Thursday, 18 July 2013

Cool Off/ Cool Down

Oh dear... I was all a bit gloomy this morning, was I not?
Pulled myself up by the proverbial bra straps , however, this afternoon and got stuck in to weeding the garden.
It's hot... But I am stopping short with all this ". Heat wave hysteria" from the media.....old people with bad chests always die in hot weather......it's Darwin in action so to speak!

A massive delivery lorry got stuck in the lane outside the cottage this morning....I did my King Canute thing and stood firmly in front of it and demanded that the driver back up the half mile or so to the slightly larger B road. The driver was a burly, unsmiling scouser who tried to bluff his way past the cottage in the foolish assumption that he could squeeze by, but I was in no mood for idiocy ( heat makes me feisty) and So started to get all thin lipped and difficult ( a sure sign my blood pressure is up) . The scouser wisely backed down and reversed away down the lane with me watching the procedure..hands on hips........another small victory for the old lady of Trelawnyd.

Anyhow I will leave you all with some heat wave photos.... I am off to sponge down my chickens
Bosoms in the heat

The view from the field to the south
Shade is at a premium
In the cool of the living room

44 comments:

  1. John the pic of your bosoms is gorgeous, but I guess that's been said before :-D

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    1. And it will be said again my good woman

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  2. You almost make me feel guilty. Instead of fitting Marcia's kitchen, I am watching the Ashes!

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  3. Bosom's soil must be lovely being next to a grave yard.
    Jane x

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  4. I can't even get past Kath's comment above regarding your bosoms...

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  5. You are one NOT to mess with, I see! Love it when our grandmothers 'kick in'!!
    Your cottage does look cool....must have thick walls?

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  6. You need a few yard umbrellas for your chickens John.

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  7. We got stuck in your lane in my Audi Q7 when we came to visit so how on earth did a lorry think he could drive down there? I love the picture of your garden it look very manicured, has Chris been gardening? Your bosoms are looking fabulous in the sun but mind they don't get sunburned!
    Jo xx

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    1. Jo
      I remember
      The lorry was around 35 feel long
      Sat nav told it to come down, despite the signs

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    2. 35 feet makes my 16 plus feet phallic symbol pale into insignificance, I am gutted! By the way what do you need for your open day, my email is hestanesta@hotmail.co.uk, let me know and I will send you something over.
      Jo xx

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  8. okay...i have garden envy now...and chicken envy...cottage envy!

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  9. Have fun sponging your cocks. Yet another fowl posting by your good self! :)

    Good grief, aint it hot!

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  10. You are a force to be reckon with.
    I hope you were wearing your elastic band shorts with black socks and flip flops... even burly drivers would know to back down !
    I LOVE your garden the chicken condo looks lush and green. The garden is lovely ! Makes me sad I will miss the Open House.

    cheers, parsnip

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  11. OMG, you ARE turning into... ME!

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  12. I absolutely love the photo of the window in your living room. What a gorgeous view! I would spend a lot of time hanging out beside that window.

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    1. That's the reason we bought the cottage in the first place

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    2. And that's why he gets so upset when a truck blocks his view.

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  13. Sponging down your chickens is a euphemism I've not heard before :-)

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  14. All the best people say it!

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  15. It is 100'F today in NY and horribly unpleasant.
    I'm glad you won the face-off with the lorry driver.

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  16. The scouser must have been using a satnav device as it is a well known fact that scousers (apart from Jenny Aspin) are incapable of reading maps!

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  17. It's cooler here in Florida this afternoon than it was when we left Toronto this morning. It's crazy weather all over.

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  18. Soooooooo hot here....

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  19. So why are your chickens not enjoying the coolness of your living room? Plenty of room for the poor things :)

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  20. Here, we would have the window closed to keep the heat out. 'Tis a nice garden view though.

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  21. Great view, very inspiring as to what I'd like to someday see out our farmhouse window. Though in our area, this time of year there are NO open windows, ha.

    And I'm with Jaz, I have chicken envy too!

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  22. It's hot. It will be hot until the end of October or maybe even into November. Sometimes Floridians celebrate Christmas wearing shorts and t-shirts.

    Love,
    Janie

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  23. Lovely photos, John. You have such an amazing place.
    Have a wonderful Friday. ♥

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  24. Bosoms bared to the sunshine while "sponging down the chicken"? Yep. Something definitely hot over there.

    (Good job showing that lorry driver what's what.)

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  25. Bosoms looking very lush and productive, and I love your 'phone.... does it work?

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  26. Everyone loves the phone cro...and yes it works

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  27. Pity the individual whom you confront!I You must scare the bejeesus out of the likes of we mortal souls. I shouldn't be surprised to hear that you get guys turning round and bending over in no time at all! ;-)

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  28. I love your garden, cottage, land.... all looking good. Chickens in the shade all idyllic and John standing up to the truck driver - marvelous !

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  29. I don't have garden envy but I do have bosom envy

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  30. I'm glad you entitled the Bosoms picture, "Bosoms in the heat," instead of "Bosoms in heat." The little article, "the" makes all the difference.

    Were you wearing your crocs when you told the scouser to back up? He better watch, you could have had a rolling pin in your hand, or bags of dog poo to fling. He should be counting his blessings all you did was put your hands on your hips and refuse to yield.

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  31. As has been mentioned about, your Bosoms look lovely. The heat doesn't carry in the photos.

    I would dearly love to see your King Canute! I wonder, does Chris ever request it?

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  32. the bosoms are quite beautiful...downright lush!! I'm sure keeping yourself and the furry and feathered hydrated is quite an undertaking...the chickens look quite grand though, there in the shade!!

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  33. Your bosoms are blossoming in the heat, and the view from the window is gorgeous. Always nice to be in the cool looking out :-)

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