Thursday, 8 August 2013

Handy Hints

Roland( Mary) listening to the fabulous Eddie Mair yesterday afternoon
I have a great deal to do today.
I have got to collect notice boards for the children's Flower Show art work , sort out some postal entries which have been left at the post office and make a Quiche Lorraine.....(.I am still smarting from getting SECOND place with my quiche a couple of years back AND THERE WAS ONLY ONE QUICHE IN THE BLOODY COMPETITION!)
With no Sylvia around, yesterday was filled with visits from villagers who had last minute " Show enquiries" Young Cameron, from Well Street had a query about apples. , Trevor E and Pippa wanted some raffle books, Peter Vincent had two fuchsia plants that needed collecting as he will be away for the day and animal helper Pat's historic " Male Voice Choir Cup" was reported by the cup expert to be in need of a soldering iron .

I suspect today will be much of the same, so I am glad that I have my trusty, knackered old radio protecting the animals on the field.
When I am not around, RADIO 4 watches and protects.
The sexy dulcet tones of Eddie Mair, (the thinking gay man's crumpet) , chocolate voiced Jenny Murray,Harriet Cass, Sue Macgregor,Paddy O' Connell and John Humpreys  echo around the kale and the carrot tops throughout the daylight hours , giving a passing fox the illusion that a group of articulate intellectuals are sat amid the chicken shit and sheep malteezer pellets , discussing the importand news of the day.
Quality Babysitters all told
And all for the price of three 1.5 v batteries
Cheap at half the price.


34 comments:

  1. My neighbour used to hang a radio in her cherry tree when the fruit was ripening, I think it attracted even more birds than had she not!

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  2. I am sure there is a story behind that quiche coming second. There must be...

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    1. Suffice to say mine had a soggy botttom

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  3. Just keep your fingers crossed that Radio 4 don't run a documentary programme about the mating calls of foxes!

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    1. Whoops I never thought of that

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  4. Oh John - you must find time to read my blog today - we fit together perfectly (in a manner of speaking!)

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  5. Foxes know human voices? Quite possible. My father's cows used to like the horse racing radio station

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    1. It seems to be working so far andrew...fingers crossed

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  6. You're a busy little bee! I usually listen to Radio Scotland first thing in the mornings but for some strange reason, the BBC have decided to transmit nothing but Gaelic speaking programmes until 10.00am! I love the sound of Gaelic but I don't understand a word! Radio 4's bound to keep that fox away - they all talk with plums in their mouths - I'd rather listen to Gaelic!lol
    Hope The Flower Show's a great success for you all.x

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  7. i think i saw roland's foot tapping.

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    1. Trying to dig his way to freedom

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  8. The only reason you have the hots for Eddie Mair is... He's like a dog with a bone when interviewing flaming politicians... God love 'im!

    I did laugh at your quiche story though.

    Now you're the leading light in the Flower Show, I suggest to come over all Mugabe with the judges. All your exhibits will be awarded a red rosette, added to which your pockets will be filled with diamonds.

    LLX

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    1. He also has a voice like treacle

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  9. My friend used to play the weather channel for her Rottweiler when she was home alone.

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    1. They do worry about thunder.....

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  10. I love the idea of articulate intellectuals keeping the foxes at bay! A possible alternative might be a tape loop of a shotgun being fired....

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  11. I love the idea of articulate intellectuals keeping the foxes at bay! A possible alternative might be a tape loop of a shotgun being fired....

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  12. I thought good quichery was a pre-requisite of gaydom? Don't say you can't choose stylish soft furnishings either....

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    1. I am good on home style wanda..... But I am too dirty, scruffy and uncoordinated to be properly accepted into typical gay circles
      Tee hee

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  13. I started reading... kept going back to that sentence about getting 2nd place... how the heck could they give you that... even with a soggy bottom? Kinda reminds me of a cake I baked in a high school home economics class contest... 57 years ago and I'm still miffed!

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    1. I will blog a post about it later xxx

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  14. Bad news: the strap snapped on my new camera and the camera fell to the ground and broke. Luckily, the company that I bought it off has admitted fault and are sending me a replacement, but not in time for the show :-( It's OK, though. I'll just bring my old camera so there will still be photos!

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    1. Phew
      Are you entering anything Hannah?
      Photos?
      If not I expect at least you and your better half could put in a decorated vegetable ?

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    2. I will attempt a decorated vegetable and maybe a photograph, I'll take a look later! To be honest, I have been completely swamped with work. Got a promotion yesterday, too, so now it's gotten even crazier. I am trying to focus on the money, haha.

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    3. Well done
      Let me know and I will enter ithem for you!
      If all else fails draw a face on a carrot

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  15. The whole quiche debacle -- not fair. Just not right. I think we should get a lawyer and sue. Oh, and I don't need a soldering iron, but I need a curling iron.

    Love,
    Janie

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  16. Years ago when thehamish was a puppy I was gone for a few days, son was dog/house sitting he mentioned that is was very quiet around the house. Daughter said to him, "just put on the Home and Garden channel and it will seem like Mum is there".
    Wahahahahahahah I am reduced to a tv channel ?
    Even now when I go out and the dogs are home I leave the Home and Garden Chanel on and tell the boys to learn how to repave the drive way !
    ummmmmm they haven't learned yet.

    cheers, parsnip

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  17. We let our dog (and now cat) listen to NPR (National Public Radio...sounds like BBC4, from your description) during the day. When NPR have their biennial fund drive, during which most of their regular programming is replaced by animated begging, Miss Chef turns to an alternate station. Who knew the pooch was so discerning? Bet she'd love those plummy voices from overseas.

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  18. When I lived in London, I used to leave R4 on when I was at work to deter burglars. I never got burgled but I'm not sure Sue McGregor, as it was then, was the reason.

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  19. So funny...I was just going to ask how Roland/Mary was doing. Keeping an injured baby bunny alive is not an easy task. Good job, John. :)
    Second place for the only quiche?!? In my mind there's no such thing as a bad quiche...soggy bottom or not. You were robbed.

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  20. Does it work to keep blackbirds away, too?
    Have a great Friday! ♥

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  21. i think you can probably assume roland has made it! thats excellent.

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