Thursday, 18 August 2016

Families


No it's not the Blue's Brothers but a rare-as-hens teeth screen shot of the Prof with his nephew on the rides at Broadstairs Water Gala.
The Prof has a small family compared to mine and one which is run on very different lines as you would expect. it's dynamics are interesting to watch and invariably this leads me to think of my own family and parenting, even though, I am now technically an orphan.
The Prof's family are more sedate than mine, I shared this fact a day or so ago
Mine can ( and were) quite raucous after a small sherry or three and The Prof reminded me of this fact as he recalled our wedding reception.
I think he enjoys my family's silliness

Anyhow,it looks like another warm day here on the Kent Coast and I am going to a second hand bookshop to buy something I can really get my teeth in as the beach hut calls us yet again
I shall leave you with an emailed photo from teenage boffin Cameron who has been overseeing the field. Daryl, Abe and Glen are looking mighty fine!



38 comments:

  1. Ah, a beach hut. Make the most of it - the weather is about to break.

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    1. Yes! Rain tomorrow! We are off to canterbury with his father!

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  2. Prof doesnt look too green!!! Obviously enjoyed the trip.Lovely pic of the girls.

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  3. Something you can really get your teeth into... you mean like a cut glass Victorian trifle bowl? Soak in Steradent.

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  4. Beautiful photo of the hens - such vivid colours. Like the snapshot of the prof and nephew too. Enjoy your book browsing.

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  5. My family is quiet, Jay's is less so - I detect a pattern here. Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  6. Wait a minute !! I live in Florida and I don't have a beach hut ! Something is wrong with this picture.
    Daryl, Abe and Glen are might fine looking young chickens/roosters ?.. I am rusty on my chicken knowledge these days.
    I hope you take photos, I live half an hour from the Ocean and have not seen it yet. since I moved here. months ago.

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    1. I will take a photo of the beach hut just for you

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    2. Thank you. I will stick it on the refrigerator and when people ask me, oh, is that your beach hut ? I will whimper and say it belongs to a friend in a place with a name that no one can pronounce :)

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  7. Cameron is also quite the photographer. The girls look calendar worthy.

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  8. Beautiful birds. What are they? Roosters or hens. Can't tell. What breed of chicken is it? Can you tell I love chickens. Unusual names if they're girls...I like it. My girls names are Winkin', Blinkin', Nod and Nessa Rose.

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    1. They are roosters, or as we call them over here ... cockerels. They are the ones that were dumped in the field without John's knowledge. And yes, aren't they beautiful now.

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  9. You have a good holiday; your children are in good hands.

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  10. "All happy families resemble one another. Each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Tolstoy - Anna Karenina

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  11. Each family group has its own challenges and interesting parties. Good looking chickens

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  12. Cameron takes a good photo, you will have to get him to take lots more of the menagerie on the field and store them for future use on the blog :-)

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  13. Looks like he is really having fun.

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  14. Great pics, John I have just finished season 4 of TWD and watched season 5, episode 1, Carole, Darryl, Hershel, Rick O.M.G. That is all xx

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    1. Hershel's prison stand! The best episode in the series!

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    2. Definitely made me blub he was ace, wasn't the Governor a git!! Mind you I blubbed during the reunions during S5, Episode 1, top stuff xx

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  15. Love these "postcards" from the Kent Coast.

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  16. Cameron has taken a wonderful photo of the boys.
    Love the Professor and nephew photo. It does look like a postcard as Texas said.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  17. Wow, that Cameron takes good pictures!

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  18. I think those chickens look as though they are missing you - they have a sad look about the eyes.

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  19. Have fun. Families are so different and can be complicated beasts can't they?

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  20. Families are as unique as individuals. Fun fact: The man has more siblings than I have living relatives...

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  21. My family are as mad as a bag of frogs and husbands family are sedate and certainly have a more refined sense of humour.
    I'd love to admire the cockerals, but they leave me quivering, much rather see your sweet dogs.
    All you need are some stripey deck chairs a snazzy colourful blazer and a straw boater to complete the picture of you and the prof reclining in front of your beach hut.

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  22. I don't want to make a big deal out of this, I know you are on holiday and all that, but the picture of Daryl, Abe and Glen came as quite a shock. What else is happening in the Ukrainian village that you're not telling us about?

    I miss the tales of the outside animals.

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    1. The boys are three new abandoned boys ...the geese , female hens and sheep are still over in the village so no worries all is ok xxx

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  24. Cameron is a talented photographer. And it's great to see the Prof a little looser than in your usual photos :)

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  25. Happy and healthy chickens. Do you think you should go away more often? :-)

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  26. Lovely photo of the chickens, Enjoy your break away.
    Cheers.

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