Sometimes I wish I’d never started it.
If you scroll right to the bottom of this mammoth post you’ll find the image that started it all. Standing outside a bookshop in Newport, I spotted the mugs with the slogan which had been slowly nibbling away at my patience for months or years.
So I took a picture, tweeted it and put it on Facebook. And the rest … well you can see it all below. People take a perverse pleasure in sending pictures of these things to me. So I’ll share them with you. Here they are, in reverse order as they arrive. Something tells me I’ll be updating this for some time yet.
Jan 6 2013 @MatthewAplin @adrianmasters84 Here’s a new one for you from Macclesfield. Just the place if you decide to get “inked up.”
Dec 28th Country Mile @country_mile @adrianmasters84 I can’t see this one in your collection?
Dec 28th Dawn Surrey @millietomos @adrianmasters84 you forgot one….
Dec 27 Daniel Davies @DanDaviesDavies @adrianmasters84 Doubt I’m the first to submit this for your consideration
Dec 27 Matt Jarrett @int_monologue @adrianmasters84 A new twist
Dec 22 Richard Hazlewood @rjhazlewood A sporting Keep Calm for @adrianmasters84 This does not come easily to those of us who follow Newcastle United
Dec 20 Cerys Furlong @cerysfurlong Oh no @adrianmasters84
Dec 21 Marcuswarner @Marcuswarner Essential reading for @adrianmasters84 😉
Dec 19 Carl Roberts @carltrev @adrianmasters84 a variation on a theme #keepcalm
Dec 16th – from Gez Kirby on Facebook:
Dec 14th @MatthewAplin: @adrianmasters84 Because we all know that you’re a secret football and Cardiff City fan.
@MarkW_CSI @adrianmasters84 Here you go. ;0)
I received an early Christmas present today. These little horrors came from Glyn Erasmus aka @TheErasmo – the clue was there in the photo he tweeted a few weeks ago.
Christmas present from @TheErasmo
A closer view
Dec 13 Almost forgot I’d taken this. Still time to purchase as an Xmas present @adrianmasters84
10 Dec Vivien Bartlett @newviv @adrianmasters84 a left field one for you: RT @rhonddawildlife: Keep Calm and Survey Birds (for @_BTO) pic.twitter.com/l6n4vmN
David Hagendyk @davehagendyk How about this one @adrianmasters84 – as seen in Holyhead. And yes, me and @mperfectLabour did buy cupcakes.
10 Dec Lee Smith/DJ Leekee @djleekee I don’t think @adrianmasters84 should ever visit this establishment! (@ Scribbler) [pic]: http://4sq.com/XJICjS
10 Dec Janey @FannyIngabout Popped into Wildings this morning. Recommend @adrianmasters84 avoids it at all costs #keepcalmhell pic.twitter.com/zjJ8hYRf
9 Dec David Deans @ArgusDDeans Christmas stocking filler @adrianmasters84 ? No? pic.twitter.com/oA0DNq93
7 Dec From @LilyOlivah Happy Friday!!
8 December: From @antpickles @adrianmasters84 ‘s nightmare at Hatchards Piccadilly.
Socks from Glyn Erasums @TheErasmo
4 Dec @cathy_owens This night will not be complete unless @adrianmasters84 comes out on stage wearing nothing but this #naughtytable
Dec 2nd At last a Keep Calm I can endorse RT @hdotjones: @adrianmasters84 Sums it up.
Dec 1st @newviv: @adrianmasters84 Oh! I think you’ll like this one http://t.co/8j50oUMW
Nov 27th @Jeni_says_so: Ohh the shame! I can’t stop noticing them @adrianmasters84 http://t.co/hLABx2uk
Nov 27th @WelshLabourLuke: Not sure if you already have this, @adrianmasters84 If not, enjoy. http://t.co/qJxt9pKS
Nov 27th @davesaysFTS: @adrianmasters84 http://t.co/hIfQH0q6
Nov 26th @AndrewStuart: @adrianmasters84 found this in a ski shop if you’re still keeping check http://t.co/kKsvZiN0
Nov 23rd @tycornel: @adrianmasters84 you didn’t see this one coming!! RT: Keep calm and have another summit #euco
Nov 23rd @lexydavies: @adrianmasters84 a festive #KeepCalm for you 🙂
Nov 23rd @davesaysFTS: @adrianmasters84 enjoy
Nov 21st adrianmasters84 Mrs M has bought me a new travel mug. She has a cruel sense of humour.
Nov 17th @ashokahir: Here’s one for the collection – Hobbycraft has a whole series of them!
Nov 8th @LleuW: @adrianmasters84 another one for the collection Adrian
3 Nov @BenBlack: @adrianmasters84 Llanyrafon Manor has reopened… Look what is on the kitchen wall..
Nov 3rd @CerithMathias: @adrianmasters84 A message from the homefront
Oct 15th @djleekee: @mrmikegriffiths @adrianmasters84 (@ Artisan Brewing Company) [pic]:
Oct 13th @Kitscherika: @adrianmasters84 keep calm of the edible variety.
Oct 7th @abbyosullivan: @adrianmasters84 hehehe
Oct 6th I agree with the sentiment, but …
Sep 22 @CerithMathias: @adrianmasters84 one for the collection
Sep 3 davesaysFTS @adrianmasters84 this has to be the best one http://t.co/JMh72x4p
Sep 3 PaulCHawkins @adrianmasters84 That is all!
Sep 3 mrmikegriffiths A shocking discovery when househunting this morning @adrianmasters84
27th Aug @gregjlewis: For your collection @adrianmasters84 “Keep calm, I’m an historic vehicle”
Aug 27th @mrmikegriffiths: An unexpected arrival in the newsroom. What would @adrianmasters84 think?
Aug 27th @davesaysFTS: @adrianmasters84 http://t.co/b7YNVGUt
Aug 27 @SimonCoopey: No comment. #KeepCalm (cc/ @RichardOsley @adrianmasters84 )
Aug 21st @EmmaCorten: Another for you @adrianmasters84 – my daughter’s new school bag!
Aug 21st @PaulCHawkins: I’m sure @adrianmasters84 wouldn’t have walked by this shop window without a comment or two!
Aug 21st adrianmasters84 I find that Mrs M has bought me a present. http://t.co/ifCgHvAu
Aug 1 from Annmarie Haley Very apt for the twitterer amongst us x
July 21st from Amanda Shufflebotham: ound this outside the kitchen door when a certain someone had a mishap washing their football in the sink! Adrian Masters, thought you might like the ‘keep calm’ reference.
July 17th from Annmarie Haley I know how much you love these posters!! x — with Adrian Masters.
July 20th @EmmaCorten: @adrianmasters84 I saw this and I thought of you 🙂
July 14th adrianmasters84 It’s getting worse. This is just yards from my house
And this is what started it all back in July:
In a world already overpopulated with‘Keep Calm’ slogans, this is one step too far. adrianmasters84 http://t.co/pGCILcPW 10:23 AM Jul 14th from Tweetbot for iOS
adrianmasters84 In a world already overpopulated with ‘Keep Calm’ slogans, this is one step too far. http://t.co/pGCILcPW