Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Tits Up

 I had a lot to complete today....bitty, insignificent jobs for sure, but they were ones that needed doing.
Unsurprisingly almost every job went tits up, albeit in a small way........this is the way of the world

Camilla looking mighty pissed off

 Firstly I was badly bitten on the arse cheeks by one of the geese when I was removing an egg from under a rather disgruntled Camilla Parker Bowles. She is far too well bred to nip me herself ( the worst thing she will ever do is to gently hiss at me)but her housemate Jo, isn't and it was Jo that crept up on me and my builder's crack in order to give me a good seeing to.

After this I picked up George from the pet superstore groomers and he pissed like a horse up the glass of the guinea pig enclosure on the way out.
He's ten today too, so as a birthday gift the groomer manager gave him a wrapped bag of small dog biscuits....more about them later!

We then drove to tesco in order to return a carpet cleaner I had hired but I had forgotten the code of the door lock of the stand it came from and couldn't therefore put the bloody thing back. The
supermarket was very helpful even though it was a different company who ran the stall and they allowed me to use their phone to finally locate someone in customer services to help me but I was all hot and bothered by the time I had got rid of the soddin machine.

I was good however and didn't succumb to an emergency scotch egg in order to calm my nerves but I did buy  George a small packet of garlic sausage he could eat in the car before I went to the Nat West to do some banking for the Prof.

There was a long queue at the bank so I thought I would fill in the cheque stub while I waited, so I pulled the cheque book out of my overstuffed pockets and promptly pulled the bag of dog goodies out  scattering the lot all over the floor!
The queue did one of those typically British things and ohhhhhhed and arrrhhhhhhed a lot as I went very red but at least one man and a middle aged woman started to help me pick them up as another younger woman said to her toddler son " oooohh the man's dropped all his sweeties!"
The toddler promptly picked up the nearest " sweetie" and horrified,  I yelled rather too theatrically
" THEY'RE DOG BUISCUITS!!!!!!!!" at the mother just incase the little sod tried to eat one
This initiated another set of ooooohh's and arrrhhhhh's from the queue!

 

George looking very smart, he's ten today!

This afternoon I have pruned the honeysuckle from around the front door and fell off the garden chair I was using as a ladder when the postman arrived with a package.
" You've got to be careful with D I Y ," he said helpfully " more people are killed in falls at home every year than they are on the roads! " 
I scowled....but he carried on chearfully 
"Another pressie from one of your blog fans?" He said handing over the parcel 


As it turned out the parcel was filled to the gunnels with homemade hearts...a gift from my father in law's friend June, who made them for me to sell at the flower show......a very kind gesture.......
Thank you june 
 One of the nicer things to happen to me today 
Hey ho

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  1. Just in case tomorrow make sure your right foot is the one to hit the floor first when you get up. Too late today I guess. Happy Birthday to George and many happy returns of the date.

    Allegra

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  2. Some days it is slow-going, isn't it?
    I am glad I do not keep geese.

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  3. Some days it's just not safe to get out of bed in the morning. Bless you, John. Hope you are having a nice cup of tea! xxoo

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    1. Ive just eaten onions on toast!

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  4. Happy Birthday George.

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    1. Thanks Richard.i shall ring you and june later to thank her

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  5. I doubt that the contributions you made to human progress today will boost your chances of earning your own BEM. Naming your best goose after Prince Charles's wife may also count against you.

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    1. Camilla is a fine looking bird!

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    2. Of course she is, she's Canadian!!

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  6. Love the beach hut hearts and should you be climbing on chairs at your age? :-)

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  7. Happy Birthday to George.
    It sounds as though you provided some much needed entertainment at the bank, John !

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  8. A mountain of padded hearts arrived just in time to cushion your fall! I hope your Frank Spencer day improved! x

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  9. Happy Birthday sweet George!

    I sure hope your day improves, John.

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  10. Sounds like Jo is the perfect lady in waiting!

    Now when it comes to garlic (sausages) and dogs, I think the two don't mix. Not sure, but I would look into it.

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    1. See http://raisinghealthydogs.com/is-garlic-good-or-bad-for-dogs
      Onions are a no no

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE!! My he is looking rather dapper today :-)

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  12. Enjoy your gin and tonic tonight.x

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    1. Me thinks i'll drink ginger tea! Ive now got the shits

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  13. Hope your bum feels better soon, and very glad that life is not boring.

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  14. Stiff upper lip and a stiff drink called for!

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  15. hi John! Happy Birthday to George!!! Hope that kid got a biscuit down his gullet before his mum grabbed it. ;)

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  16. I painted the whole of the interior of my very first home by standing on an old dining chair. The seat finally gave way just as I was finishing the last wall. I remember it well, it was messy and very painful. Happy birthday gorgeous George.

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    1. I just rolled onto the lawn like a chubby polar bear cub

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  17. happy birthday george. teddy just turned 10 too.

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    1. Dbelated birthday greetings to teddy x

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  18. Happy Happy Birthday to George.
    I lurve his handsome face with lovely trimmed beard. They did a great job on his pantaloons.
    I had a tightening at my heart as he looks so much like my first Little Black Square Dog, Kirby.

    Let there be Cake !
    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  19. No one could ever say you have boring days, John.

    What was that mother thinking, calling the dog treats "sweeties"? What if you'd dropped a pocket full of medication?!

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    1. Then , by the look of the mother SHE would have grabbed a handful

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  20. Sometimes I think if the day starts off on a wrong note John then there is usually a run of things wich go wrong. I have had a couple of days like that and the only thing to do I find is to sit down, relax and try to get things together again.
    I must say George is remarkably handsome and perky for what in human terms would be 70.

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  21. A very Happy Birthday to George, he is indeed looking quite smart.

    What a shite day you've had, though. I suggest an extra Scotch egg this week, you have certainly earned it.

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    1. shite now be the operative word apparently..

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    2. Immodium is the word right now

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    3. Today I am happy and that ain't shite. I'd rather forgotten what it feels like and feared I was ill.

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  22. We had geese in the park behind our house. We called them "the gang of four" after the Chinese Communist Party. Nothing got by them. Absolutely beat the shit out of everybody. Happy birthday George. Better days a head John.

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  23. George looks handsome!...you are full of energy John aren't you? constantly here there and up to all sorts.x

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    1. Im finding myself more and more tired
      A sleep in an afternoon sounds inviting

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  24. Never heard of onions on toast, I wonder if they are fried or boiled! or worse - pickled!! Tomorrow should be better, I hope . Love Andie xxx
    George looks ace x

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    1. Cooked in a bit of butter until golden then added to a gravy
      Lovely and not fattening

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  25. Happy Birthday George! Your my favourite, as Brucey would say.

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  26. Thank you John! The next time I am having “one of those days” I will remember your recounting of yours so humorously and look for the laughter in my own moments of anguish. Hoping tomorrow is wonderful for you to make up for today.

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  27. Happy birthday, little George!

    P.S. We've started blogging our postcards:

    http://www.snailmailstyle.com

    Ignore the crappy layout, my computer is at the Apple shop getting fixed so I can't tweak the theme just yet! :-)

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    1. Great hannah..i'll be a follower

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  28. I saw a t-shirt in our local Girl Guides today (just walking past - it was in the window). It said, 'Girls Can Do Anything'. I doubt if they have it in XXL.

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    1. I saw a t shirt in our local girl guides today

      You DIRTY OLD SOD

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  29. Happy Birthday Georgeous George, who is looking extremely handsome after his grooming session.

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  30. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear george!

    have a large gin-n-tonic tonight to relax.

    and I need to pull together my knitted shawls you can sell at the flower show.

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    1. Please do dear heart............i would love a philly Anne Marie cup to be won every year too

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  31. When my husband has one of those days, and I, all unaware, ask him "how was your day?", he says only "it was a day!" Hope your tomorrow goes better. In the meantime it provided you with an excellent post, so there's that ...

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  32. So, just another of those humdrum days, then?

    M.H.R. on your H.B., George. Be chuffed - we've even got a prince who's been named after you!

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  33. It's the kind of work that no one notices, has to be done every day and yet, nothing ever seems done.
    Happy birthday for yesterday George.
    Greetings Maria x

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  34. I bet at the pet superstore they were just relieved that George wasn't a Great Dane when he relieved himself against the glass .... or all the guinea pigs would have had a shower!! See there is always something to be positive about ;-)

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  35. Being goosed by a goose! amazeballs x

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  36. I can send you myself to sell. I might not bring much, but it would be a good jumping off point to get to England.

    Love,
    Janie

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  37. George is a handsome one .. . .
    Happy Birthday . . .
    Thanks for the smiles and giggles . . .
    (Standing on a chair, not a good 'dea!)

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  38. should have let the little kid have the dog biscuit. I think every kid I knew growing up has eaten at least one including myself.

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  39. Where did you get the john teeshirt?!

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