Tuesday, 29 December 2015

£53.60 and " It'll make a good tv series"

It's been a day for getting the cottage into shape....and I have just put in an eight hour day doing it.
All the Christmas shite has been cleared away, the kitchen and living room cleaned, shopping done, dogs walked ( twice), windows cleaned, rubbish bagged, fridge cleared of debris, floors bleached, lunch prepared and even Fanny has been hoovered out and polished after which I knocked together an impressive sherry trifle !
If I was on mimimum wage I would have earned £53.60.
Anyhow enough about me.
The village seemed extra busy this morning as the weather has been bright and sunny. Storm Frank is on the way and I think everyone has been making the most of everything being dry for a change. When I was far up high street I spied a villager I shall call Emlyn. Now Emlyn  is very Welsh , has a chirpy mongrel dog and likes gardening. That is all I know about him. We chat about this and that when we bump into each other, and converse for just enough time for Winnie to get a good arse sniff in.
It's been like this for a few years
Today Emlyn mentioned last night's blog, which surprised me as I never knew that he actually read it.
Interestingly, he asked if I wrote about everyone in the village.
I told him the truth, that I was careful to pick and choose what and who I wrote about and that most people were given nicknames to ensure their  anonymity even though, many locals would work who I was talking about in an instant.
" Your language can be a bit fruity at times" Emlyn noted " but the blog would make a good tv series"
" who would play me" I asked, ever the " me me " show girl! and Emlyn thought for a moment before saying
" That fella from " Downton Abbey the servant chappie"
" what the footmanThomas ?" I said hopefully
" Nooooo" Emlyn said without a hint of irony " Carson the butler"
But he had sense enough to add " don't use my real name if you quote me on that comment"

Everyone's a critic........
Perhaps I need botox
Bloody Carson indeed! 




51 comments:

  1. How about Brendan Coyle? Love him. Of course we could do Sean Bean or Gerard Butler. The real question is, who would place the Prof and Auntie Glad??

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  2. Carson is too old ! Gerard Butler is a brilliant idea.
    I find your language only a bit fruity when you talk about pies and compotes .. but whose doesn't ??

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    2. I see what you did there!

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  3. Oh, how stinging!

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  4. We are a non swearing household so I admit to wincing a bit now and then but heck.... tis your blog and you have every right to write whatever comes to mind. I can bore for Britain on crafting with junk....my thought is... don't like it then don't blimmin read it. And never mind who would play you ... who would play the prof.......

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    1. I apologise for my language...dont look down!

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  5. Maybe it could be reality tv and you all play yorselves. Fruity language included. It could become as big as Downton.:)

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  6. You and the Prof would be easy enough to cast, but Winnie? there can be only one.

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  7. You had a busy full day, no "pay" for that though.
    Can't imagine you in Downton at all, more like one of those half hour shows with the older gents. You would be the _____. (The comedic relief - all serious in the goofiness of it all.) Please take no offense, I love those shows!

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  8. You'd have to be Carson's alter ego, the socially progressive butler! Or, if your efforts with Fanny are anything to go by, maybe Tom the Chauffeur. (You did marry up, didn't you?)

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  9. i don't think Carson could carry it off

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    1. Too bloody right he couldn't..... Now mathew Crawley could perhaps?

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    2. LoL, I shouldn't read you in the office.

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  10. My blog list titles read something like:
    'How to make blueberry pancakes'
    'My latest quilting project'
    'Burned my arse on the toilet seat again'
    'Lovely room decor'
    It just makes it so much easier to find your blog.

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    1. I havent had a bleach ' incident' in a while old gal........i'm about over due

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  11. SEAN CONNERY would play you!!! It would be a hell of a series :)

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    1. He's fucking 80!!!!!!!!

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  12. 'Fanny has been hoovered out and polished after which I knocked together an impressive sherry trifle !' - the mind boggles! I would love to see Brian Blessed play you John - bellowing out at the top of his voice about fanny flannels and cursing about clearing up rodent entrails! x

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    1. Bloody hell! Another freak

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  13. John you could not be Carson, the Prof would think he been elevated to the peerage, downstairs might also be a problem. Mind you a continuous supply of scotcheggs might be available if aunty Gladys could be employed as Mrs Patmore.

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    1. " downstairs"? Is that a euphemism?

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    2. I was referring to the kitchen area, what else ???

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    3. LOL .. giggling helplessly ... "is that a euphemism ? LOL

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  14. Come on, sign up. You'll make more from the TV series - you'd make more from a failed pilot.

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    1. Hummm a mini series could run years!

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  15. No not Carson !
    You could be one of those men who comes on the show now and then, with an air of mystery, elegant but a little rough , accompanied by a sweet dog named Winnie .. you would say a few things that would leave everyone wondering ... then leave . Everyone would ask, who was that man ? I liked his dog.

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  16. Come on then John - who would you like to play YOU?

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    1. What about the chap from POLDARK ?
      Okok
      Fat chance

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    2. That'll do for me!

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  17. Carson?! With all due respect to Emlyn, that is bollocks. Too old. (But Jim Carter does have a lovely actory deep voice). But he's right about one thing, the aventures of John and the Prof at Bwthyn Llan would make a brilliant TV series.

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    1. Definitely an actorly voice :)

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  18. So a Christmas with the other mother in law, a row about chestnuts, and for the first time ever ready to take the tree down before the end of the year, you made me laugh. Bless your life in a Welsh village, with or without nicknames.
    From another small village to yours. Happy new year.

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    1. Gand to you dearheart x

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  19. I would take Carson as a compliment, he is so proper and polite.

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    1. I agree ... and he is older .. John would be a young frisky Carson :)

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  20. Obviously Leonardo DiCaprio would play you and Billy Zane with glasses on would play the Prof. (Both were in Titanic).

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    1. You remember the Titanic, right John ? lol ...

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    2. My heart does go on.... X

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  21. Noooo! Surely that guy form 'Hinterland'; oh no that's you isn't it John? ;-)

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  22. I told you a long time ago you should be a series! How about that new guy in Lady Mary's life?

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  23. Morgan's mentor from earlier this season... with hair, the proper accent and making an exception for Scotch eggs in his diet.

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  24. Yeah, but Carson has a wonderful voice.

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  25. I don't know 'Carson', but he looks quite distinguished.

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  26. Definitely the guy from Hinterland, well I mean that actually WAS you .... well on a good day ;-)

    Time I packed away Christmas today I think, I can't stand all the twinkly tat for another minute.

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  27. Ok, how about Kenneth Branagh? Or Jason Issacs?

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  28. Absolutely not! Much to straight laced! Carson, not you.

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