Eve showed me some presents she bought for Esther's birthday next Monday. One was a very nice dress, so cute and fit for my wee girl. It's a light yellow, with... lots of red and white... petals on it. I had to step outside for a few minutes.
I still can't believe Hayden
will spend the next 99 years in New York. Okay, not 99 years, but it will feel like it. Two movies in a row! So what I'm doing now is trying to come up with a good excuse for me to spend some days
of hot and sweaty shagging
in New York. The excuse must be so good that everyone will swallow it without the slightest doubt. My family, friends, agent, colleagues and - Eve.
Of course I can't think of an excuse good enough. My ideas so far:
- Try to talk Charley into a Long Way Round
reprise. Who wants to go to Africa, anyway? I say, we do London-New York again. Problem: Charley won't fall for it. And he already read Out of Africa
and wants to see the Blixen plantation (CHRIST).
- Research for some coming movie project? Problem: Eve knows my work scheme too well.
- I'm doing this year's Christmas shopping in New York! Problem: Eve would want to come, too. So much for hot and sweaty shagging. If I want hot and sweaty shagging with me wifey, I don't even have to leave the house.
- I say I'll visit Sienna
. Problem: NOBODY would buy it.
That leaves me with one alternative only. Hayden must come to London when he has some days off. Problem: discussion will go like:
Ewan: "Darling, can Hayden please stay with us for a few days?"
Eve: "What? Mais Ewan, he spent almost the whole summer here!"
Ewan: "Yes, but you know I promised..."
Eve: "Qui, I know you offered him a place to stay when he's in London, but isn't he in New York?"
Ewan (imagine me, eyes WIDE in surprise): "New York? Now, is he, really? Blimey! I had no idea! And I was thinking about going to New York soon to... to... to..."
Eve: "Forget it."
I don't know what to do. All I have left is this
. And my Revenge of the Sith
copy. I hope you have bought one, too.
I need money to hire a double who'll replace me while I'm in N.Y.