Thursday, 9 April 2015

Village Gossip

London Road ( the main road through the village) 
The village Hall can be seen in the distance


I've just been gossipping
New people have bought the bungalow on London road, and I've been pumping animal helper Pat for information, just in case the latest additions to the village may be potential Flower Show entrants
Apparently they come from a hamlet, three miles away and look as though they have had professional decorators " in".
Ohhherrrrrrr!
I need to work a little harder, in order to find out if they like gardening or have a potential for being a novelyty vegetable winner!
I have also noted that there is a healthy hydrangea in their front garden!
The new people that have moved into anchor house, I have not seen yet, but they have tomato seedlings growing in their conservatory , which is, I think, a positive sign too
Yola and Colin, who used to run the village shop have their house up for sale too....me and the neighbours noticed that a youngish family were looking around it yesterday.....( entrants for the junior novelty veg class perhaps?)
Does NOTHING miss our trained eyes?
All new residents of the village will be " invited " to take part in this years' show, I will send each household a schedule with a hand written note attached
Hopefully newbees will feel obliged to make the effort when cornered by a mad Show Secretary

anyhow hasn't it been proved thst  that a gentle gossip is good for you?
I believve it is.
It shows you are inclusive and interested in people!
And ok ok ok
I' m a bit nosey



49 comments:

  1. You could offer to drop some of Aunt Gladys scones into the new neighbours maybe? Food is awesome for getting to know neighbours, although our new next door neighbours have bene providing US with yummy thins like home made tiramisu, because we let them use our wireless connection. Great exchange as far as I am concerned! :)

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    1. I'll get the old gal baking rigt now!"

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  2. Nothing wrong with being nosey John. I have been known to flutter the odd curtain myself.

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    1. It reminds yourself that you are alive

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  3. Sounds like a friendly welcome to new people in town! Go for it.
    Peter

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  4. I bet they are novelty vegetable types like the majority of your readers!!!

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  5. Talking over the fence, the original social networking.

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  6. mrs.C has the right idea; bake something john and present it to them with the detailed flower show invite!

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  7. Walk over with the dogs and introduce yourself...how could they resist?

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  8. How could they resist?

    Gossip is how we build and maintain our social connections.

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  9. I think men are actually better gossipers than women :-)

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  10. And this is gossiping with a purpose. Much higher level.

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  11. GOSSIP MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND.

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  12. Oh dear. No sooner have the new residents moved in than they'll be accosted by a mad villager clutching a packet of scotch eggs, scraping breakfast stains off his shirt and muttering something about a flower show.

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    1. I'm off to scrub my face with a flannell

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    2. Hope it's not Winnie''s flannel! :-)

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    3. Thats being bleached

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  13. Yep, that's why I like to gossip... because I'm inclusive and interested in people. And I'm nosy!

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  14. Welcome wagon away!!!

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  15. We are always passing houses and saying: "Wouldn't it be good to look round that house." Perhaps it could be a tv programme in Trelawnyd and you could be the host John?

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    1. I'd love to sneak around peopes houses but not in a perv way

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  16. Thanks for this tidbit, Hyacinth! lol

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  17. You'd be my best friend if I lived in your village because then I'd always know who to go to for my "information."

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  18. I think inquisitive is a much nicer word than nosey. I have been known to hang out of my window by one toe (I live in a second floor flat) to see what I'm missing!

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  19. All new potential village arrivals should have to undergo a vetting process by you - and if they attempted to move in despite your rating them as 'failed' I'm sure you could think of ways to make their lives hell. If not I bet your followers could. We don't want the serenity and sanctity of Trelawnyd disturbed by unwelcome interlopers - save, perhaps, for the occasional unavoidable animal 'incident'.

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  21. I, and perhaps just a few of your other readers (ha!), are vicariously nosy, I mean inquisitive. Keep it coming. And let me convey my very late congratulations on your recent wedding! I do love the photo of you and Chris on the tour bus. You both have looks of delightful wonder that foretell a divine and fulfilling marriage.

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  22. I've read that a little gossip is good for you.

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    1. So what do you know?

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    2. Nothing. But why do you have zigzags on your main road?

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    3. Its a zebra crossing outside tbe village school
      No parking on the zig zags!

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  23. Good God - I suddenly remember why I love living in a city.....

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  24. Ah, a good way to integrate them into the Trelawnyd village life and get contestants to bolster the Flower Show!
    Keep up the good work John! xxx

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  25. You make the absolutely best kind of Show Secretary; you know how to make a pitch and you're always on the lookout for someone to pitch it to!

    And what is a health hydrangea?

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    1. Healthy ! Healthy!
      Im tired after night shift x

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    2. So obvious when I see the "y" ...

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  26. Nose away... we are all nosy.
    Look at the way we all devour your post about a village half a world away, for many of us.
    How is Mrs, Trellis doing ? I think of her often.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I shall tell her you are asking..... She has passed her piano exam and is thinking about getting another dog but not for a while

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    2. I hope it is an older small mixed breed, rescue dog.

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    3. She's thinking of a lurcher

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  27. Some people call it gossip John - I call it a healthy interest.

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  28. Yep, I know small towns. I went into the liquor store once, the woman working the counter announced to the other customers "Here's doc, gettin' his bottle of whisky."

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  29. Those are very interesting paintings on your roadway....I think I'd be encouraged to drive rather erratically if I encountered those!

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    1. We have too many signs in this country!

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  30. I am the nosiest person I know! I often go to open homes just to see what the inside of a house is like...

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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    1. You're not the only one doing that, Jo!

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  31. You do make me giggle John.
    Our next door neighbour is the village gossip/nosey parker. My hubby tells her some right tales and then has a good laugh when they appear around the village ;) she is also the village Avon lady and keeps saying she is going to retire but she uses it to find out gossip, so that will never happen !!
    Twiggy x

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