Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Post 1504. Thursday April 13

Tales of everyday life in the coastal village of Amble Bay



Tonight is karaoke night at the Fish Inn. Yea! I love it! Landlady Polly makes earplugs which she sells over the bar for a charity that helps the hard of hearing!

Tonight we are saving the best ‘til last. Me! I’m not revealing my song.

Pretty Poppy Perkins is on first. She has the voice of an angel. She sometimes sings ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’. Beautiful. So sit back, close your eyes, and here we go…

      ‘Like a bat out of hell......’

Oh look, here comes Digger Hole. He’s an undertaker. What’s with the grave expression Digger? Ha-ha! And we’re off…

      ‘Another one bites the dust. Another one......’


It’s lucky dip time! The singer’s name is plucked from one hat, and the title of a song from another. Oh great! Arthur, you are singing Maggie May!

Maggie ...May... Arthur! OK?

The backing track has started, Arthur is clearing his throat, and... he’s off.

      ‘And now, the end is near, and  so I face....'

As usual, Arthur’s doing it 'his way'!

Oh no, I’ve reached my 200-word limit. Now you won’t hear me sing! I’m really sorry. I’ll see you tomorrow down at the lake.




To read a brief description of Amble Bay and see a scribbled map just click HERE


Tomorrow I’ll be telling you about the Lake

Previous episodes – A B C D E G H I JK L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z








47 comments:

  1. Oh drat! I want to know what he was going to sing! :)

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. ...you really don't, believe me! Cheers Susan.

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  2. That's not fair! I wanted to hear the song too! :)

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Not you too! I was doing you a favour!

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  3. Really? You're going to cut us off like that? No fair cliffhanger!

    Liz A. from
    Laws of Gravity

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    1. Now I'm begining to feel guilty! Sorry Liz!

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  4. You could have been the opening act if you were really thinking about your 'listeners'.

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  5. Next karaoke night, you go first!

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    1. That will be in May and the A-Z will be finished by then and you'll all have gone home!

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  6. Well, maybe you will break into song impromptu (like in Bollywood movies!) in your L post...
    on the beach or when Lady Luck lets you know you have won the lottery!

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    1. I could well do, especially if I win the lottery

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  7. I love how energetic and wild this is. You get a real sense of who the narrator is and how fun they are. (Checking in from the A to Z Challenge. Hang in there!)

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    1. I'm delighted it came over that way. Thanks so much

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  8. That sigh you heard was the sound of extreme disappointment! :D

    Calen~
    Impromptu Promptlings
    A to Z Challenge Letter J

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    1. Not you too Calen~! I'll see what I can do. Cheers.

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  9. Digger Hole - a name for an undertaker who sings Another one bites the dust ? No kidding. Fabulous.

    Karma #Lexicon of Leaving

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    1. Kidding I'm afraid! I only wish he was real. Thanks Kalpanaa

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  10. Oh that cheating...I was waiting for song by the narrator and the reaction by the people who were attending the Karaoke night...
    Short and engaging narration, once again!!!Kudos!!!
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    Anagha From Team MocktailMommies
    Collage Of Life

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    1. I'd better put myself up for The X Factor judging by the reaction this has got! Thanks Anagha

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  11. "What's with the grave expression Digger?" Love the play on words! And the graphic of the girl with the microphone caught my interest right away. So much fun!

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Kibble

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    1. I thought she illustrated it perfectly! Thank Trudy.

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  12. Oh, spoil sport - I was hoping to find out whether your are a bass or tenor :)

    @Raesquiggles - Kilwinning Abbey
    The Quiet Writer

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    1. Not you too!!! I'm definately not a soprano though!

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  13. Oh! That's not fair. We really wanted to listen to your song. Will you sing at the lake tomorrow? Pretty please!

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    1. Shilpa, I really would love to, but I'm suffering from a really sore throat right now. Sorry!

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  14. Always better to be a karaoke observer than participant. Arthur really is remarkable!

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    1. I quite agree. Arthur is... different! Cheers Iain

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  15. Very funny! Now I have to play my Meatloaf CD. ~grin~ Be well!

    http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/

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    1. Enjoy and have good dance around the room!

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  16. So sad that we didn't get to hear you sing!

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    1. You wouldn't say that if you'd heard me last month! Cheers Shweta

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  17. Such a wonderful cast of characters you've assembled! I wish we could have heard you sing!

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    1. You didn't miss much I promise you! Thanks Josie

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  18. Karaoke night sounds like a hoot, but having all that build up for your singing talent and then bailing out made for a bit of a bum note!

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    1. It's bum notes all round on karaoke night. You should have come along Nick, and added yours!

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  19. A very entertaining tale in a few lines - perfect for A-Z readers - thank you :) http://pempispalace.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/k-is-for-kids-kingdom.html

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    1. A lot of people, me included have quite short attention spans when reading post after post, so I alwaystry to limit myself 200 words - which is why I didn't sing!

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  20. Hi Keith - is that a blessing in disguise that we didn't hear you sing?! Wonderful telling ... great selection of Karaoke songs ... cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/l-is-for-legendary-beasts-of-britain.html

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    1. You may have done once - I used to sing regularly around Eastbourne, and a lot in my bistro in Carlisle Road!

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  21. Hilarious! Especially the Digger and his song:)

    Celebrating 'Women & their work' all April @NamySaysSo K for Kitchen Queen

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  22. Ha! Too funny! Sounds like a party!

    One thing I've learned in life is to stay away from the Karaoke machine! Nobody wants to hear that, lol. :D

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    1. Me too! I really won't go near a karaoke night!

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  23. Karaoke night is fun! Well, to watch anyway. Like Vanessa, nobody wants to hear me sing. ;)

    A to Z 2017: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

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