Posts tagged ‘Poppleton Park’

July 13, 2012

TGI Frigga the IIIrd

by 3arn0wl

Friday afternoon, and the musicians from the Poppleton Orchestra have joined forces with the Poppleton Firemen to perform @ the bandstand in the park.

They presented a formal selection of music:

Symphony No.59 in A ‘Fire’ – Joseph Haydn

Fire of eternal glory – Dmitri Shostakovich


Firebird – Igor Stravinsky

But the firemen just had to play their signature tune as an encore.

July 3, 2012

His stars were in alignment

by 3arn0wl

Tom Bell happened to pick up an errant stick in Poppleton Park and was immediately enslaved. The Devine-ing Rod didn’t lead him towards the flowing waters of the Burbling though,  but on the path to Poppleton’s boutiques.

Meanwhile Gloria Moore née Devine was scouting for a Summer wardrobe, and had picked out a number of possibles from the racks.  As she went to try them on,  she must’ve taken a wrong turning,  since she somehow ended up in the shop window.  Not realising her error however,  she started to disrobe.

Indeed it’s such serendipity that meant our keen astronomer got an excellent sighting of the Glorious full moon.

April 7, 2012


by 3arn0wl

In the hiatus of Easter Saturday, vendors are hoping to separate punters from their hard-earned.

As La Belle glides up and down the Burbling offering lunch and afternoon tea, with the lure of an Easter Bunny crèche, the Blue Riband chugs along the Biscuit Line to find a story telling Paddington Bear at Tooting Halt.

There’s a Treasure Hunt in Poppleton Park, where teams are encouraged to find the ‘golden eggs’.

Lord Rupert’s hosting an egg-decorating workshop, led by Bill Wainwright and Antonín Biskup. The W.I. are there too, selling their cakes and preserves.

And Gawthrop Farm’s open to visitors – children love to pet the animals of course, and there’s always a chance of seeing a lambing. With egg tossing and egg rolling games and a hayride on offer, it’s a good job there’s some Scrum-P available for the adults.

March 14, 2012

Stake π & peace

by 3arn0wl

Tim Panini had been to a very interesting Gardener’s Question Time @ Poppleton Park yesterday.  He’d got all fired up about hanging baskets and pots and raised beds and borders,  and went forthwith to the garden centre to get everything he needed.

Simon had heard that it was National Pi Day.  He decided to have a π and a pint at the Flying Pig,  and see what was going on there.

And Prue Vidor nipped up to Snodding Hall to borrow one of Lord Rupert’s vests. She intends to wear it tomorrow.  Just in case.

February 25, 2012

A gala

by 3arn0wl

The first signs of Spring have been popping up in Poppleton Park – Moh’s favourite flower of the year.

He’s a collector.  To the point of being an obsessive.  He’s collected forty varieties of snowdropsmost of them quite rare.

Over the years he’s been quietly exchanging the common varieties he finds in the park with bulbs he’s divided from his own plants.

And he’s created quite a display for a very appreciative park-using public.

January 17, 2012

Birds, birds, birds

by 3arn0wl

Keen ornithologist,  Juan Mann had spent his afternoon off in the bird hide at the far end of the park.

He’d bagged some great sightings,  including:

And having spotted a wren with a pair of great tits,  he really fancied a shag.

November 18, 2011

Diggers at dawn

by 3arn0wl

Moh had decided that a thicket of Rhododendron had got rather out of hand, and that the area might be improved with a different variety. He was just about to attack it with his digger, when he heard loud cries emanating from the bushes.

And out from beneath the plants popped Sgt. John Constable and Inspector Force. They were quick to explain that they were on an ‘undercover mission’.

Apparently there’s been a spate of peeping going on. Leaf peeping. And they shall be having words with Tom Bell about it as a matter of some urgency.