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Ode To Goy.

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The kitchen floor needs washing,
But the thought gives me no joy,
So I do not think I’ll do it,
‘Cos I’d rather be on GOY.

And the Hostas, they need splitting,
But I think I’ll ask my boy,
As I’m really old and feeble,
And I’d rather be on GOY.

And that Gaura needs uprooting,
‘Cos it’s reaching for the sky,
But I’ll ask for help to do it,
As I’d rather be on GOY.

And whilst the garden is a pleasure,
When the temperature is high,
I will leave it, ‘though not gladly,
For I’d rather be on GOY.

So with the cooking and the cleaning ,
and the worries, I will toy,
I will take myself to Lap Top land’
And happily click on GOY.

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Me too Bredakelly me too. :o)

27 Sep, 2011

 

All too true, Breda. Enjoyed that.

27 Sep, 2011

 

I just love GOY in Lap Top Land too. :o)

27 Sep, 2011

 

Hi Olive, Tuesday and Linda. Thought I might reach a few kindred souls out there in cyberspace. I was going to make the heading read ' the epitome of doggerel ' but then I thought it might be misconstrued, if you see what I mean!!

27 Sep, 2011

 

i agree totally, love your ode to goy, fabulous. I love goy land,( laptop land and ebay land.) I have even convinced myself rustic is now great, not too perfect with things, leaves more time for goy and laptop. If house gets a bit too dusty i just blame the cats.

27 Sep, 2011

 

Hi Bilbo. Well, our hearts beat as one, don't they? and I love the dog on you avatar ( is that the correct term to use? ) is it your currtent one? We lost ours last year sadly.

27 Sep, 2011

 

That's brilliant Breda!

Have you been watching through my kitchen window?

27 Sep, 2011

 

Glad you enjoyed it Tuesday. I excel at doggerel. Old W. S. would not have to worry about competition from moi...

Well, I don't excel exactly. I just knock out the rubbish now and then...

27 Sep, 2011

 

Carry on knocking it out - I think it's very clever!

27 Sep, 2011

 

I wouldn't dare Sticki 'cos I'm sure I'd be dazzled by all your gleaming surfaces. Ta lots...

27 Sep, 2011

 

Breda that is so true, I love it, added it to my favs...

27 Sep, 2011

 

If you'd read some of the rubbish I've written you wouldn't risk that request... Lol as they say...

27 Sep, 2011

 

Ha ha! Gleaming surfaces?? I think not!

27 Sep, 2011

 

With your energy. You don't kid me...........

27 Sep, 2011

 

Too busy on GoY of course!

27 Sep, 2011

 

Well that's understandable!!!

27 Sep, 2011

 

Hi Lincs, Thank you lots. I'm good at talking rubbish.....

27 Sep, 2011

 

Feeling down today - father in law very poorly your ode helped to put a smile on my face:-)

27 Sep, 2011

 

Hi Kfunsters, I'm so sorry your father in law is poorly. Hope he feels better soon. Glad I made you smile. A little levity always helps and the rubbish I write has either of two effects. You either grind your teeth or smile. All the best...

27 Sep, 2011

 

lol - love it :o))

27 Sep, 2011

 

:)))) really made me smile!! Thanks for that

27 Sep, 2011

 

I'll look for that. He looks wonderful. I'm a real doggy person although I do like animals in general, they give so much and take so little. Will look for the blog...

27 Sep, 2011

 

And a smile is worth a thousand words Poppy. Glad you liked my bit of doggerel...

27 Sep, 2011

 

Very amusing - and sooo true...

28 Sep, 2011

 

I like a bit of doggerel
Just now and then you see
It keeps me out of mischief
When I should be making tea!

It doesn't mean a thing you know
It doesn't have to rhyme -
It's just not fancy poetry
And takes up little time.

You've started something Breda
We'll all now have a go
Good thing there are no prizes
But just a happy glow!!

Apologies for this nonsensical effort . . . yours was very good Bredakelly . . . nothing like a bit of doggerel to make us smile. :)))

29 Sep, 2011

 

Hi Sheila,

I'm glad you liked my nonsense rhyme
I hope it helped to pass the time
And if it made you smile, you know
That gives ME a happy glow

And if I've started something here
Then I know I'm in for some good cheer
For Goyers are so clever and witty
I'm sure I'll read some wonderful ditties

So now I'll say 'I'm sorry dear' for -
The awful rubbish I'm writing here
'Cos it all gets worse with age, I fear
So I'll sign off now - do I hear loud cheers????

Thank you for your lovely comment. I loved it...

29 Sep, 2011

 

Gosh, I'm so impressed - I don't think I could get more than 4 lines in this format, not my forte at all...and I didn't even know it was called doggerel... always wondered what that was, lol!

29 Sep, 2011

 

Hi Bamboo, I can scribble them down at a rate of knots and that says something about me, but I won't go into that. What I would ask is- WHY oh WHY couldn't I be good at something good and lucrative??????? Ah, no, I'm not really moaning, I can say I have been very fortunate in life. Also I am an AVID, AVID , AVID , reader and I love words, All the best!!...

29 Sep, 2011

 

Yes! Breda - you are definitely on my wavelength. I've often thought I'd like to be REALLY good at something, instead of which I've dabbled! Tried most things . . . pottery, watercolours, garden design, calligraphy, and recently writing. I've just had an article published about a children's bookshop where I used to work! As you love reading, take a look at the website www.foxedquarterly.com

29 Sep, 2011

 

How amazing Sheila. I too have tried to do so many things and two of those were, writing and calligraphy. I actually did quite well at calligraphy and had some things framed, but I developed cataracts and had to give it up which was a shame as I really enjoyed it. Sight is quite good now since I had my ops, but that didn't happen until five years later. Well done with your article. It must be lovely seeing yourself in print. Hope you have many more successes. Thanks for the email address. I will definitely have a look at that...

29 Sep, 2011

 

Oh no - that must have been SO frustrating having to give up your lovely calligraphy - just terrible not being able to see properly. Could you take a deep breath and give it another go?? What sort of writing did you do? I should probably be sending you a PM (Personal message)!

30 Sep, 2011

 

Cant do rhyme but I can use a hammer, so its great reading your splendid offerings - this has gone on my favs.

30 Sep, 2011

 

The first line says it all for me this morning ... the kitchen floor does need a clean but I am trying to keep up with GoY ... not feeling guilty at all! ...

1 Oct, 2011

 

Good for you Shirley! So strange that guilty feeling - I was on here for a while, but kept thinking "I really should get that ironing done", so I did, and now I can relax! Silly really . . .

1 Oct, 2011

 

You are a good girl, Sheila! ... I shall be gardening for Mum most of the afternoon ... lots to do for her ... it is already quite hot outside so I shall stay cool indoors until then ... cannot believe this glorious weather on October 1st ... :o)))

1 Oct, 2011

 

my ironing isnt done ~ would you like mine too then neither of us need to feel guilty!???

1 Oct, 2011

 

That is an offer I shall gladly refuse, Sticki! ... I have not had much spare time this week for GoY so I am slowly trawling through blogs ... not a hope of catching up on the pics though ... :o(

1 Oct, 2011

 

never mind shirley!! thought you might all like this email that a GoYer sent me:

It all began with an iPhone...
March was when our son celebrated his 17th birthday, and we got him an iPhone. He just loved it. Who wouldn't?
I celebrated my birthday in July, and my wife made me very happy when she bought me an iPad.
Our daughter's birthday was in August so we got her an iPod Touch.
My wife celebrated her birthday in September so I got her an iRon.
It was around then that the fight started...
What my wife failed to recognize is that the iRon can be integrated into the home network with the iWash, iCook and iClean.
This inevitably activates the iNag reminder service.
I should be out of the hospital next week!!

1 Oct, 2011

 

Absolutely brilliant - I laughed out loud. :))) Thanks for sharing it Sticki!

1 Oct, 2011

 

Brilliant ... I laughed aloud too! ... :o)))

1 Oct, 2011

 

Yorkshire sent it to me! It had pictures but I couldn't copy those!
Good isn't it!

1 Oct, 2011

 

Thanks to all who commented on my rather pathetic Ode to Goy, but I am delighted that it made some people smile. I could post another one. I wonder if I should, what do you think? I really liked Sheilabubs. It was so good and so gramatically superior. Good one Sheila!!...

1 Oct, 2011

 

Gracious - thanks Breda - it just sort of came to me - hardly stopped to think! But yours was so much better . . . not "pathetic" at all . . . yes, definitely post another . . . it's good to smile!!

1 Oct, 2011

 

Oh yes keep going you two! Please!

1 Oct, 2011

 

Aw. come on Sticki. Do have a go pleeeeeeeease. I just know it would be really eeeeeeasy for someone brill like you...

2 Oct, 2011

 

i dont think you know me very well. i like taking photos, not so good with poems, can only do rhyming words with 5 year olds!!

2 Oct, 2011

 

Hi Sticki, I don't believe you for a minute!!!!!!!...

3 Oct, 2011

 

its true.
:-)

3 Oct, 2011

 

Hello Sheila, yes it is the Severn. I don't know the hamlet you lived in, but I will find it. Lucky you to have lived in such a beautiful place and I adore the Forest of Dean. Gloucestershire is so scenic and I'm so glad we moved here, and I've even been told that my ancestors, going way, way back hailed from here. I wonder if that's true!!...

3 Oct, 2011

 

i had relations who lived in cinderford, thats near the forest of dean isnt it?

3 Oct, 2011

 

I believe it is, but I don't think I have ever been there. Didn't get over to the forest at all this summer, what with the weather etc...

3 Oct, 2011

 

Cinderford is right in the middle of the Forest of Dean, Sticki . . . We haven't been back for many years, but I think there is now a sculpture trail. It's quite an old-fashioned place in a way . . . certainly natural and unsophisticated, as many of the residents still mine coal. Dennis Potter lived in the area (remember him?)

3 Oct, 2011

 

So you live south of the river then Breda?? Laurie Lee country . . .

3 Oct, 2011

 

oh yes i have heard of him. my uncle was a jeweller so if you know cinderford you would have seen his shop ~ its not there any more ~ well he isnt anyway.

3 Oct, 2011

 

Couldn't say I "know" Cinderford Sticki . . . just did a pottery course there for a break from my little boys - who are now 41 and 39!

3 Oct, 2011

 

Sticki and Sheila, Sorry, Sticki, I have been to Cinderford several times, don't know what I was thinking of and I had lovely times there and loved hearing the local history, and, yes, Sheila I live just about eight miles from Slad, and the scenery over there is breathtaking. Have you read Cider with Rosie? Old Laurie was a naughty boy at times!!! but I enjoyed the book and I always think of him when I am over that way.
And Sticki, if you haven't visited the forest you are in for a treat when you do as it is really impressive and sort of unique as you would glean from it's history...

3 Oct, 2011

 

I have visited but it was a long time ago, I have read Cider with Rosie ~ also a long time ago!
Have you read 'Child of the Forest'? I think [if i remember rightly] that it is by Winifred Foley?? who grew up in the Forest of Dean

3 Oct, 2011

 

Yes! I have read "Cider with Rosie" (also many years ago), and "Two Women", and "As I walked out one Midsummer Morning"! Laurie Lee's writing is positively poetic. But I haven't read "Child of the Forest" tho' I'm fairly certain you have the right author Sticki.

3 Oct, 2011

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/winifred-foley-author-whose-a-child-of-the-forest-put-the-forest-of-dean-on-the-literary-map-1668045.html

3 Oct, 2011

 

Thank you Sticki, I will definitetly get this book. I loved L.Lee. Well, figureatively speaking, that is.....

and yes, Sheila, I agree with you about L.Lees writing and now I feel I want to rediscover him, so I will look in the library in the morning as I have to return books anyway...

3 Oct, 2011

 

Good idea Breda . . . it's nice to re-read a "long-lost" favourite.

And thanks Sticki, maybe I'll look out for that in our library (tho' at the moment I seem to be reading about five different books!).

4 Oct, 2011

 

Just caught up with this blog Breda.....brilliant. You fellow Goyers have so much talent between you. Keep it coming.... :o))) and the one from Yorkie to Stickie is great......I'm still chuckling.

20 Oct, 2011

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