Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Fall From Grace


One accidental snap
Taken from my iPhone as I tumbled over the field gate
Strange that the flip flop remained in place
I was winded on the floor for an age before the ponies ambled over to take a closer look and to eat the layers pellets I had scattered into the grass when I fell.
Layers pellets ? I hear you ask
Yes......layers pellets!!!!......two small bantam cockerels arrived at the Ukrainian Village this afternoon.
Hey ho!

81 comments:

  1. Good job it wasn't a field of cows.
    Briony
    x

    ReplyDelete
  2. How were your knackers?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Somewhere between my shoulder blades

      Delete
  3. But, were you hurt??? Hoping not...xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Arsehole bruised as was dignity

      Delete
    2. But not your good looks or your sex appeal so, really, all is well.

      Delete
  4. Anonymous7:37 pm

    Pretty awesome action shot John
    Bruised but not defeated? I hope
    Siobhan

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sometimes down NEVER out

      Delete
    2. Anonymous9:06 pm

      Excellent answer! ��
      S x

      Delete
  5. Hope you are okay John, not too many bruises. 😱 💕💕💕

    ReplyDelete
  6. John has poultry again.....yes!!!!! Hope you are okay after that unexpected flight. Good thing it wasn't a pen of pigs.

    ReplyDelete
  7. A bit of advice... In future try opening the gate and walking through instead of trying to climb over it like Max Whitlock.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The gate is padlocked because of the ponies and I never remember to find the spare key

      Delete
    2. Well ponies are notorious for losing keys so my suggestion is get a bunch of keys made.
      I wish there were more photos..you pups ponies etc
      🙂

      Delete
  8. Re your last post do you know the story about this letter which arrived at its destination in the 1930s.

    Wood
    John
    Hants

    It translates as John Underwood, Andover, Hants. I sympathise over the fall, there is something about winding yourself in your late 50s which makes you contemplate mortality.

    I am doing more mother in law duty next week, if I can escape I will try and track you down. If you have had enough stalkers just tell me to Foreign Office.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How wonderful, I loved this

      Delete
  9. Why on earth don’t you wear sensible footwear such as trainers? You seem to spend a lot of time slipping and sliding. One of these days you’ll break something. (Here ends my sensible mother comment).

    ReplyDelete
  10. Heidi8:08 pm

    Well my first thought was what ridiculous footwear you're wearing for climbing gates!
    Thank goodness you were only winded, as uncomfortable as that is it could have been much worse. Think yourself lucky you're not in hospital with something broken and wear sensible footwear next time!
    But oh! Bantam cockerels! Are they also on loan like the horses or your very own? I do hope they're your own and that this is the start of a new start for you.


    ReplyDelete
  11. A "good news, bad news" kind of thing, eh? :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh dear, agreed better footwear John please ! Taking on feathered friends, does this mean you hope to stay put ? I hope so..... too many friends have ended up in tiny rented places after divorce as they were bullied into it xxxxx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I couldn't rent with four dogs and a cat

      Delete
  13. Yay for the arrival of chickens. Boo for the tumble!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I do hope it is possible you and the gang plus now can stay.x

    ReplyDelete
  15. What happened to your reliable crocs or are they a winter shoe? Sorry to hear that you took a tumble but so pleased to hear that you have two new feathered friends. x

    ReplyDelete
  16. Are these little roosters being permanently adopted, or are you just keeping them for someone for a while? I'm glad you weren't seriously injured! Do take care of yourself. -Jenn

    ReplyDelete
  17. I enjoy surprise photos but sorry about the ending of yours.
    Love that the horses came to see crazy/funny human.

    cheers, parsnip

    ReplyDelete
  18. If I read your casual "two small bantam cockerels arrived at the Ukrainian Village this afternoon" correctly, I am so happy for you I well up on your behalf.

    U

    ReplyDelete
  19. Brilliant action shot ... I live in wellies when I'm tootling round our place much safer. Hope you're not expecting the bantam cockerels to actually lay 🤣🤣🤣

    Still okay for Thursday?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! Looking forward to it , will bring Mary if ok or William if he's still peeing on the kitchen floor

      Delete
    2. Please be careful John,you could have fallen & banged your head. What about your animals & the poor postman who would have extra post to deliver with all your get well cards x PS I thought you look like Superman flying x

      Delete
    3. I am a double for Henry cavil

      Delete
    4. Bring any or all of them, lots of space here 🙂

      Delete
  20. How kind of you to stop mid fall just to take a picture for all of us! You are a thoughtful soul! I do hope you are okay though as a fall like that could do some damage. I am so happy to hear of the addition to the family! I hope that means you are not moving???

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Watch this space ... the cottage is off the market

      Delete
    2. !!! I did wonder when the new poultry was mentioned...Fantastic action shot. Glad to hear it was only a winding, though I suspect you'll be feeling sore soon enough.

      Delete
    3. Off the market? YES!!! Happy for you for that!

      Delete
  21. Oh, as they say in parts of the USA, GEEZ! But that is one great photo.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Barbara Anne10:01 pm

    Bother about the tumble and the landing. You know what they say about gravity: Can't live with it, can't stay on the planet without it.

    Have you seen those spiral stretchy plastic bracelets with a key fob on them? They're excellent for holding house and gate keys (hint, hint) when going outside for a walk or when sharing pellets. They fit on your wrist, so leave your hands free.

    Hope you're fit as a fiddle soon. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I landed like 190 pounds of lard on concrete

      Delete
  23. You could name one of the bantams Tumbles! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And that I will

      Delete
    2. Tumbles and Flip Flop 🐓🐓

      Delete
    3. Flip flop a great name sue

      Delete
    4. I love the names for your bantams! I'm glad you're okay, or will be after the bruises heal.

      Delete
  24. Oh my goodness . . .
    Thankful you are not commenting from the hospital . . .
    I think flip flips will “do me in one day!”
    They are treacherous . . ,

    I do like the news of “two small bantam cockerels” arriving . . .

    ReplyDelete
  25. As they used to say in Liverpool.. poor John's fallen arse over tit!

    I'm glad you are OK, shaken but not stirred as they say.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And tits over arse I went

      Delete
  26. Oh John - I do so hope the cottage being off the market is a good sign. If you are going to keep wearing flip flops while out and about I would rather you did it in the Ukranian village than anywhere in the world.

    ReplyDelete
  27. So glad that the Ukrainian village is rising again. Keep your pecker up and your feet on the ground!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thought you were looking to wear a hospital uniform again, not hospital pyjamas!
    Hope you are not too bruised tomorrow xxx

    ReplyDelete
  29. Ouch. Glad it was no worse. And unsurprised that you have cockerels again. Cottage off the market? It sounds good. It has definitely been home to you, as has the village.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Maybe we could start a crowd fund to keep you in your cottage...xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous1:41 am

      Ha! I just sent out package today (from San Francisco area)and included ten dollars which was meant to lift your spirits as that was suggested in the comments on the day you made your “announcement”. I wanted to cause a smile. Would cactually contribute to this cause, but alas, do t have the tech savvy to initiate the cause. Six to fourteen days — surprise package!

      Delete
  31. Golly, that could have ended much more seriously! Glad to hear the cottage is off the market. Now for the perfect job for you, and a few laying bantams!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Are there going to be some different pictures over on the side? Hope your bruised...pride heals soon!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Doesn't take much to have an unexpected fall! I am still mending from the gate that hit me and then me hitting the deck - 8 weeks later and the pain is still ridiculous :( Sooo.. be careful as someone said - who is around if you do get hurt?
    Why don't you change the padlock to one you can dial a simple code into or fix a keysafe to the fence with the spare key in it.. save the hassle of climbing fence with hands full. There you go.. your practical advice for the day.
    Pleased about the poultry :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Do be careful, falling at our age is dangerous, 😅

    ReplyDelete
  35. Ah, hell. You are still young enough to survive a fall here and there. Gravity will have its way with us.
    I am missing my own bantam hen right now. I just hope with all of my heart she is somewhere safe and hidden, sitting on eggs. It could be true- she is a brooder and I haven't found an egg from her in forever.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. She is! We found her! She's hidden away sitting on eggs. I am so glad.

      Delete
  36. Can't wait for pictures of the bantan cockerels and what names you decide on!

    ReplyDelete
  37. My goodness! Thank you for taking the time to share your foto capturing your fall and your slipper. I'm glad you are all right. Thank goodness those horses came over and ate those snacks. No waste!

    Did Irene come over to see you? Or at least munch on the goodies? Glad to hear about your newest arrivals. Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Interesting photo. I hope no lasting damage done.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Kylie5:23 am

    It's a sign!

    Also, stupid neuro crap

    ReplyDelete
  40. Take it easy, John! We are not as young as we used to be. Horses are notoriously nosy.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Tumbles and Flip Flops may be the start of many new stories here.
    Greetings Maria xx

    ReplyDelete
  42. Did your life flash before your eyes as you went A over E ? My first thought was better footwear for climbing would have been good ! Glad you survived. I also wondered if taking on bantams means that you might be staying in your lovely home? I hope so.....you don't need moving as well to add to the sadness . X

    ReplyDelete
  43. Fancy climbing over farm gates in flip flops!!! Two bantam cockerels and the cottage off the market - sounds good to me. Home is where the heart is happiest and your little piece of paradise with your animals surely seems like a really happy place to be.

    ReplyDelete
  44. OK, I'm just impressed that you managed to TAKE A PICTURE at the moment you were tumbling over the gate!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He's a professional blogger don't you know .... :-)

      Delete
  45. What a fine ankle ;-)

    Do be careful John, we need ya in one piece.

    ReplyDelete

I love comments and will now try very hard to reply to all of them
Please dont be abusive x