Sunday, 11 May 2014

15 minutes


There are times in a person's life where solitude is absolutely vital
Sitting on the loo is one
( I will never understand couples that are able to poo away for England whilst sharing a bathroom and some light conversation)
Beavering away in Bosoms is another.
Other solitary activities ( STEADY THOMAS) include

Sitting in graveyards
Baking! ( I hate mixing flour and eggs when someone is friggin lurking )
And Watching Zombie tv series

Listening to The Archers is the last on the list
For years I have insisted that at 7.02 am every night ( except Saturday's of course) the kitchen door is closed, all conversation is ceased and I am left alone with the washing up and Ambridge's finest.
It's a ritual that may look pretty mundane to a causal observer,
But its an important fifteen minutes in my day..........
What is your " I Vont to be alone" moment?




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  1. I'm quite jealous of people who have been listening to the Archers for years....I never have and feel that it might be a little late to go to the party if you know what I mean......and my 'alone' time is in the morning when the mister has left for work and I sit in my dressing gown with the laptop and a pot of tea.....I spend all day talking to people and the quiet of the early morning....no radio or tv...is just heaven.

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    1. Dive in Libby, it never changes that much.....

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  2. When using the epilator - the cats get too close and their whiskers get caught.... don't ask.....

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    1. You don't want a pussy caught in your epilator for sure

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  3. 90 minutes for me to watch a football match on my own without P asking me every five minutes if Rooney is playing.

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    1. Did you actually vomit on the lawn Rachel?

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    2. Yes, fortunately I hadn't got through the front door.

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  4. Taking a bath!!
    ( BTW, John, can I borrow you for a moment by asking you to pop over to my blog? Need advice. )

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    1. Are you organising a wedding Carol?

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    2. hahaa, nope - just have a baby bunny question!
      Thanks John!

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  5. There are rather a lot of moments in my day when I want to be alone. And I need to start each day that way.
    A cup of tea and the cats builds me up to face whatever is coming through...
    I would rather watch sunrise or set on my own too.

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    1. Oh I am soooo with you.......wake up........coffee ...solitude
      Lovely

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  6. Sowing seeds in my greenhouse :-)

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    1. Downtime for the brain eh?

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  7. Solitude is a word which strikes fear in my heart.

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  8. You jump to conclusions about me (and maybe I do as well), but onanism may not be as enjoyable when solitary. Ask Rolf Harris if you don't believe me.

    Any form of escapism may, in my opinion, be shared, but day-dreaming is one essential solitary experience which can be shattered by another, but definitely should not be.

    Never wave your hand in front of a child's face when they happen to drift off - this is a cruel thing to do,

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    1. Amen....I should add cloud watching to my list....every child should be encouraged to cloud watch

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    2. Depends what they see in the clouds.

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  9. I prefer to be alone in the bathroom. I don't even want Willy Dunne Wooters to enter while I'm showering or putting on my makeup. I spend a lot of time alone, though, and it gets to me at times. I have a lot of "I vont to be with somebody" moments.

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    1. Is that a bad thing?

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    2. Is what a bad thing? Vanting to be with somebody? If that's what you mean, then it's a bad thing because I'm very lonely. That's why I vant to be with someone.

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  10. we eat supper every night at 7pm to the backdrop of the Archers. On Saturdays, we are totally adrift!

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    1. Tony is getting on my tits at the moment... Mind you I could slap tom until be bleeds

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    2. am with you there, on both counts!

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    3. You do mean Archer, don't you? Me and H.I. came to the conclusion that every single person in Ambridge is a c*** years ago.

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    4. (Note the way I managed not to make the same 'both counts' joke again with Tessie's comments)

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  11. This is it, my morning blog catch up after Him has gone to work and before I have to dive into a long day running the business. Otherwise I am much better off in company. :) Oh, and listening to the radio in the car, I really like to be alone in the car with the radio -not awful modern music and ads but the national radio, with all kinds of interesting stuff about people, plays, sometimes those great BBC shows, but not unfortunately, The Archers!

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    1. We all need that little " re charge" on our own do we not?

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  12. in the shower. all mothers dream of being left alone in the shower

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  13. The Archers is my time.
    Fortunately, since I discovered the podcast service I no longer stress about missing an episode.
    I don't like the new Tony though. His accent's all wrong. And he's such a prat.

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    1. I detest helen too....prissy bitch

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  14. Sometimes I just need to walk and company is most unwelcome, unless it's Bear of course.

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    1. John , I prefer to walk the dogs alone too

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  15. As a woman ..I hate women!!! why do they stand around in toilets "chatting" I cannot understand why they chat in a room designed to pooh and pee?.. I have never been brave enough, on a camping trip to say to the silly women chatting in the loos " F*** off I need a shit!"

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    1. Oh so liberating when you do say it....go on I dare you

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    2. nearly wet myself reading this.

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  16. Any activity in the bathroom, sleeping, reading, watching my favourite shows, working on the computer, balancing the bank book....there`s a few for you....

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    1. We are all again more similar than we thought

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  17. When the door bell rings and I open the door and two earnest young men in suits and holding bibles are revealed... That's a time when I would want to be alone.

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    1. At least they are always polite..... They go when you tell them

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  18. Anything bathroom orientated. Mostly early morning. When I am on an early and have a student nurse to look after, I always tell them that I am not human until 1000hrs. :-)

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    1. When I was a ward manager I told the staff not to bother me until 8.30

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    2. Our manager is cheerful first thing!!!! I know. She gets up early at 5am to be human by the time she gets to work. That's dedicated.

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  19. Anything in the bathroom is my time alone. When I'm lying in the bath even talking to be through the door is a BIG no-no. I get cross really cross .... and you wouldn't like me when I'm cross.

    Lovely Hubby has ALMOST learnt this.

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  20. Don't talk to me in the morning. I need to ease into the day and need some peace--Even the dogs know that, but do you think that after 32 years Carl does, no....

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    1. Kim....LOL!! Same here!! And after 40 years you would think so-and-so would know as well!! lol

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  21. Every night when I feed the horses dinner. Just me and the sound of the horses eating grain.

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    1. Oh I love the sound of horses eating....that low crunching!

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  22. Oh, in the mornings as we just sit down for breakfast.....no talking please! I need time to adjust!
    Also at any of my meal prep time, I need the kitchen to be ALL MINE!!

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    1. I oh so understand the food prep need jimbo

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  23. Being of a hermit-like nature I have lived alone for years, and having company is a treat. I get lonely and I love visitors...as long as they don't stay too long. But I agree, poo time is definitely alone time.

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    1. My friend nu has a two night rule for visitors

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  24. bathroom time fer sure
    my lunch hour at work
    saturday mornings when spouse is at work

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  25. Peeing and pooping...a solo activity for sure. When I was young my Mum told that once you are married it's the only privacy you'll get...she was right.
    Jane x

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  26. Even though I am a single lady ( and looking..... Sigh.... Always looking) I never have peace. Between my job and my cats and .... Ugh everything. Well I am retiring in exactly 60 months... So the countdown begins. Although I need to find someone to buy my half of the business.

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  27. Okay so maybe in the shower each morning.

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  28. I will take any alone time I can get. We've been far too long not to appreciate alone time.

    I do not like to share the bathroom when making my deposit. Never does Hubby...he reads while there.

    I am certainly happy the entire family is participating in planning your wedding.

    Happy Mother's Day because you are the mother to all those in the Bosoms.

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  29. I last listened to The Archers in about the 1950's; but somehow I imagine that I'd be able to just tag along again.

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  30. I know you work night shifts, but 7.02am at night... LOL

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  31. Depending on what I am trying to prepare, sometimes I appreciate having company (and two extra hands) in the kitchen, while at other times, I prefer fixing a meal alone.
    The bathroom is a place where, if only for practical reasons (mine is very narrow, and my boyfriend is a big strong fellow), alone is best.
    But since I am a single household with BSF being there only every other weekend, I have plenty of time on my own - and I need it, too, in order to keep my mental sanity on an acceptable level.

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  32. Preparing dinner and watching The Bold and the Beautiful on TV. I've been watching on and off for 36 years now. Those actors have certainly aged better than I have !!

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  33. Alone time in the house is a treasure for me but when they do fly the nest I will be lost.
    Sat here alone with a cup of tea, laptop on for Blog reading ( yours first every morning ) Radio Solent on in the background, toast & a second cuppa to come then have a shower. Then half an hour ALONE in the shop before it all gets going for the day !

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  34. OMG! The Archers? But, have to admit that even at my age I've never heard it as I still cling to my boyhood habit of diving for the off-switch before the first strains of 'Barwick Green' come through. But I can well see that Ambridge life must have more than a few parallels with your own, so why not?

    My own 'want to be alone' MOMENT is......my entire life, as long as having an array of pussies doesn't count.

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  35. Did I imagine a photo of an old Archers person ( Doris Archer?)

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    1. We'll spotted Francis... It was Doris

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  36. Haven't lost the habit of keeping the loo door unlocked from when the kids were small so now I get a black nose pushing the door open. Elsie seems to feel it necessary to sit beside me at this time.

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  37. I love to be around people, but I cherish my solitary time also. Being by myself in a car, driving home, always gives me peace. I also like to be alone when pigging out on sweets. If nobody sees me, there are no calories or guilt.

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  38. Are there any other moments?

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  39. I have 'I vont to be alone' moments all the time.

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  40. I have many 'alone' times, but most particularly from the time I get up in the morning until after I have had my breakfast. Fortunately, I am an early riser so I am almost always successfully 'alone'! As far as the bathroom -- that goes without saying!

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  41. For me it's watching Rosemary and Thyme (partly because no one else will watch it and I can't bear the disparaging comments.

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  42. When I am stressed or anxious, I love a good clean.

    Don't get in my way. I have a system, if you think you should help, the answer is no! I will redo what you have done. I am much quicker without people trying to help. Don't speak and don't tell me to turn my music down. If Tina T is on, get out of my way.

    Bathrooms are defo alone time. Anything that happens in there does not EVER need witnesses. A lady should have some mystique! You cant have allure when you some has seen you shave your legs.

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