Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Stuffing

Sometimes I can plan a really well crafted, entertaining, and well written blog entry
and only get  a couple of comments
So today, I thought I'd post this snippet of village life
and wonder just how many reactions I receive!
So,
I think we have a new postman
I've just heard him swearing by the front door after William snatched the post off him 
as he pushed it through the letter box.
I didnt bother checking if any fingers have been nipped
I've been too busy stuffing cannelloni
William is now smiling to himself on the couch!
He loves the sport of frightening a new virgin postie

As you can see
It's a no news day today

101 comments:

  1. Let me be the first to say: Excellent reporting!

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  2. What time ids dinner? we will be right over. lol Yummm

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    1. 6.10 pm sharp............we need to finish before 7 pm
      The Archers are on the radio!

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    2. What... you can't chew and listen? Lol

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    3. I have to listen to the archers alone
      Chris talks too much

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  3. Not much to say about this post.

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  4. And what are you stuffing the cannelloni with? Looks good!

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    1. Turkey mince, garlic, chilli, and mushrooms

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  5. I love that description of the dog snatching the mail. My daughter's Yorkie used to tear up all mail dropped through the door. Guess it's the next best thing to attacking the postal worker.

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    1. William is so sweet natured...it's his only vice
      If he caught the postie outside he would lick him to death

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  6. William knows the new postman must be properly trained.

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  7. Postmen should know better than to deliver the post.

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  8. Veering off-course slightly: comments on blogs are interesting....some for the comment itself, others make you wonder why people comment. Clearly some have something to say, others seem to be similar to the non-meaningful things we say to people passing....'nice day', etc. A thoughtful research paper on the subject would be interesting.

    Most of the blogs I read have fewer than 10 comments, some much fewer. Yours is the one that's the lone dot high up on the scatter graph, an outlier that statisticians ignore. Actually I think you could just post a picture of a stick on the path and get 40 or more comments.

    I echo the comment above about the stuffing....is it ground beef with onions? I like a mixture of beef and pork with the onions and garlic.

    Cheers.

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    1. Low fat turkey mince mike
      I am presently searching for an interesting twig for tomorrows post

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  9. I love cannelloni stuffed with spicy Italian sausage. A very close friend of mine opened an Italian restaurant here in Portland and uses his mothers and grandmothers recipes, makes his own sausage.

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    1. I best that recipe isnt on weightwatchers

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  10. The new postman must be trained. Especially with and address like yours:
    Trelawnyd
    The little house in a village
    with lots of dogs and farm animals
    and a cat by the church.
    Wales
    Even your lowest comment count is higher than most.
    Sometimes I have nothing great to say but I try to leave a comment just so the blogger knows I stopped by.
    Like a wave and a Hello.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Cheers gayle..lol
      Hows hamish?

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    2. Finally ate about a 1/3 of a can of prescription food (OMG I have to special order his food with NO fat in his diet !) for dinner and breakfast. He is starting to perk up. I was concerned for 3 days but now seems a bit more like he is waking up.

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  11. Does William actually eat the letters? If so they make a catch basket you can install inside the house to protect the postie AND the mail! I hope your Mother-in Law enjoys your considerable efforts....Bon appetit!

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    1. Jan...william just likes to bark and pull the letters from his hand in order to scare.....its just a game

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    2. I got a catch basket because Elsie also snatches the post. Unfortunately the bigger envelopes are too long and end up sticking out of the letter box instead of dropping. A good indication no one's home.

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  12. I'm surprised that any postie puts their fingers through any letterbox. I used to deliver catalogues for a well known company and after almost having my fingers snapped by a yappy little dog on the other side of a door, I soon learned how to put the catalogues through without putting my fingers through!

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  13. I probably seem like a food virgin but why are you stuffing them? With what? I go for the easiest dishes.

    As a retired mail carrier I have dealt with many unruly dogs. I would have probably offered my fingers and had them bitten.

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    1. Theres noting better than a stuffed cannelloni gail.............oh errrrrr

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  14. I thought William was the gentle one! I don't think I have ever stuffed a cannelloni - must put it on my unadventurous bucket list. :-)

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    1. He IS a real sweetie.......its just a game he alwaysplayed.....
      When he comes face to face with the postman he' s all wags

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  15. When did you ever get only a couple of comments? Stuffing cannelloni is a pain, but very worth it.

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    1. My walking Dead entries never get many...i wonder why?
      Doesnt EVERYONE love zombies?

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    2. I don't watch the show but I love reading your post on ZOMBIES !

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  16. It's not the news but your delivery that engages me. Well, sometimes it's the news, too. But your writing is the real draw.

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  17. It's mother-in-law time again already??? Seems like just yesterday.

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    1. She hasnt been up here for ages........she didnt staywith us at the wedding

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  18. Ohh too funny!!! I wish that I knew why some posts get loads of comments, and others nada, nothing, not a thing! Why!!!!! Hope that the cannelloni are delicious!

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    1. They were bloody lovely

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  19. I was going to say "when exactly do you only get a couple of comments?" but some one beat me to it.
    This is a scintillating comment to go with your blog post!

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  20. Better than you stuffing the postman, and William eating the cannelloni. I have had various blogs since 2006, and used to get lots of chatty comments. I still post infrequently, but don't expect comments, it seems so many have moved to Facebook and Twitter, etc. I recently discovered your blog, and it is one of my 'go to' blogs with my morning coffee.

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    1. That you shiela
      I dont think i've ever stuffed a postman
      Oh arhhhhhh missus

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  21. yes our fat ginger wazzock eats postmen to ...not bad for an aged moggie

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    1. I love the word wazzock
      It sounds as if it should mean something VERY rude

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  22. How can we be sure the postie is a virgin? Is that a requirement for the Royal Mail?

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    1. Yes... The queen insists on virgins

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    2. That narrows the applicant pool a bit

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  23. I'm the same, when I do what I think is a good blog post hardly anyone comments, do one I think is rubbish and I have loads! Gotta love a man that stuffs his own cannelloni.!

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    1. I am one big italian momma!

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  24. Sounds like William's got a hobby. I sometimes wonder like you do about which posts I write get lots of comments and which don't. I think photos are one key that attracts comments.

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  25. I agree ~ I have written some blog posts over the years that I am really proud of that go unnoticed ~ and like you have done you just move on ~ next! I love cannelloni filled with spinach and ricotta ~ yum!

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    1. They are a bugger to stuff !

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  26. You always get oodles of comments!!
    I just want the canneloni and the stuffing recipes please, so that I can have a go at it. a s a p

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    1. Low fat cannelloni pat
      Onions, turkey mince, chilli, garlic ( lots) worcester sauce, small bit of stock,chestnut mushrooms
      Stuff
      Pasta sauce
      Cheese ( small ammount low fat)
      Serve with lurve

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  27. I think many, if not most, folks have so much going on in their own lives that the more lighthearted posts draw them in; like going to see a comedy rather than a war movie.
    Yesterday I received an email from a longtime blog friend, apologising for not reading or commenting on a post about a dog rescue the Great Scot and I participated in over the weekend. She'd recently lost a pooch, so for her it would have been a painful read. Anyway, if that made a lick of sense, it's what I think: People have so much going on in their lives that more serious blog posts may just feel like too much.

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    1. Good point.. We all like asmile eh?

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  28. When do YOU only ever get a couple of comments? Usually you receive a gazillion! I am green with envy.

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  29. I think just by mentioning comments, you will get many. Your assertion is correct though. The posts you labour long and hard over often receive the least comments. While experienced bloggers know push button subjects, sometimes it is surprising when something you quickly dash off gets many comments.

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    1. No one has mentioned my " fat hands"

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    2. Btw John, you have fat hands.....there ... that do you?

      Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    3. Actually John I did think they looked a bit puffy? I was too polite to mention it, but since you bring it up, are they fat, or is it water retention?

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  30. I noticed your fat hands.

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    1. They are fat are tbey not?
      Like pigs trotters

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    2. Like stuffed cannelloni.

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    3. Ha. My hands are like chicken feet.

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  31. Will the new postman understand the strange addresses on some of your mail like your old postman John ?
    …… and, you really are a brilliant cook. Your recipes always remind me of the 1950's for some reason. They have a real charm about them. XXXX

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    1. I think i actually live in the 1950s sometimes

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    2. Isn't it called comfort cooking. You always feel comfortable after eating it.

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  32. A quick scan...swearing postman brings a comment every five minutes or so...

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  33. It would be very funny for the onlooker watching the new postie delivering the mail and not knowing William was waiting to grab the mail ...... The picture in my head of it his scenario is quite funny xxx

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    1. Its the smug expresssion aftwards tgat makes me smile

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  34. Just had to send this on to you...William has a feline friend who also loves to battle the Postman everyday...LOL!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHfFn6V4v-E

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    1. Loved this........that cat was a real bad tempered twat

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  35. I'd LOVE some cannelloni, thanks!

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  36. Fat hands...stuffing the postman...here's my obligatory comment.

    Apropos of nothing, I was in the library today, frustrated by all the overdramatic offerings--steampunk mysteries, Amish romances, post-apocalyptic thrillers--and thinking, "I just want something realistic and...gentle. Like a novel John Grey would write."

    So get on it already, wouldja?

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  37. I knew there was a reason we have our mailboxes on the outside of the house over here. The cannelloni looks delish!!

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  38. Ok, just checked with the Woman I Almost Got Involved With Some Years Ago, she said cannelloni has to have ricotta cheese, with either veal or lamb to be authentic. Just so you know, her family is from Sicily.

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  39. I know it's too late, but I would have liked to have seen a photo of the finished cannelloni all bubbly from the oven! Have you ever tried the big seashell pasta? It is sooooo much easier to stuff than the cannelloni and taste about the same.

    There seems to never be a dull day in Trelawnyd, Wales! I think I spelled it right. I DO know how to pronounce it!! LOL!

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  40. Is the canneloni in honor of the MIL's visit? It looks delicious John. My Mom used to make the best Italian food even though she was of Scotch-Irish heritage. She made her filling with ricotta cheese, ground (minced) pork, Italian sausage & ground beef along with plenty of fresh sauteed mushrooms, garlic & parsley. God, I wish I had inherited my Mom's cooking skills. I can follow her recipes to a T & it still doesn't taste anywhere near as good as her version did.

    William seems to be quite taken with stealing things lately. First teaching Winnie how to snatch Camilla's eggs & now the mail. Or was it the postman's fingertips he was really wanting to snack on? He's a regular little klepto.

    You are almost always swimming in comments. If there is the occasional day where the count is down, I don't think it is related to the subject of the day (other than TWD reviews & people who aren't fan are clueless on what a great show they are missing out on). I love that your post are representative of your life - some are funny, some sad, some reflective & others you deserve a smack on the head for thinking, let alone writing down. They are almost always of a nature that most of us can relate to in our own lives, so I would guess that any reduction in your comment count is simply a reflection of whether people were too busy that day to write a comment. You aren't trying to get even more comments than usual by making us feel sorry for you - are you? Most blogs have a free give away when they want a gazillion extra comments. Maybe you could offer a prize of one of Winnie's fanny wipes to the lucky person who leaves a comment for you that day. That would surely increase the number of comments left.be the best way to set a record for comments left for you.

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    1. Dog shit and fanny wipes always seem to increase the number of comments here, My mind boggles on such days.

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  41. I am stuck in an Airport waiting to board a plane that is leaving 4 hours late and after midnight. Your post is a welcome and pleasant relief to the tedium of it all. I love cane long and yours looks yummy. I cheat though and wrap it in fresh lasagne noodles cut in half... xo

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  42. ' Well crafted, entertaining and well written ' I must have missed those blog posts ....... ;-)

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  43. Are you sure that thing you're holding isn't the postman's finger?

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  44. Had to smile. I recently threw out a pack of canneloni tubes that were several years past their use buy. I have clearly not enough hours in the day to stuff canneloni

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  45. You obviously have too much time on your hands to be able to stuff pasta! Thought I would comment to boost the numbers for you! Love from Frankie.

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  46. Those 'cannelloni' look suspiciously like the postman's fingers to me! At your house the postman does only knock twice - before being devoured by manic terriers. :-)

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  47. Your posts, John, are always entertaining.

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  48. And I thought William was the sweetest most well mannered dog in Wales.

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  49. Hi John, sorry to bother u on the blog but if u work my night on 29th May, can I work your Sunday night instead, already on Sat night!! Can't get through to u on the landline?? Love Sue Bates xx

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    1. Thats fine sue.....just chsnge it with one of the blue smocks!
      Xx

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  50. John - I have done a post about Going Gently! I have emailed you too.

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  51. Thanks, all done!!! Sharon's do very popular!!! See u soon xxx

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  52. Blimey John, you are a top husband making yummy dinners like that x

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