What a happily married couple they look like to the unsuspecting!
Put the Derf Man in the same room as sporting stars and the female Prime Minister with Madam La Comtesse de Botulism very far away and you get the recipe for a happy man, nearly fully alive and present. What a difference a Mary makes! Who needs a happy pill when you can just throw a new jar of face cream past Madam to make her scramble towards it while you run off to a waiting car to speed you away? Good one, Frex.
Freddles was in Herning yesterday for some national sports awards at the big Boxen arena, in the presence of Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister, and several other big-wigs. Just the kind of gig to get Freddie's heart pumping. He even pulled out a velvet suit to celebrate. (He and Joachim have inherited a bit of their father's dandiness.) We know what sort of power La Helle has over the Derf Man. They look like very close and even intimate friends. Nice for Fred to have a buddy who by law must defer to and look out for him, but it's reassuring also for anyone who cares about Frodo's mental health. He's nearly human at this event: chatting with the winners, being interviewed, moving about the room, on stage. If Mary were nearby, he'd be a drunken, sloppy mess!
Freddles was interviewed by BT after the event about his favourite sporting event(s) of the year and this is what he had to say: "Personally, I attended the men's badminton doubles at the Olympics in London, and it stands as the largest single sports event for me for 2012. Unfortunately, they didn't win, but it was an outstanding achievement, and the atmosphere was top notch. There were many other great performances at the Olympics and in 2012, but I wasn't able to be present at everything, so the badminton finals were for me the best experience."
Photos: Henning Bagger, Sport 2012, Gregors Tycho, POLFOTO