Sunday, 27 September 2015

Nothing

Weekends are generally noisy affairs here in Trelawnyd.
The Prof is quite a loud character.
There is much chatter, clapping of hands and the sound of flat feet on bare floorboards.when he is about
The tv or radio are often on
They sounds too loud for daytime..I always think
Everywhere seems noisy nowadays. Music in shops and bars. Traffic.
Crying babies on planes.
People talking on their smart phones with a shout rather than a whisper
And this is written by a man who is slightly deaf!

The Prof has gone to church after I made a passable roast beef dinner.
and although there is plenty to do,
I have decided to sit in the armchair in the silence of the cottage on this sunny afternoon ......and there is  nothing to hear except the gentle snore of the dogs in the living room and the drone of a lost bumblebee

Bliss

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  1. Some days we just HAVE to get some peace.

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  2. Peace and quiet on a Sunday....perfect. Enjoy it while you can!

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  3. I always imagined that you are the noisy one.

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    1. Im chatty when out..butat home he's the noisy one

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    2. I'm the noisy one at home and out.

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  4. As Pa Larkin would say "Perfick".

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  5. Probably why you enjoy your quiet walks so much. Meditation is good for the soul!

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  6. I am also very sensitive to noise and find many public areas too loud for comfort. Fortunately my husband likes a quiet house as much as me, and we only have the TV or music on when we're watching or listening to something in particular. Otherwise, it's a sanctuary here. :)

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  7. Enjoy it while it lasts. I'd love to know who or what breaks the silence. X

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    1. The prof tap dancing on the bare floorboards of the bedroom

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  8. The Sound of Silence. Perfect. Don't worry John, that sound of screaming babies on aeroplanes will fade with time.

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  9. You could top your list of noisy places with the music in shops tended by under, say, thirties.

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  10. I am another who enjoys quiet and do not feed the need for constant noise from the radio or television.

    You shared that you are part of the cleaning crew at church and I was sorry that you got told off and hope your continue to volunteer. Do you attend worship service or is this something only the Prof does?

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    1. Oh it was something and nothing
      I love cleaning the church but i never attend except for the carol service at christmas.land for funerals

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    2. Good to hear the remark was like water off a duck's back.
      Well attending the carol service at Christmas and funerals is a good start.

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  11. I prefer silence as well, although cat snores can also be delightful :)

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  12. We are enjoying a quiet Sunday, too. The loudest sound is when the fridge comes on.

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  13. I like my peace and quiet too. DH likes the TV LOUD - not because he's hard of hearing - he likes the noise. (Wrestling, Football, you name it.)

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  14. I am partially deaf also; and the NOISE is EVERYWHERE! I hate it!

    silence is a beautiful sound; sit back and enjoy it, john. you can do chores when the loud prof is home.

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  15. Oh bless him, snoring away .. give him a quiet kiss for me when he wakes up.
    My day sounds are geese flying overhead honking at each other ( stay in formation dammit!!) and the kitten wanting someone to play with her ... otherwise, it is silent here. I didn't even feel like music today.

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  16. A quiet house is a rare an wonderous thing - especially when you share your space with a seventeen year old who like listening to Eminem and swearing profusely at the Playstation.

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  17. I always have a radio on wherever I am in the house……don't like too much silence!

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  18. A little bit of peace and quiet is good for the soul. I don't count dog or cat snores as noise, they just make me smile and realise how peaceful the house is. :-)

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    1. Exactly ! you know how quiet it is when you can hear a cat snore :)

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  19. The sound of silence and peace - isn't it grand.

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  20. And I always liked the gentle ticking of a wind up clock.

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  21. Awwwwww just perfect.

    cheers, parsnip

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  22. My ex used to blast noise everywhere - from the TV at full blast to music in another room at the same time. And so of course he had to shout all the time above it. I hated it. I am pretty sure he is quite deaf after all this because I could go to bed with ear plugs in and he would be in another room under his headphones blasting his music and I could still hear it. Now I love silence. If I am reading there is no tv etc. Occasionally I blast music briefly while I am cooking but not for long. And the absolute pleasure, the early evening sound of the cowbells just a little further up the mountain. That gentle "dunk, dunk" - oh heaven. Anna

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  23. A noisy life does my head in. Not hard, but still...
    I do like me some quiet time - and am glad you found yours.

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  24. I prefer quiet. Husband always has music blasting when he is working away at things. I especially like hearing the sounds of nature. Right now it's crickets and geese. -Jenn

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  25. There is never enough quiet. Was that Albert purring I heard?

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  26. Nice and peaceful, sometimes I need sound. I am the only one in my office that usually has music playing.

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  27. I need a bit of quiet too. Funny I do not think of Chris as being noisy . I like the image of him tap dancing. At the moment there is a house being built next doors . Yep indeed it's noisy living next to a building site. I really enjoy the weekends but along with the building our town has just celebrated its annual spring festival. Thousands of people flood the town and I live in the midst of it all. So the last two weekends our street is flooded with cars, buses and people. I am hoping for things to quieted down. Xx

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  28. That video could have been a still. Is the Prof a Christian? (That seems like a stupid question, especially as I have seen him in the robes, but I have to ask).

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    1. He attends church
      You would have to ask him the rest

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  29. Quiet here too, packing for the trip to LA then over your way. Had my EKG and triglycerides checked today, still normal despite symptoms. I guess we'll see......

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  30. Love it! I go to the farm quite often just to 'get away' from the hustle and bustle of the city. It de-stresses me and uncluttered my brain, ha. Enjoy your silence...

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  31. "Go placidly amid the noise and the haste' - I don't, and never could - 'and remember what peace there may be in silence. ... Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. ..." Amen.

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  32. You're right...that would be blissful. Enjoy.

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  33. I woke around three thirty am so got up to watch the lunar eclipse. It was totally silent all around & wonderful x

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  34. I have often wondered why I find dog snoring comforting and human snoring intolerable and on occasion both have occurred in the vicinity of my ears while I have been trying to sleep.

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  35. I come to your blog almost daily, because I love to hear about your life in lovely Wales. And to hear about your sweetheart critters. I agree: almost nothing is as blissful as the sound of your dog snoring. Mine makes me smile every time!

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