Absence Makes The Blog Grow Longer

26 May

I haven’t commented much this week on your blogs* and I’ll probably comment even less next week (should that be, I’ll probably comment even fewer?), but I’m sure you’ll forgive me (should that be, I’m shore ewe’ll forgive me?) when you hear/here/ear/her my excuse: I’ve been busy.

*Here’s a funny thing: why would the spellchecker on a blog not recognise the word ‘blog’?  Or ‘spellchecker’?

I was busy all this week and I’m going to be busy all next week, but next week’s busyness promises to be more fun than this week’s busy/iness.  I am (we are) expecting visitors tomorrow (hence the business – cleaning prep).

Not just any visitors: blogging friends as visitors!  From not wan blog, but too:


And Ben:

English: Artwork on a window On a blacked out ...

Artwork on a window On a blacked out sash and case window of a house at the junction of Traquair Road and Angle Park in Innerleithen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is not Ben and bears no relationship to him at all, unless he’s one-dimensional by nature, which I seriously doubt; but I forgot to ask Janet’s permission to post a photo of him, though there is one on his blog.  You’ll find him here.  I don’t want to begin our visit by upsetting her (which, when she meets me, may still happen; I have no tact, you know).

They are mother and son (I’ll let you guess which is which/whom is whom/who is witch)* and they both have interesting blogs.  Ben is an Epic Dude with an epic interest in history; Janet makes the most exquisite origami, some of which I now possess.  I am really looking forward to our five days together…yes, even though they have never met me, they are willing to stay here for five days.  Brave or foolhardy?  Depends on how they like stodgy cooking and dodgy puns.

*Tactlessness in action

I will post the joke-a-day but I may not post much about the visit until after they’ve gone (though it may be on the news if it doesn’t go well…say, Janet doesn’t like my left leg or something.  Not that I’m not easily offended or anything).

I’m pretty addled from the week I’ve had, hence the garbled post (and you thought it was you…); I decided not to write about anything much until I have the time to devote  to it.  Not that Janet and Ben’s visit isn’t much; it is; I meant that I…oh, forget it.  I’ll explain tomorrow, if they don’t take one look at me on the platform and decide to stay on the train.

To whet your appetite, here are some stimulating topics which I will be discussing when normal service is resumed:

  • Cleaning
  • Our local town hall
  • The contents of my nasal passage

See you on the other side!

32 Responses to “Absence Makes The Blog Grow Longer”

  1. viv blake May 26, 2013 at 08:51 #

    Have a gorgeous time, but stay away from the demon drink – it looks as though you’ve been at it already, judging by your garbled grammar! We will miss you, and welcome you back with a hug, agog for news


    • The Laughing Housewife May 26, 2013 at 08:54 #

      😀 I’m just really, really tired this week. However, visitors are always fun so I will be revived tomorrow.


  2. misswhiplash May 26, 2013 at 09:00 #

    I love you TillyB you say the most outrageous things but you do make me laugh. I tried to make sense of what you said and came to the conclusion that Janet and Ben are visiting for 5 days..and they have come a long way to do that because I think Janet lives in Devon/Dorset or somewhere down there…anyway you won’t be reading comments (so why am I doing this?) but you will read if you ever get around to it…I think that is the gist!!!


  3. restlessjo May 26, 2013 at 09:09 #

    Busy! Busy! Busy! Tired.
    What’s so hard to fathom? Have a great time, Tills m’dear. Must have a look at that origami. 🙂


  4. Grannymar May 26, 2013 at 10:05 #

    Have fun with the visitors and laugh plenty. Laughter is a great cure for tiredness.


  5. mairedubhtx May 26, 2013 at 13:05 #

    Enjoy your visitors. We will all be here (I hope) when you return. We in San Antonio may have floated away in the flooding from yesterday. We received 10 inches of rain. It was pretty bad. So I’m staying in. Don’t spend too much time cleaning. You just have to do it all over again. It never ends.


    • The Laughing Housewife May 26, 2013 at 13:23 #

      Stay safe! I saw the news about Texas floods and didn’t realise you were so close to it.


      • mairedubhtx May 26, 2013 at 23:36 #

        Yes, the rains were pretty bad and the flooding was terrible. I just stayed home with the dogs, safe and warm. There are still some storms today.


  6. Laurie Nichols May 26, 2013 at 14:38 #

    Have yourself a merry old time. I can’t wait to hear all about it. When you feel up to it, I would love to see your origami pieces from Janet. You are far and away too funny!


  7. bevchen May 26, 2013 at 14:55 #

    Just reading this made me feel tired, so I can only imagine how you feel 😉

    Have fun with your visitors!


  8. Janie Jones May 26, 2013 at 15:59 #

    Happy visiting!


  9. Tammy May 26, 2013 at 16:44 #

    Have a lovely visit and abandon the blogging world!


  10. gigihawaii May 26, 2013 at 16:50 #

    Oh, you will have a great time with your blog friends. I always do. I dined with Indian friends in New Delhi last November and will dine with other friends on the East Coast of USA in August. Thanks for the link to Janet’s blog. I have added her to my Blogroll. Enjoy your visit.


  11. granny1947 May 26, 2013 at 17:05 #

    Have a great time…I look forward to hearing all about it.


  12. Janet Williams May 26, 2013 at 17:20 #

    All my word!! Now I have to be very well behaved, or I risk being told off by your 1,025 followers!! Or worse, be un-followed on my blog. I can’t risk that. Maltesers has been bought.


  13. Janet Williams May 26, 2013 at 19:27 #

    People always advise that before you meet an Internet friend, make sure you tell ‘someone’ about it so that they can rescue you if necessary. Now we’re following just exactly the golden rule — only that we tell more than one person!


  14. kateshrewsday May 26, 2013 at 20:02 #

    Tilly, with a promised line up like that, who could resist returning to see how you treat your chosen material? I look breathlessly forward to learning more about the contents of your nasal passages 😀 xxx


  15. SchmidleysScribbling May 26, 2013 at 20:27 #

    The only bright spot in my visit with my kids yesterday was retelling your joke of the day. I try to get over here every day, but please let me know the day you plan to discuss nasal passages as I will be indiposed. Mine are very clear thank you very much. Dianne


  16. sharechair May 26, 2013 at 23:39 #

    I”d love to bother you with a visit, too! But the closest I’m going to get is most likely Oxford. 😦


  17. Rorybore May 27, 2013 at 06:02 #

    How nice! enjoy your visit and don’t worry about us. we’ll just be sitting her laughing at the jokes in your absence. I mean not laughing AT your absence, but you know…..oh bother. never mind. tired is contagious.


  18. judyt54 May 27, 2013 at 13:44 #

    tilly you do have fun. Hope your visitors are all they plan to be, and you are too. One thing, you are never dull. (when I grow up I want to be just like you)


  19. colonialist May 27, 2013 at 20:00 #

    Naval passage contents seem a fascinating prospect! Er … that WAS a missprint, wasn’t it? Oh, yes; we nose it.


  20. viveka May 28, 2013 at 10:15 #

    Have a great week … away from us!! You’re welcome to pop in whenever it suits you and you have a couple of minutes over. *smile



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