Home Sweet Home

I wonder how many times this has been used as a title for a post? πŸ˜‚ The NC500 is well and truly over and I could say, ‘Huh, it’s back to work on Monday,’ but as my work is so easy… I can’t. I probably have the easiest job in the world and they pay me well. And parkrun is back!! As if you didn’t already know? We seem to have heard nothing else here for weeks. It’s strange, since the pandemic small things now appear so very important. Such as inviting a friend into your house for an evening’s entertainment. Who would have thought it?

The Olympics are over and didn’t we do well? Apart from most of our top track athletes getting injured and C.J. Ujah suspended for possible drug use, it was a good result and now we can start looking forward to Paris. Anyaways… back to the plot. We had a wander down to the Beck and out onto the pastures. It’s about a 10 minute walk from home and flat! πŸ˜‚

I finished my book ages ago and have been searching for possible agents. The Siege of Mr Khan’s Curry Shop has now been submitted to nine of them. So in eight weeks time I will be able to report nine rejections. But it’s okay I have 261 agents to go.

I have a ten mile race tomorrow so really looking forward to getting back out there and the dancing lessons have started again. We we’re considering contacting the Guinness Book of records as I’m so bad at it they kept us in the beginners class for the second year. Now because of Covid we’re still there.

Taking Ballroom lessons

Have a fabulous weekend my friends 😘

About charliecountryboy

Part-time Carpentry Assessor. writer, runner, guitarist. Curious about life and all those wonderful people in it.
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43 Responses to Home Sweet Home

  1. Carla Milho says:

    Have a nice weekend too Charlie!

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  2. Your new nickname is Cha Cha Charlie.
    Glad to hear you’re having a great summer. Stick with the dancing…it gets easier with time.

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  3. Have a nice weekend too !

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  4. Carolyn Page says:

    We’ve just gone into lockdown! But, it hasn’t put much of a dent in my reality, Charlie – most of what I do is done at home…
    The Delta strain is reeking havoc in our state (NSW). The numbers are increasing daily and there’s been about 40 odd deaths. This strain is effecting the youngsters, more so than the previous strain. It’s pretty dire for some. The vaccines are just beginning to flow with many now very happily to have the jab. Before the delta strain and with very few infections many were against the vaccines. Now, though, with the youngsters (as young as newborns) being infected those of parent age are seeing things quite differently.
    We Aussies did quite well too at the Olympics. Wasn’t it wonderful to watch!? We were entertained thoroughly. I thought it was the happiest games I’ve ever seen.
    All the best with the run.. I hope you do/did well… πŸ™‚
    Ahhhh… dancing!

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    • Wow, it sounds dreadful, we’re lucky in a way, I guess, everything feels like it’s back to normal here. I really think the only way out is full vaccination. Yes the Olympics were fab, sadly I missed the early stuff wandering around Scotland but managed some catch-up on BBC iplayer, despite the buffering πŸ˜‚You did have a good games too πŸ˜€ Thank you for the catch-up, hope you all stay safe over there Carolyn πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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      • Carolyn Page says:

        According to the current forecast we should be 70-80% vaccinated by end Oct. Thankfully, the vaccines are coming – even Poland (of all places) donated 1 million doses that just arrived. With the change in understanding by the younger people, teens, 20s, 30s and 40s we are finally surging ahead. For our smallish country of 25 million you’d think we’d be far ahead… Alas, our earlier success closing our borders gave the impression (to many) that we were invincible… HUH!
        So how did your run go?

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      • Thats great news, Carolyn. I hope you continue to progress and get everyone vaccinated 😁.
        Run was hard, ankle, knee and hips seemed to rebel, πŸ˜‚ But Scotland threw things out a bit, especially sitting in a car for 9 days. I’ll get them in shape for the rest of the season. 😁

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      • Carolyn Page says:

        I know you’ll do everything in your power to do that… πŸ˜€
        Good luck…

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  5. Gibberish says:

    So great to see you’re upto so many things all at once and your enthusiasm and humor is praiseworthy πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈ

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  6. Welcome back. All that dancing and running. I think you’re wonderful for your age.

    I’m thinking about writing an article on rejection. Take heart, like many things, it doesn’t hurt so much after you’ve done it a few times. You will have to add your own example there as Julia has told me none of mine are acceptable in polite society.

    Stay strong, and remember to put my name down for a copy when it’s published.

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  7. Well I, for one, will buy your book. Just the small matter of getting it published. I have tried and failed. It is a long hard slog and you need to have thick skin to deal with the inevitable rejections but I believe you will succeed, because your writing here is always so crisp and well thought out and the humour is always delightful. Best of luck, Charlie.

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  8. Marjorie says:

    Love that you are optimistic πŸ’–

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  9. Good luck with the book! πŸ’™πŸ’™β˜•οΈπŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š

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  10. Invisibly Me says:

    You’re right, the smaller things or the basic freedom of easily going out to do whatever we want now seem like big things. I think that’s one (maybe only) silver lining to all of this with greater appreciation for what & who we have in our lives.

    β€œI probably have the easiest job in the world and they pay me well.” < I have never, ever heard anyone say this about their job!

    That’s amazing about being on the search for an agent! Wow. I’ve always wanted to write a book, but never did get to doing anything. Another one of those pipe dreams, but you’re doing it. Whatever the agents say, you’ve already achieved something epic that most people might dream of but never actually do.

    What type of stuff are you doing in the dancing lessons at the moment? I hope they're giving you a discount for staying in the beginners class πŸ˜‰

    Caz xx

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    • Thank you, Caz. Like anything in life, the second book is far superior to the first (in my humble opinion) and that’s nearly finished πŸ˜‰ I guess though it’s about passion. I’d love to be an accomplished guitarist I just don’t practice enough lol. To be fair it’s taken me since I was 15 to achieve this job and It’s nothing like what I started out to do lol. Ahh! The dancing lessons. We do Cha Cha, Rhumba, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Tango and Waltz. Strange thing is I started because I wanted to learn tango and my favourite is the waltz hahah xx

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  11. The Hinoeuma says:

    I am so fascinated by your canals and canal boats. I follow an artist in Manchester and does beautiful watercolor renderings of them. Are they fun to ride in?

    So…you can run but, not dance?

    Those horses are gorgeous. Are they close by to your home?

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  12. The Hinoeuma says:

    I can’t comment on your latest post, so…here is my comment for that:

    You’re a diver…but, you don’t swim? πŸ€”πŸ€¨ Got a good laugh out of the demented frog remark. More chuckles over the sperm remark (baby frogs resemble sperm, BTW…just sayin’ πŸ˜‰πŸΈπŸ˜πŸ˜Ž).

    I know what you could do. Have Sooty do a review on your book. 😊

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