Posts tagged ‘Phil Anyould’

July 10, 2012

Stuff and nonsense

by 3arn0wl

Liz Bannister wanted to bake a Victoria Sponge for tea. She didn’t have all the ingredients though,  so she sent Graeme to the Farmers’ Market with a shopping list:

Well, for some reason Ella Miller wasn’t there, so he couldn’t get the flour.

Phil didn’t have any eggs left either.

And so, in the best traditions of the professional supermarket shopper,  he substituted a packet of Roger Moore’s biscuits for the flour,  and a carton of Minnie Driver’s cream cheese for the eggs.

He’d got everything else though, so that was good. He was sure Liz would be pleased too. 😀

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July 6, 2012

Come on Andy!

by 3arn0wl

Andy wanted a hand in Winskill,  and so he’d decided he’d fit the kitchen.

Admittedly he was coming at the sink from an unusual angle,  but thinking he was turning the nuts counter-clockwise,  he’d spent the best part of an hour tightening them! :/

Poppy phoned di godfather, but he said that Gerry was busy forging at the moment and so couldn’t do any counter fitting.

However!  Just at that moment Phil Anyould appeared (sporting a chicken under his arm)  to deliver a tray of eggs.  And during this rather strange hen-counter,  he stuck his head under the sink,  to give handy Andy a handy.

June 30, 2012

Waite late for the fête

by 3arn0wl

Chorley Wanderers’ Centre Forward, Ian Waite, scored an own-goal earlier when he failed to turn up in time to cut the ribbon and pronounce the fête “Open”.

It seems that Mr. Waite had been celebrating a hole-in-one at the 19th, and when he eventually turned up, most of the good cakes had already been sold off to Phil Anyould from Little Sniffy.

Several devoted autograph-hunting fans were very disappointed: avid CWFC supporter, Evan Wood said: “He’s my hero. I’d been waite-ing all morning to get his autograph on this programme. And then he turns up legless. Rubbish”.

Still, there was much to see and do at the fête:

March 27, 2012

The train is a coming

by 3arn0wl

Riding a wave footplate of interest and enthusiasm for the project, the BLAGGERS are delighted to announce that the next phase of the restoration of the Biscuit Line – the eight mile stretch between Tooting and Lower Snodding – is to begin.

“Despite the economic climate, funding is flooding in from users, from donations, from sponsors and from grants,” said chairman of the Biscuit Line, Roger Moore, “And this phase should cost less even though this stretch is longer.”

Phil Anyould has submitted his estimate of the cost of the works and is confident of securing the contract.

Asked what he thought about he Blue Riband coming to Lower Snodding again, Lord Rupert said: “I’m chuffed to bits!”

March 2, 2012

Flats

by 3arn0wl

The front tyre on Angela Anyould’s Pashley Princess keeps going flat – she thinks there’s probably a speck of dirt in the valve. She’ll get Phil onto it when he gets home.

Fr. JamesVespa’s got a slow puncture – he’ll sort it out at the weekend, but for now he’s using a foot pump.

Fred’s Treads have never known it so busy though! They’re booked up with acute punctures for the next week and a half!

There must be something on the roads.

February 17, 2012

A quick one after work

by 3arn0wl

Some time ago, Cook Cakes had decided that it would be good to keep a few chickens – for the fresh eggs.

Gaffer Cakes mentioned this to Phil Anyould, really seeking advice about the pros and cons, but Phil offered to supply half a dozen bantams to see how they got on.

And so it was, after a heavy week of construction in Chorley that the team found themselves whetting their whistles with six chicks in a cage.

A ‘capture of’ Zoologists from Chorley University overheard Phil say that he hadn’t sexed the chicks,  and offered their services.  They found one male amongst the five females and separated him from the peep.

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November 30, 2011

…as we ride on the footplate there and back again.

by 3arn0wl

Well!  Father Christmas has come three weeks early,  and delivered the best gift of all for two ‘boys’ old enough to know better!

You couldn’t’ve prised Roger Moore or Lord Rupert away from the Blue Riband and the Biscuit Line for love nor money yesterday!  Even with a Christmas Market to organise,  and the peak period for selling biscuits approaching.

Up and down the five mile stretch from Chorley to Tooting they went – taking it in turns to be driver and fireman – and pasted on their faces was a grin wide enough to illuminate the track!

So it seems that the Biscuit Line is up and running – ahead of schedule. I’m sure there’ll be lots of people wanting a ride. 😉