Posts tagged ‘Murray Merryweather’

July 12, 2012

What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put a-sounder.

by 3arn0wl

Wendy and Murray are celebrating their 12th wedding anniversary.  The family have gone for meal at the Flying PigGrace is happily occupied – busily sculpting every scrap of paper she can find and continues to fold the pink napkin that Fiona places in her lap.

By the time the food arrived it was too late!  The table had been turned into a pigsty.  And Grace Merryweather had landed herself a part-time job!

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July 7, 2012

Amazing Grace

by 3arn0wl

It was some time, and a fair distance, before Wendy & Murray Merryweather realised.

What with the mayhem and confusion associated with transporting a young family and their friends, it’s hardly surprising that they hadn’t noticed that their eldest daughter, Grace (8), wasn’t with them.

Hastily turning their people-carrier around, they traced their steps back from the Poppleton ring road to Gawthrop Farm, Little Sniffy. They went to the llama field – her favourite. No, she wasn’t there. They looked around the sheep enclosure, but no, she wasn’t there either. Nor was she picking fruit or spinning wool. So, once more into the Maize Maze they went.

It was probably closer to half an hour before they found her, sitting crossed-legged, right at the centre, a seraphic smile on her face, having conquered the labyrinthine vortex.

But find her they did, and their prodigal daughter was handsomely compensated with chocolate ice cream.

July 2, 2012

On Balance

by 3arn0wl

The scholars at the Little Sniffy CofE Primary School are studying averages.   They’ve worked out that June is the median month,  that today is the median day of the year,  and most excitingly of all,  that the most important moment in this portentous day is in a few minutes:  lunch time!

Meanwhile @ Poppleton High Murray Merryweather seized the moment to pivot to balancing loads.  Taking his classes outside,  he got the Year 8s on seesaws,  measuring where they had to sit on the pivot to balance.  Some saw it as an end of year doss lesson, but Oli and Justin enjoyed it.

Today’s a turning point for lorry driver Ray Burns too.  No more seemingly impossible reversing maneuvers with the tanker,  he’s been head-hunted to join a think tank.

And the twins?  Well Janus-like: Rose continues to look back at her ancestry,  whilst Evan looks forward to the new season with the Chorley Wanderers:  he’s joined their youth squad.

March 28, 2012

Sowing seeds…

by 3arn0wl

The staff and pupils of Poppleton High seem very keen to grow sunflowers all of a sudden.

Poppleton Council have given them permission to take over a roundabout,  and Moh Ahmeddoh and Juan Mann have been helping them plant a van Gogh scene right at the heart of Poppleton.

“We’re keen to look at the Fibonacci sequence in nature, and see how it’s used in other areas too,” Murray Merryweather said.

Year 11 Student Maria was unavailable for comment – she was busy listening to her MP3 player and wielding her trowel.

March 20, 2012

The Sun had found the Earth once more, And woke the Sleeping Beauty with a kiss

by 3arn0wl

Murray Merryweather was up early this morning! 😉

He and Wendy were out before dawn to see the sun rise over the stone circle, standing sentinel at the arrival of Spring, and marking the rebirth of the Earth.

Then home for eggs, turning the calendar over, a stint in the garden and a flurry of Spring cleaning.

November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

by 3arn0wl

Everyone, it seems, has something to be thankful for.

Harry Driver thought it’d been a good season with the girls – there were fewer bull calves than usual for J. W. Constable.

Justin Case was grateful that he didn’t have Mr. King for P.E. today – he hated cross-country running in the cold.

And Murray Merryweather was pleased,  because Wendy had baked a Pumpkin Pie!  😉

October 6, 2011

Found!

by 3arn0wl

Gerry Wainwright has been pouring molten metal into moulds. She’s founding a bronze, 3D, tactile map of Poppleton, commissioned by the Rotary Club for the Market Square.

Grace Merryweather found a clue in a note on her father’s desk yesterday.  Even though it was upside down, it was easy to read the elegant handwriting in blue fountain pen ink.  It simply read, “ǝɹıɥsʞɹo⅄ oʇ ǝuoפ”, but she comprehended.

And on the day that Thomas Edison showed his first motion picture, Flic. Weston is laying plans to establish an independent cinema in Poppleton – she’s got her eye on the old library building.

Now,  if only Lilly Watts could find her spectacles…