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Auntie Motie a Genteel Tale of Everyday Life.

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MotownGal Report 18 Nov 2013 20:05

Well the casserole did not work wonders for me gels, I hope you enjoyed it.

I have another sniffle working its way through my delicate nose.

Stand back gels, I am about to sneeze............again!




MotownGal Report 14 Nov 2013 16:59

Good afternoon Ladies. How lovely to see you.

Dear Susan, I am more than pleased to see you posting with us again. I hope you and your family are taking things slowly, one day at a time. Tis very hard dear, but it will get better, and your heart will not be so heavy one day. Love to you all.

Lesley dear, see I was right dear, that new picture of you is the spit of said lady I was referring to. You do look lovely dear. Should you be sitting there without your vest dear? I suppose you know best, but you will catch your death of cold!

Teresa must be toiling away, and nagging her fruits in rotation! Tis very hard when it is exam time. One alternates between nagging and encouraging..............then of course there is always bribing! Tutty tut.

It would be lovely to meet next year gels. If dear Susan comes to our shores, I am sure we can arrange something. Dear Cherry will be tickety-boo by then too. I will be fun. Hopefully it will be warmer then too.

There is a chill wind around Motie Towers. The wind is whistling up the Hill, and under the rafters. I think we will move into the Parlour tonight and keep that warm.

Mrs Berry and dear little Holly have been toiling over a huge crock-pot all day, and have made a mountain of beef casserole. We will have some tonight, freeze some, and send some down the hatch to you all. I do so love to have something hot inside me when the temperature drops!

Pip Pip
Auntie Petunia


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 13 Nov 2013 19:20

Good Evening.

Susan good to see you posting <3

Fountain is supposed to be a miracle anti wrinkle solution and all you have to do to make this miracle happen is to drink two teaspoonfuls of Fountain a day :-S

Auntie Petunia mind how you open your cyber hatch ............Fountain is on the way for you to try ;-)

~~~~~~~~~~~~Teresa x

Lesley. x
Pretty Women Walking Down the Street :-D :-D :-D


Susan-nz Report 13 Nov 2013 17:52

Morning Ladies,

Petunia, I hope you had a lovely day celebrating - again.... You must be 'over' birthdays by now? ;-).

Lesley, I don't know the product your OG has bought for you?. What is it supposed to do?.

I am feasting on berries, we have strawberries, blueberries and boysenberries. Delicious :-). I have decided to eat bircher muesli for my breakfast, it is full of some sort of seed. If I start tweeting and growing feathers, you will understand. There is no heart tick on the cereal box... too bad.

My fruit and her husband have taken a huge plunge into the world of business... SIL has bought into the job he manages.

I am off to visit my Mama on the weekend. She, my brother and I may be winging our way to your shores next year. :-). Perhaps we can meet for 'tea'.

The sun is out again this morning. It does lift one's spirits.

Have a lovely evening.

~~~~~~ to Teresa


MotownGal Report 12 Nov 2013 20:30

Good evening Ladies.

Lesley dear, I have seen the advert for such a liquid. Tell me dear, if you turn into Isabella Rossellini as in Death Becomes Her. Would you feel insulted? No? I thought not.

I rest my case.

Pass me over the bottle dear, I could do with a swig.

Tis my 94th Birthday today!


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 12 Nov 2013 20:03

Help me please you think I should feel pleased or insulted? :-S MOG has bought me a bottle of Fountain the Hyaluronic Molecule ........ you think he is trying to tell me something?

Lesley feeling a little hurt :-( :-( :-(

<3 <3 <3 to everyone


Susan-nz Report 10 Nov 2013 09:20

Thank you for your missives <3 <3,


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 8 Nov 2013 23:53

Good Evening All.

Special thoughts for you Susan and your family. x <3 <3 <3

Oh dear Teresa I watched Bouncers from behind a cushion...our youngest fruit was in the club on the evening that filming took place...she was at that time walking out with the son of the owner :-S :-(

Auntie Petunia if I curtseyed deeply to anyone I fear my knees would give way...Lesley in a heap at the feet of Sir Reg...not a pretty sight :-D :-D

<3 <3 <3 Lesley x


MotownGal Report 8 Nov 2013 20:15

Good evening dear Ladies,

Much love and hugs to dear Upsidedown Susan. She is in our thoughts. <3 <3 <3

Now Teresa dear, you will not get a ticket for love nor money, or any other commodity you deal in. Brace yourself dear, you will just have to hope the event is televised.

Should you however, manage to bump into Sir Reg, whilst queuing in the local Coffe Bar waiting for a frothy coffee, then of course you should curtsey deeply, and compliment him on his attire. Never, never look more skyward than his glasses, for fear of offending!

I cannot say I envy you standing on touchlines in the cold dear, my chilblains would not stand it! Thank goodness I now have on my Liberty Bodice AND my stays, so my back is well insulated!

I too saw the bacon marshallows on the tv, and I must admit I did shudder! However, might I venture to ask................what has that nice Mr Adams done to his hair?

Puzzling, always puzzling
Auntie Petunia


Cooper Report 8 Nov 2013 20:03

Sending love and hugs to Susan x

Auntie your festivities sound very jolly. I have just been watching a gent on the one show devouring bacon marshmallows. That bloke Jay will eat almost anything. I'm sure if you had mallows Auntie they would be all pink and fluffy :-D

Now I do have a pressing matter of etiquette Auntie dear and you are the only one I know who may offer words of wisdom and advice. Lesley may also be in need of these pearls of wisdom as well for she may find herself in the same situation.

We have a Knight visiting our end of the A12 with his beat combo in the Summer. He is orf to play at the Devils football ground, music dear not football, do keep up. Tutty tut tut. Any way dear, what does one do if one bumps into Sir Reg of Elton, he could pop in the newly refurbished rather naice department store for a bit of shopping. He may want to visit the beauty spots or see where the booze bus or Bouncers frequent. Twas on TV the other night dear. :-S :-S :-S

What I am trying to say dear, is what do we do if we should bump into him, do we curtsy, doff our sunhats or wave our lace hankies. I really am all of a two and six.

Yours wondering how on earth a gig ticket could cost 90 quid



MotownGal Report 6 Nov 2013 20:50

Dear Ladies, how are we all? Well I hope!

Well Halloween went, and so did Bonfire Night. We no longer have organised displays, due to Health and Safety, so we went to the Orphanage, and got all the little waifs and strays snugly bundled into their coats, and had our own display in the Grounds. What a lovely time we had.

We had a bonfire, suitably ringed with wooden railings, so stop the darlings falling in, lots of sausages, jacket potatoes, and lashings of ginger pop.

Pat-trish-aaaaah did the fireworks, along with the gardener, and it was all, pish, bang, wallop. Lots of lovely colours, and plenty of sparklers.

All the little angels went to bed happy and excited. Thank goodness I did not have to get them off to sleep, the state they were in! Our duty done, we returned home and lets off a few roman candles in our own garden. I do so love a firework or two.

Teresa dear, good luck with the hay levels, it is always a testing time. No pun intended. Lesley, I am pleased little E is improving. We do fret ourselves over little blemishes, but more often than not, they disappear on their own.

Much love to dear Upsidedown Susan, I hope all is well in her neck of the woods.

Pip Pip
Auntie Petunia


Cooper Report 5 Nov 2013 14:24

You are naughty Auntie, I have a vision of dear Pat rish aaaa and the face pack :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

We missed the winds and gales last week. We were staying in Sherwood Forest with just a hint of a breeze. The weather was very kind to us. We were a little bah humbug with Halloween. Our camp site was a haven to all things ghostly :-S All the caravans were more bedecked than Blackpool with its illuminations. The site wardens hold a yearly competition for the best decked caravan and best dressed children. I did not realise that the sites joined in with all the fun. If I had known I would have bought our witchy cauldron and some goodies to put in it. I did manage to offload some chocolate mini rolls to the children next door when I went out to do the recycling :-D We managed to cover a fare old few miles from our neck of the woods. We went to Skeggy, somewhere Auntie where we had never been before. We went to Doncaster to a very nice shopping place and also to Hardwick hall. The home of dear Bess who I believe was a mate of good Queen Bess. It was a most impressive house, both the old and new ones.

Are you preparing for the Christmas festivities yet? I have been wandering looing for inspiration. If you find some send it this way.

Now the newest news is we have the wanderer returning soon. FTE has decided that promotion needs a bit of a hand in the present job, so the Fruit is to return at the end of the month after nearly 14 months of visiting the four flung corners of the globe. Job hunting and places of education are on the horizon ;-)

FTY has chosen the hay level subjects depending on results. FTY is hoping Mr Gove does not change the goal posts again. The younger fruits year group has been disrupted to say the least in the last couple of years but there is another story!

Now I understand a Motown gal is watching Brucie and the dancing. I'm confused Auntie, why are the good dancers voted orf and the not so good kept on :-S :-S :-S
Is it the same as the hex factor and the ice dancing.

Those lovely boys Dec and Ant are returning soon. Of I do love the jungle and it makes us howl with laughter in a most un lady and gentleman like way. I have to recorded it for FTE ;-) It was sooo funny last year with poor Helen and I loved dear Shaun Ryder and Nigel Havers a couple of years back.

Well I will wiz orf now to do a bit of pottering around the threads.

Hugs to Susan and ~~~~~ to Lesley

Tootle pip for now

Teresa :-D


MotownGal Report 1 Nov 2013 19:36

Good evening Ladies, how are we all? Good!

Oh dear, what a laugh we had last night! We decided against out better judgement to put a lit pumpkin on the top step of the entrance just so if some little tyke should decide to venture into our domain, they would not lose their footing and sue us!

As you know dears, we are not directly on the street, and we have a small drive. Nothing fancy, just enough for half a dozen cars, and the tuk tuk! It was so lovely when George used to visit us, and also Georgianna, Octavia, Lavinia and their families. But I digress.

We sat in the parlour and waited, as you know, the parlour overlooks the drive. We have very heavy curtains in the parlour, and it makes the windows draughtproof and it disguises the light from the chandelier.

Soon after we were settled, we could hear giggling and chattering coming up the drive. We peeped from behind the curtains, and could see about a dozen assorted children and a teenage gel walking up to the steps. They were small children dressed in assorted vulgar costumes from supermarkets. I did see the costumes advertised in the newspapers, apparently they were ghosts, pumpkins and ghouls. We waited until they were about to ring the door bell, and I sent Pat-trish-aaaah to open the door to them.

Now, as you know dears, Pat-trish-aaaaah is not the prettiest ornament in the box, even if she is family, but she had decided to give herself a mud-pack in the hopes of making herself a little more attractive.

Do you know dears, I think the children could have given that nice Mr Bolt a run for his money, excuse the pun, but I have never seen children move so fast! We did try and get them to come back and take the sweeties, but they were having none of it! In fact I think one of them may have had a little accident as there was liquid running down the steps. I hope that it was that cokey cola stuff!

I shall be occupied with good works over the weekend dears, so I wish you all a peaceful and joyous one dears!

Pip Pip
Auntie Petunia


Cooper Report 1 Nov 2013 16:43

Sending big hugs and thoughts Susan, to you and the family.

We have been away for the week and just returned. I will pop in later in the week.

Teresa x


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 1 Nov 2013 13:56

Dear Susan I am thinking of you and your family and sending you all loving thoughts
<3 <3 <3

Lesley x


MotownGal Report 31 Oct 2013 19:30

My dear Upsidedown Susan, you are in my thoughts. I am sending you a hug and a cuddle dear.

My best regards to your dear Mama and Papa. Please give them my love.



Susan-nz Report 31 Oct 2013 19:26

Good upside down morning Ladies and peeps,

It does seem an age since I last poked my nose into our parlour... I did see on the television, the dreadful storm that passed by you all... Oh dear, it looked terrible. Nature can be such a beast at times. I felt for the family of the lad missing in the sea... Hoping things have calmed down now ?.

Life here is a trial at the mo. I returned home last night after staying on for a few days with my parents. We had a nice long weekend all together though I fear it was very tiring on the parents. :-(. I took my Dad to his Oncologist appointment yesterday. Nothing to be done I am afraid. A care home is now on the horizon, possibly next week. My Uncle and Aunt arrived from Oz on Tuesday. They are here for at least two weeks. I am afraid I had a meltdown yesterday, reality bit me in the h'arse :-(.. I am a little fragile this morning but will rally myself and get off to work shortly... Fruit and the pup have been over, pup has gone home for her breakfast : steak, egg and sweet potatoe :-D... I must say her coat is gleaming and her nose moist and healthy.. why wouldn't they be I ask???

Have a pleasant evening.

Susan :-)


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 30 Oct 2013 21:14

Good Evening All.

It is good to hear you are carrying on your sterling work with the Old Soldiers............ 3 cheers for Auntie Petunia ...............all together hip hip hooray.

Thank you for asking after our little one she is doing just fine and is into everything............. yes she is still has 3 monthly checks at the very special children's hospital, her strawberry has almost disappeared :-D :-D :-D so 4 weeks before her next appointment her treatment has to be stopped ....................... fingers crossed the birthmark wont return.

~~~~~~~~~~~to Susan and Teresa <3

Lesley x


MotownGal Report 30 Oct 2013 19:32

Good evening dear Ladies.

I am fine thank you dears, you have been mostly absent of late, so I have been busying myself with my good works.

There is to be a big Guy Fawkes Party, and a Rememberance Day dinner for the Old Soldiers, so I have been organising and ordering food.

I do not agree with Halloween in its present form, so I will not be taking part in any parties. I believe when some children I know where young, there was parlour games and apple bobbing, but none of this knocking on doors and frightening folk half to death.

I had my own experience a few years ago when the sweeties ran out, I had eggs and flour thrown at my front door. It took poor Pat-trish-aaaah hours to scrub it mess off. Tutty tut!

I do hope you all well dears, and having fun at this time of year with your families. How lovely for your fruit in warmer climes, Teresa dear. Oh dear, with your other dear child, exams are looming. Good luck dear!

Lesley dear, how is your little one dear? Well I hope. How is the treatment at the Peter Pan hospital dear? Finished, or continuing?

I do hope all is well with dear Upsidedown Susan and her family. No doubt we will hear from her when she has a moment or two to spare.

Now where did I put that kindling?

Auntie Petunia


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 29 Oct 2013 00:21

Good Evening Dear Ladies.

Well what a wild early morning we endured in my little village ......................... no electricity all day, a tree down on our garage and across electric cables .........the electric cables eventually gave way this afternoon leaving us with two wires hanging from the telephone wire and the other on our drive...........the electricity company have isolated the electric at our house........... unfortunately that still leaves our neighbour in the dark.

Teresa I'm sure I know the beautiful old and modern college of higher education;-)... ............................poor FTE her place of paid toil must be horrid :-D

Sending Susan and family special love and hugs <3 <3 <3

Auntie Petunia I hope you are over the worst of your cough and that you still not having to take the laxatives ................sorry I mean Fisherman's Friends ;-)

Nite Nite
Lesley x