The First Post

I’m not doing anything so I thought I might as well start blogging for 2019.

We saw the New Year in with fireworks from London and music from Madness. It was average. After seeing in 60 New Years it’s hard to raise much enthusiasm.

I’m currently using a hot water bottle to sooth my arthritic hand and am regularly swilling out my mouth with a saline mouth wash.

Julia has been quiet tonight. She says she’s worried that we are falling apart.

There’s no point in worrying, as I told her: we’re going to fall apart whether we worry about it or not. We might as well disintegrate cheerfully.

She doesn’t seem convinced. Normally I would cheer her up with chocolates, cake and my natural charm. However, we’re trying to lose weight and the charm is wearing thin after 30 years – I’m obviously going to have to work on that. Tootlepedal suggested a couple of tons of manure for the garden, it seems Mrs T was very pleased with this as a present. I’ll be honest – I’m not sure Julia wants manure

So, apart from that, what does 2019 have to offer?

There are approximately two weeks left of the posting challenge and the haiku challenge. After that I’m going to have to find some things to do.Β  I have a page-a-day diary ready and waiting and I’m going to use it every day, starting today. I’m not actually sure what I’m going to use it for, but I have 22 hours to work that out. I may go back to clerihews. The world needs 365 clerihews…

33 thoughts on “The First Post

  1. newblogger20

    How do you have 1721 (+ me) followers and you’ve only been blogging since January 2019!?!?!? That’s some serious skill man πŸ˜‚

    1. quercuscommunity

      I’ve been blogging since October 2014. Not so impressive now is it? In truth, numbers of followers aren’t much of a guide. I probably only have 20-30 regular readers. πŸ™‚

  2. lacunareborn

    I’m sorry to hear you’re dealing with that arthritic pain and falling apart with Julia. I hope this year will be a year of good health and happiness. I’ve just started blogging and uploaded my first post. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

  3. Jodie Richeal

    Ah, I saw the “Madness” reference and had to follow up. I knew “Our House ” on my own – but realized I knew “It must be love” as well. I’m a music girl. Always glad to hear what other people remember & like. Happy New Year to you and your lovely wife.

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  5. tootlepedal

    Happy new year….the falling apart can only get worse. Mrs T and I thought the London fireworks on TV were wonderful. The director even let us look at them as they were designed to be viewed for quite a lot of the time.

      1. Jodie Richeal

        Yes to the book! I just started it last night after 3 or more weeks of no reading time **GASP**. Looking forward to getting back to Maya tonight.

  6. Helen

    😊 (re clerihews)

    I thought the firework display in London this morning was but mediocre, too. We switched the TV off halfway through.

    Anyway, at least that means things can only get better.

      1. Clem

        Indeed…. permission to write bad poetry. But somehow I think the world could use a bit more bad poetry, no?

        The Yeoman named Quercus
        Does much to impress us
        His wit satisfies
        More than bangers with fries…

        Happy New Year fine sir. Clerihew…

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