Sunday, 23 September 2012

A View From My Armchair

Now blogging never fails to surprise me.
I can write something that I think is worthy and interesting and get 5 brief replies in way of comment and then in  pure throwaway fashion, I can "pen" some bland rant about the weather and get 50 comments in way of a detailed debate.
It's the fickle finger of blogging me thinks.
Today my arse is inexplicably glued to my lovely comfy armchair in the corner of the living room, so I cannot really see that anything I have to say will be of any interest to anyone....but we will wait and see!.
Ok I have fed the animals, walked the dogs and had a couple of hours sleep but I intend that today's world will be concentrated upon a corner of the living room where the view of our grandfather clock, over filled bookcase and my handpicked kitchen door with too large a gap at it's base will be all that I have to worry about

Chris has squirrelled his way in his office with some academic work and the dogs have collapsed at my feet after a walk in the COLD and AWFUL START of AUTUMN we experienced last night...so I am left with the gentle tones of classic fm, which are wafting in from the kitchen radio for company.
I need to get up really.
I have a shepherds pie to make,
I have some new warrens to water in their pen
and it's time to rattle my feed bowl at Sylvia and Irene, as part of my concerted effort to win the buggers over
But do you know what?
I think I will sit here just a tad longer
and I will gaze uselessly at my green kitchen door which has too wide a gap at the bottom!
hey ho

60 comments:

  1. Nope. I've tried to think of something to comment about here, but find nothing. Go back to sleep, to the tick-tock of the grandfather clock...

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  2. Feeling rather lazy here myself, almost too lazy to even blog. I think I shall take your cue and do absolutely nothing.... just wish I had a fabulous hand picked gapped-bottomed green kitchen door exactly like that one.

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  3. That's a lovely view... Now all you need is a bowl of apples to munch on...burp.

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  4. You have a wonderful home. Very cosy, very easy on the eye. Is the big gap to allow rodents easy access?

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  5. No wonder you hate Autumn with a draft coming from under the kitchen door!

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  6. I actually enjoy the 'inside look' of one's personal area. Not to the point of voyeurism mind you, but a small glimpse of ones' living quarters is enlightening.

    Carrying on..

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    1. Mike I don't show my personal area to just anyone

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  7. The gap was the first thing I noticed. Maybe some kind Trelawnydian will knock up a cosy 'door sausage' for you!

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  8. It's Shepherds Pie in our house today as well.
    Love your grandfather clock.

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  9. Our kitchen door has a gap at the bottom,and an even larger one at the top.It swings uselessly through the door frame..in fact it IS useless but it's not green.
    Jane x

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  10. Terribly rainy damp wet start here too on the start to Fall. Still had a fun day on a Road Trip up the Bruce Peninsula between the rain showers, however cold those poor outdoor market people were...brr. I am thinking a pot of Beef Stew in the Slow cooker is the menu for the day, along with the making of some Tomato Powder I will give my hand a try to do. Stay snuggled it is that kind of day. x

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    1. Tomato powder? whats that please?
      thank you.
      Ruth

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  11. You have my permission to wallow on a crap Sunday.

    Spent most of the morning watching Summer In Wales in iplayer, Cheered us up no end considering the state if the weather now. Torrential rain, and neither of us want to leave the house for more than a minute or two. Hens are lucky - they have covered runs, so can get fresh air without getting drenched. No biscuits in the house, so Howard is baking. No potatoes either, so the Shepherds Pie I too had planned for tonight is going to be Pasticcio - a Greek dish, with pasta and bechamel sauce instead of mash. Ah well, payday tomorrow, so store cupboard can be replenished.

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  12. It's a bugger of a day - just back from a dog walk, now cup of tea made, blanket over my feet, laptop on my lap & old film on TV on in the background, thinking what time to put the roast on.... bugger of a day x

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  13. What a lovely, cozy corner of the world. It's getting chilly here too John....time to dig out the CDs and the Kindle and a couple of warm afghans. Maybe I'll buy some new pillows for the cozy times on the couch.

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  14. My compliments on the shade of green. Very Farrow and Ball.

    Who won the rosettes?

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    1. The dogs did at the trelawnyd show! George got 3rd. William 4th and meg 5th

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  15. Nothing wrong with a bit of ventilation......keeps the mildew away!!!
    I find the same thing John....spending lots of time preparing what I believe is an interesting and witty post, and not much reaction! My quickest, unthought-up posts have a bigger reaction! Should tell me something I guess.
    I liked your post today, like I was there with you and you were thinking out loud. Sometimes I miss a lot through the translation of the UK blogs I follow....I read yesterday, Churchill said it, that the biggest divide between Britain and North America is not the Atlantic Ocean but the English language!!

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    1. Jim I talk bollocks at the best of times

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  16. Our house, built in 1940, had typical farm house exterior oak doors with glass. One had a pane for the upper panel, the other full length beveled glass. They had to be replaced, but not discarded. One now leads to the basement, the other to a bathroom. Love old doors!

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    1. I will expect of a post to illistrate your point!

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  17. Of course now, being the nosy parker that I am, I want to see the rest of the house....

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    1. there are a few somewhere in the blog libby

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  18. As you sit there on the naughty chair, why not get your knitting out? The puce and crimson bobble hat will be a nice surprise for Chris on Christmas morning. Also, strictly no trumping as you vegetate there!

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    1. yp
      chris does the knitting in this house! I am more "downstairs".......

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  19. I can't think of anything to say but I'm determined to play my part in the 50 comments which this fine philosophical dispatch so thoroughly deserves.

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  20. It's the first sign of your hibernation instincts kicking in!

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  21. Your grandfather clock is so gorgeous, I would love an old case clock like yours, perfect for your cozy spot.
    The green door has lots of character, large gap and all. Years ago I made a door draught from my grandmother's stockings (laundered first) covered them with a felt dachshund, and when the weather turns cold it sits at the foot of my kitchen door all season long.
    Hope you make some headway with the sheep, keep plodding along.
    ~Jo

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    1. they came within 15 feet of me today!

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  22. Let me know if you want a draft excluder making for that door! Any preferences for colour? email your address if you want one and I'll wizz one out of thin air in no time!

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    1. of course FQ!
      THAT WOULD BE EXCELLENT!
      I will send you a pressie back!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. Gorgeous room, looks like the ones I covet in those ridiculous house magazines! ;-)

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  24. Bookcase... What wonderful books do you like, John? Or is your bookcase full of information and how-to as mine is?

    (My books are on the floor and rotated at the Loaves & Fishes store)

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  25. I shall add to the thirty three comments John. Lovely photo of William and Meg on your side bar. And such a cosy room in spite of that enormous gap under the door. I couldn't bear to get up either if it is a miserable day - sod the shepherd's pie.

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  26. Hey Ho - that door - so that's how the spiders get in!I did wonder! and going back to your previous blog on slagging off Autumn - what about shiny brown conkers - I used to collect them in my school hat and I must admit I still have a fettish about them ! have a good week - Jane

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  27. I love the pattern of the throw on the couch. With all those plaid woolies you look ready for winter!
    In celebration of Mabon, it is cold and sleety here today. But still, the bunny cages need to be cleaned and the goats shorn....they are going to be SO pissed.....

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  28. Ah yes, I too will sit in my chair and stare at something that I really should do something about but don't have the passion to take care of. I think that's called brooding!

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  29. Oh, I meant to ask.....what does Chris teach?

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  30. You always seem to get loads of comments.

    I like your door with its big gap. I just hope it isn't drafty.

    Thanks for your good wishes on my blog.

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  31. Yep. I see that your light ramble has elicited 40 comments above mine! I love to sit back in my recliner, reading, watching TV, or watching the lovely tree in the yard when the wind is high. Unfortunately, I always fall asleep!!!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  32. Johm have you tried Smooth 70's FM radio, I think you might like that x

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  33. I feel obliged to add to the comment count! Early Autumn here in NZ - March and April - is my favourite season, but I don't like it when it gets too close to Winter. John, I think you should stay with your arse glued to your armchair just as long as you feel like it!

    Oh, and persevere with those sheep. They'll come around.

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  34. I would love to have a green door just like that, gap and all, with a white porcelain(?) doorknob. It so brings back memories of my grandparent's house in which I was born. Their kitchen was even the same soft green. Thank you for sharing your delightful cottage and coziness with us; I love both views!

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  35. I was going to suggest a knitted "door sausage" . . . Maybe a sheep one. Looks like Frugal Queen is onto it; one never knows what a post might lead to.
    Lovely cosy living room x

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  36. I agree it baffles me what people will comment on and what they don't. Makes for an interesting world I guess.

    Gill in Canada

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  37. I stopped by your blog earlier today, and you had 5 comments on this post, now you have almost 50--You're spot on with your points, and about Fall too, but I love it when the sun is out this time of year, but don't we all?

    PS: LOVE the clock!!

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  38. My kind of view, the view from your armchair, but we already know we like the same kind of wallpaper. Hey how about a new category in the handcraft section of the Trelawnydd Flower Show: draught stoppers/door sausages et al. My doors have variable gaps and stickines depending on the magnitude of the latest earthquake and which of the Faults' fault it is.

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  39. I have spent way too much time on my ass today as well. But, it was just the ticket :)

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  40. Comment number 50: You're psychic, right? Use this power only for good!

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  41. Looks very cosy.

    We had a gloriously sunny day here. I dutifully stayed home, knit, and did two small cleaning jobs that i meant to do before fracturing my foot.

    You're right about it's funny what people comment on. of course, if i blogged more regularly, i might get more comments.

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  42. Just checking in! Love the clock!

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  43. Haha.
    I think it's all in the luck of the draw.
    Sometimes I have time to read and sometimes I don't. But if I read, I like to comment. ;o)
    Have a great week, John!

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  44. It's only partly what you write...I always have some snide remark, but if I'm on my tablet (which I hate typing on), or sneaking a peek at work, I don't always comment. A whining post about lack of comments always seems to up the count, though. Well done.

    Also...we don't even have a kitchen door, so I guess the gap is the door in our case.

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  45. Just the tick of that clock would put me back to sleep and say " f " it all.

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  46. Let's see how many comments you can get on this benign topic. Going Gently, indeed.

    Hmm, I've tried to comment three times now - hopefully this will work!

    Nina

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  47. John, how many comments about a post where you write about sitting in a chair? Very funny. I love the photo as I am very nosy and love taking a peek at other peoples houses.

    Hope your bottom held up for the sitting and contemplation.

    Must have been a day for it as I did something similar except included more sleeping.

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  48. I love that kitchen door with the too-wide gap and the furnishings and that clock! Funny how it looks like a house in Wales and not New York ... or Sevilla.

    Our "cold and awful start at Autumn" 80F and some overcast for two hours this morning.

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  49. I can't believe you've ever had only five comments on a post.

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