A hotly anticipated gathering of a group of wives has resulted in an entire evening of anecdotes about the enormous appreciation they bear towards their spouses. ‘As we don’t see each other as much as we used to, it’s just so great to get together and really sing the boys’ praises,’ said Alice Smyth of Guildford, whose husband David looks especially sexy playing Guitar Hero.
‘A lot of us are mums now and it can get quite lonely and frustrating not having someone around during the day to share just how wonderful your man can be. So when we meet up, we can just get it all off our chests and have a laugh over tales of spontaneous petrol station bouquets, how Sainsburys really is much more stressful when they go and how farting is still the joke that just keeps on giving.
As the Cosmopolitans flowed – at least for those who weren’t picking up their husbands from the pub on the way home – conversation ranged from astonishment at how Alison’s Chris manages to do a day’s work AND load the dishwasher in the evening, to outrage at Michelle’s Mike being forced to endure nearly a whole hour of the baby crying while she was at bikram yoga.
But inevitably as the evening wore on, it wasn’t long before the conversation turned to more intimate matters. ‘Girls will be girls and of course we soon started talking about sex,’ explained Alice, who remains flabbergasted by just how much foreplay David can squeeze into an FA cup ad break.
‘It wouldn’t be appropriate to relate the more personal details here, but I just hope the lads never find out some of the things we discuss about what goes on behind bedroom doors. If they all knew how great the others are in bed, they’d never be able to look one other in the eye again.’