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  Mon 26th September 2011

Oh dear. Her pictures. Not that I'm looking for a particularly feminine, girly girl, but there's something of the shipbuilder about her.

We had a pleasant chat last night. We left it that I'll see if she's free next time I'm in London (me doing the travelling, again). If she'd been better looking I could have found a "conference" fairly quickly, but given her seat-spilling heft I think I'll wait until I'm genuinely down there for something else.


But to talk of someone who is undoubtedly beautifully feminine and provokes no thoughts whatsoever of bulkheads or cranes, I had a great time with Kitty, a quick visit which turned spontaneously into a weekend and a head full of red wine.

I had to nip out of the pub at about 9.30pm to get some money. I put my phone on the table next to Kitty and said, "If that rings tell them that Daddy will be home soon."

It wasn't as bad as it sounds - they were at a party hosted by the gorgeous woman who is (or was, I don't know) having an affair with my friend. I rang her and she assured me that they were OK to get home, as a mutual friend, a responsible mum who hadn't been on the lash all afternoon, was going up to collect her daughter and could walk my children back with hers. I felt a bit guilty going back into the pub, but over the sixth pint of the day I reflected that you can over-parent sometimes and that it's good to encourage autonomy in one's children.

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I admire your honesty. Saying you’d make a quicker trip to London if she were more svelte is what’s on every guy’s mind, but many of us wouldn’t say it out loud for fear of insult.

I’m a terrible drinker. If I had six pints in the course of one day I’d probably require hospitalization.

Mon 26th September 2011 @ 12:03
Comment from: [Member]

Thank you. I don’t find thin women attractive - I’m surrounded by them at Uni, putting far too much effort into their appearance, and I assume they do it because they are competing with other girls in a contest between their own sex, because you have not seen jealously until you see women looking at other women. But there are limits.

I’m sure you’re a very good civilised drinker though. It’s not the quantity, it’s how you behave on it.

Mon 26th September 2011 @ 15:52


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