Posts tagged ‘Cook Cakes’

July 9, 2012

On your marks

by 3arn0wl

Mrs. M.P. Robinson demonstrated her supreme command of the whistle again earlier today @ the Little Sniffy CofE Primary School’s Sports Day.  School Secretary,  Gloria Moore née Devine relegated,  as usual,  to the position of impartial scorer.

A handsome crowd came in their finest to offer support and vocal encouragement to their little darlings, except for Rosie Barrieclough, who arrived wearing an extra-large T-shirt and leggings – thereby bagging first prize in the Sack Race.

Rather unfairly, in many observer’s eyes, Noah Wan entered his limb-deficient whippet for the 3 Legged Race, but justice was seen to be done as Thunder espied a rabbit,  and chased that instead.  In the end, Ella Miller and the vicar came first.  Together.

The Egg & Spoon Race was, as usual, owned by Cook Cakes, who can whip up a custard faster than anyone.

And everyone participated in the backward running race, .ɘƨɿɘvɘɿ ni ǫniʜƚ ɘloʜw ɘʜƚ nɒɿ-ɘɿ bnɒ

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May 6, 2012

Having the Minister… for tea

by 3arn0wl

Cook Cakes emboldened herself sufficiently to invite the Dean, Fr. James, around for tea. She’d spent much of the week fussing and prepping, determined to make sure everything was just so.

The table was sagging beneath the mass of food befitting such an auspicious occasion: sausage rolls, ham pies, trifle and of course innumerable wonderful cakes.

Cook Cakes offered him a plate, and all was going extremely well until they came to their just desserts. There was much sniggering and general embarrassment ensued when she asked if she might “press him to a tart”.

April 21, 2012

Queens’ birthdays

by 3arn0wl

Fingers crossed that the rain will hold off long enough this afternoon: Crispin & Jonathan are having a joint birthday party @ Cox’s Farm.

Obviously it’ll be a classy affair – as much an advert encouraging people to take afternoon tea in the orchard as a celebration of completing another perambulation around the Sun.

When they’d first met, they’d been amazed that they shared the same birthday! And after some research they decided that they’d test the Birthday Paradox each year, and invite 23 people to tea.

April 6, 2012

When is a door not a door?

by 3arn0wl

Rosie Barriclough’s taking advantage of a few days off to do some decorating.  That shade of red she’s painting on those doorjambs is a bit racy though.

Cook Cakes’ reserves of mango chutney and cranberry sauce appear to be severely depleted.  High time to boil up some more.  If only she could find some jars.

And Ravi Chauhan’s on his way to the wildlife sanctuary – apparently a very rare monkey’s just been born.  He’s stuck in a jam on the A440 though – a Robertson’s lorry’s overturned and shed its load. …..!

March 8, 2012

Jam & Jerusalem

by 3arn0wl

Little Sniffy W.I. were marking International Women’s Day with a bit of a do at the village hall.

There was food of course, and plenty of it:  a veritable banquet.

There was entertainment too: some sang, others recited poetry, and there was even a pantomime on the story of Esther, complete with heroines to cheer and a villain (who gets his comeuppance) to boo. In fact, everyone contributed her turn.

And, in the spirit of sisterhood, Cook Cakes was welcomed back into the fold.

February 21, 2012

Pardy, pardy!

by 3arn0wl

The Cardiac Department of Poppleton’s Cottage Hospital has been put on High Alert as National Chip Week coincides with Fat Tuesday.

Cook Cakes’ sister-in-law, Pam, has recently had an operation – she’s doing okay, but she’s feeling a bit battered, so she’s come to stay for a while.

Barry Frier thought he could demonstrate the various dimensions that the humble chip came in in one day (make some nice crêpes on Two day, and then get back to cooking proper food for the rest of the week.)

And Jenny Rator decided not to pop out for fission chips.

February 17, 2012

A quick one after work

by 3arn0wl

Some time ago, Cook Cakes had decided that it would be good to keep a few chickens – for the fresh eggs.

Gaffer Cakes mentioned this to Phil Anyould, really seeking advice about the pros and cons, but Phil offered to supply half a dozen bantams to see how they got on.

And so it was, after a heavy week of construction in Chorley that the team found themselves whetting their whistles with six chicks in a cage.

A ‘capture of’ Zoologists from Chorley University overheard Phil say that he hadn’t sexed the chicks,  and offered their services.  They found one male amongst the five females and separated him from the peep.

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