Thursday, 24 May 2012

A Visitor From New Zealand.

Paul lives in New Zealand. I started following his blog Glossaryking.Blogspot.com. I honestly cannot remember how I came across his blog. I expect that he saw my blog first, and like most people who read it found it irresistible, and became a follower. He is an intelligent man, so that must be the explanation.

Now having just said he is intelligent I must qualify that statement, because after a few months of following he suddenly declared that he would like to visit me! He must be bloody nuts I thought. Surely by now he must know what a terribly hard life I lead? How I make do without all the modern conveniences. But if he is willing to fly all the way from New Zealand, which apparently is on the other side of the world, and lives a whole day ahead of the rest of us. Then I ought to let him visit.

So I phoned the New Zealand police because I wanted to make certain that he was not an axe murderer or anything nasty like that, and having ascertained that he wasn't wanted for any crimes, I emailed him and said I would be pleased for him to visit.

Then he said he wanted to stay overnight! What a flaming cheek! Of course I said no. I only have one bed and I didn't intend sharing it with a bloke, especially a bloke I don't know. Well there are some strange people about and you never know, he might have found me attractive!

So he comes out with this sob story about how he didn't know where he would be able to sleep that night. So I relented and said he could stay. I even let him have my bed! Of course I had to launder my bed sheets, which was a bit of a nuisance because they had only been freshly laundered six months previously! Still I thought I'd make a bit of an effort. After all he had come from New Zealand. That's on the other side of the world you know.

Sadie the German Shepherd and I slept in my van. It wasn't too bad. I've slept in worse places in my time.

I had a very good nights sleep in my van.
Before he woke Sadie the German Shepherd and me the next morning, Paul very kindly took this photo. He seemed to find it amusing. I have no idea why he found it so funny!

There will be more to come about Paul's visit.

14 comments:

  1. I am waiting to hear more about your visit. After seeing the photo, I believe you should be thankful he did not have more opportunity to catch you unawares.

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  2. Oh my, this is so funny. I hope you guys stopped laughing long enough to get some music played! John, did you join Paul in any of his running? Come on now, fess up!

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  3. What a funny photo. Yes I want to know about the running Kay asked about too :-). Looking forward to reading more about what you got up to.

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  4. Funny, funny stuff John! It is a rare thing to be visited by another blogger. I had the pleasure of meeting a blogger friend last year but only because we live in the same state and it was an easy day trip. I would be so honored to have someone travel from the OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD to visit me.

    And I would love to visit you if I ever could. But I would be a good houseguest and take the van; only if Sadie came with it. Looking forward to more stories and pics of your visit.

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  5. Hi, I've come over from Paul's blog. I wanted to come and see your blog and I love your sense of humour. Sounds as if you and Paul got on like a house on fire. How nice to meet a fellow blogger.

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  6. Have your neighbours been warned? You two sound like a lethal combination!
    Jane x

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  7. Well I would say that you gave Paul first rate accommodations what with fresh linens and everything

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  8. Can't wait to read the rest.

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  9. John...you are a Hoot!!!

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  10. Oh John you had me laughing out loud I can only imagine how much fun the two of you had. B

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  11. Wow! What an adventure. Looks like both of you enjoy each other's company. Who knows, one day he might invite you to his place with air-fare all paid for. Hope you have a great weekend ahead.

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  12. Can't wait to hear Paul's take on this and I'm all geared for the next instalment. Have fun, both of you.

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  13. Had a great time, John! You weren't nearly as bad as I imagined! Playing music was real fun and meeting your extremely handsome son, George and Tricia.
    HopeI got that right. Almost gave you a man hug on departing but I didn't want to give you the wrong idea!

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  14. This is hilarious, but I suspect you are fudging just a bit. Isn't this your music friend?

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