Away for a while

paxosThe cover is being put over the parrot’s cage for a little while as we take a short break on the Greek island of Paxos, the smallest of the Ionian islands and with no prospect of internet access as far as I can tell.

It would be nice to think that I can take a few photos as good as the one on the left, although we are warned that the skies might not be quite so blue at this time of year.

Advertising your absence via your blog isn’t generally considered a wise thing to do, but our house will be occupied throughout our trip, so burglars beware.

My absence does mean that there will not be any Sunday Round-ups for a couple of weeks, although I have scheduled my weekly ABC Wednesday posting.

I’ll see you when we get back!

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11 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 14th October 2016

    I am seething with jealousy. Have a lovely time in Paxos. Paxos? I guess you’ll be eating plenty of sage and onion stuffing. Meanwhile, I have ordered a transit van from “Enterprise”. Please give me basic directions to Chez Perroquet.

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  • Trevor Rowley 14th October 2016

    Couldn’t Mr Pudding have been put in temporary charge? It’s like the Beatles, without Ringo in 1964 (didn’t he get tonsillitis and became hospitalised just before they were about to set off on a tour, including Denmark, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand). They brought Jimmy Nicol in from relative obscurity and he became a Beatle, in place of Ringo, for thirteen days – Ringo recovered and caught up with the tour in Australia and Jimmy Nicol got the next flight home.

    What of Jimmy Nicol? He did a variety of things after the Beatles, including drumming with the Swedish instrumental rock group, The Spotniks and even standing in for a summer season in Blackpool for drummer, Dave Clark, leader of the Dave Clark Five, who hade become ill. He made some records in his own right and also became bankrupt but his musical career seems to have gone full circle and he now lives quietly, away from the limelight, in London.

    Fancy being a Beatle, Mr Pudding?

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    • Yorkshire Pudding 14th October 2016

      Christ! I know I sport a Beatle fringe but I am not that old Mr Rowley!… I am sure that Mr Parrot’s army of fans will be able to suffer a couple of weeks without him but speaking for myself, I shall genuinely miss his “Sunday Round-Ups”. I humbly accept that I would be incapable of putting together a substitute “Round-Up” to match Mr Parrot’s high standards.

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  • Trevor Rowley 14th October 2016

    …come on, Mr Pudding. While the cat’s away the mice will play. Now, where’s that slab of Wensleydale?

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  • Yorkshire Pudding 15th October 2016

    It’s in the pantry Gromit…and bring a couple of cream crackers too.

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  • rhymeswithplague 16th October 2016

    Mr. Rowley, your suggestion that a Yorkshireman be put in temporary charge of a Lancastrian dwelling is not only irresponsible, it is downright shocking. Surely you know what they say about letting a camel stick his nose under your tent, plus I have just learned that this particular Yorkshireman bellows all day long like an elephant. Mr. Parrot’s neighbours would not be pleased.

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    • Yorkshire Pudding 16th October 2016

      What do they say about a camel sticking its nose under your tent? It must be an American expression as you have plenty of camels in Georgia and Trumpish herdsmen who traverse the Great Canton Desert in caravans.

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  • Trevor Rowley 16th October 2016

    Perhaps we could get him to sit on the front doorstep and keep an eye on the car. I’d be prepared to come over every few hours and do him a brew and bring him some Vic Vapour Rub for his chest and a box of Kleenex for his catarrh. Perhaps by the end of the first week we could see how he was shaping up before we let him loose on some basic garden maintenance (under supervision of course). If that isn’t earning Brownie points, I don’t know what is.

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    • Yorkshire Pudding 16th October 2016

      Oooo Trevor! You naughty fellow! Offering to rub Vick’s Vapour Rub into my manly chest! Mr Parrot might be into the sort of thing but I am a red-blooded hetero. Oh, and I don’t want Kleenex for my cattarh – I need new strings and a plectrum instead.

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  • Steve 17th October 2016

    Have fun on Paxos! Even with not-so-blue skies it’s bound to be pretty terrific. Especially with no Internet access. 🙂

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    • Yorkshire Pudding 17th October 2016

      He’ll be downing ouzo and dancing like Zorba the Greek as an embarrassed Mrs Parrot pretends she’s not with him. Who can blame her?

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