Wife states it,s yet again BUNGALOW LOOKING TIME hmmmmmm, only snag being she dose,nt want to move far from where we now live, fraid she thought my suggestion DEVON a bit far afield, DON,T KNOW WHY SHE ASKS ME FOR SUGGESTIONS AND THEN GRRRRS as though I,m not being helpful.
Nearly got into an argument with Wife this Morning, I,m on Porch having a Smoke and phone rings, I hear Wife state I DON,T THINK SO HE,D HAVE MENTIONED IT, WHY SHOULD I GET HIM TO THE PHONE WE DON,T REQUIRE ANYTHING , NO I WILL NOT CALL HIM, then phone slams down, when I get back in Wife enquires whether I,ve spoken to a Home Improvement Advisor, I answered truthfully NO, I,d just got into Kitchen and phone rings , Wife answers, HE DOSE,NT KNOW WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT, ALRIGHT I,LL CALL HIM TO PHONE with her well mannered voice she shouts BOB WILL YOU GET TO THE RUDDY PHONE AND TELL THIS RUDDY WOMAN, on reaching the phone found that the Woman had cut off, had to prove to Wife that I hade,nt spoken to whichever group she was from via getting the phone number and checking it on Google, THERE IN BLACK AND WHITE WERE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS GROUPS TACTICS. Wheeeewwww times like this I,m thankful for Computer, I could have ended up with serious Earache, THESE SELLING TACTICS ARE CERTAINLY TROUBLE CAUSING IE THEY SHOULD KNOW THE LADIES ARE THE BOSS OF HOUSEHOLD AND THERE WORD IS LAW again I state I KNOW MY PLACE and Wife recognised I was not at fault hence making my Tea and Toast.
Thursday seems the busiest Day of the Week, maybe it,s due to us getting up early due to Youngest Grandson being dropped off, maybe because he,s getting older and requiring me to help him with his Toys plus Computer Time, maybe because I have to fit in Dog Walking Duties, I could go on with the MAYBES but it,s def not what Wife states ie MAYBE YOUR GETTING OLD hmmm I take offence at that remark and said so as I walked the Dogs, THERE GOOD LISTENERS AND NEVER ANSWER BACK.
Son in law has just updated all my Computer Ware ie new keyboard, moniter, mouse etc, tis now like watching television with such a big screen, cannot complain about not being looked after, nowt but Praise for all the help they give APPRECIATION FOR WHAT WIFE AND MYSELF DO FOR THEM is there answer when we offer Payment for latest updates that keeps us in the modern age.The kids seem to be in House moving mode at the moment, eldest has bought a bigger House, Son and Wife putting theres on Market and looking for a bigger one and now Youngest and Husband been viewing a bigger house today, DEF GIVING WIFE THAT GET UP AND GO FEELING , maybe later in the Year i,ll bow down to her Wishes, it,s just the thought of one phrase she keeps coming out with YOU,LL HAVE TO GET RID OF YOUR JUNK hmmmm TIS NOT JUNK IT,S ANTIQUES OF THE FUTURE why does she always laugh at that comment.
This Year seems to have started with a fair bit of bad news ie Friends and Family Hospital Visits, i wish them all the best in these scary times and all Members of Group suffering same, as Wife states WE NEVER KNOW WHATS AROUND THE CORNER HENCE ENJOY ALL THE GOOD TIMES WE CAN, i surely try to do just that even though it sometimes gets the Wifes back up.
Busy few Days, 11yr old Grandsons been Poorly hence been at ours to enable his Mum and Dad to Work, had to keep him confined to upstairs on Thursday when Youngest Grandson was here, did,nt want him getting Poorly as well, i,m also having to go down to Dogs half an hour earlier to ensure i give them both long walks ie Younger ones been missbehaving hence need to run around with her at Park to tire her out hmmm, think it,s more me than her that this Works on.
Two Youngest Grandsons here for the Day hence kept busy, Youngest blatently refused to go to Park in his Pram but can,t complain ie he held mine and Grandsons hands, only played up once when i would,nt let him jump in puddle hmmm twas more like a Pond than a Puddle.
Had a flood warning in certain areas around our Area last night, Rain pounded down, somehow it tends to make me pull blankets over my head and doze off ie better than a sleeping pill, still belting it down now, i know Wifes going to state TAKE YOUR BROLLIE when i set off for Dogs hmmm, i,ll end up doing a Mary Poppins with the strong gusts of Wind, hence i,ll obey orders but won,t risk putting it up.
Def loosing track of Time, just unbelievable how fast it,s going, think thats why i keep getting on Wifes Nerves ie forgetting things, she uses one comment quite regular HE CAN REMEMBER CLEARLY WHAT HE WAS DOING 40 PLUS YEARS AGO, EVEN NAMES AND VENUES, BUT HAS TROUBLE REMEMBERING PROMISES HE MADE TWO WEEKS AGO, would luv to state I ENJOYED THOSE PROMISES FROM 40 PLUS YEARS AGO, but i bruise easily.
A bit of Sunshine brings Wifes tricks to the Fore, LETS GO TO THE TOP OF THE BANKING BOB AND CHECK HOW THERE DOING ON CLEARING THE HOTEL SITE, hence up we went, me looking over towards JCB and Wife collecting broken branches and doing General tidy up, WHILE WE,RE UP HERE WE MIGHT AS WELL PUT THOSE FEW SHRUBS IN THAT I,VE BEEN GROWING SINCE LAST YEAR, THERE DOWN BEHIND SHED, hmmmm off i went to collect, after half an hour i decided enough was enough , Wife calling me a WOOOS , wat the ruddy ells a woos, if it,s someone thats knackered and would sooner do the job at Weekend with the correct Tools available then i accept BUT SOMETHING TOLD ME VIA THE WAY SHE LOOKED AND SAID IT that it was def an insult , I CAN TAKE IT.
Ruddy Colds, managed to walk the Dogs Yesterday but was suffering and on getting Home retired to Bed, could,nt eat just slept, House was full at Tea Time but thought it safer to stop where i was ie DON,T LIKE SHARING THE GERMS, Wife brought up the necessary Tablets and Water to help ease the Pain, even a Cuppa and a couple of Biccies at nine o clock, had a great Sleep and felt better for it this morning, although Wife drove me down to Dogs this Morning and walked one of them with me then drove me back HER ORDERS. Snag is i hate letting anyone down, even Dogs and not going to let any Bug from preventing me.
Managed a Walk with Young Grandson and Wife, ensured my Pockets were stuffed with Tissues, cannot stand being stuck in house, got a lot of stick from Wife for not stopping Smoking RUDDY ELL BOB, YOU,VE GOT A COUGH YET CAN STAND IN THE COLD AND SMOKE RUDDY CIGARETTE, I,M SURE YOU DO IT TO TRY MY PATIANCE honest i don,t and i have reduced my intake ie normally around Ten a Day but last few Weeks dropped to Eight and Wife knows if i stop i get nowty, RUDDY ELL I,VE REDUCED A LOT OF THINGS OVER THE YEARS THAT I DESERVE PRAISE FOR HMMMM i live in hope, was Chatting to a Mate last week that was puffing away on one of those electrical Pipes RUDDY ELL I COULD,NT SEE HIM FOR SMOKE hmmm, NICE AROMA BOB AINT IT hmmm lucky i,m a polite person.
Def kept on my toes yesterday, Youngest Grandson dropped off at Ten for his overnight stay, could,nt take him out as Rained all day but myself and Wife kept him busy OR IS IT THAT HE KEPT US BUSY, Wife played ell as i let him watch the new Film King Arthuar with me, he luvved it, especially when the Elephants were destroying everything OR WAS IT MAMMOTHS , she put her foot down at SCULL ISLAND, he slept through till 7.30, mind you he went to bed later than he would have done at his Parents shhhhhhh i fibbed to them about his bedtime, they were amazed he slept till that time hmmmm.
Still not over this ruddy Cold, Wifes banned me from my Exercising routine till i,m better, she reckons i may pass out hmm with the Coughing and Wheezing i,m doing she,s probably right, still getting a bit of Walkabouts though, mind you Wifes at my side hmmm, told her that i,m going alone Tomorrow, ruddy ell she,s making me feel like a Toddler that needs looking after and Yes she hint as such hmmm.
Walked both Dogs unaided ONE AT A TIME OF COURSE, lovely day in Cleckie much required Sunshine, Wife ensured i had a pocket full of Tissues and she was right I DEF NEEDED THEM, Youngest Grandson and Parents are enjoying a Week at Centre Parks hence no Babysitting Tomorrow, but Grandaughter is calling down after School for a visit, she,ll take over my Computer i,ll bet THEY ALL SEEM TO WANT TO TAKE OVER MY OFFICE ON THERE VISITS.
Another lovely day in Cleckie and enjoyed my Walkabout, Wifes hinting on some Gardening jobs at Weekend if it stays like this Weather Wise COMON RAIN COMON RAIN, shhhhh don,t say owt, she,ll have my Guts for Garters as the saying goes.
Awaiting Wifes Soap to finish so we can then watch an Action Movie, Wife having a Glass of Wine while i,m sipping from a large glass of Rum and Coke, MEDICINAL OF COURSE, WIFES ORDERS, she said i can have a couple of refills MIGHT HELP REDUCE MY COUGH hmmm i,ll try anything once, might have a bit of problems with my legs later though.
Ruddy Raining in Cleckie, Wife was looking forward to her Gardening hmmm, as was i hmmmm, now it,s just my Ironing to do while she Knits a Cardigan for new edition to Family, in other words A PEACEFUL RELAXING DAY have to allow myself this one remark HUUUUURRRRAY, just did,nt feel up to digging and Weeding and feel ashamed that i gave Wife the impression i was looking forward to it.
For some reason AGAINST MY PLEA OF COURSE, the Weather picked up over Cleckie , resulting in myself obeying Wifes commands to do a bit of Trimming on the Ivy covering Trees, ALTHOUGH I,VE GOT TO ADMIT TO DOING A GOOD JOB ,Wifes words, i personally would sooner have been laid back on Settee watching a Film, but hey thats just being lazy, Wifes words, only took a couple of hours and well worth doing Wifes words hmmmmm.
I,m sure Wife said NO VALENTINE PRESSIES THIS YEAR, but at breakfast noticed an Envelope with my name on hence stating THOUGHT YOU SAID NO CARDS THIS YEAR , hence recieving a backlash plus a reminder that she,d given me some money at Weekend hmmm I THOUGHT THAT WAS POCKET MONEY, will have to call into Town for one on my way back from Walkabout or i,ll be choking on my Valentine Tea tonight ie feeling guilty, HONEST AFTER SO MANY YEARS TOGETHER I DID,NT THINK SHE,D NEED A CARD TO KNOW SHE WAS MY VALENTINE as per usual WRONG AGAIN.
Cough getting better, might get promoted from my Office come Bedroom back to my own hmmm think Wifes enjoyed the freedom of movement and the unshared covers hence will ask permission first, i know she,s going to state WEEELLL IT WAS YOUR DECISSION and then WHY , WAT YOU AFTER, hmmmm as if.
Did a fair bit of Gardening Yesterday COMON BOB ITS STOPPED RAINING hmmm had to oblige, but looks good, an easy Day Today just a bit of Ironing and watched Lorna Doon on Tele in Afternoon while Wife did a bit of Knitting, from five o clock full house Sunday Tea at Pams Cafe hmm a ruddy lot of washing up, TALK ABOUT SOFT HANDS, GOOD OLD FAIRY LIQUID.
School Holidays already, Dog Walking and Park, thankfully tis a nice day, had to have a Hair Cut Yesterday, kids stating i was looking a scruff WHO ME HMMM I WAS JUST TRYING TO REMINISCE ON MY HIPPY ERA, had it cut a bit shorter than norm just to see what they,d say LOOKS GOOD DAD YOU LOOK YOUNGER hmmm YOUNGER THAN WAT.
Ruddy ell even a pair of Robins playing ell with me, following me around Garden, i,m sure they were giving some bad language,LISTEN TIS NOT ME THAT STATED CUT THE IVY IT WAS WIFE, she did allow some to stay at the bottom of the Tree just for them, but they,d have to build a new Nest.
Plenty of Walkabouts, thankful to 12 yr old Grandson for assisting me in Dog Walking and taking Youngest Grandson to Park, i reckon he knows he owes me for all those Days i spent with him from being a Baby THE CYCLE NEVER ENDS, I,M STILL DOING THE SAME , Youngest Daughter hinting that she might be starting a Family soon and she,s got our names marked on Calender for Childminding hmmm who was it that said WE,D GROW OLD GRACEFULLY will someone tell them I DEF HAVE,NT GOT THE TIME TO GROW OLD and as another thought NOR THE INKLING ha ha.
Sad to hear that one of our Cleckie Stawlwarts has passed away Mrs Gladys Kell, a one time Mayoress, a Magistrate etc, she,d worked at a once massive firm in Cleckheaton called BBA and organised many meet ups with a number of the Ladies once a Year they would meet up at the Town Hall Steps and then go on a jaunt, it was something they,d arranged as Young Uns that they,d always keep in touch, sadly over the last ten years the numbers dwindled to just three.She loved her Trips and went on the Orient Express a number of times, even going recently, she and her late Husband had totally different aspects to politics and there would be two different posters on there house window, i once appeared before her when she was a Magistrate, a difference of opinion over Maintainance I LOST AND SHE SENTENCED ME TO 30 DAYS HMMM, i always had a chat with her on seeing her around Town, a big Woman always wearing big Hats and colourful attire, sadly the last few years very frail and with zimmerframe but still as bright as a button, RIP GLADYS.
Another busy Weekend, Friday night childminding at 12 yr old Grandsons, he did,nt want to come down to ours I WANT TO PLAY ON MY GAMES , i,ll be bored at yours hmmm, he was on his games all night, playing against his mates via computer and just coming downstairs for drinks and goodies, thankfully there were good programmes on Tele for myself and Wife and even better there was two Teles, hence when Wife watched her Soaps i sat in dining room watching Action. They were supposed to be back by ten thirty hmm twelve thirty they arrived back, Wife had enjoyed the bottle of Wine they,d left for her plus we left in the Taxie they,d arrived back in ALL PAID FOR , hence can,t complain. Saturday i,d just finished ironing when Youngest Daughter rung around eleven thirty, invited us down to a Pub near her for Dinner, A TREAT, very nice thick beef sarnie with chips and Gravy plus drinks, can,t complain, then myself and Wife having to leave at one thirty, Baby sitting duties for Son, he and Wife were doing a bit of painting at theres hence Youngest at ours from two till six thirty, HE KEPT US BUSY, wife was knackered due to bottle of wine on Friday, but we coped, crashed out after he,d gone, today it,s catching up on house duties, hence i,m away to collect duster and start polishing, Wife will be checking my work with the white gloves hmmm, reminds me of Raleigh Days.
Wifes orders on leaving house this morning PUT YOUR WOOLIE HAT ON AND WEAR YOUR WELLIES AND TAKE YOUR BROLLIE,hmmm decided on Woolie hat, did,nt want to plod out in heavy duty Wellies, DON,T COME CRYING TO ME IF YOU CATCH FLU hmm WAT AGAIN i,d better not, ruddy ell i,ve contracted it a few times this Year, but being as the Wife states OBSTINATE i have,nt bothered Doctor MIND YOU BY THE TIME I GOT IN FOR AN APPOINTMENT I,D EITHER BE CURED OR FIDDLING WITH HARP.
Just back from two year old Grandsons Birthday Party at his Parents House, great time, had to laugh though when he shoved a group of his new cars into my hands then ran into the kitchen to his Mum and Granma stating GRANDAD TOOK THEM then came back in pointing at me and awaiting me getting a verbal hmmm somehow reminds me of another Grandson always dropping me in it, i reckon they enjoy seeing there Granma rollicking me.
Snow been bad in Cleckie, had Grandson here this morning ie School Closed, he and his Mate were going Sledging but i got banned from joining them hmmm, although Wife did send me down to Tescos for a few items, HAD TO WRITE ME A LIST THOUGH, RECKONS I,D COME BACK WITH WRONG ITEMS hmmm, she made me wear the heavy duty Wellies, plus put on Woolen Hat, on my return she states I WATCHED YOU GOING DOWN ROAD AND YOU DID,NT HALF REMIND ME OF ONE OF YOUR FAVOURITES ON TELE, i should,nt have asked JUST KNEW IT WAS A MICKEY TAKER, go on then WHO, with a big grin she replies COMPO grrrrrrrr
It is a nice Little Town Kim, only snag is Developers insisting on Removing it,s History, Sad, on another note COMPO did his Dog Walking this Morning VERY WARY I MAY ADD, ICE SLUSH AND SNOW, but wat the eck, can,t beat a bit of fresh wind to the face, or should i say Icy Blast, at least it kept me moving.
Eldest Grandson sleeping over last night hence both of us watching a good action film without complaints from Wife, Today Youngest Grandson will be here in half an hour for a four hour stay while his Parents go House Hunting, they put theres on Market on Monday and had three views straight away hence ensuring they have one to move into, Tonight 12yr old Grandson stopping over, bet he takes over my Computer, but at least he to enjoys Action Films hence it,ll be a late viewing, again with no complaints from Wife I HOPE, she states i should,nt be letting him watch violence hmmmmm THERES SOME OF HIS GAMES THAT EVEN I WON,T WATCH OR PLAY, even my Films are tame compared to them.
Thankfully Snow gone hence back to my normal appearance, think even Dogs were glad to see me back to normallity, i was getting welts around my Calfs with those ruddy Wellies, plus i don,t recommend running in them hmmm, def need to start my Workouts before i seize up.
Managed a training session Today, bit of advice from Wife, DON,T YOU DARE OVERDO IT, YOU,VE HAD A LONG BREAK SO DON,T BE STUPID, no problems ie was Stupid and did all my normal routine and felt great after, will fit another couple of Sessions in before Weeks out, will try to fit it in with Dogwalking Duties and Childminding Duties and Ironing of course and whatever crops up, no time for Dillydallying as Wife would state.
Still spot on with the creases Kim , no complaints from anyone THEY DARE,NT, have to laugh on Weather Report on our local News last night MAYBE A FLURRY OF SNOW, up at six this morning awaiting Grandson to be dropped off at Seven, looked out the Window to see three inches of Snow and still coming down, Son Phoned to say he could,nt get up hills to ours from Brighouse hence aiming for Motorway, got here an hour late and still here awaiting for Traffic at Chain Bar in Cleckheaton to reduce, might be lucky by Ten o Clock.Have noted other Grandkids being dropped off at Grandparents via Sledge ie Parents pulling them uphill, hence i reckon i,ll be on my Compo lookalike trek Today hmmmm.
Wifes been out since 11.30, gone for a Snack with Youngest Daughter then getting her Nails done, hence Bob,s the Boss hmmm hase,nt left me any duties either, that,ll mean laid back on Settee watching a Western, out for a Meal Tomorrow at Son,s for Mothers Day and YES I,VE GOT A CARD don,t fancy any Earache and like Wife says FOR THOSE MUMS NO LONGER WITH US, HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MUM, YOUR ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS.
Ruddy Weather, Wife states this Morning TAKE YOUR BROLLIE, i stated it was just Spitting hence did,nt bother, got to bottom of Road and i soon regretted, heavy Downpour all the way to Daughters, Dogs looked a bit puzzled on seeing state of me but soon looked the same when i took them a Walk, youngest luvved it, only snag she kept Shaking herself which added to my wet look, had Youngest Grandson for an hour hence a bit of Playtime, Wife got me Fish and Chips for tea, somehow they don,t seem to taste the same, the old fashioned way in Fat and Wrapped up in Newspaper still makes my mouth water at the thought, with plenty of bits.Managed another training session hence should look good for Summer, thats if we have one this Year hmmmm.
On my Walkabout this Morning around Park had a chat with a Lady who was also walking her Dog, she was visiting Area and got chatting about living in Littletown in Younger Days, she mentioned where her first house was when she got Married and funnily enough it was same Street my Brother lived on, mentioned her local Pubs and it was Pubs i frequented, same age as myself hence i must of known her, wished i,d asked her Name now, i,m always guaranteed a good chat on my walkabout, hence getting back late hmmmm .