18 June, 2012
Seems to be quite a merry-go-round! The police are pleased to be able to off-load the once-stolen-and-not-reclaimed bikes to Re:Cycle. Simon’s happy to make sure they’re road-worthy, then hires them out. Visitors, and some locals like to use the bikes, and generally bring them back, but Inspector Force usually reacquires those that ‘disappear’ for longer.
- Maybe it’s down to the warmer weather;
But for whatever reason, the people of Poppleton are getting on their bikes!
31 May, 2012
When the Mayor of Poppleton cut the ribbon on Simon’s new venture – Re:Cycle – he had no idea how it would take off:
- Emily Appleby brought in her unicycle and exchanged it for a bike trailer;
- ᗡႱ part exchanged his old Chopper for a tandem;
How Will coveted that pedalo. He’ll need some stabilizers though if he’s planning to attach the propeller to his glider!
19 April, 2012
Lord Rupert’s bubble ducked. Twice.
He’d just agreed to let Michelle Biskup’s bank come for a Murder Mystery weekend.
Had he checked the diary he would have noticed that there was a wedding party already booked in.
And then there’s the ‘Open your place up for free’ event that takes place each year. There’ll be hoards of people everywhere! He shouldn’t moan about that of course – the tea shop will do well, and it’s a very good advert for the place.
But he was going to be running around like a mad marshal! It was going to be murder!
6 March, 2012
Unaware that it was British Pie Week, Simon was at the Farmers’ Market, where he hoped to meat a ……….. He ended up buying a very tasty Pork Pie.
Minnie Driver was famished. She’d been stood in the cold all morning trying to shift her four cheeses. And with all those wonderful smells wafting over from that gourmet van! Sheer torture. In the end she caved into a Cornish pasty.
Fr. James Dean of St. Nick’s was also unaware that it was Fairtrade Fortnight, but nevertheless he enjoyed a cup of Fair Trade tea with a tart he’d picked up in Upper Snodding.
20 February, 2012
Perhaps the last night of the half term holiday was not the best time for a sleepover, but Grace Merryweather and Rose Wood had a brilliant time!
They told stories and listened to music, they danced and sang and talked about their god: Justin Bieber. They baked chocolate coconut squares, and then scoffed them with crisps at midnight. And they made garlands of paper flowers, with which they adorned each other.
Meanwhile, having heard some highly disturbing noises whilst walking in the Estate’s arboretum, Simon shinned up a bael tree, where he stayed until dawn, picking off the leaves and praying for salvation.