June 25, 2012
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:
- Pin the tail on the donkey.
January 15, 2012
The newest arrival to Little Sniffy got more than he bargained for at St. Mary Magdalene’s yesterday, when friend of the family, the newly ordained Curate, Christine Tenning, conducted the service.
Rather than the customary sprinkling of Holy water on his head, the infant underwent something akin to total immersion, as he wriggled out of the priest’s hands and ended up in the church’s Norman Font.
Doting parents Mr. and Mrs. Youspell-That, and their toddler Howard, had gathered around the font, with Godparents Mr. and Mrs. Ties and their daughter Barbara, to celebrate the welcoming into the church of their newest arrival, Charles Edward.
Unfortunately however, the Curate had failed to grasp that the parents’ referral to the child by another name was merely a working title, and thus the infant ended up being christened Spud.
Hymns sung during the service included Dear Lord and Father.
August 22, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Youspell-That are delighted to announce the birth of their second son.
Keen gardener, Mr. Youspell-That had been lifting King Edwards, Jersey Royals & Des Lynhams on their allotment when his wife’s waters broke.
There’s been singing and dancing, acting and dairy-related food to celebrate the auspicious birth.
The doting parents are hoping that their son will become a teacher, a philosopher or a hero, but are keenly aware of the age-old adage: “September’s child will be a success while August’s child will have all the stress.”
August 6, 2011
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!