Buttons 2. The Sequel. PG

Some great ideas for buttonless tops


To update any new reader, or visitor who needs therapy, or is learning how not to blog, I have problems with my hands. I cannot hold a knife & fork properly or do up shirt buttons etc. So I have scoured the internet and think I have the answer instead of normal shirts. It’s either in this slideshow, or you can email ralph.whillier@gmail.com with a picture of something better, which I will add to this post.

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(All pictures credited to Mr Google)


So which is your favourite ???


Ralph xox πŸ™‚




Β heila 2013

And in her comment she suggested this :


Thank you Heila. Cool man !!




has just sent me an email which says ” Hola Senor Ralph. How about a wardrobe full of ponchos ? No buttons !! Have a great weekend ! RoSy

And she made this !! Thank you RoSy πŸ™‚





In her comment also selected these t-shirts (but I reckon it’s the hunks πŸ˜‰ )







reckons I would look great in high heels. Thanks Yvonne !!!! πŸ˜‰



98 Comments on “Buttons 2. The Sequel. PG

  1. Definitely go for the heavy metal look! And I am sad my cards haven’t arrived 😦


    • Good morning Gallivanta πŸ˜€
      Possibly !! Clanking around the apartment may upset the neighbours and I may get a little rusty πŸ˜‰
      Don’t cry my friend. Still plenty of time !! πŸ˜€
      Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • Or maybe I’m just a drip πŸ˜‰

        As usual WordPress can’t count πŸ˜€ hehe


    • Hi Katie πŸ˜€
      007 is usually in “amour” πŸ˜‰ Who is your favourite Bond ?
      Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • I am partial to Roger Moore. I have not seen the more recent ones and he is the first one I remember. I guess that I imprinted on him. 8)
        Who is your fav?


      • Here’s your favourite Katie. Roger Moore.

        And this is mine. Sean Connery.

        I prefer to be shaken, not stirred πŸ˜‰


    • Hi Tracy πŸ˜€
      I had a feeling that you would go for the leather πŸ˜‰ I’m that way inclined to agree with you as a see-through top is not me.
      Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  2. My vote go to “Mr. Bond”. You will look classy in there. Did you make a mistake with the intermission ?


    • Thanks YC. I love the Bond image !!
      It was a toss up between the Egyptian girl and this…….guess which one won πŸ˜‰

      Ralph πŸ˜€ hehe


  3. If you go for the cheeseburger look, better be careful someone may want to eat you all up. πŸ˜‰ You’d make a great super hero, might try that one and save the world. XOXOXOX


    • Hi Elizabeth πŸ˜€ LOL.
      If I do go for the cheeseburger you may relish it as I would be in a right pickle πŸ˜‰
      Superhero ?? Big problem. There are no telephone boxes for me to take a spin in around here πŸ˜‰
      Big hug my friend. You are fun !! Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  4. Haha, you’re better at this than me! πŸ˜€ My favorite is the fake button shirt! πŸ™‚ Will we see some photo of you in it too?

    However this post is funny, I’m very sorry you aren’t so good…:( And I have to say this, told you so! Hospitals suck. Literally. Energy.

    I hope you get better soon!!


    • Hi Julita πŸ˜€ This post should be right up your street. You know. Fashion or the lack of it πŸ˜‰ I’ll have to find a friend to knock me up that photogenic smock !!
      Uh oh. I am going to be hospital sucked next Monday. Thanks for preparing me for what is about to come.Hugs. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hi Heila πŸ˜€ Thanks for the t-shirt my friend. I have placed it in the post as promised and I think it’s really cool. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hello Patricia πŸ˜€
      Then Bond it is, Miss Penny-Farthing !! Is M in ??

      Love James aka Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  5. I like the buttonless top with enormous buttons. Got to love the irony.

    Do you do your blog with voice activated software?


    • Hi Georgia πŸ˜€

      That big buttoned smock is such a favourite. I am so glad that you said, “Got to love the irony” and not “Got to love the ironing”. That would have been too much for both of us to read πŸ˜‰

      I use “Dragon Naturally Speaking 12” for long emails or writing. I have found it too fussy for posts and comments, so I have slowed my keyboard speed to counteract any double-tapping I do.

      I hope you are having a lovely day. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Thanks Beth πŸ˜€ It looks like I will have to get one made for me. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hello Liz πŸ˜€ Where have you been hiding ?? Thank you so much and a very happy scone baking 2014 to you my friend. Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  6. Hahaha…………I laughed all the time for all these fabulous clothes for to help you to dress without any problems of little buttons ! I think the Ralph Elf will be fine but don’t put on the one with the heavy metal, you may get hurt πŸ™‚ ! Hope for you that the strength in your hands and fingers will increase and that you will be able as before to manage them normally πŸ™‚ ! Have a beautiful day Ralph and a warm embrace from Italy – SΓ©rachshiro ❀


    • LOL> Thank you for your lovely comment Serach. I shall take into consideration what you have said about the clothes and my hands are in my young doctor’s hands (metaphorically speaking). Have a lovely Friday my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hi RoSy πŸ˜€ Thanks for the poncho idea. I have added your picture to the post. So funny. Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  7. Hi Ralph! I think all of these looks would would work, and fit in most places. Otherwise, have you considered velcro?


    • Hello again HD πŸ˜€ LOL. I am sure to look very fetching in a strip of velcro πŸ˜‰ hehe. Hugs. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • OMG!! I spat soup all over the place. Thanks HotDish and Ralph! πŸ˜€ oxo


      • Oh No !! I hope you are not in one of those posh Egg On Ronny 5 star restaurants, Yvonne !! πŸ˜‰


  8. Hey Ralph! Oh, so many choices. I’m partial to the pirate shirt or the Elf! You can’t go wrong with the Elf look!! Hope you’re doing great. Amy xox


    • Hi Amy πŸ˜€ I love your selection, so the elf look it is then πŸ˜‰ Big hug my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  9. I’ve always been partial to the big white pirate shirt, but I do like that reggae T. πŸ˜‰


    • Hi Rene πŸ˜€ Ooooh Arrrr ! That’s what pirates say πŸ˜‰ I love your choice. Have a lovely weekend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hi Dawn πŸ˜€ You are very welcome.
      You have made my day as it’s the first time in weeks that I have had to rescue a damsel in distress from my Dashboard spam and I wasn’t wearing any armour πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hi Celeste πŸ˜€ Your photos are now in the main body of this post. You need to read the summary of:
      on how to place a picture in YOUR OWN blog comments. You cannot put pictures in other blogger’s comments.
      I have also tidied up your comments here. I should put you over my knee πŸ˜‰ hehe
      Never mind we all have to learn……sometimes the hard way. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  10. These are so funny, Ralph. I like the Mission Impossible. πŸ™‚


    • It’s nice to see you here again Noeleen πŸ˜€
      Yes. That one is funny especially as I’m tall and thin πŸ˜‰ hehe.
      Have a lovely evening. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hello Willow πŸ˜€ The first to explore those dark side nights πŸ˜‰ Big hug …… second thoughts…… only accept it if you are not torn apart by your yoga class πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  11. That hamburger shirt has my name written all over it! I didn’t even realize it was a shirt at first.


    • Hi Loving πŸ˜€ Ah ha !! Now I know your true name …….. Burger King McDonald πŸ˜‰ hehe. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  12. Hi Ralph,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I had a lot of fun with yours. Your ideas are like a bright morning when you sip your coffee in front of the window and you can’t wait for your day to start.
    Take care,


    • Hello Camelia πŸ˜€ Welcome to Bluefish Way. I am so pleased that you enjoyed yourself here. I shall be returning to your blog soon.
      Would you like another cup of coffee ??? πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Good evening Dawn πŸ˜€ I do look a right idiot in RoSy’s poncho. That’s great though as we are all having a laugh at my expense. Have a great week my new friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • oh wow, then I’m not alone!
        Me & my friends/classmates were getting a good laugh from a “selfie” I posted on Facebook! A lot of laughs!


      • Have you got a link to your FB “selfie” Dawn. I would love to see it πŸ˜€


  13. I think I like to super hero best. I can see you in that role saving the world from distress. I think you’d get too cold in the metal choices! πŸ™‚


    • Good morning MVBFM πŸ˜€ Saving the world possibly, but saving damsels in distress definitely πŸ˜€ I agree with you that metal can be cold. Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey……..not what you think !! Read this ……
      ” In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters
      carried iron cannons. Those cannon fired round iron cannon balls. It was
      necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. But how to prevent them
      from rolling about the deck?
      The best storage method devised was a square based pyramid with one
      ball on top, resting on four resting on nine which rested on sixteen.
      Thus, a supply of thirty cannon balls could be stacked in a small area
      right next to the cannon.
      There was only one problem — how to prevent the bottom layer from
      sliding/rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate
      called a “Monkey” with sixteen round indentations. But, if this plate
      was made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it. The solution
      to the rusting problem was to make “Brass Monkeys.”
      Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much
      faster than iron when chilled. Consequently, when the temperature dropped
      too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannon
      balls would come right off the monkey. Thus, it was quite literally,
      “Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey!”
      (And all this time, you thought that was a dirty expression, didn’t you?)”
      Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hello again Afsheen πŸ˜€ I am still here !! Way behind with my blogging again as usual. I am at the start of another month or so of tests and treatment. I’ll be writing a post soon about it. And how are you and your family my friend ? Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  14. So you untangled my comment and discovered the T-shirts you need to wear when you come to California I see. Can’t wait to see you donning that KALE shirt Ralph – another hunk in a veggie tee πŸ˜‰


    • Hi Celeste πŸ˜€ Yes. All untangled !! Wow. That’s the first time I’ve been called a hunk. Must be something in the kale you’ve been eating πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox πŸ˜€


    • Hi LB πŸ˜€ I wish it was !! 21degC on Sunday. 12degC today. Roll on summer. I daren’t ask where you are, as I am sure between writing a response and posting it, you will have moved from Mexico to Hawaii. Love your blog. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


      • If only. I’m in the cold and rainy northwestern USA. Not as bad as being in the midwest or northeast I suppose. Sweaters or sweatshirts are daily wear around here though, and no buttons required on the pullover sort.


      • I reckon before you get a dose of SAD you’ll have to hit the high seas again. I personal love the hot climates. Can’t stand the cold for too long. xox


  15. You have such a funny sense of humor, Ralph! I vote for the hamburger outfit. You could get the local burger place to give you a commission for making people hungry.


    • Hi Mary πŸ˜€ Hehe. No burger place here as I live in the mountains between “nowhere” and “where the heck am I” The locals would probably eat me if I wore that !! πŸ˜‰ Have a lovely week my friend. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  16. I always will wish for the James Bond look on my future partner… if he exists! Smiles and hugs, I got to the library and have been busy as a beaver! Wondered why PG on this? Take it easy, Ralph! Robin


    • Hi Robin πŸ˜€

      PG ?? Please Grin !! or make up something yourself πŸ˜‰

      Oh, I expect your James Bond exists. Probably someone in your locale πŸ˜€

      Do you blog on a library computer ?

      Have a lovely Friday………..then it’s the weekend…yippee !!

      Big hug. Ralph xox πŸ˜€


  17. First of all I want to say superb blog! I had a quick question
    in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and
    clear your head prior to writing. I have had a difficult time clearing my
    mind in getting my thoughts out. I truly do take pleasure
    in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are generally lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any recommendations or tips? Cheers!


    • Hi Madrid πŸ˜€

      Thank you for liking my blog which has evolved over the months.

      Wow. What a question !! I could do a dozen posts on this πŸ˜‰

      Everyone is different. Some have notebooks. Others have many drafts in progress. And more rewrite and rewrite.

      Many have themes, poetry, photos, reblogs etc. My blog is more of a cross between my personal life and a magazine.

      On a personal view I never plan to write a post. In fact I often have no idea and then something triggers a post, a comment, an email, a trip to the coast…..whatever, and I never open a new post until I have the basic idea firmly in my head. And usually a draft develops as it goes along. I try to keep the post raw by changing nothing except typos.

      Some comments I can’t answer straight away as sometimes it needs a bit of thought.

      All I can say is write what you are comfortable with.

      Have a great week. Ralph πŸ˜€


  18. Now that I have broken my arm you really have my sympathy on not being able to wear what you want. My current shirt wardrobe consists mainly of shirts that are too big for me with large open necklines, wide sleeve openings, and short sleeves even though the weather is cold.


    • Sorry to hear about your broken arm. I hope you get back to normal usage of it soon. The treatment I’ve had so far has not cured my doing up buttons. She is going with a more aggressive treatment next time…….oh boy !! Ralph xox πŸ˜€


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