Thursday, 31 March 2016

Grumpy old sod.



I only saw this photo for the first time yesterday.

From Left to Right; Cro, JB, Kimbo, Tenpin, and Lady Magnon.

The picture must have been taken in the mid 70's at JB's house. I had just built the small wall, on which we are all sitting.

Whilst actually building the wall, JB had offered me some Carrot Cake, which I must say was AWFUL. In fact it was so awful, that I built it into the front of the wall. I presume it is still there to this day.

I have no idea why I look so bloody miserable; I must have been under the influence of Lytton Strachey.




27 comments:

  1. Ha ha, that made me laugh; you sound like me when I didn't like my food I'd hide it under the plate,but not a good hiding place like that wall. Lovely family picture; you look pensive there. Greetings Maria x

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    1. This was meant to be for tomorrow, but I pressed 'publish'by mistake.

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  2. I always wonder how different and a like we look in old photos, it seems like someone else, (i just found a photo of my self from the 70's and had those thoughts).

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  3. Glad to see someone else schedules ahead. Quick! Save as draft and then post tomorrow! x

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  4. Ah the memories, Cro. That carrot cake probably had a life of its own!!
    Nice wall.

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    1. I left it showing, nicely pointed.

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  5. You all look bloody miserable.

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    1. I can't think why; it's like we just had some bad news.

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  6. It seems you have been building pretty walls for a long time.

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    1. JB's mother wanted a wall with a small planting area for herbs. Her terrace was tiny.

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  7. You are all looking very Amish there. They are a dour lot.

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    1. Grumpy AND Amish... a good combination.

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  8. The photograph reminds me of many I have of friends and myself from that era. We didn't build any walls, but some of did bake carrot cake. I used to bake two loaves of bread every Sunday.

    All a long time ago. Your hair styling is similar to that of many of my friends.

    Glad that you and Lady M are now feeling better and enjoying spring.

    Best wishes.

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    1. Yes, we're both back on good form. Thank you.

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  9. Perhaps you'd been found out and JB knew where you'd put the carrot cake ! Friendships have foundered on less !

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  10. I don't think you look awful at all - in fact I rather fancy you in a seventies kind of way. As for Lady M - she looks fantastic.

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  11. Oh LOL at building the carrot cake slice into the wall! You look "cool" and real 70's. Thanks for a great post! Jo

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    1. I would rather have eaten a lump of stone.

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    1. Now you know why my grandsons call me 'Grumpy'.

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    1. Left over from my Stock Exchange days.

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