16 October 2012

I know I'll never be me, without the security, of your loving arms

I just sang the new Bond song to John. Well, I tried. He laughed so hard that I started laughing too, before the end.

I assume he was laughing at the singing, but I suppose there was a chance it was my Bond-theme-style-dance that I did along with it. All slo-mo arm waving and shooting.


Sherlock is now completely set on going camping over the half term. It's still Mycroft's decision, though, which Sherlock thinks is so unfair. But it's Mycroft who will have homework, and who'll need more of a break. (And who has now said he'd like to go camping.)

I have promised to make him the dessert we saw last night.


I'm feeling a lot more positive since John and I had our talk. I don't know, feels a bit less lonely, you know? Not even that I've talked to him about anything I hadn't already, but just the thought that I probably could, if I did want to.


I think I need a guitar stand. I usually just lean them up, or put them back in their bags, but it's not exactly safe or good for them. Especially when Sherlock is being a bat. Or an owl. Not sure which.

Not happy about the case we're got right now. No suspects yet. I hate that.

151 comments:

pandabob said...

camping will be great fun I'm sure and more so because Sherlock wants to go :-)

I'm sorry about the case I hope the footprint (if I'm on the right case) provides something useful for you.

hows the evening? other than bat/owl filled ;-)

Anonymous said...

Camping will be fun. The best advice I ever got for late season camping was to wear wool (in case it got wet) and to bring extra socks. And then some more extra socks. (You might want to check to make sure Sherlock and Mycroft haven't outgrown last year's warmth layers, too.)

I hope Sherlock's having fun silently swooping!

rsf

John H. D. Watson said...

He tried simulating echolocation by bouncing a little rubber ball off of things for a while.

L - it was indeed the slo-mo Bond dance that did it.

REReader said...

He tried simulating echolocation by bouncing a little rubber ball off of things for a while.

That's...actually the best approximation I've run across. (Although potentially a lot more damaging to small objects than actual echolocation.:D)


I hope you get some leads on your case, L--maybe the footprint will produce something useful.

Anon Without A Name said...

John - I suppose it's too much to hope you got any footage?

Lestrade - I glad to hear you're feeling more positive, that's great :-)

Hope it stays dry (and a bit warmer) if you lot go camping next week - rather you than me!

Greg Lestrade said...

RSF - Sherlock outgrows pretty much everything he owns on a weekly basis. We're pretty much used to dealing with it.

Sherlock is now watching a piece about a blind boy who really does use echolocation. I fear our lives will be full of clicking for a while...

As for the footprint, I'm worried it'll be too common a shoe to be much help. Still going through CCTV, though. And we'll do a witness appeal.

John H. D. Watson said...

Nameless - sadly, no video. Laughing too hard. Good singing though.

Greg Lestrade said...

You lie so beautifully.

AnonyBob - evening mainly filled with trying to build up my callouses. Yes, I do live a full life...

pandabob said...

that sounds...interesting Greg!

Gutted about the video John ;-)

Anonymous said...

Are there any bat songs?

Anon Without A Name said...

What Anonybob said :-)

BTW Lestrade - Mrs H can rest easy - the match is being played at 4pm tomorrow, should be done and done by the time Emmerdale goes live.

Greg Lestrade said...

I am slightly worried about what John's reaction will be to my rough old hands. Still, he doesn't mind that the rest of me is old and rough...

Anon - Bat out of hell? :)

John H. D. Watson said...

L - you sing very well and you know it! Any particular reason you're trying to build up callouses?

Greg Lestrade said...

Just didn't play enough for so long my hands have gone all soft. Trying to toughen up a bit.

By the way, your poll clearly shows the correct answer - hoodies are the best. So I need to buy you at least one before camping.

This one?

http://www.squirrelsports.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/h/o/hoody_black_front_damnimsexy.jpg

Anonymous said...

or this one?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140713398388?hlp=false

ryo said...

Is Sherlock just closing his eyes to try the echolocation? Or is he actually using a blindfold?

ryo

John H. D. Watson said...

L - ah. I thought perhaps you needed extra ones for...something.

The hoodies...L, I can get you that one if you like, and Anon...I was going to ask if people really wear that in public and then I realised that Murray absolutely would.

Greg Lestrade said...

Anon, well..it's true that his ego isn't anywhere near as big. Positively on the small side.

Ryo - he was just perfecting his clicking when we sent him to bed.

John H. D. Watson said...

Ryo - just closing his eyes. And peaking occasionally to see if it was working properly.

ryo said...

That is awesome. And formidably cute.

ryo

CzechReader said...

Camping in October? Cold!

Well, I went camping at the end of November, so I can't talk...

Definitely yes for the guitar stand. We have one like this and not even our cats managed to knock it down. Granted, we don't have Sherlock.

About the echolocation - sounds like a nice experiment. It should also include standing quietly and trying to listen to all the sounds in a big hall like a big library, and then a big hall with lots of people like a railway station or something. The bouncing is a nice idea (except near windows and other fragile stuff). Well done, Sherlock.

Hi Mycroft, hope you are doing fine :)

Greg Lestrade said...

Hey CR. Yeah, I'm debating getting a wall-fixed one, for maximum safety. I've only got the two guitars at the moment.

But right now I'm trying to look presentable enough to do an appeal. My hair always looks like I just fell out of bed.

REReader said...

You know, L, some people spend a lot of time and product trying to achieve that very effect!

Greg Lestrade said...

Yeah, it doesnt look particularly neat or professional though. Although possibly as if I've been working far too hard to worry about the fact I look like I've gone through a hedge backwards. Have to hope they think that. Not sure my DCI does.

Greg Lestrade said...

Some Britishisms you 'Merkins have adopted, apparently, for your perusal...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19929249

Discuss...

REReader said...

There was an article about Americans using Britishisms in the New York Times this weekend--the writer seemed to lean to the "Don't do that, you sound fake" side of the issue. I have to say that I haven't really seen (or heard) it much in real life, only on the web on sites/blogs/forums (like your own!) which originate in the UK. That seems to me natural.

pandabob said...

I hope the appeal brings something useful for the case Greg and that your DCI develops some understanding of style ;-)

Anonx said...

Huh. I've heard at least a third of those all my life (and I not young!). I had no idea they were considered Britishisms.

REReader said...

I'd say I'm familiar with about half of them due to the fact that whoever was choosing children's books for the NYPL was obviously an Anglophile, but the only one I've heard regularly in real life is autumn--and while "fall" may be an Americanism, autumn has always been used in the US pretty commonly, at least in New York. I know "frock" used to be in common US usage, at least in the fashion magazines (because those library books not British were mostly old!), but it's sort of anachronistic now.

Anonymous said...

Anonx, I've used a good many of those most of my life too! Maybe I picked up a few from Doctor Who, but certainly not all of them.

rsf

REReader said...

You also have to take into account that there isn't one form of US English--there are decided regional variations in vocabulary.

(Checking the listt again, I also don't think "wonky" is a Britishism, it's been used here as long as I can remember.)

Greg Lestrade said...

I found it interesting that those were suggestions put forward by Americans. i knew some of you would disagree with them.

RR - I dont think any country has "one" form of language.

Danger - after the Comissioner's rant about tattoos in the Met, Im going to have to put off having 'I love Danger Watson' tattooed around my neck, sorry.

REReader said...

I dont think any country has "one" form of language.

Mmm, good point. (Although France tries!)

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of having to 'declare' your tattoos, that will seriously be somebody's job, recording tattoos? And not declaring them is 'gross misconduct'? Really?

What about piercings? :)

Lancs. Anon

Greg Lestrade said...

Lancs - the office is already full of wild guesses about each other's possible tattoos. Sal says she things I've got a John riding a unicorn farting a rainbow on my back. I'm not sure if it's John or the unicorn farting...

RR - I did n't know France tried. They have very strong regional accents and dialect.

Greg Lestrade said...

Oh, and Lancs, I hope the Comish takes no interest in his DI's nipples...

REReader said...

That was the idea behind the Académie française, wasn't it? To have one official body that decides what is "correct" French and what isn't. (Although so far as I recall, it had one go at modernizing spelling and some usage at the beginning that they made stick, and has largely been ignored by the French thereafter.)

John H. D. Watson said...

Is it better or worse if you get it on your bum instead and don't declare it?

Greg Lestrade said...

My bum does indeed love you very much....


Where did this rain come from? It was nice about half an hour ago!

piplover said...

That list of words was interesting. Some of them I've heard all my life, and others I only started to hear when my sister moved over there and would randomly drop them in conversation.

One thing I have noticed is that I can no longer use "pants" when talking about trousers. I always end up laughing. Amazing what sticks and what gets discarded in language.

Greg Lestrade said...

Any gentleman claiming he's wearing suspenders, a vest and pants will get odd looks from us Brits.

Anonymous said...

I can't see ranting about tattoos. Having a record of them as identifying marks, that makes some sense any way, but why get narky about it?

rsf

REReader said...

Any gentleman claiming he's wearing suspenders, a vest and pants will get odd looks from us Brits.

Any gentleman simultaneously wearing suspenders and a vest would get some rather odd looks here, too. :)

Anonymous said...

My nephew wears suspenders and a vest (American versions!). But he's fourteen.

rsf

REReader said...

One or the other, yeah--but together? Really?

(But as you say, teens have their own style standards. :D)

Sherlock said...

Can we go hang gliding?

pandabob said...

any particular reason Sherlock or just something you'd like to try?

Sherlock said...

Because then I could fly!

pandabob said...

sounds like a good reason to me but not sure Greg and John will agree ;-)

REReader said...

That's a good reason!

(There might be age restrictions or size restrictions, though--most of the really exciting stuff seems to have them.)

Sherlock said...

A girl at my school went and she's my age and her little brother went too and he's only five!

REReader said...

Well, then I guess you need to talk it over with John and Lestrade (and possibly your mum), and see what they have to say. :)

Greg Lestrade said...

Sounds like a decision for your mum and your Nanny.

Could any dishy docs reading this offer advice on getting rid of the recurring cramp in my hand?

Anon Without A Name said...

Lestrade - reading the BBC article, it seems that police officers will have to declare any existing visible tattoos. Which seems a bit redundant...

Also, I take issue with the statement "All visible tattoos damage the professional image of the Metropolitan Police Service", because it's a load of old cobblers (polite version). Personally, I'd find the sight of a police officer with (non-offensive) tattoos somewhat reassuring.

ReRe - wouldn't suspenders and a vest/braces and a waistcoat originally have been worn together? I feel the need for Mycroft's sartorial advice :-)

REReader said...

Might be, Nameless. But since suspenders are now used more as a fashion statement than a way to hold up one's pants (in the American usage), there's no point in wearing them and then covering them with a vest!

Greg Lestrade said...

I was going to ask what people who need braces were meant to do if they also needed to wear a waistcoat. Or if it's just forbidden to wear a waistcoat, their bad luck.

I've never worn braces, and a waistcoat only when I got married.

REReader said...

L, is the cramp in the hand that was injured? And is it triggered by anything specific?

Greg Lestrade said...

Yes, the one I hurt. And no, not triggered by anything.

Nameless - yeah, it is a bit pointless. I mean, there are already rules about anything offensive!

And for braces/waistcoats - yes, braces would never have been seen originally, that was a huge fashion faux pas. The very reason for wearing a waistcoat was to be able to hide your braces if you wanted to take off your jacket.

I do like a nice waistcoat, but they don't really suit me, I don't think. You have to be a certain shape.

REReader said...

Well--in a way it's good it's not the other hand, because that would be a whole new problem. And instead of offering uneducated suggestions, I'll just say it's handy you having someone who knows what they're talking about to take a look when you get home. Which I guess you should be doing soon?

Yeah, no one would look askance if someone wore suspenders/braces and a vest/waistcoat if the vest was kept closed, because no one would know. It's just that it would look really odd if someone tried to use both as fashion accessories simultaneously.

(Although I should talk--I walk around in long skirts and cloppy workboots and no one raises an eyebrow at me. Really, a lot of style is attitude and liking how you look. Following the "rules" is just easier. :D)

John H. D. Watson said...

Sherlock - Uh...I'll talk to your mum. Maybe.

L - I'll rub it for you when you get home and take a look at it.

Greg Lestrade said...

Nearly with you. Knew you'd be my hero. I keep rubbing it and it eases off, then comes back. Need an intensive course of gorgeous doctor, I think. Prescription strength.

RR - But no one would ever wear a waistcoat open, surely?? And fashion comes and goes, style is forever.

REReader said...

But no one would ever wear a waistcoat open, surely??

<a href="http://media-cache-ec2.pinterest.com/upload/116530709077721541_fRwtLuuV_b.jpg>Not precisely... </a>

<i>fashion comes and goes, style is forever.</i>

^^^Yep! (I should have specified "'rules' of fashion".)

REReader said...

Oh, phooey. Let me try that again:

But no one would ever wear a waistcoat open, surely??

Not precisely...

fashion comes and goes, style is forever.

^^^Yep! (I should have specified "'rules' of fashion".)

Desert Wanderer said...

Sherlock, when I was in school, there was a guy I knew who was on the parachute jumping team who was so small he had to wear weights so he would fall straight away rather than be pushed up by the propeller wash and then fall.

I have never understood the desire to jump out of a perfectly good aircraft, myself. Almost as crazy as marching when you can fly...

Rider said...

Given your preferred treatment as described Lestrade I can see why you'd want the Doc involved. I'm sure he could give it enough rubbing to provide excellent relief and make sure it stays dormant for a while.

Would definitely take your mind off your sore hand.

Greg Lestrade said...

RR - the picture's too small, but I'd say the visible braces on that outfit are the least of his problems. I think he has a bowtie with a normal collar, and has the bottom button of his waistcoat fastened...

Rider - as long as if he rubs that part it does keep coming back. Otherwise I might be a bit upset.

REReader said...

Oh, yeah, that a hot mess, that outfit is. (And I didn't have to look at all hard to find it, either--it was on the first screen of results.)

Rider said...

Lestrade: Or exhausted....

Anonymous said...

My funniest experience with suspenders was flying with my grandpa and being confused as he didn't have anything in his pockets and he had taken off his belt, but he still kept on setting off the metal detector alarm. They eventually waved the wand thinggy around him, and figured out it was the suspender clasps, but as no one else we were travelling knew he had on suspenders (they were under his polo shirt) and he hadn't realized they had metal clasps, it took a while to figure out the problem.

-cylendelmar

pandabob said...

Did Mrs H enjoy emmerdale live?

hope you're all having a good evening :-)

Greg Lestrade said...

Sherlock is complaining that I'm being 'boring'. I think John's being just as boring, but because he's got a degu on him he gets a free pass or something.

REReader said...

There are two degus, after all.... :)

REReader said...

(You really should get a pass for having a hand that keeps cramping up.)

Sherlock said...

I've got Mercury and John's got Argon and I think his hand is his fault so he should stop being boring and we could climb on the roof and look for bats.

REReader said...

Even if his hand was his fault (how do you come to than conclusion, by the way?--I'm just curious), it does make it not a good idea for him to do any roof climbing.

Anyway, I think your best bet for seeing bats is at dusk, not at full dark. And aren't you going to go camping somewhere where you can look for bats better than in London?

Sherlock said...

Because he's always playing his guitar and not doing fun stuff.

I want to see bats now because they'll all hibernate soon!

REReader said...

That sounds rather worrying, it's true. According to this British website about bats, though, it looks like you should still be able to see bats next week and possibly even a bit longer than that.

(Playing his guitar is fun stuff for Lestrade. DIfferent people like to do different things. I'm sorry you feel restless, though.)

Anon Without A Name said...

Sherlock - Playing the guitar is fun for Lestrade, it's not really fair to expect him not to do it at all when he also spends plenty of time with you doing fun stuff.

And ReRe's right, you know, dusk is a much better time to look for bats than late at night.

How's the pond been since you've been back at school? Much wildlife?

John H. D. Watson said...

Also, no one is climbing on the roof.

Greg Lestrade said...

It's time for seven year olds and degus to get ready to hibernate. Come on, shortstuff, pyjamas on.

Sherlock said...

The people on TV have a bath big enough for 6 people I want one! It would be like swimming that would be the best.

Anonymous said...

It Is pretty cool, Sherlock, but a lot of stairs!

Lancs. Anon

Greg Lestrade said...

He has announced he's going to live somewhere MUCH better, and taller, and bigger, with a swimming pool in the water tank and giraffe and a whole space for bats, and a bungee rope and everything will be connected with rope bridges and fireman's poles and jet packs.

I'll wait for my invite.

pandabob said...

I really really really want to visit Sherlock house that just sounds fab!

I'm glad he found something exciting to think about while you were 'being boring' ;-)

Anonymous said...

Sherlock, there are some really very different houses over on this website including one that is upside down!

rsf

REReader said...

It sounds like he's going to want his own island! (Jf so, he'll need to add a few guesthouses to the mix. EVERYONE will want to come visit! :))

ryo said...

John, this question is prompted by Greg's hand cramps... Is it true that drinking pickle juice can help prevent/end cramps?

Hang gliding sounds fun, but I think I would spend the whole time freaking out. Not fond of heights. I have gone zip-lining, though, and that was a ton of fun.

As for wearing braces (suspenders) with waistcoats (vests), I hope there are still men in America who wear that. :) Btw, what do you interpret the word "suspenders" as in the UK?

ryo

Greg Lestrade said...

Ryo - http://www.agentprovocateur.com/lingerie/suspenders.html

Hence the potential for confusion. :)

Anon Without A Name said...

I'm always surprised that pictures of models in stockings and sussies show them wearing the suspenders on the outside of their knickers. How are you supposed to go to the loo - or participate in any other activity that might involve keeping your suspenders/stocking on but not your knickers - if the suspenders are on over the top of your knickers?

That house looked stunning, didn't it? I do love the Victorian "civil engineering" architecture, where engineering and art are the same thing; I also love modern architecture, so this combination was just wonderful from my perspective :-)

Greg Lestrade said...

..I can honestly say I've never thought about it, Nameless. But you're right, it does seem ridiculous. Now I'm trying to remember which way around I've ever seen them in real life...

It did look amazing. We'd never find the boys, dogs or degus if we lived there though.

Those views didn't look real.

John H. D. Watson said...

Ryo - er, depends on what you mean by true. If you mean scientifically proven, then no, or at least I'm not aware of any conclusive studies done on it, but people do use it that way, and presumably they feel it works since I can't imagine why they'd want to keep on drinking pickle juice otherwise. Lemon juice, too.

Anonymous said...

Which house was on the television with the big bathtub?

Greg Lestrade said...

It was on Grand Designs, Anon. People convertng a water tower to live in - it was pretty amazing.

Anon Without A Name said...

Lestrade - really? Not even at the infamous vicars and tarts party?

OMG, don't tell me you went commando under that mini skirt...

Anon Without A Name said...

Hmmm. Is it just me that link isn't working for? Ah well, it's this: http://boringlifeofjohnwatson.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/not-just-make-up-80s-make-up.html

Greg Lestrade said...

...you just had to bring that up, didn't you, and not just mention it, but link to the photo!

I did wear suspenders, and I can't remember details, but some sort of pants, yeah. However, I can't remember under/over being something I thought of, given my anatomy doesn't require the...err... full removal of undergarments to have a wee! I probably went sussies over pants. Just because, thinking about it, I'd've felt like I was putting my pants on over my trousers if I'd done it the other way around!

Small Hobbit said...

Which would have led to the latest superheroes: SuperDoc and DI Suspenders.

pandabob said...

Great link Nameless, I think we were all thinking it ;-)

Hows work Greg? any useful stuff from the appeal, I hope you've made some progress and are able to have the day off tomorrow if that was still the plan :-)

Does Sherlock do anything at school to celebrate harvest John?

Rider said...

My vague memory of such things is that they have a connector between the waist belt and the stocking clip so you can release that and remove pants. Or maybe you just unclipped from the stockings. Like I say it was a looong time ago.

Under underpants wouldn't be very comfortable.

Greg Lestrade said...

SH - If I'm a superhero I want an iron-man style suit. Not spandex.

AnonyBob - nothing yet. I think I'll still get the day off. It's so hard for the family, not to have any answers.

Rider - they do have clips, but they're so fiddly! And not exactly good for..spontaneity, I wouldn't have thought. Or urgency.

However, in my experience, that can be worked around with crotchless pants... (when I say experience, I obviously mean...from what I have observed.)

pandabob said...

its nasty when the family are kept waiting around that's for sure.

I'm glad you'll still get your time off though you deserve time to do your own thing :-)

(I am really trying not to think about why you would've so carefully observed suspenders and crotchless pants because...well just because ;-) )

Greg Lestrade said...

Hey, I walked the beat in Soho! And I've seen more than my fair share of sussie-wearing dead bodies. Male and female.

Don't worry, I won't be trading in my reputation here of the 'gayest man ever'. ;)

You figuring out some things for the half term? I've just booked for something I think the boys will enjoy. And whilst doing it, found and bought a present for John...

pandabob said...

Half term is still a mystery and a little longer than I thought which I'm glad I found out today and not on the day I thought she went back to school!!

we're possibly, maybe going to see animals at the wildlife park someone left a link to here a while ago but other than that I'm still a bit lost!

I'm guessing the booking is a secret thing and the present but I hope they like them :-)

(using work as an excuse for your knowledge is much less fun than some things you could have come up with ;-) )

Greg Lestrade said...

I worry I'll get myself into more trouble if I come up with more 'interesting' things.

I should also point out I'm trying to juggle court dates, leave, rest days and getting all of my team onto a Human Trafficking course. (I think it's how to prevent trafficking, and recognise signs, not how to do it. But I'm not certain.)

pandabob said...

trouble isn't always a bad thing ;-)


that sounds like a serious amount of juggling to do! I hope you manage to find a way to make it work.

Anonymous said...

can I leave a policework type question here Lestrade. I understand if you're too busy to answer it or don't want to but I'd be interested to know.

how do you ever get someone for a domestic incident? I know if you catch them in the act you can get them but what if someone reports it later? I know you've said before that you culdn't report now for specific reasons but is it really possible to get someone for domestic stuff when relationships are such a variable and personal thing?

I know your murders really but I just wondered if youd know.

REReader said...

I'm always surprised that pictures of models in stockings and sussies show them wearing the suspenders on the outside of their knickers.

Nameless, the other way around, the garters scratch, very uncomfortable. But garter belts (at least, every one I've ever used) have easy-to-open-and-close hooks or snaps at the waist--it's a lot easier than pulling down panty hose. But why bother with those things anyway? If you don't like panty hose (ick), use thigh highs. All the advantages of stockings with none of the bother.

(Mostly I use nice cotton socks in winter and sandals in summer and avoid the whole thing.)

pandabob said...

I'm guessing from the quiet that it really was a lot of work Greg so sorry for distracting you earlier.

RR - Jeans and doc martin boots mean you never ever ever have to worry about what you wear underneath ;-)

Greg Lestrade said...

Sorry, no, you weren't distracting.

And I'm with you on the boots and jeans ;)

Anon - That is a hard question.

I'm of the opinion that you should talk to someone, if you've been the victim of domestic abuse. If you don't feel like talking to the police at first, there are other people you can contact - Women's Aid or Refuge, or ManKind and Broken Rainbow. They can help talk about a specific case and give advice and support about contacting the police.

As for what the police will do, that depends very much on evidence. So if you have witnesses, if there are pictures of any injuries, or medical records. if it's financial abuse, maybe bank statements. If it's psychological, then any witnesses again.

Sadly if it's one person's word against another's, it can be very difficult to prosecute.

But still, the CPS are the ones who decide if there's evidence enough for a case to be brought to court.

Sorry I can't help more, or give more certain answers.

Greg Lestrade said...

John - forgot to say, I'll be a bit late home.

Sherlock said...

Whyyyyy?

Greg Lestrade said...

I'm sorry, Kiddo, I'm just busy.

What've you been doing today?

Sherlock said...

We're making little boats in school and we're going to sail them on the pond and mine will be the best!

Greg Lestrade said...

Wow, that sounds good. What are you making them out of?

Anon Without A Name said...

Lestrade - what can I say? It seemed appropriate :-)

Rider, ReRe - I've never found suspenders/garter belts to be scratchy or uncomfortable worn under pants, that's what they're designed for. Like Lestrade says, the bits that connect to stockings are quite fiddly. And undoing the suspender belt completely seems impractical - they tend to sit right up on the waist, and skirts quite often sit lower toward the hips; you'd end up furtling about with half your clothes just to go for a wee :-p

I can't wear hold-ups, they... don't. Mind you, it's incredibly rare that I wear any kind of hosiery other than socks these days; I almost never wear skirts :-)

REReader said...

Boats, Sherlock? That must be so much fun!

Sherlock said...

we can make them out of anything we want!

REReader said...

And have you decided what you're going to use for your boat?

Greg Lestrade said...

I shall notify Harland and Wolff, Sherlock.

I should be home in about and hour. what are we having for dinner?

Sherlock said...

I don't know yet. What is that, Lestrade? We should have squid ink pasta.

Greg Lestrade said...

Harland and Wolff built the Titanic, Sherlock. Not that I'm supposing your boat will sink. Just that it might be large, knowing you.

Do we have any squid ink pasta? As I'm late, something easy would be desirable.

REReader said...

Deciding on the best material for small-boat-building should be quite interesting. (I don't know what Harlkand and Wolff is, either. *waits expectantly*)

REReader said...

*never mind*

Thanks for the explanation, L! :)

Small Hobbit said...

Nameless I'm with you re holdups - mine last for a little bit and then start wriggling down, which leads to some very unseemly scrabbling round and trying to pull them back up. I did actually buy two skirts this summer, but only for warm days when tights/stockings weren't needed, otherwise it's socks (today's have penguins wearing woolly hats).

Sherlock said...

No we don't :( we have risotto is that okay?

Greg Lestrade said...

Yeah, risotto is fine.

You looking forward to Mycroft coming home? Can you ask John what time we can have him back?

Anonymous said...

just don't stop at the store on the way home not for a month or so anyway

John H. D. Watson said...

Friday afternoon, at one I think.

Anonymous said...

justdont stop at the store on the way home yet maybe in a month or two

Anonymous said...

sorry got a 503 didnt thinkit worked

Greg Lestrade said...

So we can go and get him, then pick up Sherlock from school?

Just on my way home. Not via the shops... (Anon, don't worry, sometimes the blogs have a mind of their own with posting comments.)

pandabob said...

I hope home soon Greg :-)

yay to Mycroft coming home soon!

Hows the day been John? hope you've had a nice one :-)

John H. D. Watson said...

L - yeah, that'll be good. Give him a chance to recover before hurricane Sherlock.

Greg Lestrade said...

You'll be glad to hear I managed to get myself home with zero kidnappings.

Well, still got to get to the front door. ANd survive Sherlock's welcome.

Greg Lestrade said...

Anyone here on Twitter? I was vaguely following the talk in the office about that scumbag MEP who I won't name publishing the address of the couple who just won their case about not being allowed to stay in the B&B.

They've been offered support by their local police, I'm told.

Think I'm going to stop reading the news now. ALl too depressing!

John H. D. Watson said...

Sherlock might kidnap you to keep you home tomorrow, but otherwise I think you're safe.

Greg Lestrade said...

I am home tomorrow. I have the paperwork to show for it...

He, however, is going to school.

pandabob said...

Yes sadly I saw the creep had been up to his usual standard or gitness, can't believe that there was a need for the case in the first place, I thought we'd passed that sort of rubbish years ago, or that anyone would think they need more upset than what they've already had to put up with!!

Glad you'e home safe and sound :-) have a lovely evening.

John H. D. Watson said...

Oh good. Saturday too?

Greg Lestrade said...

Yeah, Saturday too. Then work Sunday, and trying to sort out at least three days next week. Including Saturday, because I've sorted out something for us all to do.

I might even put up a new post to show you your present.

Anon Without A Name said...

Lestrade - yeah, in a series of tweets, he published their full address, and said that a "British Justice team" would go there and "give [them] a bit of drama by way of reminding [them] that an English couple's home is their castle. Say No to heterophobia!" (the "couple" he's talking about here would appear to be the B&B owners, not the guys who won the case).

Apologies for increasing the depression :-( At least the backlash has been pretty spectacular. And in possibly good news, it looks like his party is imploding (theories are kicking about that this is why he's kicked off in public, to try to provide a distraction from press reporting about his party)

REReader said...

I'm on Twitter, L. What should I be looking for? Or maybe you've thought better of it--for the sake of your blood pressure? :)

John H. D. Watson said...

Present?

Greg Lestrade said...

Nameless - Yeah, I knew that much. We started getting calls about it (Not us personally, the Met generally.) I was sort of more letting any of you know that the local police are dealing with it.

And yes, in some ways wondering if the backlash was still going.

John - Danger, I mean - I bought you a present. You know we've been talking about getting some more pictures and stuff to put up in the flat? I got one for the bedroom. I'm getting it framed.

John H. D. Watson said...

Hmmm. Is it of you?

Greg Lestrade said...

Do I seem that narcissistic?

Anon Without A Name said...

Oh, sorry, Lestrade, I misunderstood.

John H. D. Watson said...

No, but you said it was a present for me, so... ;) Do I get a hint?

Greg Lestrade said...

No, probably good for anyone not from these parts to have an explanation, Nameless. I didn't intend to be so cryptic, except I couldn't bring myself to type his name.

Danger - a hint? It's...classic design. Old. Wartime. I've got a picture of it, if you want to see?

John H. D. Watson said...

Please.

Greg Lestrade said...

I've posted it up.

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