This Is Not A Blomance

6 Jan

Here I go, promoting another Tinman post.

You and the Hub* and Mrs Tin and even Tinman himself have nothing to fear: this is not a blomance on my part.

I am in love with Tinman’s words, not his scrap metal; his humour, not his funnel.  I believe he is the most underrated blogger in the sphere and ought to be read by everyone, everywhere, who loves a good laugh.

However, I am not re-blogging this particular post whereof I speak, for three reasons:

  1. He doesn’t use illustrations and I like my posts to have illustrations (see, I can be critical.  Just ask the Hub)
  2. I’m this close to being a stalker.
  3. It’s all about me!  

Tinman wrote a story about Aquatom which I loved so much, I demanded my own story.  Fearing I might visit my ancestral home (in Ireland, where he lives, not far from a smelly river) and not knowing if the Hub has any control over me (in this house, where he lives, next to a smelly bottom), Tinman obliged.

A wise decision.  

(Don’t you love how threatening italics can be?)

Click on this link to read all about my adventures with Captain Picard, the one man for whom I might leave the Hub* – despite the fact that he’s fictional – for exciting nights of reading Shakespeare, gazing sternly at the people around us and saying together, Tea.  Earl Grey.  Hot.

Here’s a sample of Tinman’s story to tempt you:

“Approaching the planet now,” said Data.

“On screen,” said the Captain.

“I see it, sir,” said Ensign Tilly Bud from behind him. “It’s a barren desert planet.”

“We haven’t turned the screen on yet,” said Picard. “You’re looking at the back of my head.”



*I would never leave a man who buys me nine boxes of Maltesers for Christmas as my main present, and socks, digital camera and laptop as stocking fillers.  

He totally gets me.


34 Responses to “This Is Not A Blomance”

  1. kiwidutch January 6, 2013 at 11:03 #

    This post is an excellent way to start the day LOL, I’m grinning from ear to ear!


  2. vivinfrance January 6, 2013 at 11:07 #

    I’m with you about the wit and skill of Tinman.


  3. anl4 January 6, 2013 at 14:11 #

    Delightful post!


  4. mairedubhtx January 6, 2013 at 14:51 #

    I agree with you, Linda. Tinman is brilliant, no matter what he is writing. For a while he disappeared from my mailbox because gmail decided he was spam (why or how do they do that?!) and dumped him into my spam folder until I rescued him. I adore Tinman’s posts. He’s a genius. And I love your story.


  5. Karen Snyder January 6, 2013 at 14:59 #

    Demanding things doesn’t always net such a fun result. Loved Tinman’s tale about you. Send him some Maltesers! :).


  6. Janet Williams January 6, 2013 at 15:19 #

    Listening to this song. Brilliant! I don’t know a lot about English songs. When I find one that I like, I’m happy. What a lovely afternoon.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife January 6, 2013 at 20:32 #

      This one was written for Comic Relief about six years ago, hence the funny video with all the celebrities. I have always loved it but never saw the video until today!


  7. laurieanichols January 6, 2013 at 15:22 #

    The Hub definitely gets you but I understand the thing with Jean Luc and for me Patrick Stewart, ever since the day I first saw him in I, Claudius. I swooned and I was all of 13. The voice, the character and then when he embodies the character of Jean Luc Make it so, Number One. He’s dreamy. 🙂


  8. Janet Williams January 6, 2013 at 16:11 #

    With the New Year, has Tilly toned down the yellowness on her blog? (Perhaps it’s the same yellow as before.) It feels less bright, and it’s lovely. Yellow is now most used in the classroom on the whiteboard, as it’s a soothing colour for dyslexic kids.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife January 6, 2013 at 20:35 #

      I didn’t know that!

      After Christmas, I always go back to yellow but it’s never the same shade twice. I can never find the exact one. I rather like this shade.


  9. Elaine - I used to be indecisive January 6, 2013 at 17:21 #

    I agree with you, 100% (I would say 110% if I didn’t spend a large part of my maths teaching time telling children that there isn’t such a thing!), that Tinman is brilliant! I think his stories should be published in a ‘real’ book for all the world to read. This book should be left in doctors’ waiting rooms, on trains etc to cheer us all up. 🙂


  10. klrs09 January 6, 2013 at 17:58 #

    You’re a lucky, lucky girl. .. .


  11. kateshrewsday January 6, 2013 at 21:34 #

    You’re right, Tilly: Tinman rocks 🙂


  12. terry1954 January 6, 2013 at 21:40 #

    you did a great jobe today!!!!


  13. Grannymar January 6, 2013 at 22:23 #

    That guy has talent…. AND he can dance!


  14. adinparadise January 7, 2013 at 00:00 #



  15. Jackie Paulson January 7, 2013 at 03:32 #

    I have to stop here more often because Laurie Nichols is my BFF online and I see you visit her blog every day.


  16. Three Well Beings January 7, 2013 at 04:23 #

    How nice to hear your praise and admiration, even with a critique! 🙂 Very generous. As was the Hub, it seems. Nice Christmas gifts.


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife January 7, 2013 at 10:36 #

      He is always generous. 🙂 The camera and laptop were not brand new, because of our budget, but he is a shrewd shopper and they are as good as.


  17. Al January 7, 2013 at 17:55 #

    I’m subscribing to Tinman. Anybody who can match snappy repartee with Tilly Bud is my hero. And all the while traveling at light speed!


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