Posts tagged ‘Alistair Crookes’

June 28, 2012

Perfect Numbers

by 3arn0wl

Garry Baldie used the digits he always used – and won a Godiva on the scratch cards;

Emily & Alistair (and Yan) have invited ᗡႱ & JD and Joe round for a meal. They reckon they’ve got the balance about right.

Antonín Biskup likes 1.61:1. He uses the proportions wherever he can;

Tom Bell gets excited by what he considers to be a perfect number – 362436;

And Justin thinks it’s the perfect date to go on a first date with Oli.

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June 25, 2012

How many beans make 1½?

by 3arn0wl

How time flies!  It’s already Georgia, Lucida and Perpetua’s ½ birthday,  and although the girls won’t remember it,  Crystal and Norman are keen to mark the date.  They’ve invited some of their friends around for a Barbie.   The Ties are there of course, and the Youspell-Thats.  Emily and Alistair came,  as well as a smattering of doting relatives bearing gifts.

Unfortunately however, the weather put a bit of a dampener on the al fresco festivities, but the guests still entered into the spirit of the occasion and joined in the party games:

  • Postman’s knock;
  • Pass the parcel and
  • Pin the tail on the donkey. :/
June 9, 2012

“Husband!” “Shepherd!” “Have you any wool?” “Yes Trish!” “Yes Em!” “Three bags full.” One for the dame, and one for the dame, and one for the dame who’s having a jolly long scarf knitted.

by 3arn0wl

It’s the annual sheep shearing competition over @ Gawthrop Farm, and as usual Margot Lemon’s fleecing the flock.  A more unlikely sheep shearer are you likely to find,  as she stands there in her twinset and pearls,  doing a ewe a minute.

She’s not overly discriminatory though,  so I wouldn’t get too close:

  • ᗡႱ’s already had a number two,
May 15, 2012

Say Cheese

by 3arn0wl

Of course it was the fact that he (and Amos) found them utterly irresistible that had led Alistair Crookes to become a shepherd. He was still amazed at how many people stopped to take a picture of the lambs though. He hopes they get a good depth of field.

Crumbs! Minnie Driver’s Caerphilly arranging her cheeses.  She’s trying to develop her marketing, but she’s not having much success taking the snaps.

And Jenny Darling went to Willy Lord to have her portrait done in order to renew her passport. He asked her if he could shoot her nude, but when she protested he promised to keep his socks on!

May 7, 2012

Cheese Roll anyone?

by 3arn0wl

Alistair Crookes has gone up to the trig point way above Winskill for some peace.  He’s taken a cheese roll – he may be some time. It’s almost as if you’re on top of the world up there. And he can see his flock, like little white dots on a green radar screen,  down below.

Minnie Driver’s up at Snodding Hall in her cheese role – hoping to persuade Cook Cakes to use her new Gawthrop Blue in her scones.  Cook Cakes thinks the idea’s cuckoo, but agrees to give it a try.

And the formidably foolish, the helplessly hopeful and the seriously simple youth have gathered once again – as they always do on Mayday Monday in Upper Snodding, Stilton, and twice in Gloucester – to throw themselves down a ridiculously steep hill in a quest to capture a smelly, dirty round of cheese.

April 24, 2012

When I survey…

by 3arn0wl
  • Alistair Crookes had been sitting in his fields, quietly keeping watch over his flock
  • Harry Driver’s cows were standing idly by, nonchalantly nomming on the cud and,

Nice to see the inhabitants observing Stationery Day so dutifully.

April 20, 2012

Inns and outs

by 3arn0wl

On her whey home from a productive meeting with Barry Frier @ theDew Drop Inn, Minnie Driver

A really cheesey idea’s just occurd to her, and she intends to milk it for all its worth! 😉

Perhaps Tricia Lowe’s llama’s milk would make a semi-soft, crumbly blue!