Up early (for me) this morning as I had an 8:30 a.m. appointment at the GP surgery for another blood test.
This time there were no masks, gloves or PPE required and the waiting room was back to normal. With more than 48 days COVID-free on the island things are reverting to normal everywhere, including the GP surgery.
After a quick 5 minute visit we were done and drove straight home. As we pulled into our lane we saw that the Highways men had arrived to start work on the drains that had caused our flooding a couple of weeks ago. Their truck was parked opposite our driveway and they were busy setting up cones.
We managed to squeeze past and park on the drive and P got out to have a chat with them. They said that they had to wait for their boss to arrive to tell them the plan of action.
It is now 9:45 - an hour later - and they are still hanging around waiting.
It will be tea-break time soon and they haven't started doing anything.
LORD PEREGRINE I say my good man, what are you fellows up to?ReplyDelete
BOB (doffing cap) We is ere to clean out thy drains yer worship!
LORD PEREGRINE At bloody last! You young man! Put down that ruddy phone and get cracking!
JASON Who me? Sorry your highness. I was just checking when the pumping machine will arrive.
LORD PEREGRINE I know nothing of such things you young whippersnapper and please stop eyeing up my wife you lecherous oik!
BOB I think I seen er ladyship at yon gift shop in Peel. How do you do my lady!
DAME JAYCEE Did someone speak? I am afraid that I don't talk to riffraff. Fancy a gin sour before elevenses Perry?
LORD PEREGRINE Coming my petal. Now you men get to work! By the way I was at Oxford with Sir Richard Gozney!
Ha, ha. I think the conversation was more along the lines of "Alright mate? Watcha doin'?"Delete
I think P may have been to Oxford once, back in the early 1970s, but it was only a brief day trip so probably didn't get to hobnob with His Lordship.
Happy to have given you a giggle JayCee.Delete
What a hoot! My best laugh of the day. Thanks YP!Delete
Imagine being called Dick Turpin if you were an Highways man?ReplyDelete
… and wearing a mask....Delete
Dick Turpentine - an embrocation for gentlemen.Delete
Dick Turpin the seducer: " Your money or your wife?".ReplyDelete
I turned up at a fancy dress party in Newcastle dressed as Dick Turpin.Delete
"Howay man." said my mate as he opened the door.
"Yes, that's right," I replied.
It's a laugh a minute with you two around. Luckily my blog is not a serious one. Thanks for cheering us all up 😉Delete
We are just a couple of cheeky chappies - like The Chuckle Brothers.Delete
"To me to you".ReplyDelete
I'll be Paul and you can be Barry.Delete
P.S. Barry snuffed it two years ago.
Yes I know. I think Rotherham fans sing "To me to you".Delete
It was also an early start for me today JayCee ..... had to take my car in for a mini service ! I left the car there and I was back by 9.00am so I started on another bedroom but I’ve come to a fullstop now. Just waiting for them to ring to say the cars ready now. Also, we had Thames Water outside our house for about four months changing all of the water pipes. The temporary traffic lights were right outside our house making it really awkward, getting in and out. Hope your drains don’t take that long. Still, we are lucky that they are getting it done ( after their confab ! ) XXXXReplyDelete
Well, they dug a hole then went off in the truck for a few hours. Just returned with another chap, had a look and now gone off again 🙄Delete
I don't know. You wait ages for a blood test and then two come along im quick succession.ReplyDelete
I hope they find a solution this time. I am starting to feel like a pin cushion.Delete
It's probably all down to elf n safety rules, usually is. But great that you're getting the drains sorted.ReplyDelete
Hugs, Mary x.
Hope it is finished before the next deluge.Delete
Here it is the rule that one works and 6 watch. An EU law, or a universal law? I must say, that even with siesta things get done, usually.ReplyDelete
Hope that deluge doesn't come too soon. It's summer!
I think we are due for a couple of dry days before the next belt of rain sweeps in. Ah, summer!Delete
I don't know what it is today but blog posts seem to be producing a plethora of laughs a minute. My preferred time for nurse appointments at The Practice for bloods etc is 8.30 so that I can go on my walk in the woods and then end up at The Woodlands for my coffee. Ah. Those pre Covid-19 days seem so long ago and far away.ReplyDelete
When working full time, I used to be up early, drive to work and be at my desk in the office by 8:00 a.m. Nowadays I just about manage to drag myself to the breakfast table by 8:30.Delete
Perhaps that's why I need all these blood tests!
How lovely to be back to " normal". The benefits of living on an island! We are slowly getting there.....seeing friends today at their house..maybe dog walk and then a cuppa.ReplyDelete
That sounds like a good way to ease back into "normal".Delete