Sunday, 25 May 2014

Pyjamas in Church


One of the South facing windows..the  " sheep" window

I never got around to cleaning the Church last night. (I was too busy burning the arse off banana loaves for the classic car show's tea tent.) so it was all a bit of a rush job this morning!
I really do enjoy cleaning the church. It's a lovely, relaxing experience.
Recently I have got into the habit of playing I Vow To Thee my Country on the old IPad as I am buffing up the pews......it gets the old blood pumping.

Anyhow I hope no one saw me sneaking into the vestry door with the old dyson, I still had my pyjama bottoms on
Pyjamas & Hoover

The magnificent laburnum in the Churchyard 
Our cottage is just behind

52 comments:

  1. nooo problem they would think you where going golfing and the dyson a golf bag as i walk the dog you can see the putting the clubs in the boot looking like pratts sorry to all golfers but some do

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    1. I always think that golf ers look like kids tv presenters

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  2. WOW. That Laburnum is magnificent.I MUST plant one here.

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  3. I love laburnums and their acid brightness, particularly against a steely grey sky. I think your church cleaning couture is spot on!

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  4. Your daily blog headings always make the mind boggle before one gets to the actual page! Love laburnums but you hardly ever see them these days do you - I think that is because folk now know that the seeds a poisonous.

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    1. Perhaps it is a Wales thing but they seem common as much here pat

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  5. I think your church-cleaning outfit (pj pants and dyson) is brilliant! I simply love I vow to thee my country! Good on you for your social-mindedness. I also love the Laburnum. I had one in my Free State garden before I sold it (the garden, I mean, not the Laburnum!) xx

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    1. There is something quite powerful about the colour of laburnums ....." In your face yellow"

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  6. We had a Laburnum which was a bit bigger than that when I was a kid. I loved climbing up into it when it was in flower and just sitting there for hours amongst the blossom.

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  7. I have not seen a Laburnum before....they are lovely! I DO like the sheep window too.

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    1. They have a downside... Very poisonous seed cases

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  8. I trust those jim-jam bottoms have a closed front. I read so much about male entrants to A & E having 'accidents' with their Hoovers when doing house-cleaning 'in the raw' - just as we ALL do, of course..

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  9. Where are your slippers?

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    1. I left my wellies outside the vestry door

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  10. Wow that laburnum is amazing. Very beautiful. Looks like it may be distantly related to the willow. And pajamas in church? Oh the shame!!

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  11. Love the stained glass. "the lord is my shepherd....", makes me sing it in my head and think of the Vicar of Dibley. She also sported Jim Jams and ate crunchy bars.

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  12. What a wonderful place, enjoy!

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  13. If teens in our church can wear tight raggedy jeans and tees to church you can certainly wear pj bottoms while Hoovering all alone...Like our minister says at least they are there in church and that's what is important.

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  14. A sight to behold, but I am sure the Lord would not have minded!!

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  15. The sheep window is stunning and so is the tree. As for the pyjamas, I've seen people out on in the streets in those (in California and here). I wouldn't worry about it. But do you have a Dyson or is it REALLY an old Hoover?

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  16. If Jesus can wear a scarlet sari (see window) then I am sure The Almighty will approve of your tartan pyjamas. However, hoovering in the buff might lead to eternal damnation.

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  17. John, reading your entry today, my immediate thoughts went to a song by Alan Price, O' Lucky Man.

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  18. that laburnum is gorgeous! i think god probably likes pajamas. he might have been the one that invented them!

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  19. Hoovering is much easier than vacuuming. Double "o's" are easier than double "u's".

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  20. Two thoughts: I love the socks, handknitted? And stained glass reminds me of "All in an April evening" - I do try and sing all the parts, together at once. Still practising.

    XO
    WWW

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  21. See you at the classic car show tomorrow - we've entered the old blue Merc. Looking forward to trying the banana bread (I think)!

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    1. Let me know how you do and how the loaf was

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    2. We didn't win anything, we can't compete with most of the beautiful old cars. We went to the tea tent quite late - the banana bread had all gone!!! We didn't see anyone being ill..........

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  22. As my grandmother would have undoubtedly remarked: 'Tsk tsk'! PJ's in church!! lol
    Now that Laburnum! WOW!

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  23. Everyone used to have a laburnam in the 70's I guess they went out of fashion. Nice jammies.

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  24. long time so see...hacked I think

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  25. What a lovely laburnum! The Great Scot misses them terribly; they'll grow here but aren't terribly popular. Because I love my sweetheart, and think laburnums are gorgeous, I've promised to plant a couple when we move to the country.
    Cute pyjamas!

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  26. Around here, folks wear pajamas to the store. Church is next, I'm sure.
    Gorgeous tree.

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  27. I have noticed more laburnums around in the last few years. They lost popularity because of elf and safety fears around children. Like Charlie Dimmock said in an article... "lots of things are dangerous, but it doesn't mean we ban them. Just teach children not to eat the seeds."
    My auntie lived in laburnum avenue and almost every garden had a beautiful laburnum in their garden.
    I doubt anyone from your village, or GOD himself, would bat an eyelid seeing you cleaning the church in your p.j's. I think you are a much loved village character.

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  28. Thanks for the duck eggs ! Yummy scrambled eggs and bacon ! xx xx Sue, aka walking dead on night shift !

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    1. Sue.... The work based affable despot comments at last!

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    2. Lol, yes, am a bit of a tyrant but pleasant with it! Can i have some more eggs please, diolch yn fawr xxx

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    3. When are you next in?
      I will pop them in for you later this week when I'm passing

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  29. Are you watching the European election on tv. Oh dear? it seems every country is doing weird stuff.

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  30. I LOVE Laburnums …… they are the poor man's wisteria ……. such a shame as they are both beautiful…… and, I don' think that it matters whether you clean the church in the buff or a tuxedo ….. the gestures is a beautiful thing…... XXX

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  31. God doesn't mind if you're in your jammies.

    Love,
    Janie

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  32. Pyjama bottoms make very good dusters.
    I found this uplifting
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBaHPND2QJg

    x

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  33. I'm trying to not imagine what you wore on top!

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  34. I had never heard of or seen a laburnum tree before. What a marvelous tree--makes me happy just looking at it.

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