Monday, 18 November 2013

Monday.


Left to right above are: Ruby, Mango, Guy, and Lucy.



Guy having slight problems with Mango (who is easily the most strong willed of the family). Took the photos in the private car park behind our house, as Lucy and Guy gave the dogs a little exercise before they drove (or rather, were driven) home yesterday by their parents. It was a lovely weekend, and things have seemed very quiet today - still, we all made the most of their flying visit; and we shall be seeing Sarah and Mikey on the 5th of next month - to celebrate Sarah's  'Big Zero' birthday- it would be ungallant of me to specify further.  Meeting halfway at the Fire Engine House.

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I've just had to reopen this blog entry because Ann's just reminded me of an incident on Saturday evening that should be recorded :-  Ann was serving out supper at the bar that divides our kitchen from our small dining table, and I was taking the laden plates to table, and spilled a few peas when handling Guy his plate. Now Guy, who will be fourteen in a few days time always appreciates a joke (even his grandfather's jokes can make him chuckle) but I've never known Guy make a joke, well not a verbal 'funny'. I apologised as his peas bounced across the table, and he  said :-
"It's all right Pa. You know what they are now?"
"Peas ?" I said.
"No", Guy replied.  "They're peas that have got away.  They're escapees", and collapsed into a fit of schoolboy giggles.

Can't think who he takes after?

14 comments:

Rog said...

Very good material Mike - you have obviously trained the petit pois well!

Maggie said...

Very appealing!

Mike and Ann said...

Yes; and they were there to mange too.

Z said...

Plenty of legume under your table, Mike?

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you Zoe; always plenty of 'legrume' for family and friends under our table.

Mike and Ann said...

P.s. There always has bean.

Crowbard said...

It quickens the pulse to hear it, Mike!

Pat said...

Good for guy - handsome and witty.
I see you have been infected by the dreaded pun virus. I blame Rog!

Mike and Ann said...

Hi Pat. So do I - frequently; but, as you can see, it's dreadfully catching.

Liz said...

I'm Hap-pea to see that you had a good weekend.

It does seem quiet when everyone has gone home, doesn't it? When my niece and nephew have been to stay it always seems very strange and quiet when they have gone.

Mike and Ann said...

Hi Liz. Yes, it always seems to take a day or two to get back to normal; much as I think we both enjoy our quiet life style. But it's always good (stimulating ?) to have youngsters about the place.

Mike and Ann said...

P.s.
Pat thinks Rog is to blame for the dreaded pun virus, and a pun my word, I think he is.
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(Took me a while, but I got there).

Z said...

Chortling helplessly Mike, well said!

Mike and Ann said...

Thank you Z. Glad someone got it!