Sorry everyone for the colloquialisms, I appreciate that this is an extremely International Forum, and a lot gets lost in translation when you have low context. Maybe it was fine for some, but
I was attempting to be humourous, but failed miserably. In future I will use discretion, and lurk - as normal.
In the UK, someone who is out of touch with reality is said to be 'living in cloud cuckoo land', or 'off his head', or as Wikipedia put it:-
Cloud Cuckoo Land refers to an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect. ("You're living in Cloud-cuckoo-land.") It hints that the person referred to is naïve, unaware of reality or deranged in holding such an optimistic belief. The reference is to the play, The Birds by the Athenian playwright Aristophanes, in which Pisthetairos (which can be translated to mean "Mr. Trusting") and Euelpides (which can be translated to mean "Mr. Hopeful") with the help of Tereus, tired of the Earth and Olympus, decide to erect a perfect city between the clouds, to be named Cloud-Cuckoo-Land (Νεφελοκοκκυγία or Nephelokokkygia).
My use of the phrase here was to describe my never-ending assumption that I can have the next watch, however much it costs, or how rare or sought after it is and not have to sell the children (another 'joke' - sorry. For the avoidance of doubt I have absolutely no intention of selling either of my children). (Although the boy could be worth a 'bob or two' ( that's one or two English shillings (now extinct) - each a full 5 pence in new money (since 1970) and yes, another UK colloquialism)?.
As to the next part. I spend a lot of time staring through windows of watch retailers, boutiques, etc....
So, I'll get my coat......(leave).
Splicing another Thread in at this point to change the subject: I was wearing my Patrimony Contemporaine (WG) today. See, I do like watches, and better still, VC watches. Please don't excommunicate me from the Forum. I am starting to feel like I could fit in.
I'm misunderstood. Frequently. I have NOT been drinking.