Posts tagged ‘Gaia Daley’

July 4, 2012

July 4th

by 3arn0wl

is Independents’ Day in Poppleton!

Gaia Daley was offering complimentary toast for breakfast;

There’s a free screening this afternoon @ the Picturehouse;

And a digestif on the house @ the Dew Drop Inn after dinner.

But,  perhaps most excitingly of all,  throughout the day Fred’s Treads are having a car boot sale!


January 9, 2012

Coffee with (s)cream, please

by 3arn0wl

Well.  It’d frightened her half to death,  she didn’t mind admitting it.

Gaia Daley had finally given in, and bought an electric coffee bean grinder for the bakery – so much easier than grinding the beans manually every time Ellie Wan wanted a skinny latte.

Paul Bearer had been in as usual for his Daley croissant and Grande Americano, and as she was grinding, it appeared. The Symbol. On her floured board. Of course she screamed, assuming it was a message from The Other Side. Paul Bearer had seen that icon before, just couldn’t remember where.

Thinking that there must be a logical explanation, he phoned Tom Bell. He’d seen this pattern before too – in two places actually. He came over with a tone generator,  a speaker,  a board and some sand and,  just like the Year 9s had done at the end of last term,  selected different frequencies to form a series of shapes.

Then he took them both over to St. Nick’s, and showed them the carvings in the quire: they were exactly the same!  They found Hezekiah Pratt there, busily …… …..! 😉


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! 😉

November 15, 2011

Raising interest

by 3arn0wl

Gaia Daley paid a visit to Little Sniffy CofE Primary School yesterday morning.

She’d taken along several different loaves of bread, all at different stages of maturing, some sourdough too, and the ingredients for the children to have a go at baking a loaf.

The kids were all kitted out in their white aprons, their hair tied back and their hands washed.

They added the ingredients as instructed, and pounded the dough with relish.

They were amazed to see how it rose, and thoroughly enjoyed knocking it back.

Kneadless to say, by the time they’d finished they’d got flowers everywhere!

October 30, 2011

Fall back

by 3arn0wl

Tom Bell had gone up the tower at St. Nick’s ready to ring for Eucharist, and wondered why there was no one else there.

The ‘fox’ got an hour’s grace at the hash on the Snodding Estatethey’ll never catch him.

Gaia Daley luxuriated in the extravagance of an extra hour in her king-sized bed – she still kneaded to be up at the crack of dawn though.

But putting the clocks back an hour made not the slightest bit of difference to Justin Case.  He never gets up before lunchtime on a Sunday anyway!

August 10, 2011

Use yer loaf

by 3arn0wl

Artisan bread maker, Gaia Daley, announced a new initiative yesterday.

From the beginning of September Daley Bread, on Market Square, will be open for breakfast.

There’s as much jam on toast as you can eat for £2, and muesli, croissant, bacon butties and boiled eggs on offer too.

“Everyone’s welcome,” said Gaia, “from market traders to the kids from Poppleton High.”

The bakery certainly has nothing to prove – there are often queues outside their shop for a loaf.