Thursday, 8 May 2014

Kindness

Yesterday was made into a better day because of five little acts of kindness

Kindness Number One 
One large bag of stale bread  hooked upon the garden gate. A present for the sheep from Pippa from the old rectory. ( they always enjoy this little treat because of the quality of the bread!...it's non of your rubbish!)

Kindness Number Two
I went to Prestatyn for a haircut and as usual I dropped a few eggs to the affable barber who always seems so interested in tales of village life. After he had cut my hair, he refused payment for the job, saying that he had always enjoyed the eggs I had given him !

Kindness Number Three
My new zombie apron which arrived in the post from New Zealand ( addressed simply to John Gray Trelawnyd) thanks to  Mrs C and hubby for the gift. I shall wear it at the Trelawnyd Flower Show


Kindness Number Four
Thank you to whoever left a tray of veg seedlings on the emergency exit chair yesterday afternoon
I shall plant them out in Bosoms this afternoon


Kindness Number Five
 Because he woke me up at 5.45 am banging around in the kitchen for the porridge jug, Chris offered to take the dogs out for heir early morning walk this morning
My first lie in for many a month!









50 comments:

  1. All's well in Trelawnyd today then. That's good :-)

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  2. Definitely a good day. The postal service CAN be extraordinary sometimes! x

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  3. You gorgeous thing you! xoxo

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  4. LOVE the zombie apron! in this country, if a package were addressed like that, it would be tossed in the trash. thank the dogs and cats some people actually DO their jobs!

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  5. A day to make you smile :) And just sometimes you gotta love Royal Mail - that apron is super.Elizabeth

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  6. you shall be the hit of the flower show! sounds like a fine day!

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  7. A day like that really lifts your spirits.

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  8. Wonderful John, you are truly loved and appreciated - but I must add that kindness #4 may have been a result of someone observing your delightful tumble over the wall from the emergency exit chair, and in appreciation left some gifts.

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  9. May you have many more kindnesses!

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  10. I would have been too embarrassed to take money for that haircut as well!

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    1. Go and stick your head in your thigh wound

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    2. Harsh, still it saved Tom Stephenson the trouble! On both counts!

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    3. Nooooooooooo, he has risen!

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    4. I rose, and couldn't resist breaking the golden rule I have on not swearing on other people's blogs. Oh well, I thought it was worth it.

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  11. Kindness makes the world go around. I agree, you deserve it JG.

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  12. My dear John, if I lived round your corner I'd suffocate you with well deserved kindness. I'd bake bread specially for you (and the sheep). I'd tie your apron.You'd have so many seedlings you'd ask me for mercy. I'd walk your dogs even if they drag me through the mud in the process. The only thing I won't do is cut your hair - little as there is. But will polish round the edges.

    Just to to put a flourishing finish to my pastiche of your Durrell idyll (I once ripped a petticoat when climbing a fence on a Sunday afternoon): How does beloved Albert like his fish?

    Home made lemon curd and Scotch egg greetings, John,
    U

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  13. Jeez... you'd have thunk it was Christmas or something!

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  14. You are well loved at home and 'round the world! You get as you give....

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  15. Four simple things that all mean so much and make one's day a happier one ….. and, puts our faith back in human nature.
    Looks like Hippo is back on form …. having his flesh eaten certainly hasn't dampened his sense of humour !! XXXX

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  16. All those positive strokes must be suffocating you!

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  17. Glad no emergency exit was needed while those veggie seedlings were sitting there, otherwise there would have been another catastrophe.

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  18. Unexpected kindnesses are more than just kindness.
    Love the apron. The only kinds I make are silly with flowers and the like.

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  19. Don't ya just love these ARK's?
    Where the seedlings cabbages?
    I was going to grow some red cabbages this year, didn't and couldn't get any seed now! well, at non-silly prices anyway!

    Love your pinny!

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  20. John - I've got loads of plants for you here. I've got tomatoes and courgettes - if you'd like them??

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    1. Of course pam.....anything you have spare thank you!
      Ps your hen chat hatched out 3 chicks. Killed two by accident and the surviving chick has been adopted by another hen
      ,
      Hey ho

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  21. I like the idea of bartering for hair cuts.

    the zombie apron is ace! I love it!

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  22. So sweet! And I love that apron.

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  23. The zombie apron is the bees' knees :)

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  24. I was the recipient of a wonderful kindness from Jack@ today, and I will show it tomorrow, Your free haircut looks good, but have you seen it using two mirrors?

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  25. 'John Gray Trelawnyd' that's like The Queen Buckingham Palace. You are famous in your little part of the World John. x

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  26. " Because he woke me up at 5.45 am banging around in the kitchen for the porridge jug" ...

    He sounds like a wild one, that Chris, so he does.

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  27. " Because he woke me up at 5.45 am banging around in the kitchen for the porridge jug" ...

    He sounds like a wild one, that Chris, so he does.

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  28. " Because he woke me up at 5.45 am banging around in the kitchen for the porridge jug" ...

    He sounds like a wild one, that Chris, so he does.

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    1. I have no idea why my comment came thrice. I suppose my incompetence may have played a part, but I will blame the software (and hopefully only once this time). Here goes... Press button once...

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  30. I'm noticing a theme here. The women's comments are all kind and flattering while the men's comments all take the piss!

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  31. I'm noticing a theme here. The women's comments are all kind and flattering while the men's comments all take the piss!

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    1. Men are so much more...well...........factual

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    2. Ah... Jan B's came twice. I do now feel more inclined to blame the dry computer software for my previous strange repetition rather than the wet software in my head

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  32. Could you repeat that, please?

    Pardon???

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    1. that, please

      (There, was once enough?)

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