Saturday, 14 February 2009

Yardarm yarn...

13 comments:

rvi said...

Had that photo been presented by The Lakelander, I suspect the man's head would have been superimposed by a pic of little Lordy Mandy.

lilith said...

Hahahaha! I got roses AND chocolates but any more information and Elby will be blushing all day...;-)

Happy Valentines day Scrobbers! Have a loved up day with Mrs S.

Lils xxxx

hatfield girl said...

The wv is sessig. What does that mean? I've forgotten what I meant to say!

Scrobs said...

Reevers - this was the best of a bunch sent through to me...

In fact, judging by the crooked bunch of politicians we have sponging from this country, the sentiments of the time when this sort of card, without 'new' captions, would have been much more honest and honourable!

I think Lakes would have done a much better job though...

Scrobs said...

Lils - you lucky gal, and I can see quite clearly (through this webcam which automatically connects to yours), exactly what Elby would blush for! They look very expensive and suit you!

Scrobs said...

Hats, it's a water borne illness suffered by people who can't pronounce the letters 'CK'!

Trubes said...

Ha very funny Scrobs: I got a kiss, a box of chocs and a bottle of my favourite perfume,
I also got to cook dinner...my choice I may add!
Hope you had a good day.
Any news of Electro ? I tried to e-mail him but it was returned.

Di.xx

Trubes said...

Also where is Lakelander, It's about time he made a reappearance.
Surely that little doggie can't be taking up all of his time!

Di.xx

Daisy said...

LOVE IT!~

Philipa said...

Hope you and Mrs Scrobs had a lovely day. I got chocolate and vino :-)

Scrobs said...

My Dear Trubes, Pips and Daisers!

Lucky me - Scrobs, for getting the Gals to write in...thankyou so much...

Actually, it was a bit of a sod for both of us, as the drains packed up again on Saturday , and I spent three hours with my head stuck down into the sewage treatment plant, trying to make the blasted thing work!

Hardly romantic; bonsters everywhere, which make your hair curl...But there you go, one needs to put 'poo' in it's proper place doesn't one!

It nearly worked...

It actually didn't start at all (power failure), and at our wit's end we called tha guy who installed everything, and left messages everywhere.

Now, I don't mind getting dirty, filthy even, but when I can't get some kit supplied by others to work, I tend to get a bit basic, and we needed to get the 'stuff' processed somehow.

Mrs S has been superb under the circumstances, she really is the best girl imaginable, and always talks an answer.

We rang the drain man - Kenny, (who we like), and left messages all over the place for him!

Just a few minutes ago, bless his heart, he called back with a result for us! He's coming tomorrow to do what's necessary, and although I won't be here, Mrs S will be in charge, and she knows Kenny anyway, and trusts him like I do!

If anyone can come up with a less romantic Valentine's Day, then please start a queue at our door...you'll be welcomed with open arms - and several galsses of 'the best' we have!

But bring a handkerchief, as the pong may linger a few hours yet...

I don't believe it - WV = 'GOPSYL' - "The residue of untreated sewage which adheres to the cuffs of an old waxed jacket while hanging inside a seriously quiet sewage treatment plant"

Say no more...

Philipa said...

Would a few drops of lavender oil in some warm water help sponge the cuffs? My new Barbour has that fresh wet dog smell but I don't think there's an essential oil for that. On 2nd thoughts use patchouli oil - lavender on a man is a bit... poo might have more street cred down the builders merchants.

A less romantic day would be facing your troubles alone knowing no-one cares. Even covered in poo Mrs S loves you ;-)

idle said...

Tea Tree oil. Covers a multitude of pongs, and good to keep down unwanted swelling.

wv: jackman