Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Nicely put



I have no news today, hence the rather sweet Australian tv advert


I have, however, planted out dianthus ,iris, buddleia, foxglove,sweet peas in the garden and then onions in the allotment
....sold some eggs to some elderly ramblers,
....got buttonholed by the RFWF for an hour,
....cleaned out the duck house,
....disinfected the fridge,
...."swapped" spare onion sets for a promise of a load of cabbage seedlings
....spent two hours searching in vain for Chris' lost car keys,


and, in the quiet of a very early start,
I noticed that the empty place on Mabel's old sofa was even more noticeable than it had been before.......

27 comments:

  1. It gave me goosebumps.
    m.

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  2. That sounds like a weeks worth of work for me.

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  3. The ad made me cry...it was so beautiful.
    Sounds like you've had a busy start to the day.
    John...I'm having a premonition that there is someone coming to fill that empty spot on the couch. Just a feeling you know I'm usually right.

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  4. Made me cry. Beautiful ad.
    Jane x

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  5. Weeks after my dog Pepper died, I realized that I still refrained from putting my shoes under the bedside table where he liked to sleep. It was as if some part of him was still there.

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  6. I tell you something..... it would take MONTHS for my "bum groove" to spring back on our sofa!!

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  7. You've had a busy day !
    I know the 'empty spot' feeling, one of my old cats (long gone) used to love to sleep in one of the fower pots on the porch, didn't matter how many flowers I planted in it, he slept on top of them.
    I've never planted anything in that pot since the day he died, it's as if he's still there, sleeping, I used to nickname him Pussy Willow...
    What a poignant and beautiful ad, speaks volumes.
    ~Jo
    The video

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  8. What a lovely sweet ad.

    You must give yourself the time you need to say goodbye to Mabel, to remember her well and remember the love you still have for her and then one day you will be able to let each other go.

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  9. Nice ad. How could anyone not be moved?

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  10. A simple point gently made. Who says the Aussies have no class?!

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  11. It's hardest, the first time, to fluff up the pillows.

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  12. That ad was nicely done. 2 of my daughter's friends, well - the guys are my friends, too - celebrated their 17th anniversary yesterday.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  13. Keep up the hard work John - time and lots of jobs to do are great healers.

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  14. I think we could make a great "tag" team in what you have done in a day, & what I do at times in a day, minus the chicken poop, as ours do not arrive until the 20th of June. There will be a "hole in your Heart", as I am sure you do know for quite a bit for Mabel, dear John. xxx

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  15. I can only imagine John...
    between thinking of you and mabel and that ad, I'm a blubbering mess!

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  16. Me too! How sweet is this TV ad! Which begs the question John me son, when are you and Chris going to 'tie the knot'? Just wondering.
    There will always be a 'spot' for Mabel.

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  17. we will do it...someday soon!

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  18. Mucho thanks for the video John...I Fb'd it for those on my list who haven't seen it and maybe need to see it! Remember time is still healing and things will be alright!

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  19. After Grace left us last summmer, the other two cats did not use the 3rd litterbox that had become Grace's (she always preferred going outside, even with lots of snow on the ground, but would sometimes use the litterbox in the guest room if the weather was really, really bad or she let me sleep in). While she was with us, the other two cats would use it, sometimes quite often.

    Once Grace left however, the box sat unused for about six weeks. Then as if Jo and Phoebe both felt it was time to get on with things, they both used the box on the same day.

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  20. Really great ad, very well done!

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  21. Oh John, too timely. Do you know today is the day when my co-citizens are likely to vote in a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in our state? I do hope you and Chris make it legal, since you have the right.

    Here's hoping the other pups can jolly you a bit out of your low state. Keep on with the other animals, they'll remind you what it's all about. (Mostly dirt and shit, but some other stuff too.)

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  22. I got cold chills. I wish I could mend the hurt.

    You worked your butt off today!

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  23. Just another day in an old Welsh village.
    I love that advert!

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  24. I'm a member of Getup (the organisation which produced that ad). They do lots of good work. They have for example arranged for gay couples to meet with the Prime Minister to put their case directly to her. It must work soon. Surely. Please.
    And your planting was excellent.

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  25. WOT. Gays just like everyone else? Surely not!!!

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  26. The love comes through, it resonates with me too. I am in a mixed 'race' relationship that are stilllooked upon negatively. When my boyfriend, now husband took me to his parents home for the first time - the anxiety in this young mans face reminded me of that day in my own life. Really it moved me.

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