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The Arm of the Law

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Murphy’s Law, that is; or maybe it’s Sod’s. Whatever it is, I seem to be subject to it.
The sun had been up for about an hour yesterday when I eventually arrived home, jetlagged and fully prepared to commit murder for a decent cup of tea. What is it with Americans and tea? Didn’t they recover from the Boston Tea Party?
Anyway, Messrs. Murphy and Sod had been busy during my brief absence. Nearly all the outdoor tomatoes have been ravaged by blight, there’s enough dandelions between the patio slabs to feed a battalion of tortoises, and slugs have been living the high life in the potted Dahlias. And all this before I even got through the door!
That was fun. I found myself almost physically excluded by a small mountain range composed of junk mail. I should have sent myself a postcard. At least I’d have had something interesting to read. Now for that cup of tea!
Wrong!! The milk had gone off.
Now, I had choices. Try and thaw out another can of milk in the microwave, drink coffee with Coffeemate or limp down the road to Lidl’s for some fresh milk. Limp? Yes, well. A few hours earlier, some dopey male individual just happened to park his overweight siutcase on my foot. I yelped, he glared at me, snarled something in what I think was Klingon, and stomped off.
Shoving the milk in the mic. on defrost, I went for a little hobble round the garden.
At last, something good. The bees must have been busy earlier in the year, because I have beans, beans and more beans. The Buddleia x weyeriana (a cross between davidii and globosa) is flowering profusely and I remembered I’d promised Mookins a pic.of it. The blight hasn’t touched the greenhouse tomatoes, and they’re now showing good colour. One or two were even ripe. I picked those to have with my lunch.
Making my weary way back indoors, the mic. ping-ed as I got to the kitchen. There was enough milk thawed for me to have that long awaited cup of tea. Sublime beverage in hand, I came in here (the engine room) to see what had been happening on GoY.
That idea went straight out of the window as I stood and stared for a moment in disbelief. The clock was going backwards. (It still is)
Trying not to spill my tea, I fell about laughing. Enough was enough. I drank my tea, left everything else go hang, and went to bed.
Sorry, there’s no photos. There wasn’t time, and it wasn’t a holiday. Still jetlagged, but will post some garden pics soon.
Missed you all.

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What a return! At least you've got your beans & tomatoes & got your cuppa! I'm sure as soon as your foot heals, you'll be able to sort the rest out.
Welcome home!! :~))

9 Aug, 2009

 

Lucky you with your clock going backwards! I've been trying to make my clocks go backwards for the last 40 years! Chin up - it could be worse ....... couldn't it?

9 Aug, 2009

 

Nariz ! That made me chuckle :))

Welcome home home Bb :)

9 Aug, 2009

 

Welcome home ....lol

9 Aug, 2009

 

Welcome home. Good blog

9 Aug, 2009

 

Nothing like a cuppa to make you feel better...welcome back BBB.

9 Aug, 2009

 

You must all have realised that I'm as thick as two short planks by now so I have not quarms about asking why the clock was going backwards?
I thought your blog was heading into the realms of black magic and possession but you went to bed ! ! !
PS. welcome home :~))

9 Aug, 2009

 

I wondered that aswell Ian but didn't like to ask lol

10 Aug, 2009

 

Me too!

10 Aug, 2009

 

Like yourselves, Ian and Hywel, I have absolutely no idea why the clock is going backwards, and continues to do so. I was wondering whether, if I stood by it long enough, I would gradually get younger? I'd have to stand there an awful long time, wouldn't I? Raofl!!! :┬Čo)))

10 Aug, 2009

 

Ok, dunno that one! what's RAOFL?
Maybe you WOULD get younger! Bit spooky tho, innit?

10 Aug, 2009

 

Agree with you there Madperth. Rolls About On Floor Laughing. OK?
I like spooky.

10 Aug, 2009

 

:~))

10 Aug, 2009

 

Welcome home - was suffering from withdrawal symptoms from no wurbling. I want a clock like that!

10 Aug, 2009

 

So do I, Wagger!

10 Aug, 2009

 

I wouldn't mind LOOKING younger but I don't want to BE younger - just LOOK younger that's all. I don't want to loose the experience i've got and the confidence I've built up over the years.

10 Aug, 2009

 

Couldn't we look younger, be younger ( as in fitter ), & still have the knowledge & stuff?

10 Aug, 2009

 

As usual Bbb you made me laugh with your blog, especially the bit about the Klingon with the big case, sorry about you tomatoes, we just came back from 2 weeks in Scotland and I have found all my veggies have some bug that Ian is identifying for me.

11 Aug, 2009

 

If you should happen to locate that ideal world, Madperth, send me a PM and we'll go there. I'll bring my backwards clock...just in case! LoL
Missed you too Bob. I love Scotland. Hope you solve your veggie problem. It's heartbreaking when you spend all that time and effort just to have the fruits of your labours destroyed by some nameless grot.

11 Aug, 2009

 

Will do BBB!

11 Aug, 2009

 

Hi Bob, did Ian not Email you? I thought he had.
I'm afraid he says its deffinetly that fly he was talking about, was it cabbage fly?
Carol

11 Aug, 2009

 

Thankyou Carol I am just going to my e-mail now I always check on GoY first before the e-mails, got to get it in the right perspective :o))))

11 Aug, 2009

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