Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Home Sweet Home

I have been somewhat unsettled of late, so unsettled that I have popped up HERE, HERE and now HERE AGAIN. I am behaving like the proverbial wandering jew, not really knowing where I'm going to pop up next. I have decided to come home, because this blog feels like home... even though, strictly speaking, this isn't my original blog, which is HERE - those at the back clicking furiously through bizarely similar looking blogs PLEASE KEEP UP. I have created something of a blog maze and I aim to clear up this mess by forcing myself to stay on this blog. It is my New Year's resolution; I know we haven't done Christmas yet, but I am a forward planner. Any calligraphy I do will go on Wonky Words. I think all my moving around is simply a reflection of what is going on in my life; I am always moving house, and I'm about to do it again hence why I've been a little stressed and humourless lately. Mr Flies has, in some respects, gripped me by the shoulders and given me a bloody good shake and woken me from my gloomy stupor.

There is something I've wanted to do on this blog for a very long time, and that is to create a Visitors' Book, a simple record of everyone who has ever graced the comment box on this blog or the old archive blog. It will most likely be their name; the date of their first [and perhaps last] comment; a note indicating whether they are still blogging, and if not, whether they can be found elsewhere i.e. Facebook; and maybe one of their old comments. I think this would be a nice thing to do. I set about looking up my dusty annuls the other day, it was a revelation, and I wondered if other bloggers ever read their old posts and comments?

This is an extract from one of my old posts a few months before I started getting comments:-

Not only is the house flying . . . but it's eating flesh as well . . . I had this stupid vision in my head all day yesterday. I wonder why?

I think I'm busy, so have a good day and beware low flying flesh eating bungalows . . .



I remember writing this and being in a fit of giggles... and now I am indeed wondering why? There are far worse extracts I could have used than this one... apparently I used to have a brother... I'm wondering what happened to him? I shall have to reintroduce him at some point, he sounded fun. That's the one thing I've learnt about blogging and that is that it pays to be consistent.

Here's to a settled New Year [even if New Year is starting early!]

39 comments:

  1. ¿There is a Brother Blue?

    That is before my time, I will have to read the archives.

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  2. sweet mary sunshine, sugar! i am so glad this popped up in my mailbox, otherwise, i would not have known where the hell y'all were! ;~) i've been a tad busy! *cheers* and here's to all of us! xoxoxoxo

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  3. New Year's celebrations can't start too early this year ... The visitor book sounds interesting.

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  4. Mr Lax: Yes, apparently I have more than one... I will also reading the archive to find out more.

    Savvy: It has made us all quite giddy!

    John: It feels that way... just had news of the move... in before Christmas... *gulp*

    Mr Mags: I have started The Visitor's Book, as you can see I haven't gotten very far; I think it will be a real labour of love!
    And please note I am now using the old fashioned method of replying, just for old times sake. Doubt I'll keep it up for long... especially if a whole batch of replies are deleted in a hideous Blogger incident.

    Sx

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    1. Ach... don't remind me that unfortunate day, Scarlet. I'd love to sign in your Visitor's Book!

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  5. I have not been a reader of your blog for very long. Since many months passed between posts up here my reading time here has been short. Please mark me down in your book of visitors. Will said book be shared with Santa, Easter Bunny, Saint Peter, NSA, CIA, or Interpol?
    A flying flesh eating house while perhaps warm would not be too cozy. However a party in such a house would make for a great story.

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  6. Woohoo! Whisky all round I say! :¬)

    xxx

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  7. Woohoo! Whisky all round I say! :¬)

    xxx

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  8. I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone who blogs / reads blogs, in regard to my ex wife, Scarlet. Our decision to part was not an easy one. A man has certain needs that cannot always be fulfilled by a mere frozen steak & kidney pie and a dented tin of cling peaches every second Wednesday. However, although we now live very far apart, me in luxurious splendour up in Scotland, wee Scarls in a small rented aluminium caravan just off the seafront in Woolacombe, we will always remain friends.

    Thank you for supporting her through these troubled times. The more people that communicate with her the better, it helps with the recovery process and saves me having to hide the full bottles that were once littered beneath her bed. Ghod bless you all.

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  9. Mr Bill Everyone will be in the Visitors' Book! Well, almost everyone... I'm not including Boycotting American Women... he's not gong in there.

    Mr Cheen: I'll have a double!

    Sx

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  10. and I still have my eye on you too Ms Scarlet...

    Bx

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  11. Mr Flies: HOW COULD YOU????
    You promised you would never breathe a word. And I have one word for you to think about:- MAINTENANCE.

    I am now away to my kichenette to thaw out a tin of baked beans for tonight's supper. My speciality. Remember how I used to sprinkle yours with hundreds and thousands as an added treat? I DID EVERYTHING FOR YOU. What thanks did I get???? A PECULIAR RASH AND A TUBE OF KENACOMB OINTMENT.... when something much stronger was needed...

    Anyhow... better dash... or I'll miss Pointless...

    Sx

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  12. Ms Leafy: Somebody has hijacked your old blog... last time I looked it was selling duvet covers. Good to see you!

    Sx

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  13. Yes, yes, I understand all that my dear, however, I have a few choice words for you too. Ginger Children, not mine, maintenance, not going to happen. As for the rash, blame your sister. And you still owe me three shillings and sixpence for the Kenacomb ointment!

    Pointless has started? Heavens, I must ready the Betamax.

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  14. Pointless is too highbrow for me, Tipping Point is more my style. It's good to have you back where you belong.

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  15. Interesting. People keep telling me to have all different blogs but I'm far to lazy for that! Nice to find you anywhere.

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  16. Mr Flies: I have no ginger children!
    This is because I sold them to a woman in Greece.

    Mr Bene: Same here!

    Leni: Blogger is a temperamental bugger, and although Wordpress is slicker and more efficient... easier to use in a mobile format, and just generally better... I missed Blogger and its clunkiness.
    At least I have a spare blog if things go array.

    Mitzi: Tipping Point! Do you ever watch old episodes of Bergerac in the afternoon? Or Cagney and Lacey? Or All Creatures Great and Small? I can spend a whole day sitting on my sofa pretending to be in 1979 - the wonders of technology, eh?
    Obviously I don't do this very often. That would be silly.

    Jody: Stick with just the one blog... but have a back up one just in case inadvertently offend Blogger causing deletion meltdown.

    Sx

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  17. *YOU inadvertently
    Spellinges...
    Sx

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  18. Since many months passed between posts up here my reading time here has been short. Please mark me down in your book of visitors. Will said book be shared with Santa, Easter Bunny, Saint Peter, NSA, CIA, or Interpol?
    A flying flesh eating house while perhaps warm would not be too cozy. However a party in such a house would make for a great story.

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  19. Discount Duvets: I might add you if you make up a new comment and not just copy and paste one that already exists on this page.
    You cunning fiend!!

    Sx

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  20. It is nice to see you settleng down somewhere Miss Scarlet, I was becoming quite exhausted trying to keep track of your escapades.
    Speaking of duvets... I procured 2 today... The sign in the op-shop said "Free to a good home"..... naturally I lied....

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  21. The only sensation I'm overwhelmed with when I scroll back over the years is that of needing an editor.

    An ex-lovers spat. There's nothing like it. As long as you're not the one in a spat.

    The singing Irish fella was so excited he had to say it twice.

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  22. Catching up in the archives, I found Brother Blue, a washing machine, unconvincing ginger denials, and a fixation with Vauxhall ads!

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  23. Princess: I'm sure that you will nurture that duvet!
    Yes, it's about time I stopped running around as though I was being chased by a pack of demented vicars.

    Mr Exile: excavating my back passage has been a revelation and I have already dropped in on a few old friends, it's been fun; I recommend it.

    MJ: Not as dusty as they were... I found Mr Beastie up there with his crevice attachment and nozzle extension. I'll just have to spray liberally with the Fabreze when he's finished.

    Mr Lax: Oh it's dreadful isn't it?! But strangely prophetic.

    Sx

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  24. It's good to see you again. The blogosphere seems to have been a bit disjointed of late, some people on a break, others (including me) not commenting much.

    I quite like being free of Blogger, though it's a bit frustrating as my blog isn't set up exactly as I'd like and I don't know how to change it. I don't like to keep bothering Ronan. But not having either WV or spam is great, so it's probably worth it.

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  25. And I'd been signed out, so have to leave another comment to receive follow-up comments. Anyway, you've been very much missed.

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  26. Z: Ah! Thank you!
    Are you with Wordpress.com or Wordpress.org? I have used both, but need to be 'hands on' to remember how they work. Neither feel particularly intuitive to use, and I often forgot how to work various bits and pieces leading me to gaze nonplussed at the screen for several minutes... or perhaps an hour if truth be known!
    Sx

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  27. Your home is in my Bloglovin' and WP Reader list, Scarlet. Don't go too far, ok? You have a funny inclination to move -not just flats, but blogs too!-.

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  28. Wow, Scarlet, I didn't even know you had that many blogs! Glad you're still around, though. You going to add me to your Visitors Book too? My appearances are rather sporadic, however, due to all the house projects. It may be a bungalow but thankfully not a flesh eating one.

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  29. Leni: I am staying put now!

    Ponita: Everybody is going in the Visitors' Book!
    It is on my sidebar now, to the right, at the top. I think this is more difficult to see if people are using a mobile site.
    It is here:- Visitors' Book

    Sx

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  30. I'm eager to be in the Visitors' Book! I check it out every day! LOL.

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  31. Annie: I am just about getting back into gear!

    Leni: I have finished the 2008 book. I am stealing myself for 2009... I may wait until I have insomnia or something! 2010-2013 will probably be okay as I slowed down.

    Sx

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  32. "You cunning fiend!!"

    I read this as something completely different. I think i need to reading my Bible more. Ha! :D

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  33. It's so nice to see you settlement somewhere Miss Scarlet, I was becoming quite exhausted trying to keep track of your escapades.Great post shared.

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