Talking Turkey

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It’s about time I blogged. I have worn my bottom out sitting down over the festive period and it’s not good. Mind you, there’s nowhere to go as we face more lockdown. I don’t mind so much, I think myself very lucky, I haven’t so far and touch wood I won’t get taken by the awful virus. That’s enough said about that thing. Happy new year to everyone.

I Need A Haircut

I’m desperately in need of a haircut. It doesn’t bother me too much, but if I’m honest, it’s looking a little too scruffy. My wife keeps reminding me that it needs cutting too as she does the job for me. Come to think of it, I don’t really have an excuse for letting it get so long as I never use the barber, my wife always cuts it. So why have I let it grow? Probably because I can and I think most of the worlds male population are looking like ‘Old Father Time’ during this past twelve months.

Old Photographs

I’ve been sorting through old photographs that were left to me by my parents. There are so many and some of them I have no idea who they are. An example is an old couple cutting a cake and there are words written on the back. ‘1946, to my dear brother on the anniversary of our golden wedding anniversary.’ A quick mental sum shows you that they must have married in 1896! There are no names and everyone I can think of that might have an idea of who the couple are, are as clueless as me.

I Miss The Pub

I miss going to the pub. I am not a big drinker, but the weekends were great to meet other locals and have a good old natter and a laugh. Then there’s live music. Our local pub had an open mic night on the first Saturday of every month and I and the wife always joined in. It was great fun and I’m sure it will return again, but like everyone else, I have no idea when.

Big Turkey

There was just the two of us having Christmas dinner, all the plans were scuppered as things took a turn for the worse. However, because we had pre-ordered the Turkey and was expecting that we might be able to have company, we had a bird that could feed 10 to 14 people! You can imagine, we have only just finished the last pieces of it. I’m often accused of talking gobble de gook, but at least I now have an excuse. Next year, I’m having a one-person pork pie. That’s me finished for now and I know I’ve already said it, but it’s a good way to finish the blog, happy new year and stay safe.

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65 Comments
  • John
    January 15, 2021

    It’s nice to see you back, this virus will indeed vanish, but not soon enough. I buzz my hair off with an electric hair razor, no worries. Be safe! ????????????

    • Trev
      January 15, 2021

      Thank you, John. 🙂

  • Herb
    January 15, 2021

    We always do pizza on Christmas Day.

    • Trev
      January 15, 2021

      Sounds a good idea, Herb. Thank you 🙂

  • Peter's pondering
    January 15, 2021

    Happy New Year to you and Debbie. Let’s hope for a bit of normality to be creeping back in before too long.

    • Trev
      January 15, 2021

      Thank you, Peter and yes, let’s hope so.

  • Jay
    January 15, 2021

    I am deeply in need of a haircut myself.
    We just did a pork tenderloin for Christmas and a mere turkey breast for Thanksgiving. The pie, however, did feel like it went on forever.

    • Trev
      January 15, 2021

      Thank you, Jay. I’m sure your hair looks a lot more stylish than my mess. 🙂

  • vincenza63
    January 15, 2021

    Hugs from Italy
    Vicky ????

    • Trev
      January 15, 2021

      Thank you, Vicky, back atchya. 🙂

  • Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    January 15, 2021

    Very engaging post, Trev. I am sick of my home haircut…drives me crazy! We had steak on Christmas Eve and made our favorite homemade soup on Christmas day. Very simple and enjoyable since it was just the two of us this year. All the best for the New Year…Health, happiness and prosperity! 🙂

    • Trev
      January 15, 2021

      Thank you, Cheryl. I bet your hair still looks better than mine. Happy New Year. 🙂

  • newepicauthor
    January 15, 2021

    You have a awful lot of fans for somebody that doesn’t blog that much, but I know that you are here every day, because you keep on liking my posts. Thanks for that Trev.

    • Trev
      January 15, 2021

      Thank you, Jim. It’s not that I don’t blog that much, it’s just that I felt it’s been a little too long since my last post. 🙂

  • Yetismith
    January 15, 2021

    For a while I was getting proper haircuts and I was almost respectable but now I’m back to the moth-eaten look that people were more used to. But then…I don’t see anyone anyway. Even most of my “medical team” (sounds grant doesn’t it? It isn’t) see me by computer. Much easier anyway!

    • Trev
      January 16, 2021

      Thank you, Yeti. Stay safe. ????

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    January 15, 2021

    Good to hear from you, Trev, and to learn that you’ve made it safely through 2020 🙂

    • Trev
      January 16, 2021

      Thank you, Rosaliene. ????

  • Julie de Rohan
    January 15, 2021

    Happy New Year to you, Trev – wishing you all the best for 2021.

    • Trev
      January 16, 2021

      Thank you, Julie, the same to you. ????

  • Pied Type
    January 16, 2021

    Cheers, from Colorado!

    • Trev
      January 16, 2021

      Thank you. ????

  • susiesopinions
    January 16, 2021

    You have been missed ????

    • Trev
      January 16, 2021

      Thank you, Susie. ????

  • SueW
    January 16, 2021

    Your turkey lasted well. I am a big fan of making turkey last forever, I love it all the different ways of eating it.

    Victoria cooked our lunch from their turkey, but Joss also bought a turkey crown so that we could carry on eating turkey throughout the week. Plus jars of pickles for me to have my usual Christmas fix of cold turkey with every pickle I could fit on my plate.

    This year I couldn’t taste the turkey, and the pickles are still in their jars. However, tubs of twiglets went down well, I craved the saltiness and strong flavour that they offered, it was the only thing I could taste. I still cannot taste the full flavour of tea. ????

    • Trev
      January 16, 2021

      Thank you, Sue. I’m glad you’re on the mend. You’ve just reminded me, Twiglets!!! That’s what I’ve missed this Christmas. ????

  • Darling Doormat
    January 16, 2021

    Cheers from the island of Crete, Trev! Stay safe!

    • Trev
      January 16, 2021

      Thank you and the same to you. ????

  • KINDNESS WISDOM
    January 16, 2021

    Hello ????❣Wake up in the morning and make it happen A bigger and better than the day before. I’m so happy you’re back! It’s been a terrifying year around the world. So many bloggers have passed over RIP. Trev we were worried ???? happy you’re ok. Shalom from ????????

    • Trev
      January 16, 2021

      Thank you, Kindness. I’m fine. Stay safe. ????

  • PaperKutzs
    January 16, 2021

    ahh well a little scruff never hurt anyone.

    • Trev
      January 16, 2021

      Thank you, I agree ????

  • luisa zambrotta
    January 16, 2021

    It’s a pleasure to see you again here too.
    As for the hair, I have found a partial solution. It is I who cut my son’s hair while mine has become too long????????????

    • Trev
      January 16, 2021

      Thank you, Luisa. It’s good to be back. Yes, mine is a little too long now. ????

  • Jessy D'Alvarado
    January 16, 2021

    We are all ready for this pandemic to end! I’m glad you’re doing well and have found an excuse to let your hair grow ????. My 11 year old has been cutting my husband’s hair. He can let it grow in a few spots now lol

    • Trev
      January 16, 2021

      Thank you, Jessy. I don’t have that much hair to grow, so I’m literally letting my hair down. 🙂

  • Little Charmer
    January 17, 2021

    Oh how I’ve missed these posts!
    ???? ????

    • Trev
      January 17, 2021

      Thank you very much, Little Charmer, I appreciate your kind words. ????

  • Invisibly Me
    January 17, 2021

    I love that you’ve not had a haircut during the pandemic, even though you get it done by your wife anyway ???? I gave my dad his second hair cut recently. Even though it was The Chop Round 2, he still had the distinct look of fear in his eyes. My mother keeps saying she needs a haircut and I’ve told her I’ll have a go at it but she refuses to let me anywhere near her hair with the garden shears. I’ve no idea why not.

    That’s fascinating about the photos, but such a shame there’s nobody else who might know who these mystery people are. If this were a film, you’d be able to upload it to some facial recognition software and not only get their names and where they used to live, but their blood group and favourite colour too.

    • Trev
      January 17, 2021

      Thank you, Caz. Yep, I’m growing my hair all hippie like. And yes about the photo, someone somewhere must know. Perhaps something will turn up out of the blue one day and give me the answer. Happy new year Caz. ????

  • Lisa Orchard
    January 17, 2021

    Happy New Year to you as well! I hope things open up soon. I’m getting a little cabin fever, that’s for sure! Stay safe!

    • Trev
      January 18, 2021

      Thank you, Lisa, yes, I feel that cabin fever too. Let’s hope the end is in sight. Happy new year. ????

  • Lara/Trace
    January 18, 2021

    Talking turkey… what a joy to hear your stories! I cannot remember what we ate… aye… the brain is going fast

    • Trev
      January 18, 2021

      Thank you, Lara. I’m sure what you ate was very nice. Happy new year. ????

      • Lara/Trace
        January 20, 2021

        I’m still here so we’re good!

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  • raccoltaedifferenziata
    January 21, 2021

    I miss the pub and the live music too! 🙂

    • Trev
      January 21, 2021

      Thank you.

  • rajanisingh885721172
    January 21, 2021

    Fabulous post

    • Trev
      January 21, 2021

      Thank you

  • Amanda
    January 21, 2021

    A belated happy new year Trev. Here’s to a much brighter and better 2021 ????

    • Trev
      January 21, 2021

      The same to you, Amanda and thank you. 🙂

  • iammrsshecky
    January 26, 2021

    Ha! Sounds normal to me these days. I use the dog clipper on my husbands hair. Seems to work well for him, not too good for me. I miss the action of music and people too. The pub sounds like a fun place. I just want fun again and travel. This being locked up at my age is no fun.

    • Trev
      January 26, 2021

      Thank you, Mrs Shecky. Yes, it’s all wearing a little thin this being locked up. I find it annoying when they say we should all be able to do things next month and then they change it to a month later and so on. 🙁

  • chantal marie prevost
    January 26, 2021

    Coucou bonjour comment allez vous je e vous dérange pas du tout ?

    • Trev
      January 26, 2021

      I am well thank you. 🙂

  • Klausbernd
    January 27, 2021

    I haven’t had a hair cut neither. Well, that makes me look younger, like during my hippy times.
    Well, as we are Scandinavian and German we didn’t have a turkey. Actually, we don’t fancy turkey that much. We had a nice piece of salmon with lots of fresh spinach – very yummy.
    And now we drink at home – more than we would do in the pub.
    Keep healthy and happy
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Trev
      January 31, 2021

      Thank you, Klausbernd, sounds delicious.

  • Natalya Edwards
    January 31, 2021

    That sucked how things changed last minute around Christmas so that we couldn’t spend it with our families. Good thing that you kept the turkey though over time, rather than throwing it away! I agree with you as well about the pub. I miss the atmosphere and vibe ????. Hopefully we will be able to go again soon.

    • Trev
      February 1, 2021

      Thank you, Natalia. ????

  • lorriebowden
    January 31, 2021

    I love old photos…there’s something mysterious about them (especially if you have no idea who they are!) Here’s to getting some normalcy back. Would love to be a fly on the wall at the pub 😉

    • Trev
      February 1, 2021

      Ha, thank you, Lorrie. ????

  • azurea20
    February 23, 2021

    Con esta pandemia tenemos tiempo de revisar fotos antiguas, mirar las musarañas y soñar que algún día llegará la primavera. Salud amigo.

    • Trev
      February 28, 2021

      Thank you.

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