Tuesday, 24 November 2020

A Gift Of Flowers

 


I had a friend over to stay last night.

Now before anyone gets their covid knickers in a spin. 
It was the chap that was ‘ conscripted ‘ into my original and allowed bubble way back in the summer 
Do you remember the one who got village tongues wagging?
He was the one I decided just to be friends with.

And we are friends. 
We talked and talked and laughed and ate and for the first moment in a long time I felt more human.
I felt more human too because of the fact we laughed and talked and hugged and cuddled too.
The hug and cuddle not no more significance than a hug and a cuddle but it reminded us singletons that we are here and valued and pertinent 

It’s 8.30 am and I’ve just taken the dogs out for a quick wee walk
Cup of coffee in hand. 
My friend is still asleep in the spare room, 
So I may take them out for a proper walk.

On the counter top is a glass jug with a bunch of blue iris drinking from it and I smile .
A gift of flowers from a man.

How nice

70 comments:

  1. You sound content today x

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  2. A cuddle...a hug.....medicine for the soul xx

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  3. I am glad for you. Friendship in these strange days is to be treasured. Flowers too.

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  4. A hug and cuddle are so life-enhancing. It's sad if they're denied us for long periods.

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  5. Every little bit of joy counts, especially at the moment.

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  6. That sounds lovely. Really pleased for you - and him. Good friends matter a lot, and I'm so glad you have them.

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  7. That sounds like just the sort of evening you needed. And flowers for and from a man are a brilliant thing.

    I always remember buying Alan flowers for the first time, he was 45 and nobody had EVER bought him flowers before. His face lit up as he took them from me.

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  8. I do love flowers in the kitchen. It seems quite luxurious somehow. I'm still getting a few roses to pick every few days and they are just lovely. Glad you had a really good evening!

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  9. How very nice. For you, and for us to read about.

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  10. How lovely to have the company of a "Warts n all friend" as I call them. These sorts of friends are worth their weight in gold as you don't have to explain yourself you just have to simply be as no expectations have to be managed and you can enjoy the company and light-hearted-ness of a good friendship. From a personal perspective these are the best kind of friendships. I am a big believer that cuddles are a very important part of life as it conveys so much that is needed from a single action. Simply beautiful x

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  11. How sweet is the companionship of senior years.

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  12. May happiness bloom in your life and your home.

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  13. I always think that a hug and a cuddle are worth more than a hundred other things. Sometimes that's all it takes ~ a hug and a cuddle. So happy for you. Ro xx

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  14. My guest last night was a decapitated bird that had been chucked up on the carpet.

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  15. Oh, how sweet. Very happy for you. Stay safe and healthy!

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  16. Good times. So needed.

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  17. How lucky of you to get hugs and cuddles.....how I long for that experience.

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  18. Gift flowers from a man are awesome. Awesome.
    And so are laughter and hugs.
    Especially now.

    XOXO

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  19. That sounds like a lovely evening John. How thoughtful to bring you flowers too. I think the hugging and cuddling is what most people are badly in need of right now.

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  20. Lovely flowers. Sounds like you had a wonderful evening

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  21. Words of satisfied contentment.

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  22. Sounds so lovely and drama-free. Perfect.

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  23. That is so lovely to hear John and made me well up.Being happy in each other's company is wonderful-let it flow xx

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  24. Lovely to hear of a friendship like that JOHN -every day brings us nearer to an understanding about relationships and, having a transgender grandson I wes so pleased to read it. The day will come when people cease to become aware of anything to do with it.

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    1. Anonymous10:58 pm

      John's relationships and friendships aren't any different from being heterosexual or anything else so why make a point that he's gay? He has a friendship with another man, when I read his post I thought what a lovely experience, having a lovely evening and having hugs and cuddles, something many of us are lacking right now. There's absolutely no need for you to call it "a friendship like that"
      It's not abnormal to be gay. Look at all the other comments, lovely warm and affectionate comments, you could learn something there.

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    2. Unfortunately some people even today Are ignorant and bullies to others who they perceive as different to themselves.You concluded your comment with an undertone of rudeness to a lovely popular lady who is a very good and close friend of John - and you are anon

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    3. I think you are mistaken there anonyas-I cannot recall your blog which you refere to that you claim to have banned me from-please remind me

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    4. Oh dear
      I think some of this can be explained as lost in translation
      Anon, thank you for sticking up for me , your comments re sexuality have a resonance but Pat is not an enemy here, she is and old a trusted friend
      As for flis, she has a smutty collections of innuendos which I appreciate from her as I do from mave etc
      Let’s not see enemies here, there are enough in the big world

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    5. John-I don't like anon saying that I've been banned from their blog which I have never commented on and I do not like being called a pariah-I have been harassed too often in real life and so I won't comment again xx

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  25. Barbara Anne3:20 pm

    How sweet it is!
    Are the lovely flowers Dutch irises?

    Hugs!

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  26. All lovely normal socialising with friends but something that hasn't been the norm for a while so, such a treat ...... and, the flowers are an added bonus ! No wonder you feel valued again John. Savour each precious moment. XXXX

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  27. A friend to stay, a laugh and a cuddle. Sounds perfect.

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  28. Happy happy! A dear friend and flowers and hugs!

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  29. NICE all the way around!

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  30. In these days of social distancing and self isolating, masks and sanitising and all the rest of it, a bit of real, warm human contact is priceless.

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  31. Love this! xoxox

    (Also, my daughter's favorite flower) :^)

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  32. Friend's with flowers are all the more important in our daily routine. Enjoy.

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  33. Lovely. I'm glad you got some hugs. We all need them.

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  34. A beautiful post, John. Thank you xx

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  35. You can never have too many hugs, cuddles or friends. Or irises

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  36. You are of great value.

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  37. Enjoy. Friends are invaluable.

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  38. Friendship is so important and so is the human touch. Especially these days. Enjoy your time off work.

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  39. Friendship and laughter nothing better John.

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    1. I haven’t answered each of the the. Comments as they are all roughly saying the same thing

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  40. This warms my heart.

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  41. A hug is worth it's weight in squeeze factor. So happy for you that you sound so content. Love blue flowers too.

    Jo in Auckland

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  42. Lovely news. Hugs and friendship are important x

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  43. How nice indeed. Cuddles are necessary now and then.

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  44. How lovely, we all need a hug especially at the moment x

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