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Auntie Motie a Genteel Tale of Everyday Life.

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Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 22 Jan 2014 20:36

Me Me can I volunteer to do the blanket stitch.......Pleeeeeeeeeeese let me Auntie :-)

How to make perfect scones Susan mmm I can't help with that but I bet plenty of gentle folk in the West Country will be able to :-D

Keep up with the vaccines Teresa and you'll be fine to eat the creepy crawlies in cheese ;-) now have we got a boat you can hire, I'm afraid not .........we are using it ourselves..........last week I went to bed looking out onto a road and awoke looking out onto a river:-0

Lesley x


MotownGal Report 22 Jan 2014 20:11

#thinks to self, if Upsidedown Susan thinks she is getting away with it that easily, she is sorely mistaken#

Oh Susan dear, how lovely of you to pop in. Now you must not fret that your offerings will not be suitable, I am sure they will.

If you just let me know your personals, I will have dear Mrs Berry give you lessons over Tripe. She will put the computer in the kitchen, demonstrate, and you can cook along with her! Simple as winking!

I must say, we are to be treated to a wealth of documentaries this year about WW1. I think the youngsters will learn a lot. And of course, those men were all some Mothers' son. And we should remember and revere them all.

However on a lighter note, dear Francine has started to have Braxton Hicks contractions, so maybe the new little one will be here sooner rather than later.

So exciting, another little baby on the way.

Thank you dears, my knitting is coming along famously. I have knitted three full matinee sets, a pram blanket and a shawl. I have made the blanket and shawl in white, but the matinee sets are lemon, white and cream. So, one to wear, one in the wash, and one spare.

Tra la, there is sooooo much to do with the old gentlemen. I shall have to get them into order lickety spit! I just hope that no one dies of excitement!

Auntie Petunia


Susan-nz Report 22 Jan 2014 06:30

Crikey, you made me jump Petunia,

You certainly have enough puff to wake the, err, departed :-D. I wasn't running away from you. I was just running for the last bus ;-).

I am not able to stitch neatly so will be of no use to you there. I could try and perfect my scones as a contribution to the catering.? August you say, should be enough time to get a lighter than air offering.... If not, I can supply you with 'missiles'.... or pocket weights should the day be extremely windy. :-D

It is lovely to have you at the helm again. You will certainly get those old boys ship shape and Bristol fashioned no doubt about it. !!

My tummy is rumbling, it is some seven and one half hours since I ate my lunch.... We are late again with our dinner... :-(. I must away and settle the rumblings.

Toodle pip,

Susan :-)


MotownGal Report 21 Jan 2014 19:59

#Bugle call#

Stand by your beds ladies! Oh sorry dears, I have been to the Old Soldiers and Sailors Home today, and we have a jolly super wheeze.

As you know, tis the Centenary of WW1 this year, so we will be have a beano at the Home. Lots of tableaus and the old soldiers and sailors will have a march past the local Cenotaph.

Of course, this is much organising to be done. Lots of stitching [I pride myself on my herringbone], lots of baking, and lots of disclipine to be installed to those wayward old gentlemen.

Beatrice is already thumbing her way through the songsheets, and has made an appointment with Mr Tempo, the Italian piano tuner. He will wait until the weather improves, and he does not want to tamper with slack wires, and then have to pull them up tight again. Better wait until Spring.

I think we will have such a jolly time dears, the first of our events will be in August. I believe that nice Mr Paxo is to do a series on the television about the horrors of war. I shall be glued to the box, it will be very educational, and one is never too old to be educated.

I shall need some volunteers dears, step forward if you are willing.......................why are you running away dears?

Tutty tut!



Cooper Report 20 Jan 2014 20:53

Ooh dear, I'm watching "Food unwrapped " it's put me off here's for life! ??????


Cooper Report 19 Jan 2014 16:56

Susan, I'm glad you have your crackers, I buy my some of my cards in the sales every year. It's called savy shopping, hope you enjoy your pup sitting



Cooper Report 19 Jan 2014 16:53

Lesley dear, have you a small boat I can hire? It's getting rather flooded at certain areas along the road to paid toil??. It's not so bad I the daylight hours but in the dark, well it's anyone's guess what lies ahead! I was thinking of getting Tom Dalys crew down to film their very strange TV show??

Susan, I hope you are ok after your tumble. I too took a fall yesterday evening and spent this am having the grit removed from the offending injury in hay and e! Also on a couse of antibiotics as well! And before you ladies ask I was sober and of sound mind??. It could of been much worse, all that calcium must be doing some good??

I'm very excited, it's dancing on ice, call he midwife and then Mr Selfridge. It's the highlight of the week. ( I must get out more) ??

Aunty dear, I believe you are doing good works and look foward to seeing you soon, I have seen a rather nice recipie for a spiced apple cake. I may have a go at making it and send some down the cyber hatch??

Yours, not looking foward to a potential tetanus jab tomorrow



Susan-nz Report 17 Jan 2014 05:43


But is it raining men Aunty??? :-D :-D..

I have been shopping this afternoon with great success. OH and I are off to a wedding in a few weeks and I have bought a few bits and pieces the bride had on a 'register'.... Now to wrap them :-S.. Thank heavens for my fruit, she always does a stirling job in that department. :-)..

Sorry to mention C%#*@^T(*S, but I got some lovely crackers on sale..... Only $5.50 per 6. Down from $22... A vintage theme this year me thinks...

We are pup sitting tomorrow evening. Pup is coming for a sleepover ;-). She is always fun to have around. She just loves the big white box that sits in our kitchen.. Magical things happen when the door opens. ;-).. She knows I am the weakest link.

As you sip your rosy lee, I am partaking of a mighty fine sav. Dinner is simmering away, OH is to be late :-|...

Have a lovely day,


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 16 Jan 2014 21:49

Hello Ladies

Cordylines ... no no no not in my garden:-0 my elder male sibling once gave me two that I stupidly planted...years later... just when I think I have got rid of all the roots one of them tries to rear it's horrible head again :-|

Auntie Petunia I have heard of a lion in a tree...but I have never heard of a lion tree :-S

Oh yes Teresa tis hard having a babe at home :-)

Lesley x


MotownGal Report 16 Jan 2014 20:37

Thank you for your missive Lesley dear. What a pretty name. We shall keep it amongst ourselves. Give Little M and Little E a cuddle from Auntie Motie. I do so love the smell of CLEAN little babies!

Susan dear, we call them Lion Trees over here. I used to have one in my Parlour, it was varigated, and a real thirsty little thing. But only pure water, not tap. Fussy thing!

Hello Teresa dear, are your feet getting webbed yet? Mine definitely have a skin forming between them.

Anything medical you can suggest? Apart from a very sharp scapel!

By the by, it is raining again.



Cooper Report 16 Jan 2014 19:10

Hallo Susan, I just going to look up cabbage trees :-S


Susan-nz Report 16 Jan 2014 19:00

Aunty, no heat wave has arrived here :-(. We shall live in hope....

How is the knitting coming along?. I used to knit many moons ago. I don't think I could be bothered now.. As you know, many sheep, much wool. Just, I don't want to buy any... I could send you some of the finest merino wool down the cyber hatch ?.

I took a tumble in the garden a few nights ago and banged my shin on a brick wall. My but it hurt.. I think I may have said a naughty word. :-D. Made my eyes smart too. Hope the neighbours weren't listening at the fence, :-S.

Last night I was watching an episode of Phil & Kirsty house searching. Aunty, I thought I saw the Home for Old Soldiers on the screen. The hosts visited a place called The Mission, it was in Limehouse or something similar..... I got very interested but didn't see any old soldiers, sailors or any old men come to think of it.... I must say I do like the opportunity to 'visit' the homes of others...

I have a question : why oh why are there so many Cordyline's in gardens in the UK. We call them Cabbage Tree's. They are a native here. They are also a pain and can be very messy. I am amazed at just how often I spy them via my tv screen....

Time to get my skates on again, hope all the little babies are doing well and those nearly here are growing like mushrooms. :-)



Cooper Report 14 Jan 2014 21:52

I am here Ladies,

Baby M, how lovely :-D do the babies live near each other Lesley? FTE gets on well with my Sisters FTE, they are three years apart in age, its nice to have cousins :-D

My tea cup contained tea Susan ;-) it was the devils playstation addling my brain :-|

thankyou for the nod on the new food outlet Lesley. I have informred the Fruit :-D

Aunty dear, the only thing that hot drinks do is make one visit the coldest room ;-) hitch up a bit and I will stand on the soap box or xbox :-D :-D :-D

tootle pip for now



MotownGal Report 14 Jan 2014 19:27

My dear Ladies, how are we all?

I must say I have been knitting furiously for the dear little M, born to Lesley's family. No matter the circumstances dear, a new baby is always a blessing. And born at Christmas too! Was that a 'sign' dear? May one please have a pm. with the name dear? One does not expect you to announce it to all and sundry! Tutty tu!

Are you experiencing the heat-wave from the Aunty-podes dear Upsidedown Susan? Our little Scot with the tennis raquet managed to play in the shade, but others have wilted. Has the balmy weather managed to cross over to you?

It has been jolly cold here today. One does not know where the draught is coming from, but one jolly well knows where it is going! An extra shawl around my shoulders I think.

We have a local radio station here, with a suitable name, and there is a most patronising advert on it. I head it whilst in the scullery, when dear little Holly was listening to it. It suggests putting on an extra cardi, and keep drinking hot drinks to keep warm! Would it not be kinder to make the utilities cheaper? #stands on soap box!!!!#

I think our dear Theresa is working hard as usual, and being our angel in blue.

Keep well and warm dears. Or in Susan's case, be cool.

#I almost sounded like being down with the kids then....................whatever that means#

Pip Pip
Auntie Petunia


Susan-nz Report 14 Jan 2014 19:16


We seem to be slipping into oblivion :-D...

Lesley, I haven't tackled the scones yet. I think that is a job for Saturday. I need to invest in fresh baking powder. I bake so rarely these days (so I can't eat the results).... My fruit often donates her efforts to OH and I :-), why would I bother..

**** grabs megaphone and yells to the wind **** : Ladies, where are you???



Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 12 Jan 2014 21:37

My Dear Auntie Petunia and Ladies that take high tea,

Once upon a time there was a fairly normal respectful family that had three female fruits. The eldest fruit made her parents feel very proud to be grandparents. The second fruit said I'm out of here>>>>>>>>>>>>I've booked time off work and I'm going backpacking in Thailand for a month as from February 7th. And the third fruit bought her parents, sibling fruits and family the biggest surprise/shock M.

Teresa with regards to your fruits job hunting have you heard there is to be a Simply Food store opening opposite the village you frequent, it's going next/near to Next not next to Next outlet, the store should be open in March so I guess recruitment will start soon.

I hope your scones turn out well Susan, have you ever had a cream tea in the in the West Country UK?

Lesley x


Susan-nz Report 12 Jan 2014 19:12

What was in your teacup Teresa ?,

It was me that went to High tea - not Lesley ;-). It was quite delightful, a lovely three tiered offering... I did taste the nicest scone I have ever had. I asked for the recipe so will now try and re create said scone... Wish me luck :-D. No doubt I will need it, scones have never been my forte'..

Tis Monday morning again, that means off to work I go.. Best get my skates on.

Have a pleasant evening,



Cooper Report 12 Jan 2014 18:55

Hallo one and all,

lesley your new little Grandfruit looks very sweet :-D is she good for her Mama?

Aunty I think you were on our French trip when new baby fruit came along :-D

My Fruits are all well, the exam season and job hunting season and devils football season and playstation 4 season is upon us :-S the devils x box has been replaced by the devils playstation. It was perchased with a few years xmas/birthday savings :-

I trust you enjoyed your generational afternoon tea was nice Lesley. I love a nice afternoon tea with cake and crustless sarnies ;-)

seeyalater aligator



Susan-nz Report 10 Jan 2014 18:11


Lovely to see you back and to hear you have everything running tickety boo at the Towers :-). Wish I could enjoy the lovely smells wafting from the kitchen...

**** whispers to Petunia, I think the stork gave Lesley a surprise for Christmas... a very delightful surprise in fact.

The sun is shining upon us - for the moment.. Thursday evening we had such a hail storm.. I took a photo to prove it. The lawn was white with hail... It is January for heavens sake :-(.. I have never heard such loud thunder either.. The pup was not very amused :-D.

Fruit and I are orf to take Mama to High Tea and the flicks :-). A three generational day out.. Must take the camera. I must try not drop crumbs in my lap while out to tea :-\..

Have a lovely weekend,

Toodle pip


MotownGal Report 10 Jan 2014 10:15

Sorry Lesley, I must have been in a black spot when you announced your news.

Is little M, a sibling to little E?

Dazed and confused
Auntie Petunia