Posts tagged ‘Garry Baldie’

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 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,
April 27, 2012

Buoy-o-buoy-o-buoy

by 3arn0wl

Opposite the castle bailey, where the audience had thrown throws and uncorked bottles of Snodding’s Plonk, lay moored: a raft. A stage upon which a boudoir Grand was precariously perched.

The Barbershop Quartet scatted some Liszt;

A young pianist from Poppleton High played some Beethoven; and

Hezekiah Pratt conducted a beautiful arrangement of Christina Rossetti’s poem, Remember Me.

But as the firemen began the Handel Overture, the platform began to sink. And what started out as Firework Music, ………………

March 1, 2012

Cenhinen a Cenhinen Pedr 

by 3arn0wl

Many considered Millie Boinet quite courageous for daring to don her stovepipe hat regardless of the taunts she knew she’d attract.  Justin thought the design of tessellating leeks and daffodils was simply wonderful.

The children of Little Sniffy CofE Primary School were busy digging up leeks from the school gardens,  ready for a special lunchRose Wood thought the daffodils looked really pretty too,  so she picked some to put on the dinner tables.

And Inspector Force caught Garry Baldie red handed in the allotments, taking a leek.  I wonder what Percy will make of that!

September 8, 2011

Not Anyould Construction

by 3arn0wl

It’s true,  Garry Baldie, Jamie Dodger and Di Gestive do like a beer or two after a hard day’s work, but it’d be wrong to suggest they were ever off the rails.  Overseen by team-leader Gaffer Cakes, they’re Phil Anyould’s muscle behind the Biscuit Line.

The sale of The Old Station in Chorley to the Biscuit Line Action Group, has given the green light to the start of the first phase of development – the five-mile stretch between Moore’s Biscuits and Tooting.  Heavy Plants have been preparing the land, and distributing ballast, in preparation for the sleepers and track.

“It’ll be nice to see a steam train go over the viaduct again,” long-standing Chorley resident, Oliver Bath (84) said. “It’s such a dramatic entrance to the city,” he went on, “Lord Beeching never should’ve scrapped it in the first place.” And on. “Queen Victoria…” and on.

It is hoped that with the development of the Old Station as a restaurant and model shop, and tourists enjoying the picturesque five-mile journey, money will be raised for the second phase of development beyond Tooting to Upper Snodding.

August 6, 2011

The plot thickens

by 3arn0wl

Well, expands actually!

Such was the demand for a strip of land, and such was the mean number of allotments available and the length of the waiting list, that digging & planting, and thinning & hoeing is bursting out of the field and into the wild places of Tooting.

Actually, it was anything but anarchic: with the approval of the Parish Council, the Youspell-Thats and Garry Baldie are spearheading a ‘Land-Team’ intent on growing a food trail on any spare bit of ground!

They’re planting fruit and nut trees and raised beds full of fruit and vegetables, which residents are encouraged to help themselves to!

Why not come along, pick up a fork and dive in!