Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Observations


  • The blue Iris in the garden have flowered because of the rain last night. I've been gardening this afternoon and spied Dr Barnsley walking his bad tempered dog, Meg. He was wearing what suspiciously looked like a coolie hat
  • There is perhaps one gladioli growing in the garden of the house that used to have bin bags on it's windows. If it is the same one I saw last year it will win the gladioli class in the Flower Show for sure for it's a stunner! .....strangely it is the only flower in the garden!
  • Polish Monika was picking daisies in the churchyard and was making her daughter a headband with them. Winnie trotted over to say hello to both but only after she had sniffed her way through their pushchair. She was looking for goodies to eat.
  • The affable despots' girls called round with a birthday car and gift. Both Eve and Liv, were wearing matching bows in their hair. Mom Claire joked that they looked like Yorkshire terriers.
  • Cameron's mother reminded me that she has kept me some plants for the garden, it was Cameron's 18th birthday last week!
  • Village life ...plods on.......

56 comments:

  1. Hope you and your twin have great birthdays. Those bows the girls were wearing are the new 'thing'. They're called 'Jo-Jo Bows'.They remind me of Shirley Temple!Have fun. x

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    1. You are so right, i told the girls that they looked American ( circa 1950)

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  2. Happy Birthday day John. It sounds like your 55th year will involve some changes. I hope life brings you and your husband, health, happiness and all the good things.

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  3. John, you will be 55 very soon. Remember it's only a number. Have a great day on this special day!!

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  4. A solitary flower; how poignant.

    Happy 55th for tomorrow; hope you have a nice day. Will there be a cake?

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    1. No...but there will be music......

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  5. This is terrible, but fun. My sister in law is Polish. Years ago she said something that made us respond, Oh, Helyn, you're so Polish! When the guests were gone my eight year old asked what that meant. I suggested she look it up in the dictionary. Next time Helyn visited my daughter said, "Aunt Helyn, I think you are very shiny, too."

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  6. I bet the seed for that gladioli in the bin bag house yard just blew in from someone else's garden.

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    1. Indeed but i will get the fucker entered if it kills me

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  7. happy birthday to boffin cameron! and I bet eve and liv have grown so much!

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    1. Too true... Liv has designed the flower show poster this year

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  8. What a nice birthday you are having! I imagine you have quite a few friends who remember you today...

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    1. I have reminded them xxx

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  9. Damn - I thought you said, 'she was looking good enough to eat', then I began to wonder if you were talking about Polish Monika or her daughter.

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  10. Happy, Happy Birthday my dear friend John! We all love you! xx

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  11. This isn't meant nastily or with any desire to appear superior but could you please learn the difference between "it's" and "its". Oh, and of course I wish you a very happy birthday old chap!

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    1. I thought i knew the difference yp?..please let me know what i am doing wrong...
      Ps i AM DYSLEXIC

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    2. Let me know and it will not happen again

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    3. "its" means belonging to "it" as in "The dog lost its bone" or "The car needs its oil checking".

      "it's" is a shortening or abbreviation of either "it is" or "it has". Here are two examples "It's raining today" (It is) and "It's got three bathrooms" (it has).

      See this link:-
      http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/page_13.htm

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    4. Captain my captain

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    5. yadhtriB yppaH (I never knew you were dyslexic!)

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  12. "[Coolie] was the bureaucratic term the British used to describe indentured laborers," Bahadur recently told NPR's Tell Me More. "But it became a highly charged slur.

    Sometimes I just don't know.

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    1. It was still a coolie hat!

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  13. Have a wonderful birthday, John!

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  14. Happy birthday John. I hope the prof is going to spoil you.

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  15. Many happy returns, to you and your sister, John!

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  16. Wishing you and your sister a happy birthday filled with love!

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  17. Happy Birthday John to a wonderful person who makes my day better by your blog.
    Big Hugs and a Woof from
    parsnip and thehamish

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  18. HBDTY, HBDTY,HBD Dear John, HBDTY!!!!!
    I hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration!

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  19. Happy birthday John.To your sister too, and also my son:)

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  20. Where did you go to celebrate? To heck with the Fat Club and diet goals - diets are incompatible with birthdays!

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  21. 55 down and never coming back (sigh!) - so why not start your 56th year with a bang? - literally or otherwise, as the fancy takes you.
    Have a good 'un, my friend.

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  22. Happy Birthday John Gray! :)

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  23. Happy Birthday! Hope it's full of fun. xx

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  24. A very Happy Birthday to you John Gray xx

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  25. Happy Birthday to you both, I hope you enjoy your special day.
    Jo
    Xx

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  26. Happy Birthday young man..hope you have a lovely day. Same to your sister too. XX

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  27. Happy birthday John. What a lovely village you live in x

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  28. Do you ever share a birthday cake with your sister?

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  29. Aaah but village life posts are some of your bests posts........deb

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  30. Aaah but village life posts are some of your bests posts........deb

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  31. Happy Birthday!

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  32. Happy Birthday, John! I hope your day was all you wanted it to be!

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  33. All the best and more. You arr shinning too

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  34. Hope you have had a splendid birthday John x

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