Friday, 10 August 2018

Friday Chatty Kathy


Smiling Ann from the old Flower Show committee clamboured excitedly over the make shift gate in my back garden yesterday in order to discuss " an adventure" Winnie got all goo goo eyed and hysterical and caught a fat paw into Ann's lacy top which necessitated several minutes of unravelling but eventually we got them separated and Ann could discuss her ideas.
" would I accompany her on Velocity 2 - which at 1500 feet, is the fastest zip wire in the world?" 
The zip wire is suspended over a deep blue lake which fills Penryn Quarry over in North West Wales 
" We could do it for Charity" she suggested as she fended off Mary "A joint sponsored event for Alzheimer's and Samaritans?" 
Now everyone knows that I am somewhat of an adrenaline junkie, its in the blood, so of course I said yes......so watch this space cos I shall be chasing you all dear readers for sponsorship on our just giving  page.........
Hey ho
The " affable despot's" girls are on school holidays at the moment and have advertised their " odd job" services to locals around the village . I like this initiative as they are raising funds for their own holiday in France and are learning a valuable lesson in mini life skills budgeting for it
"You don't get something for nothing" .... I've paid them some money in advance and have booked them for a spot of dog bathing, grooming and floor washing on heir return 
Affable despot Jason naughtily asked if Winnie's fanny flannel would have to be used reminding me

 that his youngest daughter in only seven. 
I couldn't possibly comment

Yesterday I caught up withblogfriend Sue  http://ournewlifeinthecountry.blogspot.com/
for a coffee and came home smelling of pug dog ( bliss) and sporting a large bag of homemade goodies. I took her a small Edwardian glass jug which she filled with summer flowers and we drank coffee and chatted in the kitchen like nice people do
It was a sweet

Trendy Carol has just walked past  ( nice jeans , floaty top, expensive sandals ) and has waved , and the postman is knocking on the window with a bouncy  "I ve got one of those strange parcels from American again but this one has the right address on it!" 
He watched me open it this morning , 
" No one ever sends me pigs " he remarked when I did so 
you're not as Lucky as me " I remarked with a smile 


37 comments:

  1. Lovely post, Sue gave me a lot of tips when I had my hens x

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  2. Lucky pigs!!! Sue gave you a generous bag of goodies and the glass jar you gave her was very thoughtful too. Good luck with the zip wire event. My stomach is doing somersaults just thinking of it!

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  3. Wow! Good luck on the zip lining! Can't wait to hear how it goes! How exciting! And for great causes, too! Don't wear flip flops. You might lose one on the way down and it'll be a pain to look for it.

    What great initiative and entrepreneurial spirit your mini despots show! I hope they enjoy France. I hear the food there is great. I hope the McDonald's menu has pictures, to overcome any language barriers.

    What a wonderful visit to Sue. Great gifts! Your little piggies are cool, too! I can hear them cry out, "Wee! Wee! Wee! We're home!"

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  4. What a clever way to raise funds for those charities, the zip line ride sounds exciting. I wonder if it would be possible to have it videoed to be able to show it on this blog. Those pig figurines are so cute! Having you on his route at least makes your postman's job more interesting. Where I live it's traditional for us to give our postman a Christmas gift, usually a card with a bit of money tucked inside. If that's done in your area I hope he sometimes also gets something more odd and personal, he seems to be a good sport about all the strange things involved with your mail. -Mary

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  5. Beautiful pigs and a beautiful life filled with love! I would enjoy that zip line I think.

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  6. Debbie1:00 pm

    This is so lovely! I live in a town of about 2200. Everyone’s related or married to each other. There is very little of your kind of interactions. Although, there was a young child selling lemonade two weeks ago. He put your name on your cup just like Starbucks. “That’s what I was going for.”

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  7. Didn't you get a zip wire trip for a wedding present? I don't remember you ever going on it except nearly once when bad weather stopped play.

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    1. Chris would not go

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    2. I thought that might be the case as it just seemed to dry up

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  8. Gosh a zip wire trip - you are being a brave heart. Good luck with it all - we'll just have to have some photo's. Glad you had a nice time with Sue. She seems such a lovely lady and I do miss her blog

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  9. Lovely post, glad people are keeping an eye and loooking after you. x

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  10. This blogpost appears to confirm that you belong in Trelawnyd. It is your home.

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  11. I went zip lining in Maui about 10 years ago when I was a mere slip of a 50-year-old. It's the most adventuresome thing I've ever done and it was fun! I only screamed a little bit.

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  12. clearly they want you to stay.

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  13. Well done those girls. Showing enterprise always impresses me; as I presume it does the residents of Trelawnyd.

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  14. You just HAVE to do the zip wire this time, you would love it, and like someone said above DO NOT wear your flip flops. Imagine the headline in the local paper if some poor tourist was killed by a falling flip flop in our lovely Welsh valleys ;-)

    Glad you liked the goodies and thank you again for my lovely little jug, it looks adorable ... I like a little pretty something to distract me on the window sill while I'm washing dog dishes etc.

    I LOVE your little piggies ... you are truly a lucky and much loved man.

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  15. What will yoir last meal be?

    I have no room to talk. In the fall I want to do a hot air ballon.

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  16. I can't imagine. No. No zip lines in my future but you have a great time! What fantastic blog fodder!
    Pretty little piggies indeed and what nice garden and heart goodies.
    It seems to me that the ladies of the village are in cahoots to keep you around!

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  17. Lovely gifts all round and such kind friends and neighbours. Zip line, way too exciting for me, but I am sure you will love it!

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  18. Loved this post . . .
    Count me in for the Go Fund Me page!
    Great cause to support in UK or US . . .
    PLUS watching you on the zip line will be worth every penny.
    I thought you were a bit leary of heights!?

    Love the porcelain pigs . . . Nice gift!

    And love that the postman is staying busy with deliveries and enjoying dropping them off at your home post!

    Flowers, foods, cards, gifts, friends stopping by . . .
    Pretty darn grand, isn’t it!

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  19. Lovely chatty blog post! I think you live a charmed life John. Nice gifts. Loved the little pigs!!

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  20. Barbara Anne4:06 pm

    A zip line?
    WEEEEEEEEEEE!
    Better you and Ann
    Than me.
    :)

    Lovely post!

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  21. I echo the sentiments of everyone else. It sounds as though you are doing more than OK, with everyone rallying around keeping you busy. You are reaping all the thousands of seeds you’ve sown over your life time! A man well loved by all!

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  22. What a clever idea for a fundraiser. I love it.
    The little pigs are darling.

    cheers, parsnip and badger

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  23. Darling pigs!
    Lovely kitchen gifts, oh for some freshly dug spuds!
    When somebody send to the right address, take a shot of that huh?

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  24. A FUN fundraiser!

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  25. nope, no zipline for me (vom).

    and jason's girls are so sweet.

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  26. Well everybody loves you John - that's why you are always getting presents.
    Get that sponsorship form up and running.

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  27. This is a lovely post. Filled to overflowing with warmth and kindness. Thank you. And the people who love you.

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  28. You live in a lovely village, you have so many friends there.

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  29. Those pigs have found their way to a lovely home. It is really nice to see that level of kindness in the world these days. I'm glad people are looking after you.

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  30. " No one ever sends me pigs "

    Now I am imagining many small, carefully wrapped packages, from all over the world addressed to "John Gray's Postman, Trelawnyd" each containing a little ornamental pig of some kind...

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    1. That would be so cool.......strange....but cool

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  31. I love your Chatty Kathy posts. Or any posts. It's not the topic; it's because you are an interesting writer!

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  32. This all seems almost surreal in this crazy world we’re living in right now. Would that we could all have a touch more of Trelawnyard in our communities. I think you must be reaping what you have sown. Happy for you.

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  33. You will love it John......I did....a little bit of happy ..we all need that x

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