Sunday, 20 October 2019

Thank You


There are ponies again on my lower field. They are clearing the nettles so that my spring allotments can be marked out in March.
" Bosoms" will return then like a ghost
The dogs love sniffing the ponies noses as they snort gently under the five bar gate

When I was at work someone has kindly cut down my overgrown hedges
I know not who!
I have no one to thank or to pay.....I will stop gentleman Farmer Ralph to see if he knows
Thank you whoever!
That's village life for you.
Trelawnyd is bracing itself for winter activities too
The " race night" in November is sold out ( well done Well Street Bridget !) and Heulwen from choir  and despot jason ( who is surpringly 50 very soon) wants a pub night out as soon as the cottage officially mine
" You are not to buy a drink " Heulwen instructed " Not one!" 
I agreed reluctantly ! ( secretly pleased)
Mr J left me some homemade jam today...in a bag on the garden wall
It was in response to the fact I'd loaned him my blood pressure machine for the summer
His tablets must have kicked in

Enjoy the music
It features in one pivotal scene in my imaginary movie

Its the finale xx



54 comments:

  1. Pissed up, falling in a hedge and looking like roadkill covered in red sticky stuff. A scene for your imaginary film. It would be quite truthful knowing your clumsiness.

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    1. PS It would require less genteel music.

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    2. My movie is much more exciting

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    3. Fact is more often better than fiction 😉

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  2. Joan (Devon)11:54 pm

    You are well thought of and loved.

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  3. i think a lot of people are happy you are staying in the village.

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  4. I, too, am blessed with good neighbors. Although we're acres apart, the three of us watch out for each other. Our 88-year-old neighbor mowed our front and side yards this spring when we were with a relative in the hospital, and the 15-year-old boy and his dad planted our garden and kept the back yard mowed. Good neighbors are precious!

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  5. Yes, more good neighbors here to report, an ocean and some continent apart.

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  6. a community like that is worth staying for!

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  7. Hello John, everything separate us seemingly. Different hemisphere, different sex, you're gay, I am a Christian. But all along, I have been following your life. And as your trials have ebbed and flowed, I was praying for the very best for you. I am so very very glad that you live amongst friends who care so much for the amazing person that you are. Your kindness, your intelligence, your humour and your understanding/acceptance of human frailties are such an encouragement.
    Warmest regards. Catherine

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    1. Anonymous11:02 am

      "You're gay - I am a Christian" Curious coupling

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    2. Just nicely pointing out that totally different characters can love each others company or words, nothing curious, very sweet in fact.

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    3. It is a very strange coupling. It is not an antonym as one was expecting from the sentence construction.

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    4. I am sorry John if my comment (my 2nd comment on anyone's blog btw), seem to bring out an anonymous. Catherine

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    5. Beginners luck, hey Catherine.

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    6. I believe the Gay community can have many good and decent Christians themselves!

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    7. Me too. John's ex was even an active Christian.

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    8. Last I checked, heterosexual is the opposite of gay, and every other religion the opposite of Christian.

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    9. Catherine
      You are very welcome here
      As are any of the Jewish, Hindu, Christian, Star Trek, Klingon , heterosexual and conservative persuasions xxx

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  8. You live in a wonderful community! But then, you already know that!

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  9. Good friends and neighbors !

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  10. I have both wonderful neighbours (my oldest friends), and some ghastly ones (newcomers). It makes such a difference to one's life in a small village. You are very lucky.

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  11. Good neighbours are worth their weight in gold. But then you know that....and you are one yourself, John, so your neighbours are just giving back what they get from you.

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  12. What a lovely post so glad that you are surrounded by such lovely neighbours you have made a difference to so many people in your village and they are so happy that you are staying love comes in so many forms John.

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  13. Love and hugs for adventures that are to come. From Kate in New Zealand.

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  14. You have some very special neighbours John, they are repaying your kindness to them I'm sure x

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  15. Agree with Bad Penny - I was just about to write the same. x

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  16. So happy you're able to stay in this friendly village. (From someone who lives on a road of firmly shut doors.)

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  17. I love your descriptions of village life. But I have to wonder -- what if you didn't WANT your hedges trimmed?!

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    1. I was thinking the same thing, Steve.

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    2. The hedges are the field hedges and not my garden and all field hedges are pruned hard this season.
      I've always asked favours of the farm workers before

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  18. Does the music kick in when you are flying up to heaven? You will need some bloody powerful wings and perhaps a supplementary motor too.

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  19. Special loving moments are there forever in our hearts for whenever we want to bring them closer to us- never lost x

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  20. Nice neighbors, you get back, what you give, you have good neighbors, because you are a good neighbor.

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  21. It feels so good to be grateful. I’m really glad you’re able to stay in that amazing village.

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  22. You live in a lovely village, filled with lovely people … you fit in perfectly, that's why we are all so pleased that through your perseverance and hard work you are able to stay.

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  23. Very odd. Could be that somebody thought your hedge was a bloody eyesore and cut it and is a busybody. You may not have wanted it cut. Or have you been dropping hints that you wanted it cut? There seems to be something missing from this story. I live in a friendly village but I would not expect to come home and find someone had cut my hedge without me knowing. I would prefer to arrange for it and pay for it.

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    1. All the field hedges get cut this time of year...i suspect someone has cut the field borders on the fields below me and did mine as a favour...I'll happily pay them for the good deed

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    2. Oh I see. We always did that when we farmed. My brother used to get a few boxes of Milk Tray in return.

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    3. It's just like that in this part of the world. Our hedges magically get cut twice a year, just as we keep an eye on and feed our local shepherds sheep, and cut the verges for us and our neighbours.

      When the hedge-trimmer is on the tractor you just keep trimming until you get home 😄

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  24. On a different note, I would love to have ponies as neighbours! -Jenn

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  25. If only all towns could be like your village....what a wonderful world it would be.

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  26. Barbara Anne2:31 pm

    I've always heard "What goes around comes around." You've been a very good neighbor to others so they're good to you. Perhaps they would be anyway, but that's another subject!

    What flavor is the jam?

    How environmentally friendly to have ponies clearing the nettles and fertilizing the field! It is nice to be nose to nose with a horse.

    Lovely music.

    Hugs!

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    1. They are a sweet couple too friendly and rather benign

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  27. My privet can get quite unkempt and can be costly to maintain x

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  28. How lucky you are to have such great neighbors!
    Ruth in Oxnard CA. USA

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    1. I've just picked up the dogs from Trendy Carol's
      Thank goodness for her and her hubby

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  29. Thankyou for some inspiring music xx

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  30. You deserve to be treated to a few drinks from your mates. Being able to keep the cottage is a great achievement. You remember that on every tough shift - that you are doing it to keep your home.

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