Posts tagged ‘Ella Miller’

July 10, 2012

Stuff and nonsense

by 3arn0wl

Liz Bannister wanted to bake a Victoria Sponge for tea. She didn’t have all the ingredients though,  so she sent Graeme to the Farmers’ Market with a shopping list:

Well, for some reason Ella Miller wasn’t there, so he couldn’t get the flour.

Phil didn’t have any eggs left either.

And so, in the best traditions of the professional supermarket shopper,  he substituted a packet of Roger Moore’s biscuits for the flour,  and a carton of Minnie Driver’s cream cheese for the eggs.

He’d got everything else though, so that was good. He was sure Liz would be pleased too. 😀

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

May 12, 2012

Supply & demand

by 3arn0wl

There’s trouble up at ‘ mill:

It’s National Mills Weekend, and there’s cracking weather for once,  which always brings out loads of tourists eager to part with their hard-earned.

But there’s no wind.  Not even a breath.  So no chance to mill any flour:  No opportunity to show the mill in action.

“Still.  They’ll be able to get a closer look at all the workings,” said Geoff.

And we can still send them home from the mill with a bag or two of locally produced flour, Ella thought rye-ly.

March 4, 2012

It’s a breeze!

by 3arn0wl

The fantail had turned the ogee cap, and the 200-year-old mill had got the wind in its sails: it was a good day for milling.

Noel Tall had got wind of the Open Day at Geoff and Ella Miller’s Mill in Upper Snodding. She was really looking forward to milling a stone for the bag.

Visitors enjoyed winding the pulleys to take up the grain, and watched as it was fed through the hole in the runner stone;  waited for it to miraculously transubstantiate in the furrows;  before the flour worked its way out to the edge.

And Geoff had just got wind.

February 1, 2012

Chorley Uni students rusticated

by 3arn0wl

A ‘capture of’ Zoologists from Chorley University was sent down yesterday.

They’d been tasked to survey wildlife.

January 7, 2012

Gearing up

by 3arn0wl

There’d been nothing to worry about as it turned out.  The windmill had performed remarkably well in the high winds:  the cogs transposed the natural force efficiently and the millstone ground the corn in the same determined way.

Geoff and Ella Miller braced themselves for their first Open Day of the new year. They’d assumed it would be a quiet day, but it seems that following her visit to the Little Sniffy CofE Primary School, Gaia Daley had inspired half the kids in the area to bake bread, and naturally they all wanted Snodding flour.

And knowing his appetite, she wondered if she’d be getting into that gear he’d given her for Christmas later! 😉

October 3, 2011

Fairground Ride

by 3arn0wl

Traders have converged on Poppleton for Turkey Fair at this time every year for more than 700 years, except during the two World wars of course.

Now it’s known for its rides and games.

It seemed like everyone was there:

Justin Case thought the Dodgems were wicked.

Amos liked the Roundup best.

Phil Anyould enjoyed the runaway train.

And Ella Miller got so much pleasure from the Helter Skelter that she rode it at least three times! 😉