Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Good Old Herb



 

My plane home was delayed but I refused to get all pissed off with it all as the easyJet staff were good humoured and helpful and our Irish pilot jovial and apologetic.

The car park didn’t charge me extra for the delay and after a confusing wiz around the new roadworks near Widnes I finally got home in Wales  at 2.30 am.
I can’t sleep, even though I’m still on Sitges time so I ve grabbed a beer out of the fridge and set up a gift Janet gave me. A metal silhouette of Sitges church  which I thought was rather sweet.
It will look nice with a candle behind it
I’ve just been reviewing the last day listening to Herb Alpert on YouTube.
I went back to the bar where I saw Greta the diva at lunchtime Sunday but sadly she wasn’t there. 
I stayed and had a beer and a somewhat dry Caesar Salad and watched the gay Sitges Promenade by.
It’s a kind of mincing Disney land at times …
And not really very real at all 



41 comments:

  1. Welcome home. A short break, but a refreshing one.

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    1. The family are still there partying away

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  2. You have the best family get togethers. After all these years I still love this song.

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    1. Yes….it’s cheesy but trendy at the same time

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  3. New and happy memories to enrich the days at home.

    Glad you are back with no worse delays or cancellations.

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    1. Yes , for a while I thought it was going to be a replay of the previous 2 disasters

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  4. Best thing to do with delays is relax. Getting all het up doesn't get anyone anywhere. Anyway, glad you finally got home safe and sound with some lovely memories. I love the church silhouette. Janet knows your taste so well! xx

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  5. Glad you had a good break with the family and were only a little late getting back home!
    Your silhouette of Sitges Church is lovely, Janet definitely knows your tastes. Then again, she's known you for nine months longer than you've been here for, if you get what I mean!

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    1. We understand each other’s tastes very well

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  6. That is a beautiful gift John - I am joltingly reminded now though that no man alive is in love with me - But My Teddy does adore me x

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    1. There is always someone who loves you

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  7. I LOVE that metal cutout of Sitges church. I have a little row of metal houses that look so lovely with tea-lights behind them..... especially at Christmas. Welcome home. XXXX

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    1. Yes I’ve got some tea lights somewhere

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  8. At Disney World, everyday is gay. Welcome home.

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  9. Welcome home. Expect Mary and Dorothy were ecstatic.

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    1. Mary wags her tail slowly
      Dorothy goes bananas

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  10. Welcome home. Hope you ended up getting some sleep. I love the metal church

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  11. Sometimes coming home is the best part of the trip.

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  12. I like the church silhouette ornament!

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  13. That's a nice souvenir of your trip! It will bring back happy memories each time you light it up. Get some rest!

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  14. The Sitges church cutout is lovely. Janet chose well. A relatively smooth return home is all good. HA is a long time favorite. I have not heard that song in a long time.

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    1. Yes I thought she had bought it my brother in law as it’s his birthday and said when I looked at it , I would like to buy one

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  15. Barbara Anne2:25 pm

    Isn't it lovely to be home? Laundry in the washer and the day is yours .. and mary's and Dorothy's and Alberts!! How sweet it is.

    And I love the metal outline of the church!

    Hugs!

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    1. My washer isn’t plumbed in, I have tons of stinking washing to do too x

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  16. Anonymous2:39 pm

    Herb Alpert....a real blast from the past! I even had one of his albums, THANKS for the trip back in time, John! Your posts OFTEN make me smile, laugh, even get a bit teary-eyed sometimes. I ALWAYS look forward to reading a new one, have a lovely day, terribly hot here in Maine, USA.

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  17. So---no beach, no turquoise Mediterraean swims? No pool boy waiters w sweet smiles?

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    1. I take the same coffee cup photo on purpose as there is nothing worse than seeing beautiful pictures of sea and sand when up are not there to enjoy

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    2. Oh no! I didn't know that, I end every blog post with photos of the beach and ocean...I did hope to see a few pics of your fave resort, more than just a coffee cup, but now I understand.

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  18. Anonymous4:25 pm

    What a gently hypnotic voice. Good for waking up to after a happy time away…. And coffee of course. Glad you had time connecting with your family.
    Virginia

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  19. Very thoughtful gift, the church. Glad you had some family time.
    I too, enjoy all of your posts.
    Always evokes an emotion of some kind.
    Enjoy life as you seem to be.

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  20. LOL. John, I had a vision of you whipping out a joint, dealing with the chaos by puffing on some fine herb. Herb Alpert. I am still laughing.

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  21. I love Herb Alpert - used to put the only album on the turntable while doing dishes. It is motivating music, depending on your choice. Good memories. Ranee (MN) USA

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  22. Enjoyed your earlier accounts of family get-together. Often seems like they'll always be around, but often ultimately that ceases to be the case so appreciate while you can.

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  23. I love the restrained singing in "This Guy's in Love". It is a song I have always remembered sweetly.

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