Chuffed as monkeys!!!
By cobbart, Jun 1 2016 10:48AM
Great word; 'Chuffed'!
That feeling of pride at having done something worthwhile, of actually achieving something:
scoring in a vital match, getting a decent grade, killing a guitar solo, seeing your kids do well.
Staggering sweating to the top of a mountain - that's a good 'chuffer'.
And here's another one.
Getting your illustrations published for the first time!
I've been drawing daft pictures, as well as more serious scenes, for - well, about 50 years (--50 YEARS!! aaargh!!). On occasion the odd (very odd usually) person has said - "You ought to do that for a living" or "Y'know, people would pay for that" and on a couple of occasions "If I could draw like that I wouldn't be a ******* teacher" (their words, not mine!)
Well I never took much notice.
After all - there's Shepard and Rackham - no... they can actually DRAW!
Last year, after spending 12 months doodling, painting and exploring I was contacted by two lovely ladies. The Two Blondes.
"We've seen your piccies on twitter - would you like to illustrate our book?"
Really? ...you got the right person?...
Just seen the book online.
Comes out in July at a Dartmoor National Park open day.
At that moment, when said volume is in my sweaty grip I'll be...
Chuffed as Monkeys!!!!!