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Auntie Motie a Genteel Tale of Everyday Life.

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MotownGal Report 9 Feb 2014 19:22

Susan dear, dont put ideas in our heads, for we may turn up in Londinium wearing socks and sandles! That would be a sight for sore eyes I can tell you. I hope the party went well for you all.

Teresa dear, we are a little moist even on the Hill. There is a blocked drain and the water is collecting to such an extent it is almost a mini lake in the road. One does venture past in ones high-button boots, but there is always an oik who thinks it is funny to drive through at high speed. I read in the paper t'other day, someone did exactly that, but....................unbeknown to him, there was an offduty policeman in the car behind. He had him for driving without due care and attention! Jolly good show too!

I hope the dinghy proved successful Lesley, I trust you are paddling sedately around and about.

More rain to come!



Cooper Report 9 Feb 2014 07:06

Pah, the spelling is orf kilter, when I said new I should of said knew! :-D :-D :-D :-D


Cooper Report 9 Feb 2014 07:04

Cooooeeeeee, Auntie..........has Pat rish aaaa hurled that dinghy down the cyber hatch yet????? Tis a little late for me. I venured orf to paid toil before the larks on Friday, drove through a flood which was once a main road, well it was a road the evening before, I hithered cross country and arived at my destination five minutes early :-S :-S :-S mind you a medicinal tot would have helped my frazzeled nerves but instead I had a naice cup of tea before starting proceedings. In fact as I found out later a bus had broken down in the flood where I had driven through :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S

lesley may have seen it all on the news unless she is still out waiting for the dingy!!!!

Mind you it is nothing like those poor people down south, as you say Auntie, furniture can be replaced but it is the precious personal belonings which are irreplaceable.

I hope you enjoyed your celebrations Susan :-D socks and sandles :-D they are still in fashion in some parts here :-D :-D :-D ;-) ;-) not in this house but round here generally. Keep your eyes peeled in the summer months, it will be like stepping back in time :-D :-D :-D
I do hope your fruit is feeling a bit better. Its miserable early on but gets better :-D

FTE starts in the world of paid toil tomorrow, hope the weather settles a bit, we were trying to work out a cross country rout just in case.

Aunty dear, a certain Papa I new said that he bought the Sun to partake of the sports pages :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S tuttty tut tut tut.

Toodle pip for now

Teresa :-D


MotownGal Report 8 Feb 2014 19:57

#removes four-inch nail from mouth#

Just one more........................ugh................those nails leave a funny taste in ones mouth!

I really did not think it would come to this, but I am hammering nails into the framework of the Ark. It is jolly hard work with woolen gloves on, but as you all know I have the most lily-white hands, as I do not do manual labour, but needs must when the devil calls!

The sou-wester keeps moving too, and the rain is dripping down the back of my neck, the gum boots are filling up, and I am very miserable indeed.

But, doing my duty is what it is all about, and I will be the Saviour should the floods reach this part of London. I do not think we will need to float this boat, but at least it will serve as a shelter for the well-to-do neighbours. Of course I shall have no riff-raff sharing with me, possibly just good friends such as Beatrice, Georgianna and Octavia and their families. I shall of course take in Mrs Berry and her brood. [we have to eat, after all] and maybe a few families of good social standing.

Never let it be said that I am less than charitable in that respect! Tutty tut!

Open your cyber hatch and stand well back Lesley dear, I am sending the dinghy down, along with paddles and an outboard motor. Pat-trish-aaaaah has more muscles than I, she can lift it into the hatch.

Keep well and warm, and dry, gels.



Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 7 Feb 2014 14:46

Popping in>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Auntie Petunia I hope you don't think me rude for asking but do you think I could borrow your inflatable dingy again please?

Popping out>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Lesley x


MotownGal Report 6 Feb 2014 19:45

Congratulations to Teresa's and Susan's respective fruits on their achievements. Well done both, so lovely to hear of something uplifting.

How are the little ones Lesley? Growing by the day?

Oh those poor people down in the South-West, what a horrid time they are having with all that water. I cannot imagine living like that. Furniture can be replaced, but it is the personal things like photographs. They cannot be replaced if the water ruins them. So sad.

We are fine up here on the Hill, but it is still raining cats and dogs. The Ark is still on standby.

That naice Mr Gently is back tonight. I do have a little soft spot for Mr Shaw. Even when a long time ago he had flowing locks and rather tights jeans I remember. I am coming over all flustered just thinking about it!

Ugh! Sorry ladies, that was me throwing a jug of cold water of myself! I am surprised at myself! Tutty tut.

The celebrations for August are coming along naicely, I will let you know what parts you will be playing nearer the date.

Keep dry all!



Susan-nz Report 4 Feb 2014 19:02

Good upside down morning Ladies,

Everything is going swell with my fruit, though I am a little concerned, she has had a headache for two days now. Time to get seen to me thinks.. I did pop into a little persons shop the other day - but restrained myself. :-).

Yesterday, the chap who built our kitchen came to take the boards off the cabinetry under the breakfast bar. Phew, the stench of damp is revolting. Admittedly the water damage seems to be in one area only. But when I got a torch, lay as flat on the floor as my belly would allow, I could see water damage lines for Africa... The chap who came, said let the cabinetry dry out, it should be fine. He will just replace the damaged outer panels..... :-| :-|. I am not having that. I have given OH the assessors number , I would like him to come back and see ( and smell) for himself... The flooring guy hasn't been yet... The insurance will only pay for new flooring up to the doorway between kitchen and laundry. It is an open plan type area, half a floor doesn't cut the mustard... I feel a battle may be looming...
OH remove the dishwasher from it's cavity which exposes the adjoining kickboard. More waterlines in evidence. :-(.
Moan over...

We are orf to a BBQ at a friends house tomorrow. It will be Waitangi Day here, a supposed celebration of NZ..... Every year there are 'incidents'. I just enjoy the day off work.. Anyhoo, my OH has decided he wanted to go 'retro'. Off to the Op shop I went and hey presto. One pair of walk shorts, one pair of walk socks, one horrible shiny shirt, one horrible 'hat' and one funny old belt.... A blast from the 70's indeed. I nearly wet myself with laughter at the dress rehersal... :-D..
Apologies to those who wear walk shorts and socks :-\.

I do hope you are all well, enjoying the first few signs of the plant world coming back to life. Petunia, hopefully the Ark has been put away again. Perhaps I should bring my gumboots with me in June.?

I am looking to upgrade my phone. I am on a plan and still have some few months left on the current plan. Apparently I cannot just upgrade my phone and stay on my plan. Nooo, I have to pay an exorbitant fee, buy a new phone and plan. :-( :-(. :-P to my provider.

Time to cut some sandwiches and get on with my day. Have a pleasant evening.

Toodle pip,


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 3 Feb 2014 23:25

Teresa that is great news, I hope FTE enjoys her new position:-)

Many moons ago this mama use to have a childline sticker in her car and on many occasions I pointed the telephone number out to our fruits.................I never did find a similar sticker for a parent line :-D ;-)

Someone pass the smelling salts I think Auntie has fainted from shock..........was this because the sun or the Sun was mentioned :-D

I hope all is well with you and your growing family Susan <3

Lesley x


MotownGal Report 3 Feb 2014 20:22

#splutters# The Sun! Good grief Teresa, what are you trying to do to me?

I only ventured into that territory once, I must say I was a bit surprised! On the inside page was a young gel without her liberty bodice on. She looked cold too!

Then further on was a member of a popular rock combo describing how he and his band mate went in for the excesses of the rock culture. I am still not sure of all the vernacular especially a rock-pipe! I know of a briar but not that. Is it a special kind only used by musicians? Second thoughts, dont bother telling me. I am confused enough as it is! #keep your comments to yourselves, gels#

Soooo, ladies, I shall be doing a little organising in June. Nothing to do with the World Cup, although I have been keep your eyes peeled for private messages, and venues. Be like Dad, keep Mum. Cryptic enough for you all?

I shall be looking at that naice Mr Paxo very soon. So will need to settle down in a mo.

Keep warm all.
Auntie Petunia


Cooper Report 3 Feb 2014 18:57

:-S :-D :-D :-D :-D ;-) read the sun auntie, all the info you need will be there :-)


MotownGal Report 2 Feb 2014 19:29

Summer Solstice you say? I think that is a looooong way orft dears!

Are we to dress like those folk of Midsomer Murders yesterday? They ended up with rather nasty things happening to them!

We have had rather a pleasant day here, and I decided to go to the haberdashers to get some material for the Old Soldiers and Sailors tableau. Oh dear, not being a sporty type of person as you know, little did I realise that there was a London Derby this afternoon!

I must say they were very colourful in their attire and their language. I have never been called Old Darling by so many people that have not introduced themselves to me in a proper fashion! I was not impressed!

I beat a hasty retreat and will consult the newspapers before I go shopping again on a Sunday afternoon.

Tutty tut, and then tut again!



Cooper Report 2 Feb 2014 14:00

:-D :-D :-D we have Sunshine today as well Lesley. June the 21st, the longest day, well it felt like it the day FTE popped out ;-) of course it is also the birthday of our dear Prince William and a few other folk I know :-D :-D :-D

what a shame that dwellings are being built on the very nice establishment. :-(

lots of good news :-D :-D :-DFTE has secured employment. The Fruit has seen as much of the world and is now shore based not a million miles from home this time, although the Fruit may need a tow rope on the car to get to work up and down that famous stretch of road and beyond :-D

All babies look like my Grandad Auntie ;-) dear little Valentine may be a little green eyed bless him. I remember a certain Fruit having a tantrum when a new Fruit was in situ. This particular Fruit was so cross they said that they would report a certain Mama to Childline, the reason being was because the Fruit could not have any more two pence coins for the slot machine at the seaside! Happy days

The Mama must have got somthing right for the Fruit just had tea at a certain grand hotel in a famous seaside town on the south coast, it looks very ladylike

:-D :-D :-D :-D ;-) ;-) :-D :-D


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 2 Feb 2014 00:42

Rain :-S we have had wall to wall or rather sky to sky sunshine today/yesterday :-D

I do believe Teresa that all or part of the of the very nice establishment that you and the Queen frequent is to be demolished to make room for dwelling accommodation :-0

June 21st is Summer Solstice......I think :-S maybe we could arrange to all dress up and have a celebration.....but not in Stonehenge ;-)

Lesley x


MotownGal Report 1 Feb 2014 18:41

Hold you arms out dears, Pinch, Punch the first of the Month! Rub your arms better dears.

Well tis February already and we have had MORE rain. Tis time the Ark came into its own. We have all been working furiously on it, well I say we, I have been organising as is my wont. But it only needs a bit of pitch now, and we shall sail away if we have to.

I have been Tryping on the tinternet to dear George and Francine and I have seen dear little Celestine. What a funny little thing she is! Why do all babies look like Winston Churchill? Valentine was suitable demure too, but I did detect a little pinch when Mama was not looking. I shall have send his something to distract his itchy fingers. Tutty Tut.

All our preparations are well underway. I have been watching that naice Mr Paxo on the television talking about WW1, and there is to be a great deal more leading up to the centenary in August. Jolly good too, those valiant boys should not be forgotton.

I do hope you are all well gels, and not too wet. We shall await dear Upside Susan to give us our marching orders for our meeting in the Summer.

Now........................what shall I wear?

Pip Pip
Auntie Petunia


Cooper Report 28 Jan 2014 17:20

A feild was once what my place of paid employment is, the feild is still being built on as well ;-) ;-) ;-)

I will locate some huts and send them down the cyber hatch along with a very naice cream tea which we had at a very nice jam establishment. I had never been there before which is strange as it is just a little meander across country.

The Queen has been there and minor royalty. Next year is another milestone birthday for the company so maybe a Royal visit will occur :-D

Thankyou for the baby updates Aunty, I was getting quaite confused.

Im supprised you have not happened across Blotto and Twinks in your youth Aunty, they live at Tawcester Towers and are Honerables, a brother and Sister, fathers a Duke etc. A chap called Simon Brett have witten all about their adventures. :-D :-D, have a little glance at the internet or local lending libary,

better dash and asemble the grub

tootle pip

:-D :-D :-D


MotownGal Report 27 Jan 2014 19:32

Blotto and Twinks? I know of Bluto and Tinkerbell, but not the former! Do tell!

Celestine is our new little Princess dear, born to George and Francine. Apparently she was conceived under the stars...............................I think a little too much information! But, when in Rome.......................or the South of France!

I am pleased you are recovering Teresa, but no word that you are to help in the Field Hospital dear! Maybe you will be working that day.

Thank you for the clothes dear Lesley, I shall pass them to Francine. They are beautiful dear, did you buy them from a French inspired shop dear? They are tres chic!

Ooooh I can hear the theme for Coronation Street dears, must dash!

Pip Pip
Auntie Petunia


Cooper Report 27 Jan 2014 17:02

I am so waterlogged that my mind must be muddled and fuddled dear Ladies. A new Princess??? who where and when? :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S :-S

I am on the mend thankyou and orf to do good works at the Fruits school later in the week :-D

I really do need a small craft here now ladies, I wonder if Mr Bonds mate M has a few gadgets which I could use to convert my little car ;-)

Aunty have you ever come across Blotto and Twinks dear, I am reading their adventures, you may have known them in your yoof :-D :-D :-D :-D,

Orf to feed the hungry



Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 26 Jan 2014 20:45

Good Evening Ladies,

Please send as many blankets as you like Auntie so I can sew to my hearts content, at the same time I can use the blankets to keep warm :-)

Off to bundle up new baby girl clothes (birth to one month) for the little unnamed princess that arrived today...who said a gal can't have to many clothes and shoes:-S

~~~~~~~~~~~~To Susan and Teresa <3

Dizzy dizzy always in a tizzy

Lesley x


MotownGal Report 26 Jan 2014 19:23

Hello there Ladies,

Indeed Susan, there have been quite a few tragedies over this hemisphere too. Divorce is not easy these days, and often little children are the victims in the dispute between Mum and Dad. We have had a number of reports in the papers where babies whatever their ages, have been murdered by one or t'other of the parents. So very, very sad, and what a waste of life. I do hope that you are mending well dear Susan. Fear not about doggies mouths, they are often cleaner than a computer keyboard. #disinfecting as I type#

Well, little Valentine has a little sister! Dear George and Francine have become parents for a second time. I think they were caught on the hop, but all is well, and Mama and Baba are fine. A name to be decided in the near future. You would have thought they had enough time to decide, nine months! but no. All will be revealed in the fullness of time apparently! Dear George phoned us with the news bright and early this morning, what an announcement before we had even had our morning cuppa. But, a lovely announcement!

I hope you are all well dears, I shall be sending blankets to be stitched to dear Lesley down the cyber hatch. All those little squares need to be sewn together, and you DID say you could blanket stitch.

We will be having a very small reconstruction with the Old Soldiers and Sailors, so we will need a Field Hospital in a very tiny way. I am sure I can count on Teresa to give good advice on that subject.

Susan, you will just have to wave the flag from where you are, and support our gallant efforts.

Busy, busy, always busy.
Auntie Petunia


Susan-nz Report 24 Jan 2014 20:06

Deary me, we are languishing on page three....

I hope Teresa and Lesley haven't had to take to their rubber dinghy's.? Sending my gumboots down the hatch to keep your tootsies dry.. You might have to share as I only have one pair.. Gumboots : a rather ordinary name for Wellington's ;-.

There is a song about gumboots hactually. "If it weren't for me gumboots, where would I be , I'd be in a hospital or infirmary, and so on ;-).. Doodle 'Fred Dagg'.

The sun is shining in all it's glory and I can see the moon in the distant sky. Is the moon shining brightly in your sky?. I have a fascination with the moon, the brighter the better.

Perhaps that is where my missing rellies are hiding :-|...

Teresa, I hope you are on the mend. You sure did a good job of hurting yourself. My 'little' wound has all but healed. The pup did insist on giving it a lick :-S.. I shudder to think how many germs are in a dogs mouth - she thought she was helping ;-).

Today is the funeral of two children, a brother and sister, murdered by their own father in front of their mother. The parents were estranged. Such an horrific event. I can't begin to get my head around how sick the father was and how the poor mother picks up the pieces and tries to move on. RIP little ones <3.

On that sombre note, I will go and breathe in the glorious morning air and be thankful for all I have in my life. <3.

Take care, have a lovely weekend.