Monday, 11 September 2017

Chatty



I bumped into the vicar yesterday. We talked about retiring. He hangs up his cassock next year and is looking forward to it. I always thought that vicars just carried on until their spinster  house keepers found them dead in the vestry clutching a mysterious note ........perhaps I've watched too many episodes of Midsommer Murders? 
Mrs Trellis tottered through the village and informed me that another village character Tinkering Pete had lost his  shihTzu to a nasty bout of pancreatitis this morning. 
I'll drop in a card later


I forgot to share that If you enjoy bloody, atmospheric whodunnits go and see The Limehouse Golem which is on general release at the moment . It was the movie I saw on Friday and didn't have time to review , suffice to say it's a romp that neatly gets into the psychi of the Victorian poor, with their jet black humour and appetite for gore and it was interesting to see the two police leads ( Bill Nighy and Danial Mayes as Inspector and PC Plod) portrayed as gay men!
I enjoyed it.

I'm presently planning my week. Dinner out and badminton with the Prof, a talk to some retired nhs staff, more work quotes for kitchen work, the garden to clear of dead wood of and a trip to London to see best mate and a trip to see Wings with Juliet Stevenson in the West End !
Oh and I've just bought a smart phone! I'm now down with the yooofff
And that's all before the weekend!

Some of the nursing staff Ive left behind at the bast on Friday! 






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  1. That Limehouse Golem sounds like one of my things ....what was the film you watched in September 1984 at the cinema in Chester by the way ? You didn't respond to me earlier question on the actual blog thread !!!

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    1. Now i think it was platoon , i took a psychiatric patient! Who had delusions he once was in the american army

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    2. No it was something more inappropriate
      The Killing Fields

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    3. Platoon was later than 84 ....the killing field ? Was that about the Pol Pot / Cambodia massacres ? Nice touch !! I'm sure a psychiatric patient would have found it most soothing !!

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    4. Yes you are right. The patient was called Mark...he was under section too, god knows why they trusted me

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    5. Nurse in charge obviously had a sense of humour

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    6. He was a drunk as I recall

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  2. It's funny how so many people think that life is the way it is in movies. Ha ha.
    Think I'll pass on the Golem one ...

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  3. You seem so happy in retirement! Good for you!

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  4. Better get used to charging your phone daily rather than weekly then...

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  5. Om the "yooofff". I was half way to googling another Welsh-ism when I got it. The best thing about a smart phone--a note pad to jot reminders on. Just be sure to keep the phone in your pocket. Don't be carrying it around like the yooofff do, leaving it on every counter you visit.

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  6. Your week sounds like a far far better thing than mine.

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  7. Wow, your nurse friends all have beautiful teeth! Your schedule sounds very busy in a positive way. Good for you!

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  8. Enjoy your fun-packed week! I can hardly keep up! :)

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  9. After a while you will wonder where you ever found the time to go to work.

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    1. That's true! A former boss of mine once said that the only people who never have time for anything because they are so busy are the retired ones.

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  10. This does not sound like retirement to me John - but then I am hardly one to talk.

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  11. With the blogger app, you can blog on the go.

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  12. Your enjoying life and cheers to you John! 😉 Congrats on the phone! I'm hooked!

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  14. Look at you surrounded by all those rampant female nurses. What a bleedin' waste.

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    1. I just knew you would hate that!

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  15. Don't get me started on Midsummer Murders....my PBS station plays back to back show here on Monday night.

    Smart phone!!! I have a Dumb phone.....

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  16. A friend of mine on the road to recovery in hospital following severe depression was allowed out for the afternoon with some friends,to see a movie and tea - they had unwittingly got tickets for The Madness Of King George, it was a he said, a grip the edge of your seat white knuckle ride. He never told them and they never realised.

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  17. Don't let that new smart phone dumb you down. I have seen it happen.

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  18. My pair of old Aunts from Ireland were nuns , they retired and just went on endless pilgrimages , basically holidays with a few prayers thrown in . But the worse part was they used to visit there siblings in the UK , turn up unannounced insist on trips to the pub and sit and do Irish keening for hours after application of Guinness . We all used to volunteer to shove them on the ferry at Holyhead

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