Sunday, 1 May 2016

Cloud Watching

I had a claustrophobic kind of post night shift headache this afternoon.
They always feel like a hangover without the fun evening out.
In my experience the only remedy for this is fresh air and a lie down in damp grass.
Cloud watching in a gentle rain also helps, it's better than paracetamol.
I tried a lay down in the field but the new hens, who have never seen me do this before, crowded around me like poorly controlled diabetics at the Waitrose bun counter, and so I took myself off to the  peace of the graveyard and had a crafty supine moment amongst the graves.
Try it, if you have never tried it.

Our cottage on the corner, the view from a headache busting graveyard


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30 comments:

  1. at least the graveyard residents won't crowd around you and stare. hope you feel better soon.

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  2. I didn't realise that your proximity to the graveyard was so close. It must be pretty startling for someone walking by to see you laying there, eyes wide open and staring at the clouds!!! I hope your headache has gone now :)

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    1. I only had a quick lie down.....

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  3. Poorly controlled diabetics in the Waitrose bun counter - you do make me laugh.

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  4. Is it dead centre of the village?

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    1. The church lies in the south west corner

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    2. Oh,c'mon John, 'dead centre', think about it!
      My dad told me that the cemetery was always at the 'dead centre' of wherever it was based. Of course, he also told me that RIP meant Return ImPossible! X

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  5. I have always liked graveyards, but I don't believe I ever lay down in one to watch clouds rain on me. This is why I read blogs: to get ideas for what to do when I am at loose ends. And there is a nice graveyard just a piece up the road. I look forward to startling the joggers and cyclists on the bike path that meanders alongside.

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  6. Sorry, John, I couldn't help laughing when I read this ! The thought of you lying there, in the graveyard.. Suppose Auntie Glad had seen you, think what a shock you would have given her ...or someone had started a rumour that you had "passed on"? I think that's the polite phrase - better than "snuffed it" anyway.

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    1. Ilike insaid before I didnt lay down for long, just enough to clear my head. I spent another 30 minutes on the churchyard bench

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    2. Glad your headache went.

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  7. I've never dared to lie down in a graveyard, (just in case) but I love sitting quietly amongst the graves. In my opinion, there's nothing to fear from the dead, it's the living that bear watching!

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  8. That's certainly an unusual cure for a headache. I couldn't try it out myself, there's no graveyard for miles.

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  9. What an image John !

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  10. My worries regarding naps in the graveyard include someone shoveling dirt over me while I sleep.
    My husband used to think me ghoulish because I like old graveyards .. The older the better.

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  11. I hope I am never mature enough to stop cloud watching. No graveyard nearby here, but they are delightful soothing places.

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  12. I love some cloud watching . . .
    Not sure you'd find me stretched out in a grave yard though . . .
    (I hope the headache is long gone!)

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  13. That's definitely not something I would ever think to do, but it sounds like an interesting headache remedy!

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  14. That's definitely not something I would ever think to do, but it sounds like an interesting headache remedy!

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  15. I jut can't get the Waitrose bun counter out of my head. Still laughing. I hope your headie went beddie.

    XO
    WWW

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  16. Can't do that here; fire ants. On the whole, the good far outweighs the bad.
    I'll be doing another vid soon... the change is astounding! I've actually begun putting in job applications. Oh, erm, glad you're feeling better.

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  17. Yes, I can't imagine that a bunch of hens looking at you (like the ones in your header are looking at us) would be conducive to feeling better!

    "like a hangover without the fun evening out" I want to use this in conversation soon :)

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  18. A view not enjoyed by many there... I think...

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  19. You have never (I think) spoken of your neighbours. Any reason for this?

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  20. I do hope you feel better John.....drizzle in the cool air can be quite lovely to be in I agree....and like Cro I wondered if your cottage was semi detached or detached?

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  21. At my age, and you are only a few years younger than I, I am very careful about lying down in a graveyard . . .

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  22. Don't know if I could lay myself down in a graveyard (while still living), but I'm glad it works for you.

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  23. I'm curious to know--when lying on your back in the rain watching the clouds, is it better to wear glasses, or just let the raindrops fall in your eyes? (Or does it depend on the air pollution level?)

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  24. I happened to have a headache when I read this, so I took myself off out and lay in a grassy bit of the paddock (luckily we have actual green grass now autumn is here. ) Lo! it did help my headache! It works!

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