Saturday, 25 May 2013

A Nothing Much Happened Day


It's a nothing much happened day
So far it is.
The field has been strimmed of all of its ground cover
And a portable radio has been positioned next to the old pig house
Welsh talk radio is the channel of choice
Foxes don't like human voices.
Auntie Gladys is her summer dress has tied a bag of scones to the front door
And my neighbours bought me a flowering houseplant from the garden centre as a gift
They said I looked a bit glum.
Meirion Ellis buzzed the lane in his new electric buggy
"It can do 8 miles an hour!" He announced proudly then added
" I've already gone to Llanasa and back on it" 
I tell him that's faster than the old berlingo
It's warm and sunny and the dogs, on sentry duty,
get head rubbed by Albert as they try and fall asleep.
We have lunch outside with a tablecloth!
After which gentleman farmer Ralph stops by with some useful advice
I do some shopping for Trevor who is still a bit shaky after is recent knee replacement
He has a thing for custard tarts
 I have got sunburned
yes it's a nothing much happened day today



42 comments:

  1. Taking a page from Dave Letterman's bit - "Is It Anything?"...

    The fact that there was enough sun for you to get a sunburn is SOMETHING.

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  2. Lets hope for a few more days like today. You can use them. That Albert...disturbing the dog naps. How would he take to having his 10 cat-naps a day interrupted? Love that cat. Enjoy your scones. I just made cookies and banana bread and the house smells just great. :) Hugs, Deb

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  3. ...no news is good news...

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  4. Sounds like a lovely day to me.
    But naughty Albert leave my sweet George to nap in the sun.

    cheers, parsnip

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  5. Those are good kinds of days to have and you deserve it!

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  6. I think that may be a good thing......xx

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  7. a relaxing day seems to be in order. hope the radio does the trick!

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  8. Oh, but these are the days to remember...lunch in the sun and good neighbors.

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  9. Sounds like the kind of day to do you good after the last post.
    enjoy it...
    Briony
    x

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  10. A quiet day - you needed that, I think. Once in a while it can be a very good thing.

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  11. All well at the homestead than after your horrid day.

    We have spent a good part of the day removing ticks from cats & dog ( especially Finn the kit with his fluffy hair, short legs & young cat zest for exploring he is the worst ! )

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  12. I cherish boring. Interesting, in my experience, generally equates with stress.
    Boring is much better for the nerves.
    Plus your day sounds lovely. :) ... except perhaps for the sunburned part...

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  13. You normally get into silly situations and then find something funny from them. This time, you got a good day and seem to think nothing happened :-)

    How are the ducklings?

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  14. A delightful start to the day. Hope it continues.

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  15. That sounds plenty to me! No mention of Scotch eggs!

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  16. Oh wow, John, that is a quiet day (sic!) I loved seeing a full frontal/face of Albert. What a handsome lad he is. I hope you're having a great weekend. Greetings, Jo

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  17. Not sure if you are on Facebook. Saw this today, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151455408379077&set=a.10150441398409077.370074.26457619076&type=1 and thought of you :)

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    1. Now that did Make me smile

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  18. Sounds idyllic to me. x

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  19. Good weather, friends, animals, scones, no disasters.....not too shabby a day really eh John?

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  20. I've got a dodgy knee and love custard tarts also, any chance of a delivery ?
    Enjoy your gentle day ;)
    ~Jo

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  21. Good for you John. Hurray for more Nothing much Happened Days, they sound wonderful. Gotta love that Albert! Put plain yoghurt on the sunburn ... works a treat.

    Jo in NZ

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  22. What is that expression - Life is what happens when your waiting for something else - or words to that effect? You need days like this - "normal" days - to allow you to take a deep breath and let the stress go. Hope you enjoy your weekend John.

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  23. I hate to say it, but I think you need a local with a 12 Bore to greet the fox when it comes back next, as it surely will. I like foxes and I like chickens too, but you cannot trust either.

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  24. A much better day than yesterday John. I am a big fan of the ordinary. x

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  25. your day sounds pretty busy to me...although I'll admit no death or dying has been involved...thankfully!!! when I was a teenager we had wild dogs finish off our goat herd (3 goats)...pretty depressing! riled my (OCPD) mother up something fierce since the dogs started out in life as hunting dogs...she didn't have much use for hunters or hunting dogs :( hope your mellow day and all the gifts from thoughtful neighbors have lifted your spirits :)

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  26. OMG! A whole post without "shit", "piss", or "fart" (or some other reference to these things of bathroom humor in them!) You must be off your feed, dearie!

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  27. It sounds like a decided improvement on yesterday. And, when I find myself thinking that life is perhaps a little bland I remember the reputedly Chinese curse 'May you live in interesting times...'
    Dull is fine.

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  28. It always amazes me how easy it is to get sunburnt in Britain, as I was twice. We take precautions here of course, and when holidays to hot countries but seem unable to get into our heads that it can happen in Britain.

    Sounds like a good day to me.

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  29. Your dialogue John reminds me of a past TV show here in Canada called 'The Friendly Giant'....he was calm and spoke just as this post reads today.

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  30. That sounds like a lovely day to me, John. Scones, a plant, and sun as well! May you have many more such days. XOX

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  31. A quiet day, is a good day, in my experience!

    glad you had a good one

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  32. I'm sorry about the loss to your flock yesterday, John, and I'm glad that today was a quiet 'no-nothing' day--They are my favorites!!

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  33. A lovely "Village" sort of day!!!

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  34. You deserve a few of those, John. *hugs* ♥

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  35. I wish you more 'nothing much happened days', they sound pretty good to me!

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  36. That sounds like a great day and I want an Albert. My little stray cat is not into head rubs.

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  37. When I were a lad in East Yorkshire, there was a successful local band led by Snips Parsons. They were called Nothineverappens (all one word). Aren't most days like that?

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