Friday, 10 July 2015

Burnt To Buggery


I have always had a high colour. 
When I was born, I burst forth into the world sporting big red rosy cheeks and looked rather like a miniature Santa Claus with a serious case of alopecia.......
Yes, even at the age of one, I looked like W.C. Fields with hypertension
Today I look more like Jeff Chandler from the film " Cochise"...for three hours of raffle ticket selling in the burning sun has left me with a serious case of sunburn.
My last victims of raffle ticket selling was Gay Gordon and Big Mary.......Gay Gordon who is just getting over  a recent heart attack , must have thought I was on my last legs , for he quickly sat me down in his chair by the window in an effort to bring down my colour. 



36 comments:

  1. I once was recruited to represent my organization at an event and didn't realize I'd be out in the full sun for three hours. I had neither hat nor sunblock, and my bald pate was burned to a crisp. It was really irresponsible of the organizers not to let me know we wouldn't be under a tent. I can sympathize, John.

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  2. "Cracking a smile" could be a reality in a while, John. I do hope you have some soothing lotion on that! Take care!

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  3. Rosacea? Sorry to be a pain.

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    1. How very dare you

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    2. That made me laugh John.

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  4. Sunscreen. I know they DO sell it in the UK...it works....

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  5. If one HAS to get a sunburn, it might as well be for a worthy cause.

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  6. I've always had a lot of colour in my face, too. I have learned, finally, that wearing a hat saves me from having to slather sunscreen on my face repeatedly. It seems if I sweat, most kinds have to run with my sweat and go right into my eyes, which burns and stings. I've remarked on several occasions when it happened that i'm sure in 20 years time, we'll all hear about some weird eye cancer as a result of sunscreen in the eyes...

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  7. I am the same way. I look like a boiled lobster most of the time.

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  8. On no hope its not too painful. I burn like mad the curse of being fair.

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  9. On no hope its not too painful. I burn like mad the curse of being fair.

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  10. That looks painful, John. Slather on the camomile lotion and take care. xx

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  11. I would use aloe vera on that burn. At least you got a good dose of vitamin D!

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  12. That title... not really the best choice of words.

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  13. That title... not really the best choice of words.

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    1. It says exactly whats on the front of the tin

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  14. You'll have to slop,slip,slap better than that when you go to Oz and far be it for me to call you a Silly Bugger!!! Have a cool weekend.xxx

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  15. Home remedy...vinegar will take the fire out of it...if it's not in the oozy blister stage yet.

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  16. Cold tea. The tannic acid relieves the discomfort.

    I burn, I get hives... my nickname used to be Vampirella. Couldn't help but note how skinny you're getting!

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  17. I have never heard the expression burnt to buggery. I find it hard to get my head around it.

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    1. Its obviously a family saying.......i heard my mother saying it as a kid
      Fuck...im boring

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    2. I must say it was not the reply I was expecting.

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    3. My dear departed dad often referred to things being done to buggery.

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  18. poor john; hope it doesn't hurt too bad.

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  19. That happened to me, once, when I was working - out in a field without a hat or sunscreen and no shade, in the summer for several hours. I didn't only burn, I actually felt really ill and had a thumping headache. Be careful!!

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  20. For a moment I thought the picture was another entry in The Weird Vegetable Competition and that some clever somebody had carved your likeness from a beetroot.

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  21. There's your proof of global warming...even the Brits are getting sunburned. Put that in your conspiracy theory and smoke it.

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  22. John please look after yourself when you get to Australia, you will burn to buggery .

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  23. We fair and delicate skinned folk must beware the sun....

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  24. I hope it does not hurt, you might have to find a nurse!

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  25. looked rather like a miniature Santa Claus ~ was that with full beard?

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  26. You look a bit like Tom Jones……the burnt version ! Hope your face feels better soon. ( Aloe Vera gel )

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  27. Will you at least turn a golden brown tan when your skin heals? .....like the picture of you holding the chicken??

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