Thursday, 19 July 2018

In 6 Hours


Today I didn't move 1000 yards from home
I met and laughed with Sailor John, Mandy, animal helper Pat, matriarch Irene, and Mo with her clip board. I chatted with Ian, Nick and Gwawr from the community Association , got cuddled by Rowenna " you are sweaty John!" And got told off by Christine.
I waved at Liv as she sang to us in the Hall  ( she's seven) and got hugged by Sandra Cameron as her tiny Yorkshire terrier got flattened by Mary as I handed over a flower Show cheque. Ann ( Rebecca of Sunnybrook farm ) apologised for not being around just after Trendy Carol, gave me her best sympathetic smile ( lovely blouse btw) and Bridget from Well street messaged me a virtual thank you
Oh, and farmer Basil stopped to say he didn't want me to leave the village.
We locked eyes before he drove away, and I knew he meant what he said

And all this before 3.30 pm


I've been feeling shit but today ( by the village) and yesterday ( by the net) I've felt supported

Change of subject tomorrow xxx I'm boring myself 

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  1. You are lucky, you are loved ... it's the sort of person you are. What you give out in this world you get back and you give out a lovely loving and giving vibe 🙂

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  2. hugs from across the pond...

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  3. You are allowed to feel this way, John. Remember you are human you know.
    Oh, a one lucky guy you are as well to have all the support while going through this difficult period in your life.
    OK....why did christine tell you off? We ALL have to know!! lol

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    1. I forgot to mention that she was a member of the old welfare committee in my speech ( I didn't know)
      I do now!

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  4. This luck did not happen simply by falling from the sky upon your shoulders. People love you because you are who you are.
    So there, John Gray. Don't doubt that you are loved.

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    1. I know I'm being very me me

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    2. This is the time to be very me me me !

      cheers, parsnip

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    3. Better out than in John! You being a nurse should know, the lancing of a boil brings relief. Sharing the pain with folk that care will help you. ‘Me, me’... you, you... are loved by so many.

      LX

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    4. John if this isn't a time for being 'me, me' then when the hell is?! Grab those hugs and love, their price is above Rubies - whatever she charges... xx

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  5. See.. if nothing else feels right at the moment you know without a doubt people love you and want you to stay in their lives. Belonging to a "gang" of like minded souls does the heart good. XX

    Jo in Auckland NZ

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  6. That was a serious omission in your speech ;-)
    Is there the slightest possibility that you change your mind about moving out of the village?

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  7. On top of all those you're seeing and all those who are commenting, there are many of us who are just plain rooting for you. xo Be well. -Kate

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  8. You're not boring us.

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  9. See? But we knew this all along!

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  10. John, I cannot comment about the village, but I hope you will not stop blogging. I look forward to your posts and you are never boring.

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  11. What a lovely group of people you've surrounded yourself with.....and why should you leave the village...they are your people....oh golly....the village people...now I can't stop laughing.

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    1. I'm with OSC--why leave? Look for your blog everyday (love Mary and have two scotties). Hugs from the great white north USA, currently full of squeeters and humidity

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  12. Lucky you with all those folks & friends around you! The fella that cuts my grass every two weeks was here today. He's the first person I've talked to all week! Plus, he helped me plant some roses today! I don't live in a village...lucky you! Are you leaving the village?

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  13. Yes don't leave the village unless you really want and feel you need a fresh start...you are so loved in that little village. I mean that.

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  14. They love you there! None of my business, BUT ....I think you should stay.

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  15. What a wonderful 6 hours,yippee for you!My friends and I will sometimes talk about the same subjects for months, or years if we still are feeling pangs of sadness or hurt. I hope you will do that here whenever you feel like it,too. No one likes phony people, your being real is a huge part of what makes you and your blog so attractive. -Mary

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  16. So if you are not leaving the village to go with the Prof... why are you still leaving ... You seem to have really made a home there.. with or without the Professor.. Hugs ! deb

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  17. You are reaping the benefits of all the goodwill you have sown :)

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  18. Life in a village, hey? Busy, busy! Nice new holiday pic in your sidebar, John.

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  19. Your village appreciates(adores) you. They just want you to know that. In this day and age that is very special.

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  20. Good for you... onwards and upwards but boring ... not likely. Ellexx

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  21. We all want you to have the best life, John.

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  22. You might bore yourself, but you don't bore me! xx

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  23. I just came here and got caught up--I'm so sorry at your sad news, but like many, not very surprised. It's also not surprising that all the people, virtual and real, whose lives you've enriched, are reaching out to try to comfort you--just a tiny return on your big investment in so many people.

    It is sad that you appear to be losing your in-laws as well. Perhaps that doesn't need to be true. I find myself now (48 years into this marriage) best friends with my husband's ex-wife, which I couldn't have conceived of when I married. Of course I can't imagine anyone willingly giving up a friendship with you!

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  24. You have the most wonderful circle of friends; you must be doing something right!

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  25. I am glad (but not surprised) to read of village support for you. And you are never, ever boring. I think that's why we all like coming here. Never a dull read, no matter what is happening, because you know how to tell it.

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  26. . . . . . and the new kitchen. . . . . . you can't just pack up your saucepans and cake tins and leave!!!
    The village needs you and, at least for now, I think you need it and its colorful occupants. In a new place strangers may not cuddle you when you're sweaty John!



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  27. I always tell people that you don't always get to choose your family. Mine is a bit of a mess. But I am very thankful for friends, because friends are the family that you get to pick. And it seems like your friends have picked you to be a part of their family. Embrace them as they have embraced you.

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  28. I imagine it’s the financial practicalities of staying put that need some thought ? You could always do Air BnB ........mind you , you’d never have the house to yourself, all your bloggie mates would be booking in !
    Just a thought x

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    1. I thought that too Shelly,or & a couple of lodgers. Perhaps a Doggy Day Care & a bit of dog walking? x

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  29. A number of comments above are asking the question which I'm trying to stay clear of, at least until you've had the chance to get your act together. I'll only add, if I may so presume, that when you decide on your next move (not necessarily a literal 'move') please ensure you've consulted everyone involved, no matter how many legs they have, if you get my meaning. ;-)

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    1. MaggieB7:01 am

      Agreed. There are enormous consequences to legal and financial decisions probably yet to be made. We’ll hear about them if and when John feels able to disclose. MaggieB

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    2. Good point. As my dear friend (a very successful businesswoman) told me during my divorce - the relationship has now changed from personal to business while the divorce is finalized, and you need to think of it that way or you may shortchange yourself...

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  30. A door closes. A door opens.

    Life's like that. Nature.

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  31. Anonymous6:56 am

    Did you find out who left the gifts and calls you The Chicken Man?
    Elsewhere from amsterdam

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    1. Anonymous8:06 am

      Ps didn't you adopt chickens at one time from someone whose coop was attacked by foxes?
      Elsewhere

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  32. When you speak of all the village attention you have had today you have missed out all the licks, snuggles and adoring looks you have had from your four legged friends.

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  33. Do you have to move too? Sounds like you are where you are meant to be . .

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  34. In 6 hours you engaged with lots of people! I am glad that you have so much support in your 'hour of need' as you support people all the time. I hope today is a better one than yesterday. x

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  35. It seems a real shame that you are leaving your cottage and village.

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  36. I hope you stay in your wonderful village with all those wonderful people x

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  37. You deserve all the love in the world because of who you are.

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  38. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  39. You engender good feelings in people and they love you for it. Not many have that gift.

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  40. Reconsider leaving this Brigadoon? There is a lot of love for you here. Home is home.

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  41. You are loved. Sorry someone as exceptional and loved as you still has to experience shit in your life.

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  42. You're fully entitled to feel shit xx

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  43. You and the cats dogs chickens and whatever else you have there with you should stay put.
    The one that doesn’t want to be a part of things anymore should pack up and leave.
    One of you made a decision and he is free to go
    You were not or are not going to give up Your home in Your village because someone else has a bug up his arse.
    Let him go
    You stay in your home.
    Love you
    C... been there done that and related to attorneys:)

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  44. You're never boring John. Be kind to yourself and believe all these lovely supporters you have, especially when they tell you how special you are and how things often change for good reasons. Have been worrying about you for a while now and it's good to see you taking the bull by the horns (or whatever). Kind thoughts xx

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  46. You are loved by your village. You have a circle of support, (with and without fur). Your blog friends love you. So, I ask this question, why not stay in your lovely cottage?
    I know you still have all the "unpleasantness" of the separation funk to go through, but it seems to me Trelawnyd is where you need to be.❤️

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  47. Don t make any rash decisions re moving yet John.
    Wait until your thoughts are more settled, and you've had time to talk to your family.
    Your sisters love the very bones of you, so listen to them, heed their advice, and if you can financially afford it, stay put for as long as you can.
    A job for Monday is to apply to the council for your 25% discount on your council tax for single occupancy. There are benefits to living with a fur family, and they all love you unconditionally! XXX

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