Sunday, 10 May 2015

Bothered By Gobbling

I had to make an emergency run to the supermarket this morning for toilet rolls,  bleach spray and washing machine liquid.
I've not been feeling  too sparkling myself...but there's plenty to do at the sick cottage.
The Prof is still in bed, and at three pm , I had just closed my eyes in the living room arm chair for a quick break when the Church Bell bloody well started....with the hormonal Bingley gobbling away in the background of each ring
Peace and quiet in the countryside eh?

Oh , and while I remember, I read out your comments on Mrs Trellis' dog eulogy to Mrs Trellis the other day, and she was exceptionally grateful for each and every one.
On tuesday she picks up her new dog from the animal rescue centre
He is a border collie, called Joey

40 comments:

  1. I'm sorry the church bell ringing is more annoying than Bingley....

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  2. No church bells around here but my rooster sure seems to have a lot to say this morning.

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  3. Look on the positive side. It could have been peals, carillons, change-ringing.....Instead you get a soporific repeated one-note accompanied only by the gentle bucolic sound of a frisky fowl. Mind you, having said that, sooner you than me! :-)

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  4. I guess it's not always so idyllic!

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  5. You could have far worse. It seems integral to the current state of things.

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  6. Don't you get sick too John.....Loved the sound of your church bells and Bingley having it out with each other. Good luck to Mrs Trellis with her new friend....I hope they develop a loving bond.

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  7. I suppose that is what 40 winks is like.........

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  8. Sounded pretty to me, but I am not trying to nap :) Joey the border collie is already a lucky dog!!

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  9. Loved the video of the lane. That stone wall is perfect!
    Mardy

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  10. That actually does sound peaceful to me, and delightful. I once lived in a third floor walkup apartment next to an ancient church. I was not an early riser. The first Sunday I nearly went through the ceiling when the bells rang just before service. They were very bass bells, yours are a mere tinkle in comparison :o)

    I am so glad that Mrs. Trellis is giving her heart to another dog. I would say to keep us updated ... but it's unnecessary to make that request, isn't it?

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  11. YAYZ for joey; he will be much loved by mrs. trellis and the other neighbours. and I would much rather listen to bingley and the other birdies than the church bell.

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  12. Sorry to hear your on the verge of feeling sick too.
    I loved the video of the stone wall and lane.
    The bell sounds lovely even with Bingley but I was not exhausted
    and trying to take a nap.
    So happy for Mrs Trellis and her new love Joey.

    cheers, parsnip

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  13. It's never as quiet as people think it's going to be in the countryside is it.

    I'm so happy that Mrs Trellis is giving another dog a chance to share her loving home. Joey doesn't realise how lucky he is about to be.

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  14. Holy shit, no shit!

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  15. Annoying church bells are no problem here in the wilds of Tennessee. All that's needed is a rifle and a good aim.

    Actually, I like your village church bells - - very quaint and appealing.

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  16. Sounds as though you have caught the dreaded lurgy from the Prof.
    Pleased Mrs Trellis hasn't waited long for her new dog - the best way I think although everyone doesn't agree I know.

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  17. What beautiful morning sounds! I was transported right across the sea to your lovely part of the world.

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  18. Please post a picture of Joey, John. I am really pleased Mrs Trellis got herself a new canine pal.

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  19. Great news about Mrs Trellis. I hope she will let you take a photo of her new companion at some stage. Get well soon to Chris and don't run yourself into the ground.

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  20. Why at 3pm? Seems 6am, noon & 6pm Angelus is enough!

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    1. Morning service one week.....afternoon the next!

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  21. Happy to hear Mrs Trellis has a new companion. The video is lovely, except for Bingley and the bell. The birds sound lovely. I have a feeling Bingley was annoyed with the bell too, hence his racket!
    Hope the Prof is soon on his feet, and that you manage forty winks..xx

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  22. Poor Chris! Perhaps you should call for the assistance of a nurse.
    As for toilet rolls, what's wrong with neatly cut pages of "The Guardian"or assignments by some of Chris's dimmer students?

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  23. So pleased that Mrs trellis is getting another dog. I had my pup 2 months after the demise of my beloved first dog. I still can cry when I read about someone losing their dog friend but it helps to have another furry pal in the house . He is asleep ony knee , having had an awake afternoon at cricket club!

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  24. They are calling you to church. What part do "dong, dong, dong, dong, dong, dong, dong..." do you not understand?

    Now I know what "Shut the f*** up" sounds like in Turkey Gobble (a fine ancient language).

    I'd call the police if there was some idiot donging away like that outside my window.

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  25. Since when has a bit of a gobble ever bothered you?

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  26. Way to go, Mrs. Trellis! xxx

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  27. So happy to hear about Mrs. T. and Joey. finding one another.
    Hopefully he will be easier to control on walks.

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  28. Oh so happy to see Mrs T is ready to love again. May they have many happy walks together (& belly rubs).

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  29. Rather pleasant of a Sunday - to hear the bell ring.
    The alternative of not hearing...

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  30. Ear plugs? Rest well, in such a pretty place. The quietest place I have ever lived is this semi urban high rise, except for the idiot neighbor who practices the drums late at night. Actually he is not an idiot, he is crazy but does well when he takes his pills.

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    1. "Actually he is not an idiot, he is crazy but does well when he takes his pills"

      Perhaps you should gently pass the identity of these pills on to John...

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  31. And who is looking after you, kind sir?

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  32. Happy that Mrs. Trellis has seen fit to get another dog. We really can't be without our animal companions. I hope this border collie is just right for her. Food poisoning is ghastly. Charcoal should put him to rights and electrolyte fluids. Take care yourself John.

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  33. I made that 39-O-Clock; nice wall.

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  35. I am so glad to hear Mrs. Trellis is getting a new dog.

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  36. Bingley the Chorister! Chris has had this bug for a few days....it's really hanging on and if you fall ill it will have to be nurse Winnie in her caring capacity.

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  37. It still sounds peaceful to me, compared to our supposedly-rural retreat with a huge school growing across the road like a homunculus and a ever-busier major national highway 500 metres away. Give me bells and hormonal turkeys any day!

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    1. Oh and I hope Joey and Mrs Trellis get on like a house on fire, and for your sake, that he is a little sweeter than Sweep. :)

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