huge success. Fingers crossed!

Maggie said...

Goodness....I'm at a loss. What did I miss.

Madame DeFarge said...

One is waiting with baited breath. Especially round our place. But at least ours has nice shoes to look at.

Pat said...

Mary: I've got everything crossed;)

Maggie: well it was just an election and the aftermath but it had some of us teetering on the edge of a precipice and then IMO common sense and justice prevailed and we hope for the best.

MadameD: aren't those kitten heels a bit old hat now?

Queenie said...

Not sure how I missed this last week, but glad I found it this week. I am sooooo bored with politics right now but your post really made me laugh. Thanks, Pat.

Scarlet Blue said...

I thought it was brilliant. Better than watching Big Brother.
Sx

Pat said...

Queenie: that's praise indeed;)

Scarlet: you're back - good!