Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A Funny Nothing-sort Of Day

The woman in the post office didn't seem to possess a sense of humour
When she asked me was the parcel I was sending worth more than 20£
I piped up with a cheerful " no it's a scotch egg from Marks and Spencer, I think it's worth 95p"
She didn't smile
She looked determined enough not to....she was in that sort of mood
She didn't even ask me just why I was sending a reinforced scotch egg in the post to a Devon artist who doesn't get out much....
I was disappointed...
I was just ready for a bit of good natured banter

One egg in the post ..one egg for me
It's been a disappointing sort of day all told....
I had a call out from a man in Cwm (it's a nearby village) who said that he had two hens walking about his garden and could I take them in as they were frightening his bird table's regulars.. I dutifully drove up and spent a fruitless hour or so thrashing around his shrubbery with my thumb stick but no hens could be seen..... I have a feeling the chap ( who was slightly frail) must have seen a couple of hen pheasants mooching around his garden....

I wanted to get my potatoes in ....but arse pain prevented it
I wanted to fix the back light on the berlingo but was given the wrong bulb by the chap in the shop
And I wanted to paint the last of my hen houses a lovely shade of " old English Green" but the paint brush's bristles fell out cos I had left it in the turps for too long

It was just one of those non days I suppose.....
Hey ho
Ps the day did get better....the great British SewIng Bee has just started.....Ah Patrick Grant! 

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  1. We all have days like that John - what you needed was fortification by Scotch egg - and it looks as though you got it.

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  2. Such days act as points of reference for the next few weeks :-)

    Hope the problem in your arse (the s-something, I don't remember) gets fine soon.

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    1. Lol KK IT'S A nerve problem which should improve ..many thanks

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  3. Some days are best spent in front of the TV or in bed.

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  4. Definitely ' Need another Scotch Egg' sort of a day. Hope that back pain eases soon

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  5. Look on the bright side, you didn't get attacked by any of your flock.

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  6. When I have that kind of day, I figure the Fates were trying to tell me something. Then I grab an ice-cold Miller Lite, a bar of Cadbury's or Dove milk chocolate (yes, I wash it down with the cold beer) and ensconce myself on the sofa with remote control and watch a movie or reruns of NCIS.

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  7. Isn't there a saying many excuses make for idle hands ? or something like that ?
    But I really think the Gods were telling you sit, have another scotched egg a nice drink (Gin and Tonic for me please) and rest you back and bum ! Some days you just need to take care of your self but take care of the animals first ! Of Course.

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. A bits and pieces sort of day eh? quite nice to have those really....nothing bad happens....hope your arse feels better soon.x

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  9. The only thing to make you feel better on a day like this is....a scotch egg. Or a custard tart. Or maybe a custard doughnut. Or.....

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  10. You mean that kind of day is not the normal day? It is for me.

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    1. Thanks everyone.... All of us have those dayseh?

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  11. I bet the moody mare smooshed the scotch egg into mush as soon as your back was turned.
    Jane x

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    1. Oh I see you know about horses Jane Lol Never upset a moody mare . :)
      John didn't ya ever have ponies ??

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  12. I agree with Susan above - this is the norm for most people, pains-in-the-arse or not. Oh, and I can see what you see in Patrick Grant, despite my obvious lack of interest in sewing. He is a VERY handsome man, and if I was a bent as you, then I would definitely start with the needlework.

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    1. (P.S. I am encouraged by your diversion away from Russell bloody Crow - a REAL pain in the arse.)

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    2. With a capital C!

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    3. See you next tuesday?

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  13. Our postmistress is that dour, too, and a very young woman. Sad.

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  14. Arse pain John. My wife's mates husband has sciatica. He uses a hot water bottle. He gets good relief.

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  15. Today I clicked on a nice lady blogger's website about homemade sewing and such to find it had been hacked by a porn site. It started with the word henhouse...

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    1. Send us a link, Elegance...

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    2. That's exactly what Mr EM said. But a couple of lashes of the riding whip soon shut him up.

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  16. John you may want to start thinking about installing a hot tub in the garden this year as a way to treat the aches & pains of midlife going forward. It is an excellent investment for those who procrastinate & avoid convention medical intervention and pain relief. Nurses seem even worse than doctors about taking care of their own health needs. Get to a back pain specialist. There are all kinds of things that could be done to treat the sciatica and get you back to being able to do your tasks about the house and for all those animals. If you do not seek professional help you will end up confined to bed, eating Scotch eggs, gaining 80 pounds - not a pretty picture.
    You should adopt my rule about DIY projects which is: when the 3rd project attempted goes to crap & cannot be completed as planned, it is time to devote the remainder of the day to any non-productive activities of one choice. Reschedule DIY tasks for 3 days down the road or indefinitely if you can get away with it.
    Was happy to find the British Sewing Bee & Birtish Bakeoff shows on YouTube, Since American TV is so awful, I have plenty of time to watch these shows and see what you are all talking about.

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    1. Ellen
      Well that's telling me!
      I am at work tomorrow night
      Will chat to one of the docs!

      As for a hot tub
      I would have ducks in t in 10 minutes
      Thank you for commenting x

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  17. patrick grey...eye candy...not a bad way to end a bad day!

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  18. Sounds like a good day to just throw up your hands and do nothing.

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  19. Oh MY MY , Me thinks Patrick may just give Russell a run for his money ...oh yes ...me thinks !

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  20. I wonder if your woman in the post office knows my woman in the post office??

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  21. I hope she didn't write SCOTCH EGG on the package; the PO workers would leave it on top of the radiator for a month (after stamping on it).

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  22. This earlier photo of Mr Grant shows him, for me, as being hotter than he looks now (looking rather like a bearded Noel Gallagher) - though he's still pretty good. (Yes, I did watch the 'final' last night. Worth it just for the extra few shots of the divine Stuart at the end.). However, if Mr Grant was, say, 6 inches shorter, I'd find him quite irresistible. But then I find shorter, hairy men are so much sexier anyway.

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  23. You're right John, I don't get out much. Even the idea of Exeter is pretty scary these days. To think I used to walk the five miles home from clubs in London at three in the morning as a teenager in the late 70's and early eighties. Only a year and a month till Saga eligibility....

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