Thursday, 1 January 2015

How Others See you.....

Gale force winds and driving rain wasn't quite the welcome to 2015 I had in mind. At 4.30. It was pissing down , so I dug out my oversize green plastic hooded poncho and stood by the gate waiting for the last of the hens to make their way home.
With the wind whipping my cape, I thought I looked every inch of Meryl Streep in "The French Lieutenant's Woman"
Mysterious, ethereal and windswept.
The truth was somewhat different , for as the Son ( of the RFWF) went passed in his landrover, he noticed that the gales had " filled" the poncho and quipped cheerfully
" you look like the Hindenberg"
Everybody's a critic

62 comments:

  1. waahahahhhhhh, great way to start the New Year !

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. Definitely a wet and windy start to the new year.

    I guess we never appear to others how we imagine ourselves to look. Now every time I see Meryl I will think of you ;-)

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  3. I love your neighbors!!! Life is never boring.

    Happy New Year.

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    1. He makes it up. It's really like my neighborhood. Haven't seen anyone in days. Go 2015!!

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    2. EVERYONES a cynic x

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  4. Happy New Year to you, Chris, the animals and all your readers xx

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  5. Wearing a cape can be especially hazardous when you're scantily clad underneath - or with even less. (Do NOT ask!)

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    1. Do Welsh men do that too? I thought it only applied to Scotsmen in kilts?

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  6. We must hope your voluminous cape is never filled with your (possibly) copious flammable gases above a carelessly discarded cigarette butt, or at least if it is that the Hindenberg Disaster (Take 2) is filmed for posterity.

    Merry New Year, or whatever (I get confused)

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  7. Oh, how stinging! I prefer to think of you as Meryl.

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    1. In The River Wild?

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    2. If you wish, although I was thinking more along the lines of Mamma Mia!

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  8. I bet you looked very dashing, well that's how I imagine you.
    Happy new year
    Twiggy

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  10. Now that just wasn't very nice lol. Windy and cold here too John with little bouts of snow thrown in for good luck. I'll stay inside I think.

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  11. Where your undies on the outside next time and be the Caped Crusader...

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    1. It's nice to see you have returned from your adventures Bilbo

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  12. That was a good one - love your neighbors! We all do see ourselves differently, don't we? (Says the sweet little gray haired old lady - that her neighbors probably see as a banshee)
    Sounds like miserable weather.

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  13. Fun neighborhood, the Zeppelin company offers sight seeing tours, on the wish list for this summer.

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  14. Well, I have had my New Year's laugh for the day. Love you John! Happy New Year!

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  15. I've never seen you as a Meryl. Happy New Year John! x

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  16. "Oh the humanity"
    Jane x

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  17. Happy New Year, Miss Streep.

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  18. You have given me the first hearty laugh of 2015 and for that I thank you greatly! It's cold and rainy here and I'm feeling like the Hindenburg today after all the holiday eating.

    Happy New Year to you both and your entire menagerie.

    From Houston to Trelawnyd!!

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  19. Oh how rude & deflating!

    Have a wonderful 2015 & look forward to your blog this year!

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  20. Ha-ha, you make me laugh. Happy New Year!

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  21. As long as the hens don't go the same way as Bolshy cockerel...it's worth it!

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  22. I am sitting here at the table laughing and I am so sorry. Happy New Year!!!

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  23. May 2015 be the year for many more 'curtain calls', John!
    Happy New Year!

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  24. Wait until they call you Hindenberg when you are not wearing a wind filled poncho.

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    1. Already happened andrew ( shit)

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  25. John ,life is funny(as is your blog) ! How we see ourselves and how others see us ! Personally I much prefer your vision than your neighbours . Hey ho

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  26. Happy New Year ! Looking forward to a big year in 2015.

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  27. It's how you see yourself that matters John...keep weaving your magic in 2015.

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  28. <<"Everyone's a critic.>>

    That is hilarious. Happy New Year, John!

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  29. Must be time t go on a diet so you can fit into that wedding dress soon.....lol

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  30. you are a little more successful than the hindenberg!

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  31. Why is it that others are always happy to burst our bubble? Makes me think of Robbie Burn's quote from his poem Louise - "O would some power the giftie gie us, to see ourselves as others see us".

    I hope 2015 is an amazing year in your life and when you look back on it a year from now you will be happily married to a man who will make your heart beat a little faster each time-you see him,




















































































































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  32. Nasty minus 6 C frost here, but with sunshine.

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  33. If anything, the Hindenberg WAS ethereal...

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  34. Frankly, I think the Hindenberg was a very handsome airship.

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  35. Sorry old chap - Marie Dressler maybe, Meryl Streep never!

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  36. Thank goodness you didn't take flight !

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  37. The joys of rural living. It's been rough here in Ireland too. Happy New Year John.

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  38. On Thursday, May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst, which is located adjacent to the borough of Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States. Of the 97 people on board (36 passengers and 61 crewmen), there were 35 fatalities (13 passengers and 22 crewmen). One worker on the ground was also killed, making a total of 36 dead. A repeat disaster in Trelawnyd would decimate the village's population.

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  39. Look on the bright side - at least your weren't on fire.

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  40. A beautiful image of you in my mind John....happy new year! xx

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  41. May I say John that I actually saw the Hinderberg when I was a small child, and you look nothing like it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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    1. Did you pat? Bloody hell

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  42. Mysterious, ethereal and windswept? Goodness, not how I picture you at all. Not in any way mysterious (you regale us with every pleasant and unsavoury aspect of your life), and not in any way ethereal (a very tangible human being). Windswept maybe as you often have to tend to your charges in biting gales....

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