Monday, 26 March 2018

Operation Dog Snot Removal


Spring Cleaning!
Epic music blasting out
Too much strong coffee causing slight jitters
Dogs safely in the garden ( with Albert)
Living room furniture on the window ledges and outside the back door 
Coal dust, soot, dust and dog hair sucked from every nook cranny and orifice 
Throws, blankets and patchworks all hand washed and are hanging from the field gate in the lane.
It looks like we have had a flood.
A neighbour passed and waved
" I see your mother in law is about to visit !" They noted.
Bookends and Staffordshire bits drying on the draining board

74 comments:

  1. Sorrel is coming!

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  2. I trust you are wearing your floral pinny and your yellow Marigolds. Got to look right when Inspector Sorrel arrives.

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  3. The right and only time to clean I say! The visitation of a VIP is the perfect excuse, any other time is just a blooming waste. I’m not called the Top Show Queen for nothing you know!

    John, you will sit back with exhaustion coursing through your veins, you will look around admiring your hard work, and if you’re like me, will think I will keep it up. The much loved guest goes home and ever so slowly standards slip...

    LX

    LX

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    1. Too many ‘wills’, but hey, you get my drift?

      My trouble is I fire off a comment then look at it and think ‘Oh sh*t!’ I should have taken a sub editors pill.

      LX

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  4. Having company come is a great motivator!! -Jenn

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  5. Yes, same here. If you hear my vacuum going, you know that I'm expecting visitors. I'll even clear the washing-up pile. And top up the fragrant citrus oil on the bowls of pot pourri.

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  6. Anonymous12:12 pm

    When my late Mum was about to visit (which wasn't often) my Husband would say, "I see we are expecting the Royal visit".

    Good to see you back John

    Marie

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  7. It will be spic n span and fresh. Am having a bit of a clean myself as nieces and children here for Easter plus a puppy, could be chaotic !

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  8. Thank god your mother in law visits!

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  9. That's a good old fashioned spring cleaning. I remember helping my mother take dishes that we never used out of the china cabinet to wash, once a year, before we put them back into the cabinet. WTF!

    That being said, I should probably pull my couch away from the wall and have a good clean back there:)

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  10. You have a big jump on spring cleaning then. As James Comes would say "Lordy" you are busy.

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  11. Albert will keep an eye on the dogs. happy cleaning.

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  12. Hurry John because as soon as you're done, you can start on my place!

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  13. Like the start of Wind In The Willows.

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    1. A lot of wind in this house for sure

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  14. as soon as i read the header i thought, john's mother in law is going to visit!

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  15. The neighbours know you SO well ;-)

    Do you think the Prof actually ASKS his Mum to visit just so the house gets a good blitz every now and then ... lol.

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  16. A good bottoming before you roll out the red carpet. Can you come and do mine when Sorral goes home? Pretty please x

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    1. A new career move perhaps?

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  17. We're getting ready for the family visit by cleaning every inch of the house!
    Not fun!

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  18. And I thought I was the only one who needed an impending visit to get serious abour housework!

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    1. 6 hours work just in one room!

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  19. Anonymous2:27 pm

    It looks like another beautiful day in Treylawnyd!
    Debbie

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  20. The neighbors have you pegged! Some day you'll have to mess with their minds ... April Fools Day is coming up ...

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    1. I've just emptied the hoover! Dreadful mess

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    2. Oh I hate doing that .. with he amount of cat hair in the vacuum , I could build another cat !

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  21. It's always good to scrub away the dog snot. Love your terrier bookends!

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    1. I adore them , always have

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  22. Are those orchids real? Well done green thumb! I love how they stay in bloom for weeks!

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    1. Yes! No plastic flowers here!

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  23. Pets in the yard, hand washed items drying on the gate, furniture on windowsills and out the back, and the flurry of furious cleaning. That's funny your neighbor seems to recognize the omens of your mother-in-law's arrival!

    A good Spring cleaning is refreshing for both home and the soul. You'll be tired. But you'll also be proud and grateful for the clean, reenergized, and reorganized home. Best wishes and much strength to you on your preparations for your guest's arrival and stay. Good luck and Cheers to a wonderful visit!

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    1. More of the same tomorrow

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  24. Anonymous3:36 pm

    The problem with unexpected visitors is that I have to clean like mad after they have gone, to try to convince myself that it wasn't that bad really.
    NellieGrace

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  25. Ha ha, your neighbours know you well!

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  26. Anonymous3:40 pm

    Love those bookends John!,Are they old? They look very vintage.I love that sort of stuff,Debi,xx

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    1. The terriers are circa 1920 . The canaries a little older

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  27. you lost me with the title

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    1. Dog snot removal
      ....dogs leave slobber on the windows when watching passing folk

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    2. Oh, I understood. I mean you literally lost me, I moved on, with the title.

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    3. Yes, as Rachel said, my cats leave little nose prints on all the windows.

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    4. You can always tell the cars of those with dogs or small children, by the small hand prints or nose prints on the back seat windows hehe

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  28. Thanks for the grin you give me.

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  29. Never mind John, we all have visitors like that and just think how clean it will be when she has gone home.

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  30. Ha! My Sister in law announced she was coming for a visit yesterday... I had 2 hour notice......Looked like a hurricane went thru the house! lol But i'm sitting here today with a clean house lol Hugs! deb

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  31. Your mother-in-law should be pleased that you go through all that for her visits.

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    1. I bloody well hope so Kirk

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  32. Don't believe what I#m seeing here. You should get a lady to do for you two. The Polish are the best.

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    1. We had a cleaning lady in Sheffield, I adored her

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  33. What jams were playing.? What gets my favorite blogger's butt moving!

    Mine always start with U2 and then spreads from there.

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    1. Epic film soundtracks ..makes me move faster

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  34. I thought I was the only one who cleans like mad for the mother-in-law arrival. Thanks for starting my day off with a smile.

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  35. Do you fancy popping over to do mine when you're done?

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  36. Once I acquired children and dogs if the food prep surfaces and toilet were clean I counted it as a win. Tidy was an impossible dream.

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    1. I actually photographed what I got out of the carpet .will post it later

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  37. Oh does this sound SO familiar!! Thank god for 'mother-in-laws'!!

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    1. Jimbo...I'm clean her bedroom tomorrow

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  38. Cat snot removal in this house. And because Jewel was smaller than Jazz there were two separate trails.
    I am sure your home looks lovely - and bet you are knackered.

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  39. I do feel guilty of running a disorderly house.By the time my dogs are walked, bathed,mopped up,fed them,cook for them I'm exhausted & my legs go wibbly wobbly & cleaning doesn't happen x

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    1. Like me.... but I am programmed to clean before any visit

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  40. All of life's rich blessings. Where would we be without them? By the way, I was in Snowdonia a couple of days ago. But where were you? I wanted to drop off a few doggie treats, butcher's Scotch eggs and some Kit Kats. Blessings

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    1. Thank you! Xx ( you can always post them xxx)

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  41. I read somewhere, perhaps Mrs Beeton says this, that a "properly decorated" sitting room should take 4 hours for a maid to dust. She mustn't have factored in the impact of a resident pack.

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  43. Sorrel probably thinks her son is a lucky man as you keep the house so nice and clean not knowing all the work you are going through now, your a good bloke John.

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