Wednesday, 5 October 2016

A Picture Paints ........................

With the Prof away, I tend to fill my time with the great and the good.
The " Good" was an extra Samaritan shift last night, a lunch out with a stressed friend tomorrow and a planned trip to see Auntie Glad with Pat, the animal helper in tow......the great will be cinema treat visits to see Pedro Admolevar' s latest Julieta and Emily Blunt's The Girl On The Train. 
Oh , and I forgot the mundane too!
Grids need clearing out, the rest of the back garden shrubbery needs removing, William needs his steroids reviewing and the new outhouse door needs painting.

If I find a spare minute, I shall endeavour to reply to every blog message...if I don't Tom Stephenson may have a stroke ....he's right , of course, it's very rude of me not to reply!
Anyhow

I was sent an email yesterday . It had no text or typed message  with it.
It was just a photograph of the inside of a bog standard Southampton hotel room
But it moved me
It was sent by the Prof.
On the impersonal bedside table was his travelling photo frame


In it, a photograph from our wedding day. 

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  1. Adorable.
    (Please say this in Claudia Winkelman's voice)
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    1. Do you have her fringe ?

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  2. Chris must have done something terribly wrong - sent to Southampton and placed in an impersonal hotel cell. Was it for impersonating Roger Moore?

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    1. He had his eyebrows removed too

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  3. The more I think about it, the more I come to appreciate that Almodovar's Bad Education is, without doubt, one of the ten greatest films I have ever seen.

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    1. It lingers long in the mind......for sure as does All about my mother

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    2. I just invested in two boxes full of Almodovar's very early work. It's an eye opener....

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    3. Have u seen Julieta?

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  4. Awhhhhh ....... All you need is love ! XXXX

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  5. Lovely to hear from him with such poignancy. Still absence makes the heart grow fonder, and you can gt things done eh! That's how I feel anyway when mine goes away. SO lovely to have him back too!

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    1. I am working night shifts Saturday Sunday so we won't properly meet until Monday!

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    2. Oh the frisson of building anticipation!

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  6. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, he still luvs you!

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    1. well, perhaps the prof has gas also! (hee hee hee)

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  7. I loved Julieta. I think you will too. Woody Allen's Cafe Society is also good, if it ever comes your way.

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  8. I'm only commenting now to avoid a stroke.

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    1. Take an aspirin

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    2. At the third stroke it will be be eleven thirty and no seconds. BLEEP-BLEEP-BLEEP

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    3. Why? who was planning on stroking you? :-)

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    4. I can stroke myself, thank you.

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    5. And I am sure you do often

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  9. John is back! Is he? ;-)

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  10. The Prof seems to be soooo romantic, I'm jealous!

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  11. That is so inspired. You are a lucky guy.

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  12. Very sweet of him! Thinking of you when away...

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  13. Sniffle sniffle, that's so sweet. He's a keeper!

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  14. That photo on the bedside table brought a lump to my throat. It really is the little things that make relationships work.

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  15. That email photo is wonderful...did you email one back to him??

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  16. That is so sweet!

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  17. Sometimes images are so much stronger then words!

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  18. That is better than any little gift wrapped in a ribbon.

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  19. It's the little things, isn't it?

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  20. Why, that softie! What a tender gesture. I believe he's a keeper.

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    1. He's softer than he looks

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  21. Went to see "Sully" tonight. Loved it but then I'm a great fan of Tom Hanks. They showed a short of Girl on a Train and it looked gripping. I loved the book so I hope they did it justice.

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  22. Enjoy your movies and time w/Aunt Glad!

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  23. He takes you with him wherever he goes.....beautiful.

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  24. The Prof's jet set lifestyle isn't as I thought. I would rather be home at your cosy cottage than an impersonal hotel room. Do you have a photo of him displayed at home?

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    1. To be fair most of his hotels are much grander affairs..I guess that helps a little

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  25. Awww, that was so sweet! I don't think I have ever travelled with a photo of my sweetie...when I had a sweetie! I know Auntie Glad will be glad to see you!

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  26. What a sweet thing for the Prof to do. I didn't realize he was such a softie! And I'm glad to know that he is. He's lucky to have you.

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    1. That he is Jennifer, that he is

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  27. Me thinks he's missing you ☺

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  28. Awww .... just awww :-) xx

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  29. I always think of the Prof as being chilly and stand-offish... but this brought a tear to my eye! He LOVES you and misses you John!
    Ruth in Oxnard CA.

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    1. He is stand offish but not with me..... Watch THE YEARLING he is Gregory peck to my Jane wyman

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  30. Wish I had the picture back that my friend painted for me!!!lol 'All about my Mother' was heart wrenching. The Girl on the Train was a great book.

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  31. How romantic...Maybe you should think about giving him a special welcome home. I'll leave that one to your imagination. I'm sure it will be brilliant.

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  32. Awww. A love letter contained in a photo.

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  33. That's sweet. :)

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    1. John, why did you remove my comment? it was exactly what the previous one is only without the 'that's'. did I misspell it into something bad and didn't notice?

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    2. I didn't remove it?

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  35. Aww he's a big softie really x

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    1. Under the persona of James Robinson Justice x

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  36. My favorite Almodovar film is Talk to Her, and there are many close runners up. Julietta has not yet opened here. I look forward to seeing it.

    I'll not be seeing The Girl on the Train, having read the book (did I just quote a Beatles lyric) and figured out the plot way too early on. If the movie had been filmed in London and its outskirts, I would perhaps have bought a ticket just for the setting. xo

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  37. My favorite Almodovar film is Talk to Her, and there are many close runners up. Julietta has not yet opened here. I look forward to seeing it.

    I'll not be seeing The Girl on the Train, having read the book (did I just quote a Beatles lyric) and figured out the plot way too early on. If the movie had been filmed in London and its outskirts, I would perhaps have bought a ticket just for the setting. xo

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  38. it's nice to be loved

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  39. it's nice to be loved

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  40. Ahhh he loves you sooooooo XX

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  41. Ahhh he loves you sooooooo XX

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