Saturday, 9 March 2013

What I get Excited About! And The Naming Of The New Slikies



Chris and I were up early this morning and had breakfast in our new local and all shiny MARKS AND SPENCER'S . We bought nice food, marvelled at the new fangled escalators ( look mummy we have moving stairs in North Wales!) and smiled at all of the corporate sales staff who still looked perky enough 48 hours after the official opening.
I always think that Chris is constantly surprised by the way I get excited over small things such as a quality store that sells PROPER GREETINGS CARDS only two miles north of Trelawnyd
I put it down as being an optimist, that is easily pleased
For instance:
1 . I became quite giddy today over the spacious width of the aisles in the new Tesco supermarket.
2 . I can get quite misty eyed over a chocolate biscuit
3 . Bubble baths are things of  luxury and beauty.
4 . A hand written letter can really make my day ( thanks Kathryn)
5 . A blissful first bite of a quality scotch egg!
6 . An uninterrupted episode of The Walking Dead.


Working tonight
I will leave you with news that the new silkies have been renamed
Bogbrush,
Duster and
Puffball
Rather apt I thought

47 comments:

  1. They are so cute...like little baby chicks forever.

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  2. Such dignified names!
    Jane x

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  3. But which one is which?

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  4. Is there really a chicken inside that puffball?

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  5. Mini Phyllis Dillers!!

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    1. They don't hold a candle to the Polish breed as look-a-likes to Phyllis Diller. ;)

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    2. Mike, I agree my Phyllis diller is a firm favourite x

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  6. I thought you were a right-on fully paid up member of the John Seymour School of Self Sufficiency. If you're not careful the pair of you will be taking a day trip to the nearest Cath Kidson shop for material to make his and his matching jim-jams.

    LLx

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    1. Nana nana you. Are right x

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  7. Whenever we move I always check the proximity to nearest M&S!! Knickers and mash potato! They're the best!! :-))

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    1. Don't get te two mixed up !

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  8. aww lovely bundles of fluff they are.

    We volunteers at the charity shop get very excited when any of us buy something new from a " proper shop " I bought three new tops this week.

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  9. I've the same question as Ms Sparrow... Can you tell them apart? When we had chickens, I couldn't even tell the hens from the roosters until the cocks crowed, (we bought 50 straight run day-old chicks)... and here you are... naming the little cotton balls!

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    1. A proper poultry keeper KNOWS his chickens very well x

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  10. I've always wondered what sort of chickens these were, they are wonderful! Good names

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  11. A man after my own heart. I can jump up and down like a toddler with excitement over things like that too. I just about broke into song when I first went into a Waitrose when visiting the Mother Land - it was like the supermarket in my dreams. So many moments of delight!
    Savouring the details of life and taking pleasure from them is a wonderful gift to have. SO much cheaper than Ferraris and diamonds eh!
    LOVELY silkies, they are another source of smies and delight :)

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    1. Waitrose! The cathedral of shopping experiences!

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  12. Wow, I had no idea that the Silkies looked like this, how cute!
    I'm just recovering from a rush of excitement brought on by remembering that I'd hidden a creme egg in the cupboard for tonight! It doesn't take much.

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  13. An office supply store does it for me. And old people holding hands. And frozen cherries with yogurt! (Oh yeah...)

    The silkies are so beautiful and fluffy! A glamorous woman could easily apply makeup with them by mistake. :-)

    Doxoxo

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  14. Oh yes, M&S knickers. Suit me every time, mine are like a good harvest.... all is safely gathered in. None of your thong stuff for me, no sir!

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    1. Marks and spencer PANTS
      Now they are built to last x

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  15. John, please don't call that little chick 'bog brush' - they're all so sweet. They remind me of cheer leaders. I like to think of them as - Bee, Bop and Lulu.

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  16. I really enjoy finding that right card for a friend and enjoy getting them too, and its been too long since I've done either. Thanks for the reminder!

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  17. John, this excitement you see in the small things in life make you the delightful, humorous loving person that I for one am proud to say I know you.

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    1. You big soft puddin you xxx

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  18. I get excited over lots of "little" thing too ! especially over greeting cards and hand letter mail.

    Love the fluff balls of chickens !

    cheers, parsnip

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  19. Haha. Definitely good names, John.
    I like the things that make you smile.
    Have a wonderful Sunday, John. ♥

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  20. My friend used to have silkies - somehow they remind me of those fluffy applicators you use to get in posh but slightly grannified boxes of talcum powder. My nan had them - too ladylike by far to pat talc between the cheeks of her derrière - oh no, she had a silkie by which she applied it!
    S

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    1. They are not hens I would choose but I have to admit they are quite sweet

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  21. How on earth do you ever tell them apart? or maybe you don't....but poor old bogbrush....at least consider talcbrush

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    1. I have a good eye lib x

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  22. Love the silkies, I wouldnt mind getting some more so we could have some chicks off them. As for scotch eggs, I'm with you 100 percent!

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    1. You are Amanda of exquisite tastes Kevin my man

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  23. I trust you aware that Marks and Spencers was conceived, born and first raised in Yorkshire. The staff should all wear flatcaps and have whippets at their heels. Ee by gum.

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    1. That is why. It is such a quality experience YP x

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  24. Silkies aptly named...and what ever is hand written mail??? Almost a thing of the past.

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    1. Send me your address and I will write you x

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  25. I take back what I said about Tesco. It only looked about the size of Holywell Tesco when I drove past the other week. Finally managed to visit this morning and I like it, nice and spacious, and it appears to have everything I need (unlike its crappy Holywell branch).

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  26. I gt that giddy with the. Width of the aisles there was no stopping me

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  27. I can't believe it! I got called bog brush once...scarred me for years...

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  28. I got giddy over a new shearing stand for my sheep and adding new fence, so I know exactly what you mean about having small things make you happy. I'd also rather have a card that someone took time to pick out just for me than a gift. It's the little things that matter in the end. Although.....I wouldn't return a new car or new barn if someone HAD to give them to me. Just saying.

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  29. So "interesting" that you find yourself giddy over Scotch eggs, fluffy little chicks, and... The Walking Dead.

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  30. There's lots of things in life to get giddy over if ya don't set the bar too high: hitting all green lights on a drive; eating a tangerine without finding a single seed; turning the radio on just in time to find a favorite song; finding exactly what you're looking for at the store... at HALF PRICE.

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