January 9, 2019 at 00:17 #1391866
had two best friends,
I can’t remember the name of the 1st one but he lived in a caravan. I met him twice, the first time was when myself and Jon were off to Exeter races but the closer we got the heavy the rain was coming down and we decided to abandon the idea and visited Jon’s friend in the caravan who lived down that way. He made me a cup of tea in one of those bone china cups, it was bloody hot, deliberate I guess in case I asked for a re-fill. I’m sure he said he was a United fan and laughed at my team. Who’s laughing now ..!! The second time was when on the way to the Antiques with Father, deaf Jon and my Son we picked him up on the way, took him ages to get out of the caravan, perhaps he was drinking hot one. Jon and him went about their business at the antiques leaving myself, father and Alex to make do with our own company. I think Jon’s friend felt like he was above us but it didn’t bother me as I noticed he was flying low and his shirt was hanging out of the gap.
His other best friend is a man called Fred, possibly not HOW but with my luck I wouldn’t bet on it. I never met Fred, he passed away, sometime last year. Jon always said that Fred was up himself and full of his self importance’s or something like that. I can’t think he’d be as bad as the other friend but Jon was running Fred down. He said the 3 of them went on holiday to Benidorm, I’ve recycled the postcard. Anyway they took a Taxi into town and got out of it with Fred wearing a stetson hat. Some bloke shouted over ‘Look it’s JR’ the chap off Dallas. Everyone around were p!ssing themselves with laughter and Fred never wore that hat again.
I’ll have to ask Jon the name of his friend when I see him next…Don't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nJanuary 9, 2019 at 16:13 #1391922
Alex seems to think the chap we took to the antiques was called Fred
and that the stetson hat wearer’s name was Brian …..
I’ll possibly see Jon on Saturday so will get that confirmedDon't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nJanuary 10, 2019 at 16:34 #1392030
‘Brian’s’ gone then hmmm.. which leaves Jon with a yet to be confirmed Fred as his sole remaining friend, and a necessary trip to a possibly remote caravan when racing is deluged for a cup of scalding tea to make sure the bond survives.
There is a certain romance to the idea of caravans, particularly tbe manure driven ones.
The closest I got to that style of living was a weekend in an ectrically heated gazebo with some friends on land earmarked for building. I have a natural fondness for birds and the shotgun incident was unfortunate and my belated apologies to any surviving relatives of the old actor Jack Warner.
I do think foxy Fred, if I may be so cruel, and I am sure he will be confirmed as the four wheeled dweller, was spot on about bone china being the right receptacle for any fine ceylon blend of the stronger breakfast variety.
His clever artful dodge, or more correctly described – artifice, involving the serving of scalding tea to avoid the time consuming, unnecessary and costly gesture of pouring a second cup – was so much more tactful and delicate, than twisting the neck round, making direct eye contact, and saying in a deep, imperative tone “Isn’t it about time you were GOING “?January 10, 2019 at 16:43 #1392031
And thank you Nathan for that spellbinder !
Hansel and Gretel watch out !January 10, 2019 at 21:23 #1392058
Jon has plenty of friends, gamble, but those two are/were his best as they went abroad together every year for donkey’s years.
It’s deffo Brian and Fred though but I’m ashamed to say which one is which I don’t knowDon't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nJanuary 12, 2019 at 10:28 #1392242
Don’t be ashamed – I don’t know either !!!January 12, 2019 at 11:03 #1392260
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Dogs are sniffing the stale air emanating from a long-curtained bedroom and cats’ ears flick to the rumbling yawn of Gamble van Winkle
The dirty dog and cool cat Grasshopper, despite snatching your pebble, sends his felicitations and is, I think, tempted to go warm turkey by having a nibble of Cormack’s oatcake
Moehat is missing Gerald; but this is probably because she’s always clean and warm, never barks or miaows, and only ever nibbles ethically-sourced organic tofuJanuary 12, 2019 at 19:17 #1392338
Deaf jon or as you seem to prefer him lately Nathan – Jonny deaf, ( hopefully one and the same man ) is rightly blessed with many friends – but Drone your adroit posts continue to be my friendless bogeymen. Seven times the cock crowed as I wrongly entered my password and had consummate enforced waits in endeavouring to reply to you, and of course last time I lost forever, a long replete post to both of you.
Give grasshoper the best of the season from me, please, but doubt he will wet his legs on these shores again. He left long ago, because back then he felt the site was going in the wrong direction,and of course the clamp on swearing cramped his forthright bile style. I think it’s too big a jump to expect him to hop back now, after all this fruit fly time sleeping with the “enemy” even if he sees friendlier more temperate sheets of sleets bsck on the ol hills and the old sheep back in bleat mode – but who knows ?
Moe, so near in name to my favourite countryside word, is one of those key background figures Drone, and never mind the flaming testesterone necessary to fire up the template at times, that oil the wheels and keep these places humming and nicely candlelit, with a degree of humanity and fun, not forgetting the woman’s touch and that smell of fresh bread on her.
It’s all so sad Dad – the grassy knoll germinating and spreading its roughened grasses over fresh pastures; the new lower clasess, and the Moo Moo gone to market her wares on fresh downs of, in her eyes, friendlier, chattering clowns.January 12, 2019 at 19:34 #1392340
Deaf Jon didn’t come around this morning, I may have missed him as I had a job first thing and he may of knocked on with me out.
Other possibility’s include a trip home to Worcester, he rambles on about that place so may have said he was going back at some stage which passed straight over my head. He maybe a secret forum reader and might not be pleased my postings of/about him.
He’s a pretty poor driver these days, give him a few years and I’ll be calling him blind Jon. Might be locked up for undue care and attention and would use his one call to either “Brian or Fred” presuming caravans have landlines or if the caravan owner owns a mobile.
I would ring him up only he tells me that he is deaf and to SPEAK UP..!!
I’m seeing Father tomorrow so will make a de-tour to see if old Jon is alright, I’ll tell him about the lemon puff but I’m sure he’ll think I’m loopy…Don't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nJanuary 12, 2019 at 23:25 #1392351
Nathan, just imagine you are waiting in a hospital bed for an inguinal hernia op and you find out your allocated surgeon is a man called Pellegrini. Would you try to escape throuh a crack in the door ? or would you bend the ear of the team registrar with –
” I’ve heard Pellegrini has operated well on Hams but when he popped to get signature he told me most patients asked for his
and that his players were ready and on peak form and were ready for a demolition job.
Deaf Jon is fine I am sure and you are over worrying. My only slight concern is if he has connected on here and is a poor sleeper. Let’s hope he hasn’t travelled to caravan Fred and purchased a rope en route and a large packet of lemon puffs. If Fred serves scalding hot tea – he is not the man to hold the rope !January 13, 2019 at 00:48 #1392354
Hoping that deaf Jon/ Johnny deaf has been sleeping on ground or caravan level and is out of harms way. He’s pretty darn self-sufficient and can look after himself I’d say and may have beetled his way to Worcester.
Escorial and Grasshopper were seismic defectors from this house. Escorial had personal with Daylight and with Grasshoper it was the sites direction. It is very good of you Drone to act as intermediary, but if you occasion to see this Grass I wonder if you feel the direction has changed at all, positively or otherwise ?January 13, 2019 at 11:17 #1392379
Well of course I am blissfully aware that Moebot is still chuntering along in her Venetia Williams inspired world and that the Hopper has hopped in here the odd time. The fact you still use a cobbler Drone is a connection to the man and his method !
The site seems fast but obviously not furious and I may give some improvement suggestions of my own to remove the stale bread !
Later on maybe, as I have oodles to do !January 13, 2019 at 13:42 #1392385
I would try and escape through the crack in the door
reminded me of the surgeon that did my kidney transplant
two days into my recovery an elderly man had arrived on the ward awaiting his miracle
that night he went into surgery and came back pleased as punch but of course tired, in the morning his catheter bag was full but bright red, the doctors did their rounds and the surgeon said to him that he needed to get out of bed and move about etc..
within an hour the poor man was taken to the high dependency unit
He returned a couple days later but further up the ward in a different room, think he was a West Ham fan back but it was back in 2012 so I might be wrong but I would of asked him for sure.
Bet he wished Pellegrini was his after care surgeon…Don't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nJanuary 13, 2019 at 14:17 #1392388
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The other hamlet inhabited by chameleon-tongued ghosts of TRF past with unscarred lips is moderated by those who have no wish to moderate, though Lollys Mate’s right-wing mate Ozgood has been sinbinned. Therein lies the difference between those rough, tough meanstreets and this sweet snowflaky safe space
Rhinos, winos and lunatics who drone on and on, bleat, amble, gamble, ramble, annoy and occasionally focus on the trousers are an intrinsic part of a fulfilling hamlet life; a hamlet whose residents resist the twittering from the wildwood all around and long for the return of those who once composed essays, who were lured by the piping of the sound-bitten one-liner
I now restrict betting to those weak-and-noisy two-legged naggers who spend too much time sprawled on green benches and barely follow the exploits of the grass sprawling strong-and-silent four-legged variant: the former are so much easier to read than the latter
So, why am I still here???
(this really is a lot of cobblers, I know; but it keeps my sole intact)January 13, 2019 at 21:34 #1392428
Interesting Nathan, and possibly one of the old F Firm or was it Firm F ends up in firm in Exeter. It is impossible to verify who the surgeon is these days unless you are titled, and it’s usually just one of the team – and could easily be be a pimply greenhorn. I know students have to learn but the Queen never has this problem and the dead cannot talk.
I am an admirer of Pellegrini – a very mild mannered, measured man, a grafter too and motivated to succeed. I like his eatlty history and his dedication in study moonlightimg to become an engineer to support the rebuild of his country.
He hated Pinochet who with good reason brought his own sniffer dogs for his hospital check up in Nothwick Park West London prior to his possible extradition. A taxi driver told a friend of mine, that he takes a lot of customers to Northwick Park – but very few back from there.
Pinochet claimed senilty in Chile to try to avoid a trial and prison and when asked if he was head of an implicated organisation by the prosecution he answered
“I don’t remember but I was never part of it and if I was I don’t remember ” ..
or words similar. Quite trumpish of the general !
I hope your health is in good order Nathan and you get your full eight hours.
Drone thank you for that meticulously informative post,and highly interesting is your conversion to two legged betting markets. DVD2000 nails social media for the exodus from forums but I think the complicated racing markets are another drift factor.
Your amiability Drone and sharp gossip pick up, and succinct weighing up, would up have made you an admirable courtier in the 16th century French Court with a fine cobbler at your service to boot.
Yes why do we do it ? and it’s hardly a journey into the unknown as before – and yes there is uncertainty and dexterity of minds to flirt with. Basically just like the french court.
I don’t know about the other place – My over exuberance ended in my banning, but I think I was misunderstood. The women in all houses by and large cannot abide the testostetone – just in manageable doses – the odd redneck adds energy of course, but mods have it hard always and I have amways been in favour of timed bans rather than lifetime. It is a small point but a few like the old sundancekid on Betfair were seven day a week 14-16 hour obsessives. Take that away suddenly, and there could be an unpredictable response that could be life threatening.
Good luck Maxamilion in your new found status and just wonder if your two ended candle also cracked Betfair ?
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