Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Alright Already !!......

Sheesh! ....Here's a chap trying to lie low....doggo.....incognito etc.... being foiled by other chaps and lady chaps who keep lifting the duvet, and poking aforesaid sleeping dog with a cyber-stick.

Seriously though folks, I'm touched by the number of friends asking for an update, and would have posted one sooner, where it not for the lack of anything much to tell.

The house is still on the market, and although I have recently accepted an offer, the potential purchaser has not sold hers yet, so I am still stuck here in damp and windy Tonbridge....with no allotment, no move, and not a lot of work.

In the absence of anything prettier to show you, here is a self portrait of me looking suitably harrumphed about it.

Anyhap.... On the upside, I am now a leading expert on day-time-Tv, have been gardening vicariously via other peoples blogs, and am also becoming a dab hand at painting bathroom ceilings.

As soon as the move takes off, I’ll start a companion blog to this one, called “Up Sticks” or some such, to chart my progress. Mean while however, as I have been “tagged” by dear Frankie from her Veg Plot…..here are “5 Things About Me”….

1. I am actually a lot thinner than I look.

2. My only reliable Karaoke song is “Dock of the Bay”, but if egged on, and plied with alcohol, I will most assuredly forget this, and attempt any number of other less accomplished alternatives.

3. I am Sports Mad, but sadly woefully uncoordinated, and thus not much good at games. I once gave up playing (in the loosest possible sense of the word) cricket for my local village team, in order to take up golf. I was working on the premise than in golf, at least, the ball is stationary…..”How hard can it be?” I thought……The answer it appears, is very.

4. I am strangely accident prone when encountering recording artists. (Aren't we all!) Over the years I have flattened Toyah in the street, made Lynsey De Paul cry, and dropped Dave Stewart’s camera. Thus when once meeting Kylie, I thought it best to say little, and keep my hands in my pockets. She has a lot of minders.

5. I love anchovies. I also like olives……Buy me some olives stuffed with anchovies (only the pukah Italian ones mind!) and we can be friends for life.....Attempt to surreptitiously feed me parsnips however, and I will curse you and your kin for all eternity.

Apparently the rules demand that I now turn the spotlight on five other unsuspecting souls….so would the following please stand up and elaborate about yourselves…..you have been "tagged" and are now “it” ....as it were.

She Who Digs, Mr. Toad, Rebsie Fairholm, Lottie, & Emma Jane


Blogger Mr Toad said...

Thanks for the Tag (I think). I shall cherish it always!

I like the new picture, by the way. It makes you look very "Orson Wells"...

11:25 am  
Blogger Greenmantle said...

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3:06 pm  
Blogger Greenmantle said...

Yes John...I also thought "Oh dear, a bit Orson-esque" when I saw how I had shot myself.... It's a trick of the camera though. I look nothing like that in real life.

3:20 pm  
Blogger Frankie @ Veg Plot said...

Hooray!! Dig For Victory is alive.

Suggest you look at http://www.wolstat.com/free/image/img/desktops/MrT-sm.jpg - very similar....

Moving is vile - we sold in September and now it looks like the date will be put back yet again. Don't they realise I have vegetables to plant???

Anchovies should be consumed in moderation only.

Keep blogging!

4:24 pm  
Blogger mrsnesbitt said...

Can you explain this tagging?
It's all above my head, but hey, most things are!

5:03 pm  
Blogger Greenmantle said...

Ouch Frankie!....That is too cruel.

I pity the fool who looks like that!


5:23 pm  
Blogger Petunia's Gardener said...

It was worth being tagged myself just to see you out and about again. I'll keep my fingers crossed for your buyer's quick sale so we can see more Greenmantle gardening. Now what to share, what not to share...

5:59 am  
Blogger Frankie @ Veg Plot said...

Tee hee Orson!!!

7:55 am  
Anonymous Mildew said...

You're back! Hurrah!

Orson Wells is cool and olives are quite possibily the best food in the world.

4:31 pm  
Anonymous Allotment Lady said...

When I looked earlier as I do most days just to see if you were out and about - looked at sites you had tagged there was no mention of me!

I am so sorry, I hate to be a killjoy and all that - but really there are not 5 intersting things that you would wish to know about me.

Keep in touch and good luck on the work and housing front.

I will nominate Mrs Nesbitt to take my place though - she is good at that sort of thing

1:35 pm  
Blogger Greenmantle said...

OK Lottie, I'll let you off on the grounds that a lady is surely allowed to preserve an element of mystique about her occasionally.

After all you do already share your daily life with world!

2:49 pm  
Blogger Mr Toad said...

I'm not sure if retagging is acceptable, but I've done it anyway, after all you could be coming to an allotment field near me soon!

4:10 pm  
Blogger lilymarlene said...

How's it going now? Hope it's working out OK.

6:03 pm  
Anonymous Helen Chisholm said...

Hello, I just came accross your blog today looking for some veg growing inspiration, like should I or should I not be sowing my courgette seed and should we be diggers or no dig people and should it matter. I like your style and I hope soon that you will have a new place with room for a giant pumpkin or two!

2:51 pm  
Anonymous Bench said...

Keep blogging, me ol' fruit. I just found your blog. Great work.

2:52 pm  

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