Friday, 30 December 2016

Bring On The Baby Jesus!!!!

" Go on it'll be fun..." I told a somewhat skeptical Prof before we left the house
" I love doing it!"
He raised a Roger Moore eyebrow at least one centimetre ( where it stayed for the duration) and we drove to the do-it-yourself garage in Rhuddlan to jet wash the car.
" Do you want to give it a blast!" I shouted to him after I had started the power hose and he shook his head slowly in a kind of bless him, he actually enjoys this bollocks kind of way.
To me mucking around with a jet wash is the ultimate fun thing to do on a muggy Saturday afternoon.

We saw Gaynor, The mad Organist in Marks and Spencers. She had a trolley which necessitated me playing my favourite "sneak the produce into the trolley " game without her knowledge.
I managed two Chinese meals for four and a packet of prawn crackers before she twigged, which. For me, was a very poor show indeed!

It always amazes the Prof just how little things like the jet wash and " Sneak the produce" game  amuses me.
I think I am just easily pleased

Mrs Trellis caught us today too, with her rather sweet late gift of a miniature glass Christmas Tree. She declined The Prof's offer of a stiff gin martini to keep out the cold but I could see she was sorely tempted by the offer. She told us that the Christmas Church service went very well and that this year the baby Jesus was brought down the aisle to be placed ceremoniously into the crib by some of the village children. Usually the job is carried out by Mrs D, the Church warden after the vicar gives the cry of " Bring on the BABY Jesus" 
This always used to give me a fit of the giggles when uttered.
Like I said...I'm easily pleased!

Mrs Trellis' glass Christmas Tree next to my light up hippo!
Who says I'm not a classy bitch? 

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  1. Wow! Where does one get an illuminating hippo? (PS its still Friday down in Neath x)

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    1. I bought her in a shop in Broadstairs, there were bears, a dinosaur , a cat, an elephant and a rabbit to choose from , i loved the hippo as it was pink

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    2. Would that be Neath in South Wales? We are property hunting down there in the New Year. Tis time for a change of direction for Tony and I.

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  2. I'dve been right by you, snickering at the 'bring on the baby Jesus!' phrase. ;)

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  3. I like the little Christmas tree, but the hippo! John, the hippo!!! I don't know. Also, for some reason I had always thought the 'mad organist' to be male. Ooops.

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  4. Good Lord, you need to write a book on Class at Christmastime .. It will be a best seller, especially with your photos.

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  5. I think it's convenient to be pleased by small things :)

    (said she who is also one of those, although I can't see myself playing that grocery game ...)

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  6. Nothing says Christmas like a light up hippo.

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  7. What is this all about John?

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    1. What do you think its all about Rach?

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    2. I think it is silly stuff. Perhaps the Prof would like me.

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    3. In the mood you seem to be in today...i think he would!

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  8. Your giggling at "Bring on the Baby Jesus!" reminded me of the time I was at a family wedding with my teenage daughter. I don't remember what denomination the church was, but there was a box-like object with closed velvet curtains on the altar. I'm guessing it held a bible but, as you can tell, I'm not religious so it was mystifying to both of us. I leaned over to my daughter and whispered "When do they start the puppet show?"

    We broke into a fit of uncontrollable giggles and I'm sure I'm bound for hell for that transgression. Since then my daughter has become quite religious, so she's on God's good side now.

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    1. I guess its all about knowing you should be serious...like at a funeral

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    2. Funerals are when I am tempted to giggle the most.
      I know, I am not nice.

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  9. My dear John, simple yet stylish. That's how I like it. With a twist. And nothing could be simpler (and bigger) than a hippo (oh, how I miss our very own "Hippo on the Lawn" - not that he was simple).

    I envy you the glass Christmas Tree. Where do I find Mrs Trellis? And, yes, not that I like the expression "bitch", but classy you are.

    U

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    1. Others would argue with you

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  10. If you can't find your fun everyday what's the point in living?

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  11. Oh what a way to begin my day. Very pleased to read your post. Hippos are ace.

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  12. Love everything about this post today and I needed it.
    Thanks so much !

    cheers, parsnip

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  13. Love the hippo light and am also entertained by the simple things...Happy New Year to you and the Prof!

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  14. Love the illuminating hippo...Would love that...very much fun! Happy New Year!

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  15. you are a class act all the way, john. as long as it's not pink elephants after you've had a pint or two...

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    1. Lovely to hear from you tonight xxx

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    2. good speaking with you also, luv! smooches!

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  16. Is the hippo a seasonal thing or does it stay out as part of the décor all year round? Do you think you like laugh at and enjoy the simple things because your job can be very serious a times? -Jenn

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    1. Its an all year round light!

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  17. You just know how to have fun John. And I like the hippo. And I'd love to play with a jet wash.

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  18. I love sneak the produce. I tend to go a bit smutty, Anusol, KY, Vagicil a pregnancy test for a really fat bloke, Tampax and a boring bottle of wine.

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    1. Thank god im not the only one

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    2. Ok, it had never even occurred to me to do this to people. Shopping is about to get a bit more interesting.

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  19. All very seasonal - glad I don't meet you when I have my shopping trolley.

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  20. I cannot believe the Prof went to the car wash with you.

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  21. I have a turtle light.
    And oh for the simple pleasures
    Proverbs: he who has a merry heart, life is a continual feast.
    You john are a hoot. I too play the grocery game.

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    1. Yayyyy thats three of us x

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  24. Small things are huge in my world.

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  25. I want a light up hippo!

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  26. LOVE the hippo!
    I SO relate to what gives you 'a fit of the giggles'!!
    I always got in trouble for having the giggles back in school....they had NO sense of humour whatsoever I say! The 'church' incident would have done it for me...at any age!!

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    1. If anyone wants one i'll find out the mail order site x

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  27. John..... to be able to find joy in the little things is a gift... not everyone has it! ... We are expecting some snow next week and i'm absolutely over the moon about it! Hubs could take it or leave....preferably leave it.... but i like to think i still have a little bit of a 'child' in me that i keep safe and sometimes she just bursts forth and cannot be contained... Happy New Year if we don't speak before then... Hugs! deb

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  28. There used to be a hippo in the town centre where I live, it got moved to the library. Haven't seen it in ages.

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  29. There used to be a hippo in the town centre where I live, it got moved to the library. Haven't seen it in ages.

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