Sunday, 26 October 2014

Hey ho ......smartarse

Tom  over at http://tomstephenson.blogspot.co.uk
Kind of summed, in his last post, my lack of imagination .
And for once he is right.
True he left out my obsession with zombie tv shows and the occasional scotch eggs, but his message was very clear
" you're repeating yourself"
Here is the post...it is rather funny


"I am knackered. A long and difficult night shift followed by three hours on the end of the phone talking to practical jokers, and I get home to discover that all the chicken sheds have been blown over in the wind, and the badger has eaten all the chickens which have escaped into the churchyard, with a little help from the fox.

Oh well, I think, I might as well collect the last of the eggs to deliver to the old ladies of the village, but - bugger me - one of the dogs has got to them before I did.

Just as in The Archers, all of the flowers have been flattened in the hurricane as well, so this year's show is going to be very sparse indeed.

I thought there would be just enough time to squeeze Millicent's anal glands before Chris gets back from his very important meeting at work, but what do I find when I go up to change the duvet? One of the dogs has had an extremely loose bowel-movement all over it, and the cat has settled down in the middle of the stinking mess, purring away as if nothing has happened.

Hey Ho."
Now I was going to pretend I was going to leave blogging for a while.....just to put the cat amongst the pidgeons ones so to speak...but on reflection ( thanks vee) I wont...xxx
He says ( flouncing about )


60 comments:

  1. Haven't read Tom's post. But please do not take comments about repetition to heart, very many of us enjoy your posts. I always stop by & will miss your posts. Hope all goes well, come back soon, Vee x

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  2. I was beginning to get very worried at the number of times you say "hey Ho", I thought maybe you were beginning to turn into one of the 7 dwarfs as in Hey ho, hey ho it's off to work we go. Grumpy maybe, no............ Happy, no not really, Dozy.sometimes...............so I'm not sure which one you would be?

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  3. Your posts (whether repetitive or not) never fail to make me smile......or even (nearly) piss myself laughing on occasion.....I'm getting to that age, sadly. No don't leave, stay and flounce about

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    1. Oh Clare take no notice of us we are two little boys pretending to be adults

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  5. Oh dear,
    I think my " joke" about leaving blogging due Thomas' jest is about to backfire
    Let me reassure everyone
    I ain't going nowhere
    I actually enjoyed Tom's joke
    Bloody hell.......

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  6. Happy to hear that! I was going to miss Winnie......

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  7. it's a fabulous piss take!

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    1. Agreed...his one on Rachel is even better

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  8. errrrr life n itself is repetitive , being the bitter twisted bleedin washing fairy eats most of my days...lol

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  9. Of course it was not written in spite! Bloody hell, your followers are almost overly protective of you, John. I am going to do others along the same lines, but it I will make sure - as with this one - that there is now cruel spite or malice in any of them.

    As for repeating yourself, I would say that I am probably more guilty of that than anyone - I usually get the haunting feeling that I have told the same story at least once before, and I usually find that I have.

    John isn't going anywhere, unless it is to record his own TV series on Life in Trelawnyd!

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    1. I thought your satiric, condensed version of John's posts was very amusing and well done. And obviously John was amused as well since he reposted it on his blog. But John does have a very protective readership; you don't want to cross that bunch!

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    2. You'll dance at my wedding thomas!
      X

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    3. If it were posted on John's blog, no one would have noticed that Tom wrote it.

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  10. Damn! - Of course I meant 'NO' spite, not 'now' spite!

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  11. Tom is so kind to you, and protective of you John - as we all are. We are all waiting for your book to be published, or your own series 'Life at Trelawnyyd' to be broadcast on television or radion. Donot dare to suggest that you EVER leave off blogging - my life would suffer immenseley - and eat as many Scotch eggs as you like.

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  12. I always smile at your posts, they are never dull, please keep going, love them

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    1. Ta sandy to have good taste x

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  13. Life on any smallholding is always repetive and boring at times. Livestock are creatures of habit and expect their meals on time. No I never find your blog boring, John. I don't know how you manage to blog every day. Perhaps if I had a following like you have I would know the answer. Have you done any more cycling lately?

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    1. Yes Dave...and I have the chapped gusset to prove it

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  14. I read your blog every day and simply love it! Am looking forward to your next scotch egg disaster!

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  15. Just keep on keeping on John...you're doing fine. We're all doing fine. Well....maybe not Tom but, the rest of us.

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  16. Thank the lord John I"d be lost.

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    1. I'd never go richard...... That is until death, and even then I'd manage a couple of sentences

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  17. I am in awe of your skill at blog writing John. If I don't have time read all the blog posts on my list of 'to reads' I always read yours.

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    1. Now that is a compliment the number of hours you work xx

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  18. ....and to crown it all, while I was looking for the stain remover to get the soup stains out of my shirt, I accidentally knocked the jar of mayonnaise off the table and....

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  19. Oh, fine, let's all leave blogging for a little while, and see how soon we could gather all our friends daily for a chat and some good repartee.

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    1. I apologize; I'm not quick enough to even get involved.

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    2. Oh joanne... I was joking! As if anything you or thomas could say to injure my psychi
      Xxxx

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  20. Feel like we're in 13th ring of hell playing telephone.
    Maybe we're all feeling a little knockered.

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    1. My poor attempt at humor between you & Stephenson.
      Lordy, I didn't want you to misunderstand.
      I have enough trouble communicating in person!

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    2. Oh leslie
      Tom and I have been sparring like this for years....I am his felicity Kendal to his richard Briers

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  21. We look forward to every word

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  22. Isn't being satirized one of the highest forms of complement?
    Although I must say it sounds kind of physical...

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  23. This blog is the beginning and making of my day.....I start with a smile! You have a talent !

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  24. Parodying other people's blogging styles is actually a very clever idea. Wish I had enough nerve to try it, LOL!

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  25. Hey Ho...used to work with a guy that would flounce about when mad...we would all crack up and he'd flounce all the more...sure miss him...thank God I don't have to miss you and your posts that make my day...

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    1. A full flounce takes skill and a great deal of hard work

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  26. Because of your blog I am now addicted to the very same Zombies, having watched Season One in one sitting! Your posts make me smile and have on odd occasions shed a tear.

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    1. As the Welsh walking dead ambassador....my work here is almost done

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  27. As they say, imitation is the greatest form of flattery! Hey-ho xx

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    1. Dale you old quadriplegic you!
      How the hell are you?
      Lovely to hear from you...been too long
      Hope Ruth is well!?
      We will be sending you both an invite t the village hall for our wedding bash!
      We are very 21st century here.....there is wheelchair access and everythingXxx

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    2. We would love to be there!!
      We are both fine. I'm still alive and Ruth hasn't quite got sick of me yet.
      We check up on you every now and then, just to make sure you're on the straight and narrow.
      Look forward to seeing you. xx

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  28. Sorry to hear this. But, I know how it can be blogging day in and day out. However, isn't life repetitious in itself? I mean, breathe in, breathe out. Repeat.

    See ya when you get back.

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    1. See you in 6 hours time then

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  29. I think that if Tom HAD been serious, the best revenge would have been to keep blogging, too!

    And who the heck is Millicent, Tom??

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    1. Jenny if he was serious.. I would have caught the train to bath and bitch slapped him until all that White hair of his fell out

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  30. Well, I'm glad that's sorted out! I look forward to reading more from you then, oh good!
    Vee x

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  31. Criticism disguised as humor still hurts, John. [and Tom]. I don t find your posts repetitious at all, and I enjoy the daily glimpses into your world.

    I did wonder about the badger issue tho, has he gone now? And how is baby Jesus these days?

    lizzy

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    1. Jesus is still with us.......not quite a hen..lot quite a cockerel.......it's a bit of a mystery...... It lives alone in mary ( the disabled rabbit's) hutch... And not an egg laid

      The Badgers are still around ( though soe of the adult Cubs have gone) my reinforcements of the Ukrainian village has worked wonders izzy xx

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  32. That's so funny I nearly wet myself.

    Love,
    Janie

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  33. Absolutely brilliant :-)

    He's caught the essence of life in your world wonderfully. It's what our lives are all about, repetition, fighting off the wildlife, trying in vain to control the indoor animals and doing our jobs to the best of our ability . That you somehow manage to keep your sense of humour AND share it with us is the best thing. Well done Tom!!

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  34. LOL -- love it! We all repeat ourselves. I mean, that's life, isn't it?!

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  35. I sense a "guest post" retort soon. :)

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  36. There's never any thing with a bit of repetition is there? Is there?

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  37. Love your blog..........Don't you dare even entertain the idea of no blogging.......ever. And yes, I know you weren't serious but you still scared us. I feel like your critter assortment is part of my extending family now, since I seem to attract any number of poor souls to house myself, it's like you are a kindred spirit.

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