Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Postscript

Eleanor and I 


This is a short postscript to last night’s blog.
I met Chic Eleanor for coffee and cake at two.
It was just what we both needed.
I had just sleepily tumbled out of bed and looked it
She looked fantastic in a beige and cream ensemble.

We talked and laughed and even though she has family traumas afoot 
she was gracious and called me darling John several times over.
And when she said her goodbyes her expensive perfume lingered long in the air

So perked up I bought a miniature Christmas tree on the way home.




63 comments:

  1. Bertie looks like he is enjoying his first Christmas tree

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    1. He is ......he’s a tree virgin

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    2. You have made me remember a book I read in my youth...A Melon for Ecstasy.

      Google it!

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  2. I am glad that you bought a tree John. Tony and I have vowed we will still do Christmas big style even when it comes the time that one of us is on our own.

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    1. It’s small but perfectly formed

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    2. "Small but perfectly formed" Ah... unlike you? (and certainly me). Life is made rich by contrasts, and your little abode has many lovely ones. I will get a big six-foot Solstice Tree soon (I celebrate the original reason for the season).

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    3. I wasn’t small and perfectly formed, even as a baby

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  3. Glad u have bought a tree. Makes everything feel a tad more colourful and lets your inner child out to play. We all have one lurking beliw the surface. I frequently let mine out to play. Take care and glad u had a nice time x

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  4. Contact with friends, walking in the countryside, and edible treats...Coronavirus and its restrictions have made me appreciate them all more. Your tree is lovely; another little thing to lift your spirits.

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  5. I’m glad that you’ve got a little tree John, it lifts the heart, a few twinkly lights and a nice tree smell , makes everything better. We’ve plumped for a smaller tree this year, a rooted one , hope it survives a few years. Our supposed medium sized dog, has turned into the Xl version, he’s a big bouncy goon of a boy, So we hope it survives, ! Small things like coffee and cake with a friend are uplifting xx

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    1. My newest dog was meant to be a small one but has grown and grown too-the rescue lady said"he's all legs"x

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    2. I’ll plant it in the garden boxing morning

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  6. Well done, all around. Beige and cream is always an elegant, classic choice, one that you or I would waste no time in spotting with our coffee or cake!

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    1. No pashmina today , but a lovely tasteful scarf draped around the neck

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  7. Lovely!
    I dislike Christmas with neurotic emotion. When you wrote the other day about favorite Christmas memories, I racked my brain and couldn't remember any. The only Christmases I've really enjoyed have been the ones my husband and I have spent in Mexico where no one expects anything of me except perhaps a friendly, "Felice Navidad!" and I can swim in the beautiful water and be grateful for the peace. But your little tree is so sweet. Perhaps I'll get one of those too, this year.

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    1. Well you should have left your Mexico story
      We all have a story of note xxx

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  8. Lovely and I love the way the tree is sandwiched between two birds!

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    1. Lol well the rubber chicken was getting jealous

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  9. How lovely. We need a little Christmas... right this very minute! Oh, I do adore MAME. And sounds like you had coffee and cake with her! Lucky man. Take care. Enjoy these holly days!

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    1. More Hannah Gordon Thant Auntie mame

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  10. Yes, just a little Christmas to perk up any day.

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  11. A beautiful tree and just the right touch to add to the cottage!

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    1. It’s tiny
      Bonnie, the cottage is so small I am used to buy stuff of a smaller scale to fit in it
      Therefore my tv is tiny , the occasional tables smaller than usual one etc

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    2. I wondered John if tempted that you may consider something quite large in your cottage x

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  12. Glad to hear of your up beat mood dear one.

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  13. Barbara Anne8:37 pm

    What a lovely start to your day - afternoon though it was.
    Your live wee tree will add festivity and fragrance to your bungalow but I hope Winnie doesn't spy Bertie on the windowsill! That's a calamity waiting to happen. Perhaps when you go to work, Bertie needs to go back into cold storage where he's safe.

    Hugs!

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  14. Cute tree, you could decorate it with rubber chickens.

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    1. I need small ones mini rubbers

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    2. ooooh, my mind went to a naughty place with your comment, john.

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  15. chic eleanor is a beautiful woman. and what a cute little tree!

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    1. She’s a delightful character and much nicer in real life than in the way I portray her xx

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  16. It is wonderful to have a friend who brings you so much joy and vavavavoom, like cream and sugar in your coffee with the best flavor you love. Makes you feel SO good. Good for you .

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  17. What a lovely little tree? Is that the Maltese Falcon beside it?

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    1. It is a sculpture of a falcon from a man in the village years ago

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  18. Your friendship with Eleanor is to be cherished. Everyone should have a friend like her. I am glad you got a Christmas tree. You have made a good start. I'd get one for each dog and plant them all in the garden in the Spring. Let there be (Christmas) light and joy.

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  19. Hello, John....just a quick comment. When I first saw the pic of you and Eleanor on the right side of your blog, I thought you had posted a pic of "Russell Crowe and Nichole Kidman"....It is a fantastic "look-a-like" of you both! :)

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    1. Anonymous7:33 am

      The picture in the sidebar IS Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman!!!!

      The real John and Eleanor are at the top of this post and nothing like the actors.

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    2. Lynney-Doesn't Chic Eleanor have beautiful gentle eyes x

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    3. Anon
      Have you ever heard of irony?

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  20. :)
    Is that lovely sculpture new?

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  21. I see that bloody chicken had to get into the picture!

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  22. The chicken looks positively shocked by the new festive tree :-)

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  23. I adore a miniature tree. We have fur babies that are too fascinated with the life sized trees.

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  24. I see you even managed to get the rubber chicken into the picture!

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  25. Lovely photo.Eleanor looks stunning and what a good friend she is to you as well.

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  26. I think the chicken is singing Christmas carols! I am glad for your visit with a good friend, and for festive shrubbery. You've set the month off on the right tone!

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  29. Presumably the falcon is watching the tree to make sure nobody stealthily adds an unsuitable tree decoration.

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