"I'll admit I may have seen better days,
but I'm still not to be had for the price of a cocktail,
like a salted
nearly every time i visit your blog i wish there was a "like" button, a la facebook. this time is no different :)
Me too, Kyle, don't often comment, but this is brilliant, live it x
Comment again sandy plwase
Also agree!Jo in Auckland, NZ
De Camptown ladies sing this song,Doo-da, Doo-daDe Camptown racetrack's five miles longOh, de doo-da day.
(sings) I get no kick from champagneone of my fave movies of all time!
....but I get a BELT out of you......... ;-)
YP ...........you'll have the PC brigade after you quick stix
I first thought it was a funny picture. Then the person in the pic slowly dawned upon me. Great surprise!
Kk nice to hear from you again...it's been a while
Perhaps you could install a" like" button for us John ?
Just send money x
(sings) a sweep is as lucky as lucky can be!I DO hope you will take a bath after completing this task, dear boy.
I've had black snot all day
ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! and you even have a mask!
I thought it might have been the weekly clean of Winifred's arse when I saw the photo.
How do you clean up the soot which comes down the chimney (using your face by the looks of things?). Seriously though, I have a chimney brush but don't want to ruin the Dyson. We were really chuffed with ourselves this week as we managed to change the central heating pump ourselves, saving a fortune on a plumber's bill.
I collected most of the soot with a shovel and brush.. 4 bin bags of it
Where was Mary Poppins?!
Indeed. we demand to see a video of you doing the 'sweep dance':- 'Votes for women step in time, votes for women step in time.....'
For lummy.......love a duck
Kudos for doing maintenance yourself. That being said I ask:1) Did you use "bottom up" (the chimney's not yours) cleaning method or did you get on a ladder and climb the roof all by yourself?2) Tell us you wore safety goggles and a dust mask.Not having similar experience I ask for safety purposes! Don't want you risking fall from ladder or roof and/or inhaling cinders, creosote or whatever. Okay...safety commercial done. Whatever is around your neck and chin looks like duct tape, Bert. x"Chim chimney, chim chimney, chim chim cheree...Chim chimney, chim chimney, chim chim cheroo..."
Look around my chin.....it's a surgical mask!
Chim, chim, Cherie! Good for you for thanking that on.
Nah, you can't get that sooty cleaning the chimney. You're supposed to stick brushes up the chimney, not your head! You chump!
Your talents always amaze me
Ooh, do you fit log burners as well?!
You look like you photo in the woods
You will have to elaborate on that one traveller x
At first I thought you got beat up.
So did I!
Honestly..who would dare to hit a fat lovable face like mine?
And you said you are not good at DIY? Even I won't touch that one.
I can't do anything else...chimneys are easy ...dirty....but easy
Jack of all trades I'd say!Hilarious photo!!
I love chimney sweeping. When I answered the solicitors questions on the house sale form last week I was asked to supply the invoice for the chimney sweeping. I replied that I did the chimneys myself. I would like to have been a sweep if I hadn't been all the other things I've been in my life.
Don't you start.
One job I'd hire in help for. Good for you!
Oh, yikes. Now THERE's something I hope never to have to attempt myself. Thank goodness for rental properties with sealed-up fireplaces. :)
Oh you haven't lived unless you've stuck your head up a sooty flue
I almost lost my coffee here this morning. hahaha!
Now I've seen EVERYTHING.... Tiger Bay Sweeping Services.
John,A job well done!!! There is nothing better than getting down right dirty cleaning your own chimney.
As my Scottish chum Graham would say, " You have a wee sonsie face".Jean x
I think I have a fat sonsie face
Apart from Auntie Gladys baking your scones is there anything you don't DIY?
Well the chimneys clean...now to get you sorted.
Ha ha! And I never thought I would say this about you, but you look so cute! That's cute in a sweet childlike way.....
No goggle lines....
Glad to see the mask round your neck and from the looks of the clean around your mouth, i'm thinking you wore it. Good on you.I pay for a sweep to do mine. He also inspects the flue and the stove (flue pipe goes up the chimney and out), and although i can look at those things myself, i don't know how to judge if it's all as it should be. He also checks the chimney and can make repairs if needed. He's not as cute as you, though.
Is he as expensive as the ones here?
Dunno. I paid either $100 or $125 US for the last cleaning, which translates to what, about £60 or £70? Cheaper than a house fire, and as i said, they check the integrity of the flue.
That cute face put a big smile on mine!
Did you just stick your head up the chimney...you're supposed to use a brush you know!
Reminds me to do mine before we start using the fire!
Cor blimey Mr Gray, you dun it good i reckon!
I'm a good girl I am
where's your top hat?
John, will wonders never cease? A true renaissance man you are.
I wouldn't say that......I just can't afford a chimney sweep
I can only guess what you front room looks like now!
Coventry after the bombing
Best that I don't say anything today (other than this) because I've been hitting the sparkling mineral water again.
Perhaps you can come and sweep our chimneys next year - might that be a way of getting you to visit (I will provide soap and water afterwards.)
Deal.....I secretly love getting mucky
Love your picture John. You could make a calender of your pics - it would go a bomb.
Aren't there machines for that kind of thing nowadays?! Chim-chimeny-chim-chim-cheree!
You are just too freaking adorable you are....honestly!
When you're with a sweep you're in glad company . . .Love,Janie
Heh heh heh. Sorry for laughing. Looks like you're a man who really gets "into" his work.
Charming! What do the dogs get up to while you're doing this? btw - we are heading to Toronto tomorrow to see a movie called Pride, about an gay/lesbian group that raised money to help out the striking Welsh miners. I was not aware of this story.
It's a cracking film by all accounts,,.....weare going on Monday!
So, late to the party as always, but...do you do sidewalk drawings also? Like Bert?
If I had known that you could do that I wouldn't have spent 65euros last week.
I thought you'd been in the hospital lab and the Bunsen burner exploded (Don't think these antiquated exist any more!)
Someone's been up to no good!
You look so cute like that John!! I bet Chris can't keep his hands off you when you clean the chimney.
"Chim chimeny, chim chimeny, chim chim choo ree, a sweep is as lucky as lucky can be"And so are we, to have this wonderful bolg to read!
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