Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Postcards From Sleepyville

I'm not going to apologize for today's post.
It's an observational slightly mundane amble which is just what I needed after working most of the weekend and last night at Samaratains.
It has been a somewhat full on few days.
A rarity for me
This happened this morning
I made Black Lentil Dal

Went to clean the Church and ended up photographing
The wedding flowers  from Saturday's ceremony



Animal helper Pat cleaned out her store cupboards and brought  a load of
Goodies for the birds
Miniature marshmallows was a first



I caught sight of the wife of the Red Faced Welsh Farmer in the perfectly manicured 
graveyard and we chatted for an age .
I told her I missed his pirate greetings
from the window of his passing red landrover
And she laughed like a drain.
It was good to see her


The graveyard looked lovely 
Almost every grave had flowers on it.

I had forgotten it was Father's Day on Sunda

" The Bastard ( the pugnacious cockerel who was dumped on me) has now settled down quite nicely
He is now a rather sweet little fellow
I have renamed him
Ronnie Corbett 


The  dogs played " Indian file" through the long grass
As I watered Bosoms and cleaned out the coop where the crackhead whores were massacred by the 
badger
One broody Sussex is sitting on eggs 
and will need a home when the chicks arrive 
The circle of life continues 


I've cut flowers for the house
And am just about to cut the lawn 
It's not yet midday

I am home


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  1. Domesticity can be quite a calming activity. That dal looks tasty.

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    1. It was bloody lovely too

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  2. Beautiful. I adore your flowers. They always bring such life into a room don't they?

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  3. That picture of all the animals in your yard is now my favorite picture in all the time I've been following your blog.

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    1. They all get along when food is concerned Keith

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  4. You have had a busy day already. Lets hope the next few days are unexcitable!

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    1. Watch this space Simone.... Some bugger will destroy the peace and quiet

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  5. Why would you apologize? I love the flowers (on the mantle?) the best.

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  6. I'm very jealous, you can't find black lentils here.... the closest are a 70 mile drive. One way.
    What an idyllic day and the photos are perfect.

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  7. I'm HOME too John …… have dead-headed the roses, mowed the lawn, cut the laurels and made a pasta sauce….. going to plant a few pots later if the weather holds.
    Your flowers look lovely …. you can beat an egg, you can beat a carpet but you can't beat a bit of alchemilla mollis !! XXXX

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    1. Lady's mantle
      Fills a hole every time eh?

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  8. Mundane is good, John.
    You are back to your element.

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    1. Jimbo......back to normal more like

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  9. Another perfect example of Dhal not being terribly photogenic!

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  10. An ordinary day....how lovely. You have quite the eye for flower arranging John.

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  11. You always have such a full day. The photos are wonderful and your flowers look gorgeous.
    Glad you have not had any animal cleanups to get in the way.

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  12. Take it easier. If you don't slow down you'll burn yourself out - and then where would we be?

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    1. ......and, what's more, where would YOU be? In that 'lovely' graveyard with your own flowers on top!

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    2. I would like to be buried in the graveyard ray...when my time comes
      Appropriate place me thinks

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    3. But only after you've had a jolly good and extended innings, we hope.

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  13. John listen to Raybeard, he's hit it spot on my friend. We all do worry about you old boy and can't imagine a day without Going Gently. Dahl may not be very photogenic but it sure is comfort food. Your photos are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you doc.....you are a sweetie

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  14. John - a perfect post, showing the joys of country life. Love the flowers in your house specially - and that lot in the Ukranian village. I must say you are brilliant at choosing names.

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    1. I should have had a load of kids pat

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  15. Delightful post, love the dogs Indian file and your flower arranging skills are second to none, chill, JanBx.

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  16. Lovely flowers - everywhere. Nice update, thanks, John!

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  17. Lovely post, Just about to cut the grass having had a wonderful walk - saw cygnets, ducklings & goslings on a nature reserve - perfect

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  18. I enjoy the what is going on today, type of post, lovely.
    And sweet George at the end of the line.
    All the lovely green everywhere.
    We are in out red flag warning days. So hot and dry. Fires pop up any where and then spread so fast in the hot windy days. We were so lacking in our winter rains in the last two years that it is very bad. A fire just stared yesterday (from I assume) some one tossing out a cigarette from the car and a fire started by the side of the road. It was quickly put out. But if it started somewhere else it would have grown in minutes.
    All the different flowers in your home gave me another idea, will be e-mailing you soon.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Stay safe....
      I look forward to see your handiwork x

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  19. Lovely post, slow down a bit though you'll show us all up ;-)

    We play single file through the long grass in the paddock, well me and the Pug that is, me first flattening it down with my size 7s and Suky following in my wake. Rosy and Ginger spring around like Tigger I don't know where they find the energy!!

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    1. Dogs love to follow don't they?
      Though strangely Winnie likes to lead

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    2. That's just to show you who's boss ;-)

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  20. You live in such a lovely part of the world. Flowers and chickens with Winnie. Good times.

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  21. Love this post, John. Wish this was my day...

    plufrompdx

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  22. Contentment is writ large in this post John...how blessed we all are. x

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  24. Looks like a grand day, John.

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  25. The flowers are lovely.

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  26. I love this post...home is best

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  27. Ronnie Corbett?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. He's a little comic in the uk

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  28. What a lovely peaceful post. Busy morning, though...I hope you managed to sneak in a a nap after lunch. I love all the photos, I see it wasn't just the birds who enjoyed Pat's goodies!

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    1. No...Sylvia now has a taste for marshmallows

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  29. Goodness you are busy. And putting me to shame. I was on call for Lifeline last night and my eyes are heavy and my brain is dead. Deader than usual.

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  30. Me too
    Early Night tonight

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  31. Avery full day and weekend...the wedding flowers are beautiful. Nice photo of Winnie in the lead of follow the leader! Sleep tight tonight.

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  32. Right on the money with this post.Beautiful cemetery.
    Jamie Oliver said last night that you can also use tinned lentils - the very expensive kind, it looked like - when he made a dahl dish. I love his cooking but his 'gettin' down with the lads' thing he does gets on my one last nerve!Is that a white peony in the glass vase? It's very lovely. Have a restful week. x

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  33. Lovely homey post John. I do enjoy hearing about the everyday life malarkey.

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  34. such a wonderful life you lead, john.

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  35. Your pictures are a feast for the eyes, John. Love this post. :)

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  36. Dahl is vegan crack.
    Jane x

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  37. I miss the days when my kids were younger and I didn't work outside the home. I love to putter. Now my housekeeping suffers, the yard work suffers, *I* suffer!!

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  38. Beautiful bouquets, from the church and in your home, and the picnic for the birds and sheep looks like a fun event for them, mini-marshmallows and all.

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  39. It looks like you had a beautiful, peaceful day. Dorothy said it best: there's no place like home!

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  40. What a lovely post ; not mundane at all! Thanks for the amble through your life and area. xx

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  41. Sounds like a time of some deeper thoughts going through your head John.

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  42. I had to lie down for a rest after reading todays post; I'm wacked out!!

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  43. Lovely post John. Just the day or morning you needed to slip back into 'Home'.

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  44. Beautiful pictures! Love the flower ones - there is nothing more cheerful then fresh wild flowers!

    Take care
    Anne
    http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de

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