Saturday, 24 May 2014

A note of thanks x

"Of course, I am fortunate (?) not to have a zillion followers like a certain Affable Gay Welsh Raconteur I could mention (who acknowledges his commentators not so much with courtesy as a curtsy) so my burden is light compared to his, especially as he is a prolific poster."

So said  Angola Tom in his post of today
( probably written in between  flushing his own thigh wound out with neat bleach from the  hospital domestics' cupboard and chatting up the nearest pretty face not covered by a surgical mask)

Now I do apologise for not answering each comment with a witty and pithy comment of my own
But it has to be said that I do read every single one and enjoy most once they appear on Going Gently
Answering them all, is a work progress I am afraid.
It's a case of not enough hours in the day

This very moment is a case in point
I have banana loaves to make for the tea tent in Prestatyn's  Classic Car Show tomorrow
The Church needs cleaning before tomorrow's service
I haven't started supper yet
and eggs won't deliver themselves
Hey ho
Thank f*ck I don't work on ITU full time!
Xxx




82 comments:

  1. I won't comment and therefore you won't have to answer! I'm so impressed with my own wit!

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  2. Whatever and whenever.

    I get so much pleasure from your blog posts and wonderful British wit - almost like living there (being home) again :)

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  3. Fucking drama-queen. (That needs to be said in a Norfolk accent, and covers both you and the soldier with a wound big enough to put your head in).

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    1. You should have spelled it with a Norfolk accent, then.

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    2. Says he! Who often types like Bonnie Langford in full strop

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    3. .. you wouldn't understand a word if you tried to communicate with P. Mostly I cant..

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    4. Why does he not speak English?

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    5. No, Norfolk dialect.

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    6. I can do a pretty good West Country accent having been here so long, but Norfolk is difficult for me. I love it, though.

      John cannot even do a Welsh accent, and he's fucking Welsh.

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    7. How do you know Bonnie?
      I have you know that I can put on a wonderfully authentic richard Burton accent when pushed

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    8. Do you speak like they do in the valleys John, all up and down??

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    9. The North Wales accent is more subtle than that it's more sing song

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    11. I deleted the last comment because it was a stereotypical homophobic joke too far, and I am definitely not one of those. I am not one of those either, but after a few drinks, I will try almost anything.

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    12. Like most straight men after three pints!

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    13. Call me irresponsible

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    14. I spent a week in Norfolk one night.

      To the 'other' non-gay Tom who hangs around gay blogs (the following said in a Scottish accent a la 'The Great Escape'), I'd like to see you under similar circumstances!

      Now that I have given you the excuse you asked me for, John, is the promised cheque in the post?

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    15. Now I am sure there is more to this blog than just being gay - dog shit, for a start. What's gay about that? And you are definitely right - I don't think I could have coped with what's happened to you, but there again, would I have had a choice?

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  4. I don't mind you not answering my comments; you have a life. and a wedding to plan. you may now genuflect in my direction, if you so choose.

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    1. Duels done
      Spectacles
      Testicles
      Wallet
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      Watch

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  5. you just brighton my day and make me laugh and titter, no need to thank me as i know your ego needs me and i keep your number up to over 700 and that makes you feel wanted and usefull ( sorry in a naughty mood ) i will go and talk to the dog now

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    1. My work here is done

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    2. It was but the work of a moment.

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    3. Bonnie...Bonnie.......... Smile a little x

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  6. Your posts make us all smile so no need to answer everyone. x

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    1. Tat will upset old jealous legs Stephenson

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    2. Tat usually does. I insist on quality. I don't mind what sort of quality, just so long as it is quality.

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  7. I read many blogs, hey that's why we follow them but I don't always comment. Especially when your the 65 th comment of the post.
    So enjoy your blog.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Thanks ......hope you remain safe..
      Are the fires near?

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  8. Hope you classic car show goes well. It's the Enfield Pageant this weekend, and my brother (a Triumph car nerd) always goes.

    The theory is, the worse the weather for the Classic Car Pageant, the better the Summer. Last year it was more cold than wet, but in 2006 (our last really sustained hot Summer), the tractors had moved in to haul the exhibits out of the mud.

    I was out of London today, but it looks like it chucked it down almost as much as it did in Sussex.

    In fact, the wether seemed at its worst over Essex. That's what you get for voting for marriage equality opposing twonks like UKIP.

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    1. It's not quite my cup of tea, but my brother in law gets a few hundred cars attending.. It's usually quite impressive
      See
      http://prestatyncarshow.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Observations of life, simple pleasures, wonderful photos of your days, the people you know, the characters "health is my wealth" (I have stolen that one!... One of the highlights of my day is to read what wonderful stuff you have shared!... I then go to work and titter about your blog... I then ring my mom who lives many miles away and titter about your blog..........x

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    1. " health is my wealth" auntie Gladys' fav saying!

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    2. My thoughts entirely. Except I don't go to work!

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    3. My thoughts too except I don't go to work, plus my mam is no longer with us.

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  10. You get a lot of comments because you are so well loved. It would take a great deal of time to answer everyone. I don't expect answers to my comments.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I try my best girlfriend

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    2. I'd like to try your best girlfriend too.

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    3. You're soooooo hot tonight thomas

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    4. My make-up is a mess, but I'm having a ball!!!!!!!!!

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    5. Like most ageing transvestites

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  11. At least you'll never have time to be bored John!

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    1. I haven't been bored since 1999

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    2. Said no oil well ever ;-)

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  12. John, I figured you had a 'system' going somehow re answering comments.....there is no way in hell that you could answer each every day! Why do that to yourself? If I was a popular as you I would randomly answer different ones daily if I could.
    Personally, I consider it a thrill when you reply to mine......if done daily, there goes my thrill for the day!!! lol

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    1. Jimbo........you daft sad!

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  13. I'm not clever and witty like the rest of your readers, so there's no need to reply to this simpleton. Ooops, I mean singleton.

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  14. I do understand. I'm delighted you can spare enough time to comment on my blog considering how many regular readers you have and how frantically busy you always seem to be. A victim of your own success, as they say!

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    1. Nick.....
      I have always enjoyed your blog...it's much more eclectic than mine

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  15. I understand. I can't read all posts and do not reply to those who leave no address. You are far more popular so I can't imagine how you accomplish as much as you do.

    I have found Jesus with you and thoroughly enjoyed the radio debate and laughed (I'm sorry!) when you have a Nettle's rash on your behind.

    You make me smile, John, and that is your greatest gift to me. Thank you.

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    1. " I've found Jesus with you"
      Gail...you won the best comment so far xx

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  16. I can't keep up with someone who has 800 followers - now I know why you cannot reply to all of them. Love, Bonnie. X

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    1. Dance until your feet bleed Bonnie
      Goodnight and sleep well

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  17. Maybe you could respond to all your comments if a certain TS would quit hogging the bandwith. I love your replies, though, usually full of Greyisms and wit. When you visit my blog, I feel as if the Queen just wafted through, leaving a faint scent of lavender and wet corgi. XX

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    1. I'll take that as a compliment xx

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  18. Hope you share your recipe with us sometime.
    And I hope the bake goes well!
    Have a wonderful weekend all of you. ♥

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    1. U too linda
      Btw....the bottom burnt on my banana cake

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  19. Prestatyn sounds so Welsh I just read the whole lot through with a Welsh accent.

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  20. Do you and Bonnie talk about me?

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    1. That's alright John, you don't have to answer if you are too busy.

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    2. Yes we do... All the time

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  21. There are 3 blogs I read religiously (yours being one!) and have just added another two because of your comments about them, but I don't always comment as after reading many quips and clever responses I feel that it's all been said before me. But I always leave here with a smile on my face! Cheers for that.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  22. "The Church needs cleaning before tomorrow's service..."

    Oh...... Arriving at that from your previous post... what should I say? Nothing I suppose, but...

    Nah. I'll say nothing (Oh, I already have).

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  23. I'm the fourth comment you've not answered.What have Rachel ,Jo,Andrew and I done to upset your Royal Welshness?
    Jane x

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  24. You are a part of our day, you have a loyal following.

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  25. Your blog makes me very happy. For so many reasons, but as I sit here with four dogs surrounding me and wooden floorboards that need a mop and an amputated finger I lost in the middle of a dog fight six weeks ago, all is right with the world,

    Francesca.

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  26. No need to reply, John. It's a pleasure reading your blog.

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  27. They love you. Me. I'm not so sure...

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  28. You are a very busy man and we love you for it x

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  29. We understand John. It's impossible to reply to each and every comment. I would love to as well but it's just not possible. But I, like you, read each and every one. That being said, if you don't answer this comment I'm going to be highly pissed.

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    1. Pissed in the UK means drunk Keith!

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    2. Optimistic Existentialist aka Keith, John cut his language lesson short: What you mean is being "pissed off". Which, for many may lead to getting pissed.

      U

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  30. Replies to this post making a very interesting study as to the workings of our little vanities you conducted here, John.

    Now, we know who of your commentators never expect anything (don't believe everything people tell you), the ones who like Uriah Heep (ref. Dickens) tie themselves into slime ball knots, the straights and the narrows. And then there is good old Tom Stephenson. If I didn't love you more, I'd love him too.

    God damn it, John, do like I do: Say something if you have to say something, even if you don't. Also, and this marks me (see above insight into your readers) as a particularly self assured specimen of inbred arrogance: There are times when you don't reply to a comment of mine which, occasionally, I take as a compliment. Nothing much to add. A sort of understanding.

    Yellow greetings,
    U

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  31. You do well to answer as many comments as you do, if only I was so committed.

    I do try to answer in fits and starts whenever I can. but then it falls by the wayside as yet another chickens arse wants washing ..... and I'm not allowed to sit on the office chair in my mucky jeans and there are only so many hours in the day and available clean clothes to wear. ;-)

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I love comments and will now try very hard to reply to all of them
Please dont be abusive x