Friday, 17 July 2015

A Turd In The Bookcase

I have had only two visitors this morning.
The first was a new resident from the village who had received a " welcome letter" from The Flower Show Committee along with a request to participate in the Show .
He kindly entered one of his own paintings into the art class and seemed chuffed that his entry was the first one I have received.
I sat him down in the living room with Winnie who was happy making goo-goo eyes at him as I pottered around trying to find my paperwork in the kitchen and when I returned the man pointed to William who was looking all innocent and said in  rather a surprised voice  " That dog has just shat on your bookcase"
I tried to look nonchalant and said   " He does that all the time...he likes to back into things" which is perfectly true and managed to scoop up the offending article with a tea towel without causing too much fuss.
" I've never had a dog" the man said thankfully giving William a dirty look.

And for the third time in as many weeks I thought to myself  " these animals WILL be the death of me.... "

Anyhow the second caller arrived when I was scrubbing the rest of the turd from the bookcase's glass door with a bit of kitchen roll. It was Mandy our neighbour who gave me a big vase of flowers. She does this on a regular basis , not because she loves me, but because her and her husband are always popping away on trips and she doesn't want to waste the vases of flowers she has around the house.
Its a good system, I must say.



My original subject of today's post , ( before I got sidetracked by a turd on the bookcase and neighbours with flowers) was the subject of cheating! Yes, it has been brought to my attention by an eagle eyed blogger that ONE of the international entries to the NOVELTY VEGETABLE/ FRUIT class WAS BOGUS!
( duh duh durrrrrrrrrr!)
Apparantly this clever collection of mice


Had been lifted directly from the website " pure and simple bakes" http://pureandsimplebakes.com/2013/03/30/i-have-mice-in-my-kitchen-edible-ones/
Naughty naughty......thank goodness I didnt put who the culprit was next to their entry...but you know who you are and so it's a case of smacked bottoms all round......the work may be inspired by images from google ( thats where I find my ideas) but must be made by your own fair hand


Rather like this creation!
So keep em comming!

Tonight the village Summer concert by the Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir takes place
For a village event it is surprisingly high brow for the choir has in support 
some nationally well known opera singers and musicians 
I will sneak in my ipad and will record perhaps the tiniest bit of the singing
So you can get a feel of the quality of it all!




48 comments:

  1. " A turd in the bookcase" sounds like one of Agatha Christies lesser known novels. Sniggering like a loon here, your dogs are brilliant!

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    1. wahahahahahahahaah !
      Love this.

      cheers, parsnip

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  2. Please tell me the "tea towel" was paper and disposable!!!!

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  3. Okay, so I'm sitting here eating my morning honeydew and cantaloupe while reading what SWEET WILLIAM has done and snorted and laughed at the same time and almost choked. Your beasties are hilarious and once again you have made my day:)

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  4. I bet William looked at you as if to say "Who Me?" lol

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  5. Dirty William! What on earth must have the new resident thought? I like the idea with passing on the flowers - a simple and great idea that prolongs the enjoyment of having them and then bloggers get to see them too!

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  6. My first thought was "Uh oh, one of the pooches doesn't like someone." The only one of mine did something like that (barring illness or the eating of noxious things) was when a cousin came to visit. Euan - the dog in question, it's been a few years back - scooted his butt under the chair and left a present.

    Euan exhibited good character judgement; my cousin is as thorough-going a bastard as you could ever hate to meet.

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  7. Dang. I really liked those mice.

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    1. Me too !
      I thought they were fun.

      cheers, parsnip

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  8. The friggin' tea towel? Tell me you incinerated it afterwards. Please!!

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  9. I juts love your post titles.
    I mean, how could one not visit when the invitation says 'A Turd In The Bookcase'?

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  10. A Welsh Mens' Choir came to our town in California many years ago. It was a marvelous evening.
    We have pets that do some of the same stuff as yours. The best story involves a cat that caught a rattlesnake, brought it into the house, and I encountered it coiled up and rattling in the middle of the bathroom rug.

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  11. You have a very interesting life, John, even with a few turd's now and then.

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  12. Oh, I think that would have been the death of me. I also think that all the time out here on the farm. My garden club used to be the Venus Fly Traps before all of them moved away. My vegetable was made for them. Does the vegetable have to be from 2015?

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    1. No donna as long as its yours

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  13. I am reading this at work, snorting and laughing all the way. thank the dogs and cats the boss is out today! :)

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  14. Shame about the tea towel. I think you stuck that part in there just for fun, though :) Please don't tell me otherwise!

    Even bigger shame about the mice. They are incredibly cute.

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  15. We never have turds in the bookcase.....because Popeye would eat them before they are discovered.

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  16. Keep em coming, never mind the dogs being the death of you, your posts will be the death of us from laughing too much. We're both in stitches here....
    Briony
    x

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  17. I'd love to hear the choir in person! I have listened on Youtube, but it's not the same.

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  18. William doing his part to make the new resident feel welcome? Or, was it William's way of saying, "This is mine."

    Lovely flowers, and enjoy the show!

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  19. Dogs seem to have a sense of people. Maybe he was making a statement about your guest. I once had a dog that didn't care for the Avon lady. I put up with her, but Zeb walked calmly over to her case on the floor, lifted his leg and let his thoughts be known. I didn't say a word.

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  20. Like others here, I'm stuck on tea towel. ..?

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  21. 'A turd in the bookcase' - reminds me of 'A cream cracker under the sofa' ! VERY Alan Bennett !

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  22. Oh and if that's what you use teatowels for I don't think I'd accept a cuppa in your house ! :/

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  23. I hope the male voice choir give a fine rendition of the famous Welsh anthem "Turd on The Bookcase" by William S. Anus.

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  24. Please, oh please write a book.

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  25. Those animals were nearly the death of me ... I just choked on my supper when I got to the surprised 'That dog has just shat on your bookcase'.

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    1. I should maybe add that I choked because eating while laughing manically don't mix.

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  26. More dog shit, and a vegetable depiction of a bird stuffing something into some human's arsehole. Is it me? Am I turning into Bluebeard?

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    1. You luckily live in your workd.. And i in mine

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  27. Your pooches do make me laugh :) xx

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  28. Talking of cheating, in our first year at high school, our home economics teacher ran a competition for best drawn/painted poster promoting healthy eating. One of the girls turned in a fantastic piece of artwork - it truly was incredible - and won first prize. The following week, another girl came in with a magazine with the exact same picture. It had been copied!

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  29. I can thoroughly sympathise with your post..I am constantly cleaning up poo, vomit and scattered cat litter...our Corgi has decided if she needs to go during the night it is better to go downstairs and leave it in any number of places all over the house and then go back up quietly to bed, instead of waking us. So now closed doors and gates everywhere at night...
    I wish I could go to the concert..please post what you can!

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  30. My mama's cat (who hated almost everyone with a passion) was very, very skilled at crapping up the curtains. No-one ever saw her do it, but we often saw the evidence of her crime. Washing curtains is a drag.

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  31. How come there are more men in the Trelawnyd Men's Choir than there are men in Trelawnyd, or even people of bothany gender?

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    1. Lol the choir used to be 80 strong and made up from mostly trelawnyd ites... Now , i think only three men that are in the choir live in the village

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  32. The tea towel!!! You are just being provocative. That is why I like my dishes washed and dried by a machine.

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  33. Oh dear, why does shit like this happen when it's a new visitor. X

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  34. OMG I have just laughed so much I woke my husband up from a deep sleep. At first he was grumpy until he read your blog and then he laughed so much, he had a choking fit. I love your blog. Interesting use of a tea towel.

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    1. Thank you susan ( and hubby)

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  35. Seriously, best line ever uttered
    " That dog has just shat on your bookcase"
    Your blog is the best one ever published. I bow to you good Sir. :)

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  36. rofl rofl ... I can honestly say I have never found myself in that situation ... "that dog has just shat on your bookcase" ROFL ROFL... I am not sure I could have handled that so well.

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  37. The test will be if he ever turns up at your front door again.... only time will tell.

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  38. This may be the best post title I have ever read. And of course the "shat on your bookcase" quote is a line for the ages.

    I can't believe someone submitted a bogus photo!

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  39. I love your animals. And I am with Steve "shat in your bookcase" is a classic in the making!

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  40. That's the best laugh I've had in weeks - thanks. Wiping eyes and still chuckling.

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