While the Cat’s Away…

While the Cat’s Away…

The cat in this instance being the Greek God(zilla), who was away in Cyprus with his parents last week.

I was about to insert a lame joke about him having a holiday while I slaved away at home, but then I remembered my own little trip to NYC last month and quit while I was ahead.

I only half-sleep whenever he goes away, what with one ear always listening out for intruders and one eye always on the lookout for the bogey man.

In fact the only play this mouse did, was on a couple of episodes of Scandal while tucked up safely in bed, with the light on, at 8.30pm.

As you can imagine, it was quite a relief when the Greek God(zilla) returned home and life could return to normal.

Being Friday and all, I cleared our diary, cued up Breaking Bad on Netflix, and starved myself all day in preparation for steak night.

However, there was only one thing my husband was in the mood for when he got home.

Not that.

He left the office early and skipped home, whistling all the way.

Bedtime stories were a bit more hurried, so eager was he to be reunited with his favourite pasttime.

When our son was nicely tucked in and sleeping soundly, he tiptoed back downstairs and rubbed his hands in glee.

‘Where is it, love?’ he asked excitedly.

I handed over a slip of folded white paper and threw in a hefty eye roll for good measure.

‘I’m really going to enjoy this’ he said as he popped it into his top pocket, picked up his car keys, and zoomed off to his happy place.



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  1. April 7, 2014 / 9:38 AM

    Ha! Brilliant! I didn’t see that one coming. Someone should make a sitcom about your relationship; it’s so funny and sweet! X

    • Grenglish
      April 7, 2014 / 10:06 AM

      Haha! It would be a very boring sitcom x

  2. April 7, 2014 / 12:19 PM

    I’d watch it regularly!!!!

  3. April 7, 2014 / 2:53 PM

    I’d sign up to view the sitcom too 🙂 And if he loves it so much, he’s welcome to do our food shop any time he wants – much hated chore in our house!

  4. April 7, 2014 / 6:16 PM

    If only, however I might be reluctant to give up that task, I sometimes use it as a little bit of me time. Sad I know. Made me smile though. x

  5. April 8, 2014 / 11:30 AM

    Haha, love you guys, your posts always make me smile so much – especially now I’ve seen your house and met the Godzilla and can imagine it all. My cat is away this week too. Scrambled eggs with tabasco and a large glass of wine for dinner. Full control of the TV remote. Room to stretch in bed. What’s not to love?! xx

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