Posts tagged ‘Prue Vidor’

July 8, 2012

Come let us sing…

by 3arn0wl

There’s a recording of Songs of PraiseSt. Nick’s today, with the Poppleton Chamber Orchestra and Choir.

A pantechnicon of an outside broadcasting unit sits outside the Minster, faithfully recording every reverberating sound.

Hezza Pratt’s in his element, standing at the fulcrum of the musical forces, baton twirling.

And the faithful have been safely gathered in to sing their favourites.  What would they choose?

Well, of course Babababababra-ann chose All things bright and beautiful;

Paul King went for Guide me! O thou great redeemer; and

Prue Vidor requested Lead us Heavenly Father, lead us.

But everyone thought Emily Appleby was simply bragging when she suggested … …. .. …. .. …….. ..!

May 3, 2012

Making their mark

by 3arn0wl

The Beau Street Runners were out early this morning – there was talk of it being a tight race, but Noah Wan’s generously winning by a country mile;

There’s canvassing and kisses planned as ᗡႱ & JD are intent on their first weekend away together;

Millie Boinet’s in the middle of her Art Practical – predictions are that she’ll do really well; and

Prue Vidor’s in party mode – she wants to let her hair down, and she knows just The Place to do it.

And Ellie Wan asked “How’s Roger Moore done in the local erections?”

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 28, 2012

Going off grid

by 3arn0wl

Following the water turbines coming on-stream, and the regeneration of the anaerobic digester, Poppleton & its locality is now generating most of its own electricity.

In an open meeting, the Town Council expressed the intention of furthering this aim, by turning the street lights off between midnight and 5a.m..

Inspector Force was obviously concerned that under the blanket of a complete blackout, there could be an increase in nefarious activities.  He suggested the use of motion sensors to activate lights in some areas.

However,  keen astronomer and local resident,  Tom Bell,  spoke animatedly about the benefits of being able to appreciate the heavens more easily without the light pollution.

The council decided to trial the idea for a fortnight, to see what happens.

February 13, 2012

Praise be

by 3arn0wl

Prue Vidor had got herself all in a thing about the recent High Court Ruling regarding Town Hall prayers,  and decided she had to contact Percy for advice.  He suggested two possible courses of action:

  • Or they could pray as normal before the meeting actually started.

So pleased was she to have got a Quaker in, that she let out a loud, involuntary ‘Yes!’ during the two-minutes’!

November 5, 2011


by 3arn0wl

Prue Vidor did a thorough search of all her stock rooms – as she always did on “five eleven” – just to make sure that there weren’t any zealots in silly hats lingering around suspiciously.

Michelle Biskup inspected the bonfire for mammals as usual, and moved Erin Aceidae to safer ground.

Harry Prince and the lads had checked and rechecked the fireworks, to ensure that the display would dance in flowing choreography.  As usual, Hezekiah Pratt waved his effervescing sparkler around,  as they fiddled in the bandstand.

And as everyone watched in utter delight as the fireworks roared into space, Rupert, Lord Snodding, transfixed by the spinning Catherine Wheels, reflected that it’s not that long ago since the country was riven by religious and political intolerance.

October 11, 2011

Switching energy suppliers

by 3arn0wl

Noah Wan had noticed a difference.

The new Headteacher at Poppleton High, Ivy Newbrush, thought nothing of it as she flicked the switch and the lights in her office came on.

Prue Vidor’s terribly boring end of month financial statement PowerPoint was illuminated as usual with a projector.

And Inspector Force took delivery of his electric-powered panda car.

The switchover to renewable electricity had gone incredibly smoothly.