Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Humour a saving grace

My Tuesday night meeting is something I really look forward to. The camaraderie, the support, the honesty - and the laughter. Yes, the humour (of a somewhat gallows nature often) is a real joy. Try these two beauties from last night.

"You got sectioned in Tokyo? I only got as far far as Newcastle before I got sectioned."

"First time I came, I thought I'd joined a cult. Some f**in cult! You don't pay for your cup of tea and nobody's interested in your second name! "

Looking back, Christmas wasn't really a problem for me. But back at Emmaus afterwards, it was the unexpected that tested me. Open whisky bottles from the night before calling to me when I was tidying up after breakfast. And I nearly got felled by brandy butter! (Well, I thought it was brandy flavoured, not loaded and the taste kinda gave me the inclination) Sneaky, devious and powerful? Totally! "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance". I seem to have survived. Laus deo!


  1. Just a day at a time. I've always found Christmas & New Year quite easy, it's the Jan 24ths and the May 2nds and the November whatevers that are the problem!

  2. Thanks for the tip! "Beware the Ides of March"?