Wednesday, 15 May 2013

In the Bleak Mid May...

It is May. It is bleak. Here are a couple of things to cheer me up.

Firstly, THE FREAKIN' GREEN ELF SHORTS COMPETITION!!!!! Yes, they're back!!! And they could be yours!!! All you have to do is leave a caption on Mr Devine's post - imagine, you too could one day feel the soft silky texture of the FGES clinging to your buttocks, trust me, it's a magical experience that will haunt bring joy to you for the rest of your life.


Secondly, the last episode of Endeavour on ITV featured a rather talented young lady called Rachel Darcy, not only does she sing rather well, but she also plays the Ukulele. Here is a clip from Youtube and also a link to her Facebook page.



And on Facebook where you can listen to her latest music.

Thirdly, a confession....



I hardly ever buy Fairy... because when I run out of my favourite washing up liquid, I do what all these lovely ladies in this advert do, I pay a blonde haired little girl to nick a couple of bottles from Tesco's. Never ask a blonde haired little boy to do this... he will only come back with something silly... like a tin of Heinz Beans, or he'll stuff a Dairylea Triangle down his trousers, which will cause unsightly stains, meaning you will have to pay the blonde haired little girl extra money to nick a box of of Fairy Liquitabs.

Lastly, I am very busy. One day I will share my busyness. One day I will blog properly again.

78 comments:

  1. Gasp - she has arisen!

    Pentecoste comes early this year.

    Erster!

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  2. I'll have to see if I can catch up with endeavour - Rachael does look good - although no-one does that song better than Muse for me. Hope busyness is good xxxx

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    1. Lulu : Nina Simone for me!
      Rachel Darcy wrote and performed several songs for Endeavour - she stole the show for me.
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  3. I remember in the dark days before gentrification seeing black market Fairy Liquitabs being sold on Avenue B by the unscrupulous looking dregs of society. I shiver at the memory.

    Don't threaten to share your busyness and not follow through. Don't stir our wrath. Just sayin'.

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    1. Mr Banish: I will share my busyness... I am guaranteed to follow through :-)
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  4. I think I'd look good in those Green Elf Shorts..especially if it snows again

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    1. Mr Bene: Don't talk to me about snow... I didn't see it, but apparently it snowed on the moors last night. I can't see my summer clothes coming out anytime soon.
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    1. i had to check to see if y'all were talking about endeavor MORSE! omg, i so fell in love with the pilot when it was shown here last year! thank you, thank you, thank you for giving me the heads up that there are 4 more to hit this side of the pond!! oxoxoxo

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    2. Savvy: I loved Morse and I'm getting into Endeavour, but I am still smarting from the news that Lewis probably won't come back... and Lewis is my favourite.
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  6. "One day I will share my busyness"

    Does this involve community service related to shoplifting cleaning products from supermarkets?

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    1. Mr Lax: It may involve some serious scrubbing and a toilet duck.
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  7. "Kids will do anything for the taste of Dairylea"

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    1. MJ: It's a good job that no one told Jimmy Saville this.
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  8. My culinary pal might suggest said shorts were just my size, don't believe him! :¬)

    xxx

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    1. Mr Maps: Indeed, they are just your size and colour. Do you have a pair of glamorous gams?
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    2. They're my most glam parts! :¬)

      xxx

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  9. I DID NOT STUFF THE DAIRYLEA TRIANGLE DOWN MY TROUSERS ON PURPOSE......I was a victim of circumstance.....an innocent victim

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    1. I smell rancid old cheese.

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    2. Mr Beastie: Good God. I don't know which I am finding the most overwhelming - the sight of you in my comment box... or that strange stench of rancid cheese.

      MJ: I will have to close down and cleanse. Again.

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    3. I had to hose down my blog after Beast left a message.

      *exits, spraying Febreze liberally*

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    4. ... there is also a vague whiff of crushed banana...
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  10. I could have sworn that last but one mum was you.

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  11. Pat: No, I was the blonde haired little girl, throughout :-)
    Sx

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    1. I don't believe that for a moment, the lino was far too clean! :¬)


      xxx

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    2. *gives Mr Maps a Paddington Bear stare*
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  12. And if the blonde-haired little girl gets caught (probably as she's trying to rush the little boy out before he's fully concealed all those Milky Bars...), you could borrow my Nanette Newman washing up liquid dispenser. No matter what brand you pour in, it squirts out Fairy!

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    1. Mr Devine: I prefer a genuine fairy.... none of the pretenders will do :-)
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  13. Hmm, I reckon that Rachel Darcy's got a big future: a voice, looks, and a ukelele! The blond-haired little boy shoplifter on the other hand is eventually gonna be caught, and is gonna have to give all his Heinz baked beans and cheesy triangles back.

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    1. Gadjo: She's good isn't she?!
      I believe the blonde haired boy will see the error of his ways when he tries to purloin a French stick...
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  14. Rachel Darcy is too gorgeous and talented and cool. Shopkeepers will hand the Fairy Liquid over to her. Get rid of the little blondies, they're just not cool.
    Axxx

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    1. Annie... I'm wondering if the little blonde haired girls are from the village of the damned?
      Now that was a good film.
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  15. Thanks for elf caption link. I gave it a try.
    Fairy on the dishes appears to work from the pics in the ad. Does Fairy work any other household tricks?
    I recall visiting a Tesco's on a trip to the UK. I probably went right for the hobnobs.

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    1. Did someone mention HOBNOBS?

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    2. Hobnobs became a favorite when I lived in Ireland for a bit of time. I'm not a big chocolate lover so my favorite was the oatmeal.

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    3. MJ and Bill... I will leave you two to hobnob.
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  16. As a small none blonde boy I was sent to purchase a small cabbage. I came back with a single Brussel Sprout.

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  17. I never bother with wee blonde childer doing my shoplifting for me in Tesco. Not because Tesco is not so popular up here, more to do with the fact that you can get three wee gingers for the price of one blondie at ASDA. They are great at getting out bottles of whisky, but for some reason don't even begin to get your hopes up in the baked goods section.

    And yes... I am slapping my own arse pocket as I type.

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    1. Mr Files.... No gingerbread then? I like a big ginger man.
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  18. My youngest boy is blonde haired (headed) and would not even know what washing up liquid is. That ukelele playing girl has a great name, brings back lovely connotations of Colin Firth striding around in his riding trou - any relation?

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  19. Rachel loves Rachel, not that is a bad thing. She's very talented. Does she juggle too?

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    1. Mr Joey.... she seems the type who could effortlessly juggle, doesn't she?
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    1. Blimey, Pat, you woke me up there... Yes, I still skip, and make bubble mixture from Mum's fairy liquid.
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  21. I apologise for my late responses.... I blame the weather... I am finding it difficult to prise myself away fro the wood burning stove. What month is it again?
    Sx

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    1. December. Let's make snow angels ...

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    2. Let's do Christmas!! Or at least have an artic roll....
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  22. I hope the blonde haired boy isn't sent to nick a fresh lobster! *eyes water*.

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    1. John.... don't give me ideas :-)
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  23. Hello honeybunny, an article that may interest you here.

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  24. It's the bleak Mid-June now.

    Are you still with us - or do I have to pin the photograph of yer lovely derriere to the wall of rememberence?

    I mean - even Norma put up some Corgie pics!


    Waaaaahh ...

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  25. Are you already back from Benidorm?

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  26. I am.... but I am waiting for the bleak mid-July.
    Sx

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  27. Say MsScarlet - your writing skills are fab, but how's it with your needle skills?

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    1. Well, not bad, to be honest... and I might be giving this idea a whirl.
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    1. ....or Irish, I'm not fussed :-)
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    2. We'll start with the Jameson then, reet? :¬)

      xxx

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  29. It's July now, but I think technically you're still blogging properly. You blog when you feel the urge to blog and otherwise not. That seems like proper blogging to me.

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  30. Scarlet Blue - there you are. Nearly fell of my radar. I thought I was bad. You are badder. In terms of time keeping. One moment it's January (or May) the next it's 10 July. Soon it'll be Christmas. Again. Can't go on like this: Let's put the brakes on. Mount a revolt.

    U

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  31. Hey...thanks for getting in touch. I'm still around, but just too busy to blog at the moment - or ever again, who knows? I'm still very active on Twitter though if you're a user?

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  32. Bleak Mid-July is here and technically speaking you are blogging fast and hard *sigh* Is there life after the thermo vest? Are you moving again? What about the work in progress? Questions a confused and disoriented Franconian asks.

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    1. I am toooo hot now.... we are in the bright mid July.
      I am deliberating. When my deliberating is complete I will post something... I have a muddle in my head... bit like knotted knitting.
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  33. Will you be live blogging the royal baby?

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  34. These things usually happen when I'm asleep... but I will do my best.
    Sx

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  35. I feel like pilgrim who comes to a shrine and downs a round of crunchy flowers carried for miles and days ... *snirfl* ... filled with hope, the promise of another text, a glimpse into the surreal ... ach, ach und nochmal ach, das Herz ist schwer, I drag my bonesack away, over the river and into the woods, only to start the pilgrimage again on the next morning, hope HOPE I say, never dies ...

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  36. Sorry... I will sort it out.... the burning hot mid July post needs to be written. I will do something... I promise.
    Sx

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  37. Just read what you saied at Eryl's - they must have screwed up something with the uploader. WP is always slow, there are a few screws to screw. Where is your new arty blog? I would certainly like to see it!

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  38. I have an Egyptian-themed Tarot card set, but I'm afraid to try it.

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  39. Ha ha, hilarious, I only have the blonde boy so cannot ever ask for fairy liquid though for years I had the most sublimest of washing up gloves with faux fur and sparkles, they made dirty dishes disappear with a shimmer, crikey, I should start writing (bad) adverts.

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  40. I have an interesting idea for this blog.... It's something I've wanted to do for a long time, I'm worried it my be dull and self indulgent... but I'm going to do it in any case. Hopefully it will be more celebration than dullsville.
    Sx

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  41. "dull and self indulgent"

    That pretty much describes me!

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