Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Post 1513. Saturday April 22

Tales of everyday life in the coastal village of Amble Bay


Welcome to Main  Street. It’s not exactly a retail park, but it’s got everything we need.

This shop belongs to Pete Baker. Guess what he sells? Wrong! He’s ‘Porky’ Pete of Baker’s Butchers and he's  famous for his  enormous sausage. It won the top prize at the Meat Choppers Ball in Bustleton last December.

Next is our community shop. It’s a general store run by volunteers. Even I do a few hours a month. You name it, we sell it. Fruit' n veg, rat poison, chocolate, toilet cleaner, newspapers, shampoo, wine. Baked beans? Of course we do! Oh, sorry, they’re out of stock.

Baked beans are good for the heart, the more you eat the more you...!

Sorry about that. Very childish. Next!

Here's Carla’s bakery. She makes luscious loaves. Just look at these cream cakes. And her buns are legendary!
  
Oh, here’s Arthur. Hello Arthur, buying some bread?

I said are you buying bread Arthur?

Yes, I realise you're not buying new boots, you cheeky devil!

Let’s walk to the fish shop. Paul’s Plaice it’s called. It’s a family business. Sadly Paul’s Dad recently died choking on a fish bone poor sole!

Right, I’m off the Shopping Mall in Bustleton. Bye!






Next I'll be taking you to the Tuesday Club which we hold every Monday!

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

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

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55 comments:

  1. Amble Bay seems like a very friendly place!
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    Sandra, Aspiring family historian, fellow participant in the #AtoZchallenge

    Sandra's Ancestral Research Journal

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    1. Thought of the line 'Ample at Amble Bay'

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    2. Ample enough for us​! Thanks for dropping by.

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  2. I love that there is a volunteer run community store. Great way to keep the community shopping locally when they are invested.

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador

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    1. Community shops and pubs are quite common in villages today It's either take them over or they close. Cheers Emily

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  3. The shops have everything you need if they are not out of it, right?

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    1. That about sums it up! Thanks yet again.

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  4. It's always a gamble there at Amble shops, it seems.
    Donna Smith
    Mainely Write
    SPILAGE

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  5. There were quite a few little hidden jokes in there Keith. I save up your blog post to read when I'm tired because its so entertaining.
    Scenes from a Marriage #Lexicon of Leaving

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    1. That's really nice of you, thanks so much

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  6. Every morning you bring a smile to my face when I read the next instalment.

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    1. I'm delighted! Writing silly stuff is a bit of a gamble and something I don't often do.

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  7. Hi Keith - it's a fun amble through Amble with you ... that butcher's shop should be good - I'm surprised there's not a hearing aid shop for Arthur ... maybe there's a megaphone around ... these are great fun - and as Sally says ... a smile is forthcoming - cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/s-for-sheep.html

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    1. I'm getting him a brass ear trumpet! Thanks Hilary

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  8. Another day of quiet humour at Amble Bay. Love the jokes you manage to sneak in an the most nonchalant way. Thank you.


    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. You noticed! i wodered if they were too well concealed, but it seems not!

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  9. Hopefully, Carla is not showing her buns off on the beach with Nora. Hope everyone enjoys their Sunday off in A to Z land.

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    1. I hope so too! Enjoy your down time Denise

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  10. 'Poor sole' - snicker. Very cute.

    http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/

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    1. Well spotted Darla! Thank you.

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    2. Sometimes I think I should be an editor. ~grin~ Happy Writing!

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    1. That never occured to me! Thanks for dropping by Roshan

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  12. With a store that has everything you need unless it's out of stock made me think of, "If we had some ham we could have ham and eggs, if we had the eggs."

    And just so ya know... my husband says you should never eat more than 239 beans or you will be 240.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: S’mores

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    1. Haha! I'll bear that in mind and keep count in future! And your piece about ham and eggs is most profound. Cheers Trudy.

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  13. What? No New Age shoppe??? I'm disappointed! ;)

    Calen~
    Impromptu Promptlings
    A to Z Challenge Letter S

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    1. Far too trendy for we Amblers! Hehe! Thanks Calen~

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  14. I wanna visit this interesting place.
    Carla's bakery is my favourite with all the yummy legendary stuff :)

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    1. You can't beat a proper bakery! Nothing quite like baked goods cooked on the premises. Thanks so much Anita.

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  15. I love the idea of a community shop, when everyone participates it's valued and so good for the town! Our small towns are literally folding in here, as the young ones leave and the old ones pass, and no one wants to live there and maintain it. Very sad, it can be such a good way of life. I remember our small town bakery growing up... such wonderful smells and sweets there!

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    1. Community shops and pubs are becoming quite common in the UK and keeping our villages going. I lived in a tiny French village for many years and I'll never lose the smell of baking bread at dawn.

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  16. It's been lovely walking through the Bustleton Mall and visiting all the shops. I say, that cream cake was splendid, just what I like with a nice hot mug of black tea. My Virtual Vineyard

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    1. I'm thrilled you liked our little shops! Thanks Val

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  17. Oh dear, I've been slipping with my blog visits. Amble Bay is as funny and interesting as ever! Thank you.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. With you being an international traveller I'm delighted you like Amble Bay so much! Cheers Susan

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  18. So much innuendo in one street! Looking forward to the final week in Amble Bay.

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    1. It's quite a street! Lots in store for the week to come!

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  19. This is the problem when you join the thread late...it's all been said. I concur with the previous comments. I particularly liked the 'poor sole' pun.

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    1. Haha! I know what you mean. Sometimes I'm tempted just to write Ditto! Thanks for all the comments, makes it all worthwhile.

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  20. I certainly hope the rat poison isn't near the fruit and veggies. =P

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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    1. It wouldn't surprise me in Amble Bay! Cheers Patricia

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  21. OMG! My first time here and I'm tempted to pack my bags and head to Amble Way Keith.
    I think the husband will like it too...what with enormous sausages and legendary buns. Just a bit apprehensive about the fruit & veg lying next to rat poison.
    Chuckling and typing. Thank you for this.
    on a serious note though, may his sole rest in peace.
    S is for Silver Serendipity

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    1. Thank you so much! It's a bit different from the destination I've just read about on your blog, but I'm pleased you liked it!

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  22. Its amazing how you create a happy new world with your humour and creativity . Poor Arthur has all my sympathies . :)

    Best wishes ,
    Moon

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    1. A happy new world is what we need right now. Thanks Moon.

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  23. I would like to try some of Carla's cream cakes!

    I have to give a *rimshot* for the joke about Paul's dad dying on a fish bone. Poor sole, indeed! lol

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    1. I can recommend them. T least Paul'd dad died on his sword(fish)!

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  24. Love the double entendres going on. Main Street sounds like the place to be. Though, stay away from the fish bones! ;)

    A to Z 2017: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

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  25. I went ROTFL at this post...
    I am not sure if its the wine, the post or my dirty mind....lol

    A Peice Of My Life

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    1. Perhaps a combination of all three? A bit of inuendo now again does you good. Cheers DeeDee

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  26. I'd love shopping at Amble Bay! Seems like a fun place.
    Love the subtle humor your posts have Keith. :)

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    1. That's really kind of you Shilpa. I'm loving your 55 word murders.

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