Man Tin Muchness

I did promise to show you the contents of the Man Tin (a present from Ute).

Ute Ute




What I am about to show you is just between me and you the reader as I don’t want the whole world to know what is in my Man TinΒ  πŸ˜‰

It took me a while to work out how to open the Man Tin, but I did and filled the box with useless and pointless items.


What’s this ?




I reckon it’s a rubber hand bell for a librarian to use at closing time.



Of course Sonic has a different opinion.



This is a bit of a squeeze.Β Β  An accordion ?Β  No, a geeetah !





“Totally Useless And Pointless” was the name of my song.Β  I can’t play or sing, so the name was apt.



I kept my magic carpet in the Man Tin as it’s not magic and is a rug, not a carpet.




Samantha, of course, has her own idea.




What’s this day-glo item ?




I think it’s worn by builders as safety clothing.Β  To protect and warn the public of a crack exposure.



Now this chainsaw is totally useless and pointless as I have no bushes or trees three floors up in the building.




What ?



What’s this tucked away in the corner of the Man Tin ?




I don’t have a Harley, just cats !



I’ll just shake out and show you what’s left in the Man Tin.

White shoes for living in the muddy countryside.


A tractor for a field three floors up.


And the final useless and pointless item, a doll.Β  A DOLL ??Β  It’s not mine.Β  It’s a cats toy.Β  Honest !Β  You believe me, don’t you ?Β  *cringe*



That’s it !Β  The Man Tin is empty.




Well, it was empty.Β  Thanks Ute !!Β  πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ x


Are you useless and pointless ?

I am !


Ralph xox ❀


113 Comments on “Man Tin Muchness

  1. That must be some magic tin you have there. How ever did you squeeze a toilet plunger, guitar, rug and some flashy undies into that small tin? What no spanner, nuts and bolts?

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    • Hi Leslie πŸ˜€
      Yes, it’s a magic tin, similar to Dr Who’s TARDIS with cats ! No, no nuts and bolts my Spanish neighbour, Pedro, is my nuts and bolts man. The only nuts I have are my cats … oh, and me πŸ˜€
      Ralph xox ❀

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    • Not nowadays YC. I was a Mod in the 60’s with a Lambretta scooter, 10 mirrors on the handlebars and I wore the uniform, polo neck sweater, tight flared trousers and no helmet. Ralph πŸ˜€

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    • Hi Lynne πŸ˜€
      Must be. Us southern Spain mountain men have to make our own amusement. Ralph xox ❀


  2. Adorable, MFR! It’s like the bottle with the genie inside, only this one has MFR and all his toys. Now it’s an x-rated Man Tin. Leave it to Ute to send you something so useful! Fun post. They just keep getting better. xoxox

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment MVBFM. I do appreciate it. Have a wonderful weekend my friend. Hugs. Ralph xox ❀


      • That’s it, then? lovely comment … wonderful weekend. … You are getting pretty mild mannered, MFR. I know how you feel about people who write those kinds of comments! Yikes! πŸ™‚

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      • I was on my best behaviour as I was replying to an internet magnet …. magnate, but as it’s you MVBFM …. yikes ! lol ❀

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      • An internet magnet… too funny. Can you imagine the blogosphere crashing down on my head because it is so magnetic? Yikes for sure! πŸ™‚

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      • I have just posted a comment on your latest theme post and it disappeared. Goodness knows where it went, Timbuktu I expect πŸ˜€ ❀


    • Hi Mike. Thank you for commenting and I’m happy, ummm, very happy that you enjoyed this post. Have a great Saturday. Ralph πŸ˜€


      • Ha ha ha what a funny post and what great pictures! Love the cats.. You know when I saw your man tin I got very very worried. I thought – my God what he can fit all his useless stuff into a tin? I have a whole kitchen full of useless stuff then I also have a spare bedroom full of useless stuff and a loft also full of useless stuff. The problem is having OCD I just can’t throw anything away. I have phone bills going back to 1999 because I genuinely think that I will have to prove my address in 1999 when I am subjected to some kind of top secret investigation by the government! Only when I move house (a date which gets further and further delayed into the future) will I actually have to declutter and throw things away…

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      • @ Caroline πŸ˜€
        Hello my new friend. Thank you so much for visiting and making such a lovely long comment. Hah ! I must be OCD as well. I moved to Spain in 2002 and I have a trunk full of bank statements, old telephone and electric bills etc. because I am afraid that one day the Spanish authorities may want to audit my finances, but I really do not have anything to worry about. My kitchen is the same as yours, but for different reasons. I have all my kitchen Appliances in cupboards except for the kettle, as my neighbour cooks for me, so other than washing up and making a coffee my work surfaces are bare.
        Thank you so much Caroline. Big hug. Ralph xox ❀


  3. You big looney! Only you could think up such a cracker post! And, you avoided the ‘kitchen sink’ clichΓ©. Well done, Sir Laughsalot. ❀ πŸ™‚

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    • Heck ! I forgot about the kitchen sink and the crackers Maid Marianated. There was room in the Man Tin for them and even enough space for a room as well. Still with me my friend ? You must stop banging your head on the wall πŸ˜‰ Ralph xox ❀

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  4. I didn’t know so much fitted in the Man tin, wow, I am surprised about all these useless things for you. I knew it would coming handy one day! πŸ™‚ Glad you have so much pointless fun with it. Such a fun post Ralph! πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you so much for the Man Tin dear Ute. Toni, her daughter Ariadne and I had a lot of fun setting up this post. Love from a useless and pointless Ralph xox ❀

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      • I was wondering who took the pictures. I can imagine it was great fun with many laughs. Please send Toni my love!

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      • Will do. She’s cleaning my apartment Monday afternoon so I’ll show her your comment Ute. Hey, I see on Sky News that it’s 10C hotter in London than here where it’s coldish and bucketing down with rain 😦

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  5. Such good fun Ralph. I think your Man tin has had an extension charm placed on it. Have a lovely day. Flo πŸ™‚

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    • Hello Flo πŸ˜€ I am so pleased that you had fun reading this post my friend. I am having a lovely day answering your comment as it’s so dark and cloudy outside, so am staying indoors today. I expect the weather is the same where you are. Take care. Ralph xox ❀

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    • Thanks Shey. I’m glad you had fun. It’s lucky that I didn’t have a hamster in the Man Tin or I would have had nothing to post, except for a fat hamster. πŸ˜‰ Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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  6. This was hilarioussssss. Those cats are sure stealing your thunder lately Ralph. You should keep the plunger though, you never know when you may need it, if you know what I mean. Also the chain saw, it’s quite possible some overgrown branch or vine may cloud your balcony, you could then buzz it off! πŸ™‚ xoxo ❀ Sheesh, I hope to heck you found your way out of the man tin! πŸ™‚ Still Lolling!

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    • Wonderful comment Debby. I’ve taken your advice and escaped from the Man Tin using the plunger and chain saw. Don’t ask ! πŸ˜€
      BTW I submitted a comment on your using photos post and it was eaten, never to be seen again, probably ended up in the comments of a Japanese WP blogger ! πŸ˜‰
      Ralph xox ❀

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      • Eaten? My goodness, I hope your cats aren’t messing with my WordPress now, lol. And so glad you’ve escaped the man tin. You see, those tools did come in handy.
        Arg, I’m sorry about your eaten comment, do you mean it disappeared while writing, or never got sent? I’m checking spam right now! πŸ™‚ xoxo

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      • Yes, eaten by WP Debby. At my age I’ve forgotten what I wrote, so I’m afraid you’ll have to use your imagination. lol πŸ˜€ xox

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      • Thanks for looking Debby. I must be in the backwater swamps of Facebook then. Lost forever ! 😦

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      • I don’t know why they’d do that to you. Your posts belong at the front of the line! πŸ™‚ ❀

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    • You’re welcome my friend and thank YOU for commenting. Ralph xox ❀


    • Brilliant idea my friend. Safety first, eh ? Have a lovely new week. Ralph xox ❀


  7. To the cats. “Let Daddy out of the tin. Who else is going to buy you food.” I love the man tin, it`s a magical space like the tardis. And the chain saw is going to be so handy when the zombie invasion happens, ehrm I mean IF it happens. No I`m not paranoid, me? No, no. But I have a chain saw. lol

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    • The cats read your message Adele and let me out of the Man Tin on condition I buy them their food. They are such taskmasters !
      If zombies comes knocking at my door, I’ll send them around to you my friend, as you seem to be prepared. lol
      Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Big hug back Ralph. Noooo don`t send them my way, -shivers-, I have a dreadful fear of zombies, comes from having watched too many horror films as a kid. lol

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      • That’s okay. I won’t send them to you Adele. Anyway I don’t believe in them as I don’t watch horror films. Most films nowadays are horror, even sci-fi which seem to have gone that way. Shame really, as there is so much more in imagination and ideas than trash. Happy Wednesday my friend πŸ˜€ ❀

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  8. I, uh, feel a little guilty. Not only did I and my XX chromosomes peek, I showed it to the XX youngster in my life. Her XX comment? “I think Daddy needs that!” The XX folk here are in agreement that the elder XY family member could make great use of this. =)

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    • Hi Shanjeniah XX and little xx.
      As it’s you, peeking is okay. Let me guess. XY Daddy has a garage full of stacked odd shaped pieces of wood, pipes, metal things, cans and unrecognisable objects …… just in case ! πŸ˜€ lol
      Ralph xox ❀


  9. Helooooo Ralph! How are things in the Man Tin? From the size of the tin, I am assuming all is very comfy!
    Too, bad the cats don’t ft in there with you. I’m sure they would be a comfort to you. Oh well, while you are on your Man Tin Vacation, S & S are working on the furniture.
    Jeep & Johnny are advising S & S during your absence, so I have complete confidence your lovely apartment will be completely devastated by the time you break out.
    Much love, Resa xoxo <# ❀

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    • *clang clang crash clang*
      Hello dear Resa πŸ˜€
      *clang clatter* Oh yes, it’s very comfy in a metallic minimalistic way. *clonk* I know how the Tin Man in the Wizard Of Oz feels in a rusty sort of way.
      Oh no ! The gang of 4 cats wrecking my apartment ? Let me out ! I bet you miss J&J and your “girls”.
      You must be about half way through your work away from home. I hope all is well with no hiccups (except for the wine induced variety πŸ˜‰ ).
      Love back. Ralph xoxox #< ❀

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      • Returning home in early July. J & J should have the apartment fully destroyed by then!
        I suggest that while you are stuck in the tin to drink as much wine as possible.
        How are you planning for your emancipation from the tin?
        Resa xoxo ❀ #<

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      • I am sure those weeks will scoot by what with you being busy at work and scouring the back alleyways. Oh no, I am sure J&J are little angels. They are probably vacuuming the apartment as we talk.
        Okay. Wine ? Got a corkscrew ?
        Getting out of the tin is easy. Cat feeding time is bound to work.
        Take care my friend. Ralph xoxo ❀ #<


  10. I think you’ve gone over the deep end on this one, Little Buddy!!! Pink underwear??? Pink underwear?! Seriously?!!! :)P

    How ya feelin’ these days, Kiddo?????

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    • Deep end indeed Lucie. It’s not only pink underwear, it’s day glo pink underwear. When worn, sunglasses are a must πŸ˜€ lol Ralph xox ❀

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  11. One of the most funniest things I have read in ages. You are hilarious. Love the pink undies!! Only the undies, not what is under them! Or not, in this case. I would like a real magic carpet.

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    • Hi Sandra πŸ˜€
      I should have just done a pink undies post, shouldn’t I ? It would have gone viral. lol. I agree, a real magic carpet would be really useful and environmentally friendly. Have a great day my friend. Ralph xox ❀

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      • Hi Ralph, you should try it – but do two posts – one is the censored version for people like me and the other one – well – is the one you call Viral before it’s gone viral – create your own viral destiny!! Lol! xx

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      • Actually I usually don’t like pink in clothes – my mum bought me a top in pink to brighten my wardrobe up and because she likes the colour. Nice top otherwise.

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  12. WOWZA Ralph!! That tin is a lot bigger than I thought!
    Mum’s the word, I will not tell anyone what’s in it. πŸ™‚

    ❀ carmen

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    • Hi Carmen πŸ˜€
      Yes, it is massive inside ! Almost as big as your garage ! I knew I could trust you to not tell anyone. Do you want your $10 now. LOL. Big hug. Ralph xox ❀

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  13. Dear sweet, Ralph, I pray kitties have let you out of the tin so you can read this. I am sending love and hugs from here in Canada. My ribs thank you for laughter and my heart thanks you for smiles. I love your man tin. Variety is the spice of life and you have a little of everything in there, perfect! xoxox

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    • Hello dear Belinda πŸ˜€
      LOL. Yes, I am very happy that my kitties have let the out of the tin as it was getting very stuffy in there and a bit metallic for me. I am so pleased that you had fun in reading this post.
      Big hugs and love. Ralph xox ❀

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    • You are the awesome one Anita. You write such long and interesting posts my friend. Have a great Wednesday. Kisses back. Ralph x

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  14. I like it. Someone needs to make one called “For Compulsive crafters who can’t throw crap away”. But mine would have to be the size of a room.

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    • Thanks Tracy πŸ˜€
      LOL. With your talent I am sure that room would be too small, may be a warehouse is more appropriate πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to see what you and your daughters come up with next. Have fun.
      Ralph xox ❀

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    • Hi Maria πŸ˜€
      LOL. I totally agree with you, 103 comments can be quite heavy, but not in my posts πŸ˜€
      Happy Thursday ! Ralph xox ❀

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    • Thank you so much dear friend. Okay, the hat stays on my head as you like it so much. Ralph xox ❀

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