Sunday, 30 August 2015

20 things that I really, really, don't like (in no particular order).


                              Résultat de recherche d'images pour "wide eyed children paintings"

1: Laziness
2: Waste
3: Lack of punctuality
4: Bread-n-butter pudding
5: Bad manners
6: The colour orange
7: Violence
8: Cold weather
9: Snobbism
10: Paintings of wide-eyed children.
11: Cars (or any machines) that don't work
12: Arrogant, insolent, neighbours
13: Very strong wind
14: Experts who aren't
15: Political correctness
16: ISIS
17: All crime
18: Snakes
19: The green bits (angelica) in mixed preserved fruit
20: and finally... The Corbyn/Lucas/Brand/Galloway/Sturgeon alliance.



51 comments:

  1. Just love bread and butter pudding - haven't tried it yet with gf bread.

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    1. Bread and butter pudding is the work of the devil; made only to provoke nausea.

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    2. There are 2 sorts of B and B pudding - really good and really bad, with nothing in between. Really good version is made with condensed milk.

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  2. There's a recent (and quite interesting) movie about the woman who painted those big-eyed children doing the rounds at the moment. And I often wonder why that green stuff is included in preserved fruit, it has no taste at all.

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    1. I can't stand those green bits. If Lady M allows one single piece into her Christmas Cake, I refuse to eat it.

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    2. What really are those green bits ?
      Maybe ground up space aliens.

      cheers. parsnip

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  3. I always found those paintings rather disturbing. They're too cute, almost provocative.
    I agree with most things on the list but would delete bread and butter pudding (delicious) and the colour orange (so sunny) and include cruelty of any kind to people or animals.

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    1. I think 'cruelty' comes under No 17.

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  4. Agree 99.9% with your list Cro, but don't mind the colour orange - depending on what shade it is....
    Have never understood why bread and butter pudding is so popular.

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    1. Bread and butter pudding should be banned.

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    2. Absolutely - shall we start a website dedicated to the banning of bread and butter pudding !

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  5. You make me glad angelica isn't big here.

    I think my list would include punishing those who are the victim.

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  6. I hate hello kitty she has no mouth !

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    1. I had to look her up on Google. Now you've reminded me of No 21; those dreadful floral baby's headbands. Ghastly!

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    2. Yes, agree with that one too !

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  7. I think i shall love bread and butter pudding, never had it here,

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    1. Be grateful Yael; it's awful.

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    2. We had it for school dinners, put me off for life Yael, it is vile.

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    3. I was forced to eat it at Prep' school.... I vomited it.

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    4. Yael - see above and try not to taste the bad version first.

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    5. There is no end to the new things i learn in blogland.

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  8. I would include two others, greed and, because of the way I feel at the moment, the dominance of Google.

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    1. We all hate Google; regardless of how useful it is.

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  9. Just looked up bread and butter pudding, looks rather like American bread pudding. Awful stuff, even with whisky sauce.

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    1. The only thing that would improve it is dynamite.

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  10. I agree with most of these Cro, although I do feel you can't beat a really good bread and butter pudding with lots of plump raisins in it and possible some high quality marmalade.

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    1. No, no, no. All the individual components are fine, but once assembled they become evil.

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  11. I would rather eat my own liver with a rusty spoon than eat bread and butter pudding Cro !!
    I'm not really a pudding person but my mum made a good bread pudding which is entirely different to bread and butter pudding !
    It's funny how, within your 20 things, there are some that are very deep and meaningful but it's bread and butter pudding that has dominated the comments !! XXXX

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    1. It brings out the worst in people. The world is divided into two camps; pro and contre.

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  12. The blogger Vintage Vixen collects those style of paintings and calls them her wall of misery! http://vintagevixon.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/heaven-knows-im-miserable-now.html

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    1. Good god..... Nightmare! Strangeways is too good for her.

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    2. I'm not sure she takes them seriously :-)

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    3. En masse they are quite fun, but I think it would drive you mad eventually.

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  13. It seems that bread and butter pudding evokes the strongest feelings in your readers. That is a good thing!

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  14. Something I really, really like are your posts.

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    1. I knew you had good taste, Frances!

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  15. Cro, is it perhaps the texture of the pudding that you dislike? With my kids, I've noticed things they won't eat usually involve texture, but that being said, I'll never eat vile liver no matter the texture.

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    1. I just associate it with being sick. Even thinking about it makes me queasy.

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  16. Orange is a good thing. It prevents you choosing a grapefruit by mistake.

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  17. I'm not sure if I ever had bread and butter pudding..sounds like I'm not missing much.

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  18. I am surprised at you, Cro. Not for the first time. And not in a good way.

    Children's eyes are painted huge because they are huge (in relation to size of their head). t's called the Bambi effect. It's why people coo over babies. It's why women accentuate their eyes with liner. You, as a painter and grandfather of a gorgeous yet unfortunately named Boo Boo, should know that.

    You don't like the colour "orange". What do you mean by "orange"? Ghastly of Guantanamo Bay or the autumn rust locks of a Rossetti? You, as a painter, should be able to be a little bit more, what's the word, "discerning" instead of just using the broad brush as is your wont.

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    1. Why am I suddenly yawning?

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    2. "Why am I yawning?" you ask. I don't know, Cro. Maybe you are tired.Too tired to enter a discussion and/or give a proper response to my comment. Pity.

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  19. My original comment disappeared. I wonder if it will resurface?

    I like your slightly quirky list.

    I find the kitschy wide-eyed paintings of children disturbing, as I do snakes (the real thing, not the paintings). Bread 'n' butter pudding is not something I grew up with but I trust your taste as I also find the green bits in dried fruit erky.

    I rather like orange. Though I understand your aversion, considering your neighbours' taste!

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  20. I love b and b pud, and make a lovely one so I'm told. With you on the angelica though, I also hate mixed peel and put double the amount of cherries in my Christmas puds instead of mixed peel , urgh !!!

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