Monday, May 2, 2011

Erm.... I'm back....

Evening all,

            Well my absence from the world of blogging was not for too long after all. Have I sorted my ‘life issues’ out? Not really but I have come to a point where I realise that life has to go on, whether or not it is a happy and contented life remains to be seen, for the moment I guess that I’m just resigned to seeing how it plays out, after all everything changes eventually and who’s to say what lies around some distant corner awaiting to pounce upon this unsuspecting rotund Welshman? I guess we’ll just have to wait with baited breath for life to pan out and bring what ever it brings. Oooh I nearly felt a tad profound for the briefest of moments then, that’ll never do, not at all.

            So has this little hobbit remained buried behind his round door just letting the world pass him by? Bugger that my friends I’ve been the very essence of the term as busy as a beaver! What with demolishing garden walls, the planting of seeds, a couple more walking staffs refurbished for folk (starting to become quite adept at this), having a rather excessive evening of drink and cud chewing with me mucker Rob, and walking, yep lots n lots of walking. So the simple fact is that all indeed has not been doom and gloom in the world of Wooldridge Esq. and hobbit in training. In fact all this walking has started to have visible affects upon this hobbit’s love handles with a marked reduction in their size, meaning cloths are beginning to fit (where they touch) a tad better although still a little snug to be honest.

So being as this is the first post back since, well the last one, I’m keeping it short though as usual not particularly sweet. A couple of things of note, I managed to spot and photograph (ok a grainy distance shot) a really rare bird for these parts; a Great Grey Shrike! I’ve never seen one before and will probably not have the fortune to see one again so for this bumbling happy snapper to capture it, albeit poorly, on a picture makes me as happy as a pig in the really smelly stuff.



Also stumbled across what I believe to a juvenile fox skull, minus its canine teeth. Well ok the Warthog found it and alerted me to its location.



Other than that I’ve been car booting as well and bought for what amounts to loose change a set of hand carving tools, a new flat cap (do not say a word, no not even under the breath… thank you), a couple of courgette plants and some ‘far side’ books amongst a host of other bits n bobs. So there you have it, I’ve been away but kept me eye upon you lot, and quiet but busy so all that remains is to add some of the usual walking pictures because I know some of you likes em my preciousessss (heaven knows why?)












Yes it's blurry but have you seen how fast these buggers are?

Till next time, take care of you and yours,

Your friend,

John

Foot Note; 

Now I don’t write this drivel for attention or points but today (first time ever) I scanned the stats of visits for this pathetic excuse of writing and it seems that more folk logged in when I stopped writing than when my little fingers were smoking on me keypad – you lot trying to tell me something? On second thoughts don’t answer that one…

25 comments:

Sage said...

Thank heavens for your return, I thought I might have to have a trip out of the Edge of the World to find out how Warthog was doing lol xx glad things have allowed you to resume blogging.

Murphyfish said...

Bloody hell Sage, that must be the fastest comment in the world..ever - you sure you read all of the post ;o)

j0nh said...

Welcome back John, although we do meet from time to time.

Jennyta said...

And very nice it is too to see you back in Blogland! Keith is very partial to a flat cap (it rarely leaves his head in winter) so maybe the two of you could be instrumental in starting a new fashion trend. :)

Murphyfish said...

Ah Jonny Bach our paths do cross in the worst of places my good man...

Jennyta,

New fashion? my dear it's the only fashion :o)

foster mummy said...

Thank you for the beautiful pictures - I've been indoors most of today and you have inspired me to take a long walk.

Murphyfish said...

Happy to oblige FM, glad you liked them...

j0nh said...

Well John if we're talking flat i'll join in the fashion to,

Missy said...

Glad you are back! Great photos!

Frugal Queen said...

Hey! Nice to see you back. I've been walking again today, this time only around the fields and footpathes behind my house with the fluffy mutts. I'm also trying to tame my garden. I sawe someone selling walking staffs at the booter today, I had a good look at them.

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Kim said...

Welcome back from me too, flower. Good to see you've not let the grass grow beneath yer Hobbit feet :) Photos are fab as usual. Looking forward to more posts soon. K x

Meanqueen said...

I would have commented sooner, but I was over on the iplayer watching gregory Peck, what a lovely man he was.

I'm glad you've come back, I like your wit and wisdom.

Damn The Broccoli said...

I love the far side, I remember nearly wetting em the first time I read any of Gary Larson's stuff. The first one I ever read involved two mosquitos, one of which had hit an artery. Hope they bring you some entertainment.

Good to have you back and nice photies.

Janet said...

Welcome back - enjoyed those lovely photographs ! more please x

Casey said...

Hey John! It's nice to see that you've been able to make you're way to shore to show us a bit of Wales. Nice find with the shrike - I have never seen one, kind of a rarity here.

Hope to see more posts soon.

Take care -

gpc said...

From the photos it is obviously lovely right now in your part of the planet, which has to do anyone's heart good. That aside, I do wonder, is it 'baited' or 'bated' breath? I always suspected the later, as in abated, or held breath, but you should feel free to bait yours if you prefer (yuck).

Gorges Smythe said...

Good to have you back, John. Now, please tell this Yank: what is a flat cap?

Stephanie and Dustin said...

Welcome back! I like your attitude about things - and am glad you resumed your blogging. After all, I must know how Willow aka the Warthog is fairing during her first spring!

-stephanie

Shoreman said...

Knew you'd be back soon. Your friends await your future exploits. OK, you and Willow. Always enjoy your photos. Keep them coming.

Mark

Dog Hair in my Coffee said...

So glad you're back. You were missed.

Rachelradiostar said...

Nice to see you....to see you NICE! :)

Kath said...

Welcome Back! Smashing photos. More pics of Willow please and I want to see your tatoo :-P

moschops said...

Hurray! Normal (well, 'as normal as it was ever going to be') service has been resumed. Nice photies as always!

Alas, the Tom Baker scarf is not fairing too well...

megan
xx

Murphyfish said...

Well bloody hell what a response, so I guess I'd better keep on blogging then, not going to answer all seperatly but thanks for the kind words, Just a few quickies - Megan you'd best be getting cracking then, oh and love the apron in the pancake post, Kath - Mmmm perhaps not ;o) I do have some dignity left, Mr. Smythe - I guess you'd call it a cloth cap, always owned one since me dog racing days. To every one else thanks again.
John