Archive for November, 2011

November 30, 2011

…as we ride on the footplate there and back again.

by 3arn0wl

Well!  Father Christmas has come three weeks early,  and delivered the best gift of all for two ‘boys’ old enough to know better!

You couldn’t’ve prised Roger Moore or Lord Rupert away from the Blue Riband and the Biscuit Line for love nor money yesterday!  Even with a Christmas Market to organise,  and the peak period for selling biscuits approaching.

Up and down the five mile stretch from Chorley to Tooting they went – taking it in turns to be driver and fireman – and pasted on their faces was a grin wide enough to illuminate the track!

So it seems that the Biscuit Line is up and running – ahead of schedule. I’m sure there’ll be lots of people wanting a ride. 😉

November 29, 2011

So bring us some figgy pudding

by 3arn0wl

Barry Frier’s been putting the finishing touches to his Christmas menu:

Dew Drop

Patrons are advised to avoid early to book disappointment.

November 28, 2011

Kindle a flame

by 3arn0wl

Three children from the Little Sniffy CofE Primary School went to the family service at the Hallowed Prostitute yesterday morning with the Christingles they’d made at school on Friday.  They watched as the vicar lit the first of the advent candles.

Poppleton Council’s electricians spent the day erecting the Christmas lights. This year, twenty-four places have been selected and, like an advent calendar,  an additional one will be lit each evening.

And Tim Panini put another log on the fire at the Flying Pig, and Ginni and Oliver Over settled down on a chesterfield with a chilled bottle of Snodding’s Blanc Plonk.

November 27, 2011

Mistletoe & wine

by 3arn0wl

There’s a good crop of Mistletoe again. Crispin Mutsu and Jonathan Macintosh spent yesterday going up and down ladders tirelessly collecting it.  Still, they’ve got enough greenery now to spend the week making Christmas wreathskissing boughs and Christmas tree decorations ready for Lord Rupert’s market next weekend.

Cook Cakes has been on supercharge ever since Stir Up Sunday, making Christmas cakes, Christmas puddings and mince pies to sell.

Roger Moore has been preparing his “Especially Good” biscuit line this year for Christmas. He hopes they’ll sell well at Lord Rupert’s too.

And what with carriage rides with reindeer, a secret Santa and a performance of the nativity, featuring Angela Anyould’s ass,  by the Little Sniffy CofE Primary School, it’s going to be a perfect Christmas market up at Snodding Hall.

November 26, 2011

Within range

by 3arn0wl

Poppleton Choir have been rehearsing Barber’s Agnus Dei for a concert they’re giving later in the season;

Teams of Chorley University undergraduates have been in training for the pump trolley races along the Biscuit Line; and

Dr. Heal has decided to relocate his surgery next to the Poppleton Cottage Hospital in a statement of solidarity.

They’ve all been …… ………

November 25, 2011

All in a spin

by 3arn0wl

Moh and Juan were busy planting up a sharp triangle of Betula Jacquemontaii at the far end of the park. At Morning Coffee time, Juan opened his snap tin to find that the missus had put some home-baked Cattern Cakes in.  He shared them with Moh.

Millie Boinet’s lunchtime fashion show at Poppleton High was going well. The audience found the hats she’d made, errr,  fascinating!  There were, of course, biscuits all round afterwards.

In the afternoon, Emily Appleby took some along to Alistair, and caught him singing to his flock! Honestly!  Sometimes she thinks he cares more about those bloomin’ sheep than he does about her.

And The Spinners (Tribute) were playing at The Place for one night only.

But could Fred fix Catherine’s wheels? :-/

November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

by 3arn0wl

Everyone, it seems, has something to be thankful for.

Harry Driver thought it’d been a good season with the girls – there were fewer bull calves than usual for J. W. Constable.

Justin Case was grateful that he didn’t have Mr. King for P.E. today – he hated cross-country running in the cold.

And Murray Merryweather was pleased,  because Wendy had baked a Pumpkin Pie!  😉