I have tried various tactics this morning to get him to
Enquiring as to when the Ashes highlights were on, was he not missing them? Apparently the first test has finished and the next doesn't start until Friday!
Did he need to do some maintenance on his boat? "It's raining" came the reply. Well fair enough I'll let him off with that one.
Didn't he need to pop round to our friends' house to get our house keys back? Erm no, we are apparently inviting them for dinner at the weekend.
Had he fixed the out-house door yet? It was still raining!
Did he fancy going to buy a new tyre for my car? I was clutching at straws with this one and unsurprisingly was given a look which told me, in no uncertain terms, what I could go and do to myself!
Finally, help came from an unexpected source. I accidentally brushed past the wine rack en route to the kitchen, hearing the clink of the bottles t'husband looked up momentarily from the Leeds United website and spun around; "there's not much wine in is there?" he mumbled, "better nip out and buy some".
And so here I am with a few minutes to spare whilst t'husband is replenishing our wine stock down the local Eroski. He's not a bad sort after all.