Thursday, 29 November 2012

Music, Birds, And Sadly Unfulfilled Memory Foam.

Last nights Open Mic with Sedge and Jon was fantastic. The pub was packed. So nice to see that. A packed out pub is quite a rare thing these days what with the massive taxes on alcohol and the ban on smoking in pubs. Personally I think the smoking ban has sounded the death knell for the pub business. I am sure it could have been better handled, and I am a non smoker.
The blonde woman keeps getting in my photos

There she is again. Hiding behind my glass of cider


Live music in pubs might be one way to stop the decline, and lowering the price of drinks. It's not the publicans fault, more the brewers who own the pubs, cutting off their noses to spite their faces. And the government of course wanting there ounce of flesh from everything that might give the public a bit of pleasure. Good job they don't tax sex! Mind you they are probably thinking about it. Taxing it I mean, not doing it. Actually they are doing it, just not with their own spouses. Politicians do that a lot. Sometimes, if I didn't know better, I would almost think they are human. Of course if they did tax sex, it wouldn't make a hole in my wallet sadly.

There you are. I start off talking about Open Mic nights and it turns into talking about sex. Maybe if I was getting some, these diversions wouldn't happen so often?

But anyway it was a smashing, friendly, fun filled musical evening. Which as is usual with me these days, failed to halt my run of celibacy. I shall not give up yet in my quest for the holy grail. Hey! I think I just invented a euphemism!

Changing the subject completely, it was a beautiful day and Samantha (maybe I haven't changed the subject completely) and me and the dogs spent a happy few hours walking on the beach. I think Sam is getting used to me suddenly stopping our conversations to point out a flock of birds. We watched a Kestrel hovering motionless for a while. She thought it was a child's kite up there in the sky. We saw flocks of Oyster Catchers and Lapwings, and Sanderlings. I don't think I'm boring her. She did mention that she is learning things.

Sadie and Ned are becoming good pals.

Sadie in our 'new' campervan.

Sam's proper campervan.


I reckon we must have walked about five miles today. Now if I had listened to the Consultant when I had tests at the hospital for circulation problems in my legs I probably would have given up walking altogether. But in fact I have not had any pain at all since I increased the distances. The Consultant told me it would gradually get worse. He was wrong! They don't know it all. A couple of years ago I was thinking I might not be able to walk on the hills anymore. But last week I walked the hills with no trouble at all. Maybe next summer I will fulfill my ambition to walk the whole of The South Downs Way. A distance of 120 miles.

After such a nice day I am pleasantly tired. I shall now take myself off to bed, and my new memory foam mattress. Hopefully it won't be too long before the new memory foam mattress has something exciting to remember. Yes I know. I am bad!



15 comments:

  1. Enjoyable post. I hope you have an enjoyable night real soon...wink wink...

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  2. I'll chime in with a nudge-nudge. Enjoyable post!

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  3. You and Samantha are becoming fast friends. Whether it is a romantic thing or not it is wonderful. As far as your legs, I too have circulation problems. The more I am able to walk the better they feel. Drinking a lot of water helps too.

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  4. You know, I believe walking is the solution to every problem. Not sure about lack of sex, though.

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  5. I totally agree with you about the smoking ban in pubs, John. Why can't all pubs have a separate room with extractor fans to remove the smoke? I hate seeing people huddled outside in the cold, freezing over a cigarette.

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  6. Hmm think i might have to dye my hair black! No pic up of you at Open Mic? U know, the one of you girating your hips and swerving your legs to your Elvis song ahhaha! Another great read with my morn coffee thank you. (was gonna put an 'x' but will get them all talking)

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  7. I spotted that,umm, sexy move in the video, didn,t know you had it in you. Hoping we can get to see you on the 7th

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  8. A gentleman would have removed the cider glass to show Samantha's pretty face!
    Jane x

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  9. Taxing sex, well I am surprised that they haven't tried that one yet

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  10. Here it was the first place in Australia that banned smoking from pubs and it has had the reverse effect. Non smokers are coming out of the woodwork to enjoy the music nights as now they don't have to put up with the pollution. We need to get more live music venues here as lots of pubs are turning into poker machine havens for those who like to throw their money away.

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  11. I'm glad Sadie has a new friend, and you too!

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  12. You are not bad just funny. And for some odd reason you have memory foam ads on your site. How bizarre? Hope you have a great weekend. And glad to hear your legs are doing well and able to get all that walking done. Take care.

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  13. I see you have dropped me for Sam. Oh well not to worry but I would like to walk 120 miles over the hills .

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  14. You had a great night out, and I'm happy for you.
    I love the foursome that has come into being...a nice family...Sadie and Ned, and Samantha and John.
    That memory foam bed will soon be holding lots of memories for you...smile.

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