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photoblog image Sir Tiff  retires today.

Sir Tiff retires today.

After over 150 years of toil and sweat the legend that is Sir Tiff of Bath and Wells has announced his retirement from the world of work. His final project was to clone several copies of himself in order to put together a fearsome team of bench restorers.

Sadly the experiment was only partially successful as a size issue could not be resolved and none of the clones achieved the stature of the original. Seems we have learnt little since Dolly the sheep.

Nonetheless, this selection of Tifflets will provide great hunting sport for Mrs Ratty (the whatever number it is). It is not known it any of them have inherited Sir Tiff's skills at DIY. It is hoped not.


">Well you have a welsh surname!

Sir Tiff retires today.

After over 150 years of toil and sweat the legend that is Sir Tiff of Bath and Wells has announced his retirement from the world of work. His final project was to clone several copies of himself in order to put together a fearsome team of bench restorers.

Sadly the experiment was only partially successful as a size issue could not be resolved and none of the clones achieved the stature of the original. Seems we have learnt little since Dolly the sheep.

Nonetheless, this selection of Tifflets will provide great hunting sport for Mrs Ratty (the whatever number it is). It is not known it any of them have inherited Sir Tiff's skills at DIY. It is hoped not.


">Well you have a welsh surname!

comments (31)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jan 2010, 02:17
Ye gawds, Bill...what horror have you unleashed on the world with this uncontrolled spawning/cloning experiment!
Bill Phillips: Horror indeed! There is a follow up series next week!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2010, 05:53
OMG......what will Mr.Evans say now.....that are a lot of kopjes koffie to make....cups of coffee.....when he invites one, all will come....
Great picture....
One positive thing, they can help each other making the bench....will that ever happen????
Bill Phillips: I fear they are as inept as Chris and no progress will be made with this bench
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jan 2010, 06:17
The UN Safety Council will call on you. A fat lot that will do. I will rather back Ms Ratty for a swift clean-up job.
Is this not typical Tiff, who else will retire on a Monday? Everyone else chooses Friday so they can cry their hearts out in the weekend.
Bill Phillips: He ploughs his own furrow Louis...it is seldom straight
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2010, 07:06
Hahaha- a funny "selection of Tifflets"- great idea, Bill!- now we may be very hopeful that one day a finely restored benchie will be smiling at us, and Mr. Chris, Mrs Ratty, Mr. Evans, two stooges (sorry, yourself after a small diet), and three musceteers can take seats there drinking some parsnip and koffie and laughing, laughing, laughing till they all fall down except Mr. Chris who now may show his social engagement helping up all the fallen Ladies and Sirs!
Bill Phillips: I am more likely to get a knighthood than that bench is to be refurbished
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2010, 07:56
LOL at Philine. I do hope the day will come when the bench will be properly restored and the Three Musketeers can have a nice sit for a spell, with all the Stooges and prolific Tifflets appraising the situation. Do we need to book our flight?
Bill Phillips: You will never want to sit on that bench Ginnie. MY garden, on the other hand has a very nice bench
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 18 Jan 2010, 07:57
Very funny Bill, l hope your not suggesting he is going to hit himself on the head with that hammer...l get it, only if he attempts DIY repairs smile
Bill Phillips: I don't think he has ever managed to hit anything with that hammer Tony
I had a good laugh Bill. Just to show that DIY is a serious matter!
Bill Phillips: When Chris does it it is more Greek tragedy
Absolutely brilliant. Best thing I have seen in a long while.
Bill Phillips: Cheers Chad....there is a follow up series coming next week
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 18 Jan 2010, 09:04
Great work love it
Bill Phillips: Cheers vintage. Had to mark this day!
Just Excellent
Bill Phillips: Thanks Martin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2010, 09:14
Hahaha....this is WONDERFUL! Your twiddling skills far outreach mine in their ability to do a subject full justice!
Bill Phillips: Glad you enjoyed it. Hope your retirement is a long and happy one mate!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2010, 09:17
Aaargh Garden Gnome sized Tiffs whatever next!!??!!

Well done Bill a wonderfully apt tribute to the great day. I am sure it raised a smile ;o)
Bill Phillips: I hope so. It is a lot of Tiffs!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2010, 10:15
Congratulations to Tiff - now he will have all the time in the world to devote to that bench! Great idea to have all these mini Tiffs busy about the place though Tiff himself looks like he's having a job keeping them under control. Have just been enjoying listening to Richard Burton's dulcet tones - what a brilliant piece of work this is.
Ingrid
Bill Phillips: I assume the brilliant piece of work is Burton reading under milkwoodgrin
Brilliant Bill. It has a kind of Disney quality to it. Sir Tiff and the ten Tifflets.
Bill Phillips: And they are all called grumpygrin
What a great imagination you have and amazing PP skills too, to allow you to come up with a gem like this. Wonderful!
Bill Phillips: You are too kind. all the pictures were "lifted" from his site!!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2010, 13:29
I was just istening to the beautiful, warm voice of Richard Burton citing Dylan Thomas, Under the Milkwood, often mentioned and played as I was young - My first thought was: What for a wonderful language is English, it sounds like music and very seductive!
Bill Phillips: It is wonderful. English is a beautiful language, sad that so few of the English can speak it grin
No one could do it better that you, dear.
Fantabulous!
Bill Phillips: Thank you, i am blushingsmile
Well done Bill He.. He..., i like the Tifflets.
Bill Phillips: They will be seen again!
I lovely idea in theory and well executed ... but one Tiff at a time in future please.

richard
Bill Phillips: Well, I'm afraid you may get a shock!
Retired...Happy to have you in my club Sir Tiff...We could do with more of you. The touble is that as I accept a new member...another kick the bucket. So there's not many of us...but the Tifflets will help.
Bill Phillips: I had better not retire then, as I don't want to cause anyone to snuff it!
  • aussie
  • Australia
  • 18 Jan 2010, 17:26
Love it
Bill Phillips: Cheers Aussie....I am envious of the old bugger!
lmao,brilliant stuff Bill i am sure this brought a great big smile to Chris's facesmile
Bill Phillips: Cheers Tim...I think he enjoyed it
This may not the most ethereal picture of the day Bill but it certainly the most entertaining, you must have got a lot of fun from doing this and Chris has certainly taken it in the spirit it was done.
Bill Phillips: Chris has a good sense of humour. i had great fun doing it too
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2010, 20:28
Bill, now I observe that Sir Phillips I. is holding one tool in every hand- finely twiddled! Who else will do that? Nobody who knows his craft! Na, I'm now convinced this bench is only a casting bench for new photographs! Is there any reference to Dylan Thomas?
I admire your skills! (I made once a collage for a collegue getting retired- but I had some technical help to fit different pics in each other!)
Bill Phillips: He has no idea what to do with any of them Philine. Sir Tiff is totally useless at DIY!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jan 2010, 21:41
What sort of follow up series?
Bill Phillips: WAIT AND SEE
Bill, this is hilarious!! Must have taken you a long time to do
Bill Phillips: Thanks Pam. I'm not sure how long it took. About an hour i guess
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2010, 22:10
HHahahaah.. superb stuff! love it! However, now I wish I'd not viewed this before just going to bed as I fear I may up with nightmares!
Bill Phillips: One Tiff is enough for most of ustongue
Brilliant stuff Bill.
Bill Phillips: Thanks michael
i agree, lets forget about Haiti and concentrate on the really important things happening and threatening the world, like the unstoppable cloning of bearded men!

Officer! arrest that facial haired senior photoshopjuvenile !
Bill Phillips: We must not forget about Haiti, but a bit of fun is also allowed
also meaning: LOVE IT!
lol this is an awesome creation! although I suspect it will produce fear in the masses if the clones escape smile
Bill Phillips: They are going to escape!

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