Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Down in the dumps

There are days when blogs like mine are simply a waste of everyone's time, and I suspect today is one of them! I've got a bit of a grump on. It's been a tough old day, which was made even worse when we received a series of emails from people who worked with us on Our Gay Wedding saying they hoped to see us at the BAFTA nominees party tonight... A party we'd not been invited to! In fact, everyone else has has their invitations to the ceremony as well...

We were later told there'd been an oversight, and of course it's no one's fault, but what a way to make a pair of blokes feel just that little bit crappier than they already do!

I can't really go into too many details about what's going on at the moment, but Nathan and I are riding a rather rocky roller-coaster, which is beginning to grind us both into the ground. There's nothing like a glitzy awards ceremony to make you realise that life is full of rather cruel contradictions. They feel unreal at the best of times, but when you're going through the mill, they can seem a little bit grostesque! We will of course dust ourselves down and face the world with a smile tomorrow, and I have to keep reminding myself that however dark the shadows get, Nathan and I will always have each other and be able to provide an almost impenetrable shell that will protect us against whatever the wicked world decides to throw at us.

We hit a bit of a low patch at tea time and decided our only option was to go online to find a special deal on one of the restaurants in the Village, and, with that, we took ourselves off for a meal out. We went to Cafe Rouge, which is a tad fancy for two blokes without a bean to rub together, but the experience allowed us to think and talk about positive stuff whilst overdosing on cheese and carbohydrates!

Anyway. I shall be quite pleased when today is over so that I can make the most of tomorrow! And if anyone reading this blog is also feeling a bit blue, I shall be sending you double quantities of love tonight...

1 comment:

  1. When life was tough for me - I put up this poem on the side of my cupboard and read it daily!
    When things go wrong, as they sometimes will;
    When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill;
    When the funds are low and the debts are high,
    And you want to smile, but you have to sigh;
    When care is pressing you down a bit:
    Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.

    Life is queer with its twists and turns,
    As every one of us sometimes learns,
    And many a failure turns about
    When he might have won had he stuck it out.
    Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow,
    You may win through with one more blow.

    Often the goal is nearer than
    It seems to a faint and faltering man;
    Often the struggler has given up
    When he might have captured the victor’s cup;
    And he learned too late, as the sun went down,
    How close he was to the golden crown.

    Success is failure turned inside out,
    The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,
    And you never can tell how close you are,
    It may be near when it seems afar;
    So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
    It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.