Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Kitchen Window


I'm looking out of the back kitchen window, over the washing up, thinking that the cottage sounds all rather quiet.
All I can hear is the rain.
Chris will be shortly walking down the aisle of Westminster Abbey with his floppy Prof hat on and Sorrel will be approaching Broadstairs by train, complete with several new outfits, and a bagful of plants for her garden.
Funny how quiet a place becomes after guests have left.

Ps I found the  " slippers of seduction" in the rubbish bin after Sorrel left!
Tee hee

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  1. Glad every one enjoyed the visit.

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  2. Quiet but good yeah?

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  3. There is a warm satisfaction in the quietness after guests leave - a time to reflect and, perhaps, rejuvenate. At the moment I'm listening to the rain here in Tennessee.
    That's a lovely photo.

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    1. .........and clean up.........

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  4. "walking down the aisle of Westminster Abbey with his floppy Prof hat on" - what is the occasion for this?

    did your MIL take her "slippers of seduction" with her, or leave them with winnie to love?

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    1. Do you know....i'm am not totally sure!
      He's gone to the abbey with a fellow professor..so i presume he's representing his university

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    2. The " slippers of seduction" have been binned btw

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  5. Time for a scotch egg and a cuppa.

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    1. No scotch egg.......more's the pity

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  6. Lovely photo, best wishes!

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  7. And you are the genius loci.

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    1. Does that mean i'm the spirit of the kitchen?

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    2. It could also be taken as being the heart of the home.

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  8. Looks so tranquil, John.
    I like that feeling after having had a good visit and we are left with the silence and memories.

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  9. Clean, tidy, then put your feet up and have a cup of tea. X

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  10. Yes - just how I feel when folk have gone. They might be hard work while they are there but I do miss them.
    I can't believe you have aquelegia out in your garden - ours are not even in bud. And what gorgeou colours too.

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  11. I love having guests. I love it a tiny bit more when they leave and me and the hounds can get back to our happy, slapdash, way of life. x

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  12. Do they allow men to have their head covered in churches these days? Not the last time I went to one which was.....hmmmm, let me see.
    Next thing, I suppose, is that women will be permitteed NOT to cover their heads! Ah, plus ca change!

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  13. Lovely picture. You need to take a photo of the Prof all garbed up in his Prof robes and that lovely hat!

    Do they have pills for bitches in heat? If they do, Winnie sure needs one!

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  14. I think there's a sadness also to the peace after visitors.

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  15. I love when you post photos of your home, especially your kitchen window.
    The chicken bowl is wonderful and I saw the chopsticks.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I love them and wont let chris use them

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  16. My goodness, binning the slippers seems rather a radical move!

    Beautiful little bouquets by your window.

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  17. I would have expected you to be wearing the slippers of seduction when your husband returns.

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    1. I wear only chanel no 5

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    2. I doubt the veracity of that (but would prefer not to check)

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  18. I would have expected you to be wearing the slippers of seduction when your husband returns.

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  19. I think you should rescue those slippers and the next time she comes set them on the floor in the guest room. I love having the house full of guests but really love the quiet when they have all gone.

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  20. Your so good, putting fresh wildflowers in your cottage John. You should have a regular slot on your blog titled " Windowsill Wednesday ' !!!! I bet Chris had a wonderful day ……. Westminster Abbey is so atmospheric. I remember when our son sang there and we sat in the choir. XXXX

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    1. He had a long shitty day actually......5 hours in the abbey ..most of it in rehursal and only one cup of tea and a buiscuit!

      The garden is bursting with aquilegia

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  21. Ah, yes, the quiet. And the tidy scene. Have a good evening.

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  22. I'm relishing the quiet tonight after a day with Grandaughter No. 2 who is 9-months old, then Grandaughter No. 1 who I collect from school in the afternoon. When I took them home to their own house, their Mummy had left the key in the lock so we were effectively locked out. I then had to pile them all back into the car, alongwith pushchair and all baby-related paraphenalia and hotfoot it to my own gaff where I gave them their tea and awaited the arrival of their Mummy to collect them after she finished work (my son is working away at the moment so he's off the hook for now!). It has taken a good couple of hours to get my normally sedate and pristine house back together.....but I love every minute of looking after such precious cargo.....I'd like to do it everyday if I didn't have to go to work! Happy Election Day for tomorrow. I know who I'm NOT voting for! x

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  23. ps Watching George Gently but isn't his accent awful?

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    1. He's eye candy for the over 50s eh nana..? Yuk yuk

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  24. The flowers are lovely! Give Winnie the fuzzy pink house shoes....she'll be in heaven!

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  25. I think the slippers should be rescued and slipped into Winnies bed ... she will love you for ever ... or until the slippers wear out at the very least!!

    Oh and I LOVE your glass jar with the green top ... if I ever visit I must remember to wear something with big pockets ;-)

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