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Thursday, 6 December 2007

Cut Backs...

My darling man is feeling dreadfully flat. There he sits in his study, his head in his hands - the world of private equity is clearly in an awful state... Or could it simply be that he partied a little too hard at the firm's Christmas party last night?

The evening began on a somber note, the top man's (prrr) speech warned of leaner times, of cut backs, disappointing bonusettes and caution in all regards. The world's financial markets are bracing themselves... (apparently), he then proceeded to launch an orgy of excess the like of which is seldom seen in a democratic country.

I can handle this brand of frugal!

A selection of enormous marquees had been erected in the grounds of The Imperial War Museum which were liberally dusted with real snow for the evening, ice sculptures, a ski slope, ice skating rink, rodeo reindeer, Christmas tree Hoopla,snow boarding simulator, Toyland with Giant Skalextric and casino. All night the Champagne flowed, Kylie Minogue is as thin as a tooth pick and her face is taught and mask like!!! OHMYGOD - could that possibly be Botox?

My feet are killing me today, but you know - I never take things to extremes, not really... Poor James!

8 comments:

Potty Mummy said...

Hang on - you get invited to the Christmas party? I TOLD Husband he went into the wrong part of the finance industry - they haven't invited partners since around 1999 to his firm's bash. Or that's what he tells me, anyway...

Fashionatta said...

Who can blame him for having a tipple to far if the top man's speech warned of leaner times, of cut backs, disappointing bonusettes and caution in all regards...I think I would have been legless ;-)

@themill said...

Dull Itch darling, how envious I am. I suspect our Christmas party will be a spin around a field on a tractor....sigh

dulwichmum said...

Lovely Potty Mummy,

The men really should listen to us with regard to absolutely everything!

Sweet Fashionatta,

He is the top man! I don't believe a word of it...

Perfect @themill,

It sounds simply dreadful! Let me send a taxi for you, Dulwich is divine!

IngeniousRose said...

Darling Dulwich Mum, with parties like that James is hardly in a position to complain about your purchase of the odd £750 cardigan now is he? Or for that matter an additional pair of shoes, a coat ot two and a couple of bags for your new winter wardrobe.

dulwichmum said...

Lovely Ingenious,

I sooo knew you would understand!

Bathsheba said...

Hi, Dulwich Mum
I have just discovered your blog through onionbag - it's really great - and have added a link to it on one of my blogs:
http://imightcomedownformeals.blogspot.com.
This is a collection of children's letters and notes to their parents - both the billets doux and the "You've ruined my life!" ones. It's very funny.
Unfortunately I have run out of material and was wondering if you or your friends had anything they may want to submit...
I can't see acontact for you on your blog, so apologies for sending this as a comment.
BTW Have you read www.wifeinthenorth.com? I think you'd enjoy it...

dulwichmum said...

Thank you Bathsheba,

I love your blog and have linked you back.