Wednesday, 17 September 2008


Last night Rick Wakeman asked me to marry him. Proof? Here it is.

Our friend Christine, the bookshop owner, was surprised that OG was not with me. I told her he wouldn’t enjoy book signings but she insisted that he would have enjoyed Rick Wakeman. I told her that he didn’t read autobiographies either. Double wammy, but she simply would not listen.

After an excellent evening listening to Rick’s anecdotes she thanked him and said how much she enjoyed the book. In fact she defied anyone NOT to enjoy it. Well, this was challenging. I announced from my front row seat.

“My husband wouldn’t enjoy it” She looked a little nonplussed

“I’m sure he would”

“No he wouldn’t, he’s a grumpy old man” (hence OG – old grumpy)

At this Rick chimes in “is that his empty seat beside you then?”

We were having great banter when up pipes a voice

“Watch her, she’s my mum and tonight she is going to get you to propose to her”

He laughed “Ha ha ha – I don’t think so. I can’t afford another failed marriage”

“Oh that all right, she's rich, she comes with her own money and a safe full of Kugerrands”

I could have throttled her. Any right-minded person would realise that my Kugerrands are not kept in a safe, they are in a safety deposit box in Switzerland!

Well I don’t know if it was the lure of the Kugerrands or my own abundant charms, whatever, he did propose and I have the proof.

I have been the very grateful recipient a new award from Strawberry Jam Anne. Thank you
so much Anne

I would like to pass this on to :-

is that me? how did THAT happen?

Dotty Nana

Rural Villager

Confessions of a rotten correspondent


Deb said...

Hi - I am just wandering around in blogland and ended up at your place. I enjoyed my visit. Glad you got his autograph! Sounds like a booksigning with some humor mixed in - the best kind! Enjoy your day.

rosiero said...

Lucky you! Would he be worth ditching OG for??!! Many thanks for the award. I do not have time at the moment to pass it on, but will cherish it. x

Lindsay said...

Thanks for nominating me for this award - I am still a relative newcomer to blogland so I am flattered!

Maggie May said...

I reckon OG will have to watch out, the antics you get up to!

San said...

Will it be a civil ceremony or a lavish church affair? And am I invited? The reception will be a blast!

The Dotterel said...

Hang on - you haven't told us your reply yet!

Jay said...

Ooooh, that's pretty cool! He sounds like a really nice guy!

Good for you! So, are we all invited to the wedding? :)

Sandi McBride said...

You are crazy my friend! I'll have a few of those golden K's if you're passing them out! Congratulations on the lovely award and thank you for passing it on to me! OG...well, I call Mac CB sometimes...specially when he's being tight with the purse to guess what it means?

Lesley said...

As hobbies go getting book signees to propose is a pretty spanky one! But personally, as charming and entertaining as Rick may be I'm still kind of sold on Franco frankly. If you don't want him can I have him?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for visiting Deb

Retiredandcrazy said...

ANYWON would be worth ditching OG for Rosiero. Only kidding!

Retiredandcrazy said...

You are a worthy recipient Lindsay. Are you enjoying blogland? It's addictive isn't it?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Yes Maggie, OG will have to keep on his toes now!

Retiredandcrazy said...

I haven't quite pinned them down about the ceremony yet San, but when I do you will be the first to know.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Do you know Dotterell, I had to reluctantly turn both down. Drat!!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Now that I have publicly admitted that there will be no weddings Jay, I guess the answer to your question is no.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Crazy? You bet Sandi, is there any other way to go? CB? I guess the first would would be "cheap" and the last word would not be flattering to his parents?!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Lesley, we are singing from the same hymn sheet here!

aims said...

Ooooooh! A signed book! That is thrilling! And getting to chat with the author? Wow! (me jealous?)