Posts tagged ‘Noel Tall’

March 5, 2012

Smooth operation

by 3arn0wl

The Vice Squad raided Joe Appleby’s workshop earlier this morning.

Noel Tall saw them leaving with a crate of files, which she thought was a bit odd.

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 6, 2012

A conundrum (6)

by 3arn0wl

What was Noel Tall doing taking a piece of farming equipment into Daley Bread?

January 23, 2012

The Dragon of Tooting tunnel

by 3arn0wl

Several loyal readers got in touch with press Here earlier today to report some unusual goings on in Tooting tunnel:

  • Tooting resident, Joe Appleby was awoken by hissing and loud roars;
  • Rosie Barriclough was considerably disconcerted by the vibrations she felt underfoot as she delivered the day’s mail;
  • And Granny Smith, on her way into Poppleton on the 2B noticed a voluminous amount of smoke emanating from the tunnel exits.

Mike West and the boys were summarily summoned to the scene, and approached the aperture with all due caution. They knew all about the legend of the dragon of Tooting tunnel.

In the event though, the Tooting Dragon hadn’t been aroused at all: it was Roger Moore and his fireman, Lord Rupert, tinkering on the footplate of the Blue Riband.

And weren’t they ashen faced on being discovered!

December 25, 2011

Four unto us…

by 3arn0wl

Earlier this morning a boy was born at the Cottage Hospital in Poppleton. The couple were sojourning in Poppleton when the girlfriend went into labour.  Mother and child are said to be doing very well.

And a set of triplets has been born to a woman in Chorley.  Apparently the woman has her hands full, because the triplets are lively,  but the parents,  according to Noel Tallhave been wanting children for a long time, and are jubilant.

December 7, 2011

… because there was no room for them in the inn.

by 3arn0wl

It was almost as if the Speverend Rooner himself, with his caravan, had come all the way from New College, Oxford to stay in the inn.

For the young couple who had just arrived in Poppleton from afar – they couldn’t have had a very comfortable journey in that donkey of a car of theirs, (and she about to drop a baby any moment too) –  hadn’t thought to book a room in advance.

They’d watched as the twinkly lights were turned on at the Dew Drop Inn,  and headed towards the inn in the hope of a room.

Sadly however,  they came upon a most unwelcoming sign,  in which two words were illuminated in bright red neon light:  “3ully 7ooked”.

What on Earth were they going to do now?

September 25, 2011

Knitting needles at dawn

by 3arn0wl

There’s already fierce competition on the booty front.

There’ll be mittens and cardis aplenty to last ‘pip’ at least the first 6 months.  And no doubt more to follow.

Hats?  You bet!

Someone once questioned how it was that babies always came fully kitted out. The answer?  Competitive Grannies, of course.

You’ve probably guessed that Emily Appleby’s slowly been sharing the good news with her family and friends, now that 12 weeks has passed, and everything went well with the scan. Mind you, since  Noel Tall saw her coming out of BayBees,  it’ll be all round the parish in no time!

She’s probably even got the date worked out – April 12th.