Monday, 19 December 2011

so Ronery?

I am having a moment to dry myself off.......
I don't know exactly where is wetter..... INside the cottage or OUTside in the rain?
All I do know, it that I needed to employ the "spirit that won the war" kind of mentality and stop bellyaching and start cleaning and drying.
Apart from the now post industrial looking concrete floor, the kitchen now looks almost human again. A neighbour Arfon, hearing about our misfortune brought around a dehumidifier this morning, and with the help of a few mobile heaters, the place is habitable once again.
Pat B, my unofficial animal helper called around too, with a festive cake (complete with bow) and Carys, who is one of my egg customers also battled the rain to deliver a small Christmas gift.... it is these little tokens of kindness that really lifts the spirits..........Even Mrs "Pen-y-cefn" Jones, who is well into her eighties and who always insists on referring to me as "Mr Gray" sent a generous donation for the Motor Neurone Disease association after she heard about my brother.......

Anyhow I need to go and get changed......I may even make an effort and go and have a bath.....
I need to make sure that I make more of an effort with my personal grooming....
Especially given the fact that the only person I know with worse dress sense and a more unforgiving haircut died today!
Kim Jong il
John looking ill

33 comments:

  1. Good luck, Dear Leader...

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  2. glad to hear things are drying out

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  3. Are you looking for a new career? Seems like the whole world is!

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  4. Don't forget the taps when you run that bath...

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  5. So waddya want me to say? There's a strong resemblance? ;)

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  6. Seeing you with a sweeps brush brings back memories of when Tom pulled the rod back down without a brush on the end. He spent all day trying to get the brush back, needless to say he never swept another chimney. lol
    Briony
    x

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  7. Lol!
    You could never look that bad, John.
    Enjoy your bath, you have earned it! :-)

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  8. Now you come to mention it!!!! Hope you dry out quick John xxx

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  9. separated at birth?

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  10. For some reason John, you're not showing in my blog reader, if you've noticed a drop in traffic, this could be why.

    Just caught up with your catastrophe...poor you, hope you're dry soon,

    SP

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  11. Hope your place dries out soon!

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  12. Glad it's drying out! Watch for mold in the odd cranny!

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  13. Whatever you do, John, just remember to not leave the water running in the tub!

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  14. John, it's so good when people are kind. Have a good Christmas.

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  15. No, I think your fashion sense pips his.

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  16. John, you may be ''ill but you are much happier than that other fella!

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  17. I suspected Kim wasil, and wasn't Jong. In any event it looks like a Korea ending result. LOL!

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  18. John. If you do have a bath, for fucks sake turn the tap off!!!!

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  19. And don't forget about 'water displacement' LOL

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  20. John,
    You had just gotten done cleaning the chimney when that photo was taken, so one would expect you to look a bit dishelved. And, you've got chickens, and not just any old chickens, but also a contigent of baldies and crackhead whores, and geese, and turkeys (and some of those with special needs), and pigs to feed and care for. And dogs. And cat. Then there are the odd dried sparrow in the utensils carrier and rat that makes its way inside.

    With responsibilities like those, one must dress in a way to handle those things easily and with panache.

    I'm glad you have such helpful neighbours. I am similarly blessed and am very grateful.

    megan

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  21. 'Tis the season to be jorry, fa-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra-ra. (Not very PC, but it totally cracked me up when I heard it on the radio the other day.)

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  22. I read you blog earlier (when I wasn't logged in) and then I read the news that Kim Jong Il was dead! So no dear John you don't look like KJ IL! You do look a little raggedy though, please tell me you don't clean your own chimney! Happy to read that the kitchen is drying out and that you have such lovely friends to come and help you! And bless the old dear who contributed to your brother's cause!

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  23. yes theane....I DO sweep my own chimney!!!

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  24. This morning, as I was selecting today's underpant style, I noticed a book on our bedroom shelves "Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus" and guess who the author is! Yes - JOHN GRAY! No wonder you're able to live a life of leisure on your Welsh country estate with its indoor swimming pool - zooming around in your shiny Berlingo. Could you tell your faithful readership how you came to write your seminal work?

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  25. YP
    MY LATEST BOOK IS
    men are from mars
    women are from venus
    and POOFs are from PLUTO
    x

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  26. I was just saying the other day that chimney sweeping must be quite a lucrative profession these days what with everyone installing wood burning stoves and opening up their fireplaces.

    Mind you, there's even more money in being a power-crazed, autocratic despot.

    An entire country might be a bit beyond you at the moment, but perhaps you could practice on Rhyll?

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  27. sp
    I would not be seen dead in Rhyl
    x

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  28. You still look better than comrade Kim (which wouldn't, I admit, be that difficult given his current horizontality).

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  29. Oh goodness, there is a striking resemblance... my condolences. Perhaps better days are ahead :^)

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  30. You are waaaaay cuter than that dead Dear Leader, who always reminded me of a Korean "Chucky" doll!

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  31. Drying out can be a smelly and lengthy business so# hope you get sorted out soon.

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  32. A spooky resemblance...has Chris forgiven you yet?

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