Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Goggle- Eyes & GoggleBox

Chris and his mother have left Trelawnyd for a whole day's clothes shopping.
I cannot think of anything worse
So at the moment, as they are whipping themselves into a frenzy over the latest fashions I'm filling small plastic boxes with cauliflower soup to put into the freezer.
That will do for me.
Winnie.........
Sorrel will be glad of the respite. For Winifred has formed some sort of lesbian bulldog crush on my mother in law, spending much of her day making moo moo lip kisses at her whilst fluttering her eyelashes in a fair imitation of Beryl Reid from The Killing Of Sister George.
It's all a bit unsavory 
It's also got to a stage where bulldog has been caught lying outside the bathroom door whilst Sorrel is in the bath......I wouldn't be at all surprised to find Winnie sneaking into Sorrel's bedroom sniffing in her underwear drawers.....
Anyhow , on a lighter note, I must share with you a " must see" tv programme from the Channel 4 stable.
Gogglebox has a simple enough format. A selection of British " families" are filmed by a " secret" camera while watching a selection of programmes. Their reactions, observations and interactions make up the majority of the show, and the resulting footage provides an entertaining and fascinating snapshot of society in the UK today
The most endearing couple of tv watchers are posh bread and Breakfast owners Steph and Dominic. The couple sit hand in hand with each other and down what seems like a whole bottle of gin a night as they slurr away happily at whatever the producers have to show them.
It's surprisingly funny and affectionate tv making


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  1. How sweet Winnie is!

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  2. How sweet Winnie is to make visitors so welcome!

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    1. She has a heart as big as her head

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  3. An 'error' occurred when I tried to watch that clip. Just to say that I heard one definition of what makes a 'cad' on the radio this morning, and it was anyone who waxes the tips of his moustache...

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    1. A cad = a bounder and his ilk.

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  4. LOVE Steph and Dominic and the two black women. Great show. My old man doesn't see the point of it.

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    1. I also like the little spouse guy

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  5. For a worrying moment I thought the picture was of Sorrel, phew! Were you the tiniest bit jealous at Winnie's desertion? Oh and I'm with you on the soup versus shopping scenario. I'm also with Thoreau when he said 'beware of all enterprises that require new clothes' As a '60s girl that is quite a change of heart. Still I suppose a wedding should be an exception.
    Had a rant with a good friend and former social worker yesterday. Her sister, a staff nurse on Oncology was run ragged over the weekend trying to cope with too few staff. My friend's wealthy brother in law had visited and bitched about the NHS. We both agreed that the private sector doesn't bother itself with any of the critical services, A&E, sick disabled kids, etc etc. Have your hip replaced privately, get an infection and off to the good old NHS to pick the bits up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Doesn't go on the private hospital's statistics. Hell sorry about the rant. Clearing out daughter's hoarded flat is taking its toll!
    Love Janx.

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    1. ...However she did put me on to Gogglebox and I LOVE IT!

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  6. Gogglebox is a must see show

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  7. our winnie gets around! :)

    I hear ya about the shopping; most disgusting, boring, inane time waster ever invented. and I'm a girl; I'm supposed to LOVE shopping - what an awful stereotype!

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    1. Gay men are " supposed" to enjoy shopping too....like I said, I loath it

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  8. When Winnie starts doing an impression of Oliver Hardy then it really will be time to worry - and mind she doesn't leave spittle in any of your caps!

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    1. If she had a hitler moustache she'd be a ringer

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  9. Winnie knows who she likes and goes for it she has good taste.
    And do we all not sit and watch tv with expensive leather boots on drinking gin shouting where is my dick ( ho sorry got my pictures mixed up)

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    1. But I think we'd all like to

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  10. I'd have loved to see you and Chris featured in "Gogglebox" - passing judgement on a whole range of programmes while your animals scratched, slavered and trumped around you. Shirley and I love the programme. What about the mute lad on the sofa with his distant expression and bad hair? What's he thinking?

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    1. The only comment chris makes is when Davian McCall comes on tv...
      He shouts " talentless sow" everytime

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  11. LOVE Gogglebox John and Steph and Dominic are our favourites ….. I'd love to stay at their B & B ! …. also love the guys from Brighton and Cambridge and the ladies from Brixton …. and what about the dozy boyfriend ?!!!!
    Isn't it lovely that Winnie loves MIL ? XXXX

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    1. I bet the B and B is booked up for he next 10 years after googlebox

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  12. I guess Winnie needs a little female company now and then.

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    1. Her one and only previous owner was a woman
      That's why I suspect

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  13. Thank you, Winnie and Sorrel, for making me sporfle this morning.

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  14. I LOVE Gogglebox! We sit watching the telly watching people watching the telly and often agree with their comments. We talk all the way through the show too!!! x Not too keen on the man married to June though and from her expressions I don't think she is!

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    1. Noooo, Leon is great and I think June adores him and his naughtiness.

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  15. Sounds like the MIL visit is going well as per usual, John. I was thinking my freezer containers have been quite empty for some time, needing filled to put in the freezer as well. Maybe some day soon. Have you been following the new puppies posts? we actually have one right into Yoga already. Our regards to Winnie & Sorrel. xx

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    1. Yes I love he puppies in the hand photos

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  16. love google box. And love Steph and Dom. They were really funny on 3 in a bed or 4 in a bed, which ever one it was. They were really funny and stayed in bed and let the staff feed breakfast to the other B&B owners

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  17. thank you for introducing me to Gogglebox!!! I've just watched Nigella... hilarious. How am I ever get back to work now, I don't know.

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    1. I haven't watched that one....off to see it myself x

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  18. Awww Winnie!
    Oh oh oh! Another TV show I have to search out - thanks John!

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  19. Doe your MIL share Winnie's devotion? They will be heart broken to be separated.
    That clip was priceless....everyone getting caught up in the sappy commercial.

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    1. No Delores ...sorrel's sensibilities would centre upon a small poodle rather than a fat lesbian bulldog

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  20. Not to worry, Winnie will be all yours again when Sorrel heads home. Bit of a fair weather friend... mine are that way too, with some people.

    That commercial wouldn't last 10 seconds with DH at the remote.

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  21. We've been watching Gogglebox all through this series, I'm so sad I missed the first series of it, it's the best thing on television at the moment. They have picked a perfect cross section of folk, we sit there howling with laughter and absorbing every moment.

    Steph and Dom are brilliant :-)

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    1. It's an affectionate view of us Brits is it not?
      Ps we went to Bodnant's HAYLOFT restaurant the other night
      It was lovely

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    2. We were there on Saturday for my birthday lunch at 2pm. We're at Osbournes on Thursday at 6.30pm with our current house guest.

      We really will have to make plans to meet up one day instead of avoiding each other so nicely :-)

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  22. I think Winnie is just looking for some real female companionship, John, and Sorrel fits the bill.
    Sophie is the same way.....a woman appears on the scene and Ron and I are ancient history!!

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    1. Like I said previously jimbo...Winnie's previous owner was a woman.. That's why she likes sorrel me thinks

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  23. Gawd help us. Lord Reith's corpse must be spinning like a top....

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    1. I would think he would love it

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  24. Watching Dominic was like watching my brother-in-law, Tony. The hand floating out to accompany as sentence.

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    1. Does he slurr as much too?

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  25. No, no, no, no...to Gogglebox. The Cat's Mother forced me to watch it last week. Dreadful. I cannot be plainer than that....

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  26. Winnie just needs a little female bonding time. The commercial reminds me of the Budweiser Clydesdale commercial which most people enjoyed more that the super bowl!

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  27. We don't usually watch TV but I took my Granddaughter to watch frozen at Christmas and sat blubbering at this advert! how sad am I? Actually looks like quite a funny program x

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  28. We watch little tv John, but I must admit to being hooked on Rev - which folk seem to either love or hate.

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    1. I also love Rev. Brilliant cast, I loved Olivia Colman on 'Green Wing' one of the best hospital comedies ever! Thought she was destined for great things then.

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    2. Rev! Yes...and wasn't the latest episode absolutely brilliant. As for Olivia Colman, she was a voice in the film Locke that we saw the other day, and then was on every TV channel when we got home...very very talented lady!

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    3. Agree the last episode was terrific.

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  29. Sorrel smells better.

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  30. Gogglebox is great..my favourites are June and Leon…..her expressions are priceless when he has said something dubious!

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    1. Oh I didn't know the names...I presume he's the little Liverpudlian?

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    2. Yes that him! They are both retired teachers apparently.( I bet he was good fun as a teacher.)

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  31. I enjoyed it. I felt there was something missing, me and P.

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    1. Would you both be pissed too?

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  32. We have a "Googlebox" here in the US...It's called "The People's Couch" and it is hilarious! I love watching it.

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  33. Endless buffering for me I'm afraid........sodding broadband. I don't know what I'm paying for quite frankly. x

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    1. Maybe your computer doesn't have enough storage space Em. Just a thought.

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  34. I love Steph and Dom - we call them Posh n Pissed

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    1. That just about suns EM up
      Lol.....I like the programme because it doesn't take the piss out of the families

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  35. Poor Winnie...hormones never leave.
    Anne Ramsey from "Goonies"? Yes, I suppose Winnie does have a dose of "Mama Fratelli".

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  36. Oh I love that clip John almost as much as I loved that ad. I did the awwwwwww the first time I saw it with watery eyes !

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  37. Don't watch much British tv but that short snippet was very funny. Especially the end and the 'what the f***?' in the middle.

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  38. Dunno how that pair make it through the day after the hangovers they must experience! Winnie's an angel!

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  39. Watching it for 3 minutes was fun. Watching an entire show... and another? Don't think I could do it. Some of the comments were hilarious. Some made me embarrassed for the ones speaking!

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  40. Is that the old lady from The Goonies?

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