Thursday, 28 May 2020

Clacker Problem

Hattie' s recent oil painting of the Church
It's the illustration which represents the village Warden Group

At the 8pm clap Hattie and I made a truly miserable social isolating attempt at pulling the Church Bell for the briefest of times .
We had left a donation for Church Funds and hope the vicar has enough to buy a new clacker as I am sure it was the clacker and not us to blame for the poor bell ringing.

Like naughty school girls we both emerged from the vestry , red faced from our poor attempt, and were greeted by the Randas who were less than impressed with the performance ! Affable Despot Jason later wrote on the village what's app forum thus....
" I went down to listen .....like most artists, I feel Johnstruggled to match his first album !" 

At least old Trevor from Cwm Road was happy . He was born in the village 95 years ago and was holding his phone up to his equally aged sister in nearby Prestatyn so she could here the bell ring!!!

Village leader Ian texted " you'll have to do some practice on your rhythm John...." 
Which was answered by The Velvet Voiced Linda who cuttingly said " Anyway what about the bell?

Everyone's a critic !!!!

46 comments:

  1. hey, next week the critics can ring it! let them see how hard it is!

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  2. jason is really funny!

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    1. He is but don't tell him, he's big headed enough

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  3. I love Jason's comment!

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  4. Jason's comment made me laugh out loud. Me thinks he should turn up next Thursday and give it a go...then we can give it a full critique. Bless his heart. X

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  5. I see a new clacker fundraiser in the future.

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  6. Hattie's painting is beautiful. It feels so peaceful.

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  7. Never mind John, think of yourselves as artistes - take the rough with the smooth.

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    1. I can't be great at everything Patricia xx

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  8. Too funny! Agree with all above and have now drunk too much red wine to comment further.

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  9. Adore Jason's comment !
    cheers, parsnip

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  10. Clapper - that name rings a bell.

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  11. I feel sure that if Mrs Trellis had been asked to do the job it would have been done properly and the sound of the church bell would have been heard far and wide.

    P.S. Hattie is a good artist.

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    1. Isn't she??? It's her first painting

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  12. I love Hattie's oil painting! It's beautiful and looks like an illustration for a book. I would love to see her do more!

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  13. Love the painting.....she's talented x

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    1. She's doing a painting of my cottage

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    2. Please make it once done into postcards I for one would purchase one. Hattie is very talented.

      Jo in Auckland

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  14. If that is Hattie's first ever painting ... good Lord ... she is fantastic!

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  15. I love Hattie's oil painting.She is a talented artist,kind and beautiful- she's got it all x

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  16. Barbara Anne1:11 am

    Hattie's oil painting is lovely and I am so impressed to find it's her first painting! Well done, Hattie!

    John, you need to get a Hattie painting for your home. It would be double or triple (or more) meaningful to you since you and she are friends, co-bell ringers, in choir together, and dwell in the village. Oh, and you're both artists although in different artistic mediums.

    Hope before next week there is a new clapper in the bell. Is that wishful thinking?

    Hugs!

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    1. Barbara Anne4:31 am

      I just read that Hattie is doing a painting of your cottage!!!! How special will that be? Totally, of course. :)

      Hugs!

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  17. You and Hattie must have had a good laugh ringing the bell, good on you Jason a reporter in the making hope you had a super birthday. I hope to see see more of Hattie's paintings in the future well done. Fun post John makes for a good day.

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  18. Hattie is a wonderful painter. This is beautiful.

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  19. I love the painting! Well, you tried to ring the bell.

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  20. First painting? Amazing. She could make prints and we could all buy one from her. I would.

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  21. I like Hattie's painting.

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  22. Hattie is wonderfully talented.

    I had to laugh as you described your bell ringing. I've only done it once, at the church where Himself and I got married. An older man told me the secret was to get the rhythm and keep it. He had been ringing the bell, and had me step in to take over for the last few peals. It was great fun. The next to last pull i stumbled a bit, though, and we both could hear it as the bell rang. I quickly recovered and discovered that, as with many things, it wasn't as easy as it looked.

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  23. Maybe it hasn't been fixed as well as you'd first imagined. I can't imagine the problem to have been your ringing technique.

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  24. What a lovely painting of the church! Keep practising your bell ringing!

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  25. Old Clackers get worn out with over use!
    Hattie has a new career - her painting is beautiful

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    1. POKERAMPM88 - you need counselling matey. Gambling ruins lives. Simply that.

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  27. Your bell ringing is alternative ! Sort of heavy metal bell ringing ! It’s good to be different ! Love Jason XXXX

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  28. Bloody hell ....I missed the Thursday clapping!!

    I thought today was Thursday :-(

    Now I am a day late for all the non-appointments in my invisible diary!!

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  29. Hattie's painting is beautiful.

    I hate when that happens to my clacker.

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  30. Clackers need to be treated well. All that banging may have ruined it.
    Lovely painting. Will Mary be in the painting of your cottage?

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  31. Hattie is talented!

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