Friday, 30 May 2014

Pea Green Pants


I have two pairs of good trousers and one of those now has a couple of butter marks on the leg from when I chomped down too hard on  a bovril bagel the other morning.
Chris despairs at my lack of sartorial elegance.
He is also worried sick that I will turn up at his conference in Stockholm looking like a cross between Snoopy's Pig Pen and  Worzel Gummidge and so , for my birthday ( which is on Sunday BTW!) , he took me to Cheshire Oaks to kit me out with some new duds!
Now I usually hate clothes shopping.....but I did enjoy being treated........
I especially liked my new pea green pants!.......I look like a chubby leprechaun in them!
Move over Patrick Grant

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  1. i am so sorry but i just had to laugh the thought of pea green pants come on please please tell us what the rest of the gear looks like
    bet one of dogs goes to lift ist leg

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    1. I'll take some Scandinavian photos!

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  2. If you want to remove the butter marks, rub some dish detergent into them before laundering.

    New clothes, even if they must be shopped for, are kind of nice :)

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    1. Secretly I was tickled pink

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  3. Look at you, turning all American with your pea green pants - or are they underwear?

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    1. No.trousers!
      Pea green....might blue, dark blue.....

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    2. Green .... blue ... color blind!?

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    4. Ha ha, I misread and thought it was the color that made Mouse think you were turning American. I was surprised that pea green seemed particular to this side of the pond.

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  4. One thing about the new color phase is that it will give way to the next "newer" color phase.
    I think you would look smashing in them. Photo?

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  5. I can't understand why this post was headed with a picture of Compo Simmonite as his dress sense was obviously out of your league. And when you talk of "pea" green pants are you sure you have spelt "pea" correctly?

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  6. Ok so who's Patrick Grant and does he wear pea green pants and are they underpants or trousers?

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    1. Have a look
      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/how-we-met-katie-hillier--patrick-grant-8206106.html

      He's lovely

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  7. Okay...we need to see pictures of you in the pea green pants.....

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  8. Let's have a fashion pic, John.

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  9. Show us then, do they go with the crocs?
    Going away for the weekend so Happy Birthday for Sunday.

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    1. Cracks, more like.

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    2. Only after a gin and tonic

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  10. "...chomped down too hard on a bovril bagel..." Another wonderful euphemism.

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  11. Happy birthday and I would suggest you follow up the pants with the crocheted hat.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. I didn't see any hats... But I did see some lovely designer wellies ( with laces)

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  12. 'move over Patrick Grant'........wish I could.............

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    1. Best blog comment today x

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  13. Pea green pants remind me of Tom and Barbara in The Good Life when he made a suit from the wool of his sheep and then dyed them green and made it on their loom …… they also had a homemade pea pod wine. Tom Stephenson should have been in the Carry On films ….. he can always make a double ententre no matter what you say !!!! XXXX

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    1. Lol..I do have a woolly hat made from Sylvia and Irene's wool!

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  14. We need to see a selfie in your pea green pants!

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  15. Last of the Summer Wine! Now I doubt your pants look as bad as Compo's! LOL

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  16. I adore Bovril on hot buttered toast, everyone says its a drink but I love it!

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    1. It's lovely on a wet day..with a huge cup of coffee

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  17. We really need evidence of your sartorial splendour.

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    1. I'll get a photo sorted

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  18. As soon as I saw the post title, this popped into my head (well, there's nothing half-decent to watch on tv.) , "and he went off to the seaside in his beautiful Pea green pants....."
    No, not been drinking but, a bottle or half-bottle of some wine I had a few weeks' ago would have gone down nicely with my egg and chips tonight!
    Pics please before, any bovril slavvered bagel gets near them LOL!
    Love Bovril on toast!

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    1. Try it on bagels...nectar

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  19. Pea or pee? I hate it when I spill on my good clothes.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I had a card from norfolk today

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    2. I wonder who it's from.

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    3. I usually spill on my shelf (the part of my blouse that sticks out directly under my chin). I did not get a card from Norfolk today.

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  20. Nothing says 'Sartorial Splendor' like pea green pants.

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  21. Oh you will be the talk of Stockholm!

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    1. Laughing stock more like jimbo

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  22. He worries about what you will look like at a conference in Stockholm so he buys you pea green pants?

    What sort of "conference" is this then?

    I am considering the options here. If you mean "pants" in the American way, as in "trousers", please reassure me that money was not actually demanded for them. But if you mean "pants" as in underpants, please post a photo of the conference Agenda to allow me to check on its legality in a public place.

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    1. Oh... having now read the previous comments I see that you meant trousers. What's a Welsh lad doing talking American? Or are you an American living in Wales? Or are you just a rather confused old chap?

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    2. I have always called trousers " pants" andrew.. Much to the disgust of my old friend Jonney from Sheffield who always has a dicky fit when I say it

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    3. The conference is a Boffin led research meet
      I will be sitting by the pool with a book

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    4. It's an indoor pool
      And yes..I will be taking my own scotch egg and bottle of gin

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    5. If my experience of Boffin-led research meets is any guide you'll get more sense out of your bottle of gin than you would from at least half of the participants (your own good Boffin excepted, perhaps). I hope we may get a post or two from these exotic circumstances, but will Trelawnyd be left with no gays in the village? That's not a state any village in Wales should be left in, surely. Are there deputies? Can surrogates be bussed in from Cardiff? I worry.

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    6. I have nothing to do with Boffin chat
      I will look interesting and trendy by the pool

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  23. So, what your saying is that all I have to do to get treated to a few new bits of clothing is to systematically stain or ruin what I have or dress as if to embarrass my hubby all the while pretending I am oblivious to my lack of style?
    I think I got that.....yep, that's doable.

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    1. Tee hee.... Someone finally has clicked onto my plan

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  24. Another one looking forward to a pic

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  25. I'm sure Winnie will love your new look. xx

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  26. Only two nights ago we tried to explain Compo to a member of the younger generation.

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    1. And how did you explain it joanne x

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    2. Actually, I compared my brother to Compo and attempted to explain a lovable curmudgeon to his son. Mark generally finds his father more frustrating than lovable.

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  27. It took me about a decade to stop having fits about Miss Chef's continually dropping bits of dinner on her front. Shortly thereafter, I picked up the same habit. Now we both have an admirable collection of grease-spotted shirts. Bother. At least you got new pants out of it, you sneaky devil.

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    1. Alison.... A girl has to do what a girl has to do

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  28. By thw way how should I pronounce Trelawnyd. I am guessing Treh..Law...Nid, but judging from what I heard on my one and only trip to Wales it may be Eeee...Yaw...Nod or some simillar suchness. I read it means town full of wheat. Not good for wheat allergy sufferers then.

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    1. I have done a blog with 9 videos of locals pronouncing the village name
      Google it and have a look

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    2. Search the blog Andrew! John did a post on how to pronounce it with some great audio!

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    3. Google only gave me a post of your good self saying it, and rather muffled it was, although it gave me the idea. My first guess was fairly close.

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  29. I'm looking forward to the photos too John, I love that Chris took you shopping, :)

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    1. He was a sweetie

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    2. Are you sure he was being a "sweetie"?

      Pea green pants?

      Some people do have a wicked sense of humour you know.

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  30. I'll be expecting to see you in your new duds--Will we be getting a glimpse of you sitting by the pool on your trip too???

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  31. Happy Birthday! I hate shopping for clothes. I wish my Someone would take me shopping, but he probably knows better,

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  32. well model them for us, I'm sure they and you look very spiffy

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  33. A degreaser dish detergent should remove the butter spot as long as you haven't put the trousers in the dryer. On this side of the Pond, Dawn is a brand name of a good degreaser dish soap. Not sure that it's made its way over there yet.

    We are eagerly awaiting photos.

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  34. Stockholm will never know what hits them :)

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  35. I'm sure you look quite handsome.

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  36. Pea green pants? Stick with a vegetarian diet when wearing those and nobody will notice that you spilled.

    I always choose the color of wine I drink by the clothes I wear.

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  37. Grant always takes me shopping and after 42 years, I still end up with things ; read: most recent purchase impractical handbag which cost more than 100 pounds !! Are you going to post a photo of you wearing your pea green pants next to the pool at the conference? xx

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  38. Is that supposed to be an impression of Winnie? If so it's not very good.

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  39. Coloured trousers seem to be the in thing at the moment. I absolutely hate shopping and only go when my clothes are in tatters. I was in M & S recently and there were lemon coloured men's trousers, pink trousers etc. Pea green sounds quite tame compared to what I saw. Pics? Give us a twirl! And just in case I'm not around tomorrow HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! XX from a rural lass sitting in faded, torn jeans.

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  40. Pea green is my fave colour. Lol at Leprechaun ... I see it! (cheeky cow I hear you say. Real reason for popping in is to wish you Happy Birthday XXX I am totally crap at remembering birthdays so will do it in advance.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  41. Pea Green is the color they painted the walls of my high school when I was a sophomore. Urine Yellow was the color they chose for the trim. You might want to consider that for a shirt. (It also coordinates well with butter stains.0

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  42. It's amazing how many hints that it's your birthday soon you can fit in your posts in the run up to said birthday. You're doing amazingly well.

    We all demand to see a picture of you in the pea green pants BEFORE you spill something on them :-)

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