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Auntie Motie a Genteel Tale of Everyday Life.

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MotownGal Report 30 Sep 2013 19:33

Thank you for your good wishes dears, I am slowly on the mend.

I KNOW 'they' say the flu jab does not cause a cold, but it is the teeniest bit suspicious that I never had a cold before. Got vaccinated with a gramophone needle, and voila, I have the sniffles!

I am pleased your OH is getting better by the day dear Susan. Take good care of him, he is good un from what I saw on your London visit dear.

Teresa dear, I am sure you are sylph-like, and do not have a spare inch of skin. If only I could lose a stone [or two] I would be as happy as Larry.

Lesley - get out of bed dear, and come and talk to us!

Have a good evening dears.



Cooper Report 30 Sep 2013 14:21

Hallo Ladies :-D

I'm glad your OH is on the mend Susan, I have a spare stone hanging about my person. I shall send it down the cyber hatch along with some apple crumble I made today. That should do the trick :-D

Hugs to your Pa and the Family x

Auntie I am sending an industrial size pot of Vic down the cyber hatch which should help with the cold :-D :-D :-D I will send some chicken curry later as well which I am making for tea. Its been a hive of industry here today Gals. ;-)

Lesley if you pop the plumbs by the wayside I'm sure people would take them for a small fee or free :-D Its lovely and warm here, more so in the afternoons than the mornings.

We were nice and warm yesterday watching the Fruit play the devils football. They won 5-2 which was a very nice change. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

FTE communicated a little earlier. The Fruit has been to America and Canada and is now orf to the Med. It will be nice and warm there I think. The Fruit is well and still clocking up the sea miles :-)

I'm tootling orf now. I have an appointment later with the "gasps"........... dental hygienist. All that scraping and chipping. Tutty tut tut. I have a sooper doper electric toothbrush but still I have to go and be whooshed with the gadgets there. :-(

Yours tutting and moaning



Susan-nz Report 30 Sep 2013 10:31

**** sneaks in to say hi, off to my beddy byes, back in the morn ****


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 29 Sep 2013 22:51

Good Evening.

Speaking through the keyhole while trying not to breath ....................... I am sorry to hear you are under the weather Auntie Petunia..................intake of breath................I will send you some homemade broth ...........breath........... with plenty of garlic in .... ...............breath ............... a jar of Vic and a packet of parma violet sweets to refresh your ...................breath.

Susan I wish my kitchen smelt of fresh paint :-D It's so good to hear your OH is much better, keep feeding him well :-) if I could I would send you some sunshine to brighten your day<3

~~~~~~~~~~~To Teresa x

Get well soon Petunia<3

Lesley x


MotownGal Report 28 Sep 2013 22:42

#lifts head from a bowl of steaming Friars Balsalm and hot water#

Hello deab labies, I have a stinker of a colb. So please excuse the stuffed dose. I am proper poorly. I had by flu jab on Webnesday and now hab got a told! Sniffs.

I am very pleased that your gentle walker is better dear Susan, he is a very nice man and I would hate to see him unwell. I am very pleased he is on the mend.

We are going into Autumn here, and the leaves are falling from the trees. We are also have the roads resurfaced and repainted. Oh my dears, the noise! They start at 8.00am and continue until 6pm. They have a huge contraption that removed the tarmac, and spews it onto the back of a truck. The noise it makes! Poor Trickey Woo is hiding under her blankets for most of the day.

One thing that did make me smile...................there have been notices on the lampposts for 3 weeks now, indicating that all parking would be suspended for 3 days while the work was done. However, some people still did not move their cars and got very irate when they were hoisted onto the back of a trailer. The cars I mean, not the people!

So, nothing much to report except to say that days are getting colder, and the nights are getting darker.........................ugh!

Have a peaceful weekend ladies


Susan-nz Report 27 Sep 2013 20:13

Good upside down Saturday morning Ladies,

It does seem such an age since I was last here... Good news, my OH has fully recovered and is back to work. He does look a little on the thin side, actually, a lot on the thin side but I shall put that too rights... ;-).

My Papa has had a bit of a rough time of it, ended up in horsepiddle with pneumonia , was let out six days later only to end up in the same bed again a few hours later.. He is still there but getting a little stronger. Pain mananagemet is the biggest hurdle presently. More problems but I shall not bore you with those. We will go over later today and stay the night with Mama.. Oh dear, there are a few hurdles to face yet I fear.. :-(.

My emotions are all of a muddle but we shall "keep calm and carry on" :-)

Lucky you having some pleasant weather. We have had rain rain and more rain.. We have finally let the fire go out, will use a heater if needs must. Spring is sprung, the grass is ris...... The weeds are flourishing :-P, another job to add to the list..

Today is the dreaded housework day... My kitchen still smells of paint - a week later, uggghhh. Eau de oil :-D, stinks in fact.

Have a lovely weekend, see you next week :-)


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 26 Sep 2013 22:24

Good Evening One and All.

Oh my what glorious weather we are having :-) I have been in my element working in the garden while soaking up the late summer rays and of course dodging drunken wasps :-|

Thank you E is back to normal, at first I thought maybe her ma and pa were being over cautious, then when I saw her I soon changed my mind :-( put things a little higher, already she is climbing onto the settee then onto the window sill :-0

Oh Teresa my cooking apples aren't ready yet................but I have Victoria plums coming out of my ears if anyone would like some.

~~~~~~~~~~~~ to everyone <3 <3 <3

Lesley x


MotownGal Report 26 Sep 2013 19:59

Good evening dear Ladies, and a hello to the two new people who have joined the silent majority, who sit and read, but never contribute! Please do dears, we need new blood!

How is the little one dear Diamond. Well and running around I hope. I imagine the little one is now up and into everything. Time to put the precious things up a shade higher, for fear of being pulled over! Such exciting times for little E.

Thank you for the apples dear Teresa. Unfortunately I opened the cyber hatch before reading your missive, and got bashed on the boko! I have divided them up between Pat-trish-aaaah and Mrs Berry and they are having a Bake Off. Some strange smells came from the scullery. I wonder if Pat-trish-aaaah was using that hemp flour? She was certainly mooning around and calling us all Man! Man indeed! I am a fully fledged, fully formed, woman I will have her now. Tutty tut!!!!!

I do hope that dear Susan is well in Upsidedown Land, and I sent her my love. <3

Up the wooden hills dears


Cooper Report 25 Sep 2013 15:45

Madonna Auntie?? was that in her coffee table book days :-S :-S :-S :-S I do not know either what the added extra was on those beautiful gals, maybe a new brand of face cream.................................................................................................

I must apologise to Lesley, I have been reading back the posts and missed the one where baby E was unwell with an ear infection. I do hope all is well now. I'm afraid I did not make it to the stitching show, we had not seen MIL and FIL for sometime so hithered over there.

I remember Pan Yan Pickle, do they still make it. I'm cooking batches of cakes for the very hungry FTY. They are too hot to eat at the moment so the Fruit will have to wait. I will send some down the cyber hatch, not to Motie Towers as it would appear you have enough but to Susan and Lesley instead. I will send Auntie the glut of cooking apples instead to make a pie or crumble.

Tis dark when I leave for paid toil but gets lighter along the way. There was a beautiful sunrise over the A12 last week. I was a little later into work. It must have been in your neck of the woods Aunt P for Christopher Evans mentioned it on the beeb.

Tootling orf to wash up



MotownGal Report 24 Sep 2013 20:41

Good evening dear Friends,

What a very strange day we have had today. As you know, I am up with the lark, and what an odd sight met my gaze this morning.

For a start, at 5.30am it was still dark, and the fog was so thick, I could not see to the end of the garden. I was to meet my dear friend Octavia at the airport, she was coming in a 8.00am, and both Pat-trish-aaaah and I were to have gawn by tuk-tuk. I must admit, even I was loathe to send the poor creature out into the fog. Mainly because if the silly gel had lorst her way, we would have been going around the M25 all day. How I miss George and his limousine!

However, by the time we had bathed [separately] and dressed and partaken of breakfast the fog had lifted to a light mist. Never say die, we set off.

Octavia was delighted to see us, and we waited for her cases to come around on the carousel. Duly cased up, we left the terminal, slung the cases on the back of the tuk-tuk, and set it into motorised mode. What a joy it was to see Octavia again after two weeks. She looked quite brown.

We had a lovely luncheon supplied by Mrs Berry, and we spoke of Octavias excursions. She went to Madrid, and visited the old town, and all the churches and places of interest. She also bought me back a beautiful shawl. In fact she bought back three shawls, one for me, and one each for Georgianna and Beatrice. As I supplied the lunch, I got first dibs at the shawls. I have picked a lovely blue-green one, to match my eyes.

I am sitting here wearing it actually, and I must say, I do look rather fetching. I look like Madonna of the Seven Veils. Now was that Jean Kent or Susan Heywood?

Puzzling, but still admiring my reflection!


<3 to dear Susan.


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 22 Sep 2013 00:31

Good Evening/Morning

Pan Yan pickle young to remember it.......................oh dear how I wish that were so :-(

Teresa did you make it to the art exhibition, if you did can you tell me were there actually any stitches in some of the x stitch samplers:-D :-D :-D

For Susan <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Lesley x


MotownGal Report 19 Sep 2013 20:37

There now...........................least said soonest mended! #smooths down skirt#

I knew you would not be offended by the ramblings of an old woman, and as sure as Micklemas is to Christmas, you were not!

I would indeed like to savour your chutney dear. My dear Papa used to love his Pan Yan pickle on a pork chop, but I was a little young for such delights. A pretty cover too, how novel, and ingenious!

I am opening the hatch now.......................................................yes, thank you dear, I held my skirt out to catch said jar, as the saying goes, Up there #points to head# for thinking, and down there #points to feet# for dancing!

I hope you are all well and dry dears, tis a stormy night...................again!



Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 18 Sep 2013 21:36

Good Evening Petunia

Oh my dear aunt you did not upset me.................................... if you saw me wiping my eyes or heard me sniffling that was due to the onions I had been chopping to make my tomato chutney .................................I'll send you some down the cyber hatch, be ready to catch I don't want you to be hit on the head with a glass jar :-0 you must promise not to open the jar for at least a month............................... I'm watching............ .......................... the pretty pink gingham lid cover opens out into a very useful linen napkin..........................I hope:-D

Chutney also on it's way to Susan and Teresa......................if you can't catch don't forget to duck :-D

Lesley x


MotownGal Report 18 Sep 2013 20:33

There now............................I can tell I have upset you dear, and that was not my intention! Just a little jest that backfired..............badly. #blows nose very loudly into lace edged hankerchief#

I can hear echos of the lovely Mae West echoing down the line. Oh but you had her money, eh dear?

Much brighter here today dears. The sun has his hat on and was alright with the world.

Diamond dear, the lovely David Tennant is on tv tonight. On Drama in Casanova. If you have not seen it dear, it is rather racey................

Good evening to Teresa and Susan. ~~~~~~~~~~



Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 17 Sep 2013 22:53

Moi Diamond Lil :-S ............................although I wouldn't mind making diamonds my career :-D ................................ being Snow White and never having drifted it probably wouldn't be a very successful career :-(

Lesley much warmer in Essex

Come up and see me sometime :-D :-D :-D


MotownGal Report 17 Sep 2013 19:49

Good evening Ladies, we are complete again, my heart is soaring.

Do we have a newcomer in our! Tis our little friend Lesley with a nom de plume. How very select! One seems to remember a John Wayne fillum with a lady card player called Diamond Lil. Surely not!

We have a bus in our neck of the woods, tis the number C11. It goes around most of north London before it terminates at one of our original shopping centres, called Brent Cross. This shopping centre predates Lakeside and Bloooowater, and it was very modern and large in its day. However, it now seems very small and pokey, and the variety of shops have dwindles. It is now like the average high street with the same old shops, no individual ones, just the big chains. Aaaah so sad.

It is so nice that you are all back in the fold, Susan has returned from her travels, and is fighting the gales that we have now! I tend to think we have the high winds during the day, and when we sleep, dear Susan has our wind as it moves around the world. Am I waffling? Probably!

I do hope your dear Papa is feeling a little better dear.

I fear that Autumn has come to us with a bump, and it has become very cold indeed. We are at the top of the Hill dears, near where dear Island lived, and the wind fair whistles around the eves of the houses.

Pat-trish-aaaaah and Mrs Berry? Alas, we are the middle of a war zone since the Bake Off has returned to the television. Both believe they are the better baker, and we have pies and puddings coming out of our ears! I leave them to it. All I can say is that the amount of flour knocking around the house is tantamount of a years worth of dust! Do you know I can write my name in the surfaces around Motie Towers. If I was used to manual work, I would actually polish it myself, but as you know I have a sensitive skin that cannot abide housework.

Actually, I think that Pat-trish-aaaaah has a little crush..............she is more than interested in Bake Off than is healthy for her. She is also writing the word Paul in the floury surfaces..............................oh dear, here we go again!

Now dear Teresa, you know I am a woman of the world, and indeed I DID watch a programme about Thailand. They were showing a cabaret of the most beautiful ladies imaginable. Such delicate creatures, with perfect skin, slim perfectly proportioned bodies and wonderful costumes plus a little added extra..................such said the over-voice. Can someone please enlighten me dears? Would that something extra be a hair piece?

Oh my, the devils game in on the box again. I can hear the rabble screaming from along the road! So common! One simply cannot choose ones neighbours!

I shall retire gracefully to my boudoir and read a novel.

Adjusting my pince nez
Auntie Petunia


Cooper Report 17 Sep 2013 15:12

Hallo Ladies :-D I thought we had a new member Lesley ;-) Who was the person who proclaimed their love for your MOG <3

Its cold but I have managed to get the washing dry while waiting for the Gas boiler bloke who was supposed to be here between 8am-12 midday. British Gas informed me the system was down this morning which allocates the workload. Tutttty tut tut. So everything is running late. I've heard it all now.

You are very fortunate to not be connected in your parts Lesley. MOG is not connected either in her neck of the woods. I shall be thinking of lighting the fire soon.

Lovely to see you back Susan. Hope your OH is feeling a little better. How is your Pa ?
FTY came on holiday with us. The Fruits spent a bit of time together and then I found them bickering about the TV channel in our cabin. Nothing new there then :-|

I wonder where Auntie is. I do hope she didn't see the television program abut Thailand that I did. She may be in a state of shock ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)

Orf now to continue to serf the net and make Christmas cards.



Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 17 Sep 2013 13:38

Ooooooooh Susan I much prefer the name Diamond to Lesley :-D

I hope your OH makes a speedy recovery <3 I also hope you are pleased with the end result of your upside down kitchen.

Diamond :-D shivering in Essex x


Susan-nz Report 17 Sep 2013 03:42

Good upside down afternoon Ladies,

We are returned... we arrived home here at 1am :-D. Sadly my OH has picked up a bug and is most unwell. I am back from taking him to the doctor.. That aside, our little holiday was lovely. Quite a bit of rain earlier in the week and then beautiful sunny days. It is cold and very windy here today :-P.

Our house is still upside down, as I have now decided to have the kitchen/dining room walls painted, it will be a few more days before the furniture is put back in its place....

Teresa, your holiday sounds lovely too. How nice to spend time with FTE. Did FTY miss you ?? ;-).

Oooh dear, the wind is getting stronger. I must go and rescue my washing before it sails off over the neighbourhood...

~~~~~ to Petunia and 'Diamond',

back another time


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 16 Sep 2013 20:12

Good Evening Ladies.

I have now returned from my mystery tour on the number 88 bus :-D

Teresa gas is this some sort of modern commodity that is still not available to everyone .....................................everywhere :-S

Petunia I do hope you were suitably dressed (sou'wester, raincoat and wellington boots) for your weekend on and around the Thames............................I'm sure you must have been as there has been no news of an events organiser impersonating Mary Poppins.................................again :-D

Today we went to my MOG aunts funeral, the service was held in the village church were MOG grew up and to take my mind of off things I was reading names that had been etched in the shelf that holds the hymnal books, thought I might see MOG's but no, what I did see was R-----t S------y Loves B-----a S------r
...............................................B-----a S-----r was my mother in law :-D.....................I felt awful as I sat smiling to myself at a funeral :-(

Hello Susan I hope you enjoyed your week away <3