Friday, April 28, 2017

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Post 1518. Saturday April 29

Tales of everyday life in the coastal village of Amble Bay







Right. Lawns mowed, tables chairs and sunshades in place. The bouncy castle's inflated, but when I tried it just now I heard farty noises each time I landed so it may have a leak - at least, I think they came from the castle!

Ah, here you are! Welcome one and all to my home and our farewell picnic. Porky Pete’s here with his hog roast, and for those of a vegetarian persuasion, Charlotte has made some non-meaty treaties. I’ve made jelly trifle. Yum!

Hopefully, Arthur's going to recite some of his witty ditties, but when I saw him earlier he was looking a bit peaky. We’ll see. The Bustleton Brass Band are on their way to play a few diddly-om-pom-poms and Mick the Trick's going to perform magic -  if he finds his props! He made them disappear at a kid's birthday party yesterday and he's not seen them since.

I think everyone’s here, but I can’t see much for all the smoke!  ‘Are you all right in there Porky?’

By the way, Dapper Dan’s expecting you at the Fish Inn tonight. The first drink’s on the house, and local band the Urchins are treating us to a bit of heavy metal. Don’t worry, it’s not that heavy - more like tin foil really!

So, enjoy yourselves, but don't drink too much because we are meeting first thing tomorrow for coffee and a debrief before you leave!





Tomorrow's final tale of Amble Bay is simply entitled ZZZ's

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 XZ
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40 comments:

  1. Hard to believe the visit is almost over!

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    1. I know, but i'll be keeping you up to date with goings on in Amble Bay. See you tomorrow for coffee!

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  2. It's so lovely here, do we really have to go?

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    1. You are welcome to stay a little longer, but don't tell anybody else!

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  3. What a nice farewell gathering! I'm wondering if folks in Amble Bay are a feeling just bit eager for the visitors to leave so things can return to normal. It's been a grand visit indeed, and you've been the most wonderful host and tour guide that one could ask for! :-)

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    1. I told the locals there would be just a few visitors, but even I wasn't expecting quite so many of you to turn up! Glad you liked it. See you for coffee tomorrow!

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  4. :D Can't wait to see what's up tomorrow!

    Calen~
    Impromptu Promptlings
    A to Z Challenge Letter X

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    1. It will a slight change of direction - more than than I can not say!

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  5. Oh, Amble Bay feels like the perfect place to stay for a while longer though... and A to Y has been a wonderful time here.
    LadyInRead @ MyRandRSpace - Day 29 & YummyY.

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    1. Thank you so much. Your comments have been a great encouragement.

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  6. It will be a shame to leave, one more day to look forward to.

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  7. You're killing me Keith. Second last post of the challenge and you've finally got a metal band playing in town...my hopes were up, but then (ha ha)...tin foil. I reckon some of the bands in my A -Z are more tin foil than heavy metal. Anyway, I'll be there at The Fish Inn to enjoy the free drink and the band, and I'll be right up front in the mosh pit banging my head like someone from out of town.

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    1. Now that I cannot wait to see! Bring it on mate!

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    1. Yea! And it wobbles like a good'en! Cheers Anne

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  9. It's been a fun visit and glad there's been lots making the most of your wonderful company. You'll be glad to have the village to yourself again I'm sure. Can't wait to try the trifle. Probably after a go on the bouncy castle. Will be back for coffee tomorrow.

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    1. Lynne, thank you so much for spending so much time here in the village.

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  10. Lovely picnic. I might hide in the bushes so I don't have to leave... ;)

    A to Z 2017: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

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    1. You shouldn't have told me! I'm watching you...

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  11. This trip to Amble Bay was so enjoyable that I'm wondering when I can come back. But that's later, for now I'm going to enjoy all the food and the sound - the farty castle and the tinny heavy metal.
    Yoga and divorce #Lexicon of Leaving

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    1. You are welcome back any time. I will be writing stories now and again. Thank you.

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  12. Hi Keith - great offer to come and enjoy ourselves ... too much smoke -ah well ... let's hope the fire gets nice and hot and doesn't smoke ... some Hog Roast would be good ... but I'd be happy with left-overs tomorrow at our farewell wave ... take care and see you tomorrow ... cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/y-is-for-y-artists.html

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    1. I love a good hog roast and I had them regularly at my pub in the summer. See you for coffee Hilary.

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  13. I've heard it said, "All good things must come to an end." I hope Mick the Trick can make THAT -- and my sadness -- disappear. *sniff* I don't wanna go!!!!!!!

    I thought I'd only pass through Amble Bay but when I saw the tour going on, I decided to join in. So glad I did! (I'm leaving a bread crumb trail so I can find my way back.)

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Yolk

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    1. Oh Trudy, what lovely words. What can I say? I am so glad you joined us. Sre you for coffee in the morning.

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  14. This evokes so many thoughts for me I hardly know where to begin! ~grin~ First, you know I love the band name. And comparing The Urchins to 'tin foil' is hilarious. Dapper Dan was the name of a T-shirt creator in Northeast Ohio back in the eighties, at least. His cartoon face was printed on every sleeve. A noncomformist to the core, I did insist on wearing that 'label' in the form of a shirt featuring the WMMS rock station buzzard. It's still in my closet, though I haven't been able to fit that size for eons, it seems. Fun chapter, for sure!

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    1. Perhaps you should pop the Tee-shirt in a frame and hang it on the wall, just for old times sake! Pleased to have got you thinking Darla!

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  15. Haha! Some non-meaty treats - love that description of whatever veggie treats Charolette has made. It has been fun and thanks for taking us through Amble Bay this month. I'll be back tomorrow with my tea. Never did develop a taste for coffee.

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador | Yuletide at the Olón Orphanage

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    1. I'll make sure you get a mug of tea Emily! Thanks.

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  16. A bouncy castle making farty noises? My three-year old grandson would love that.

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    1. Kids love that sort of thing don't they? Cheers Denise.

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  17. Ah, good: you've all made sure that I have food too. (Yes, vegetarians have to eat just like everyone else ;-) ) Now to party! Happy A-to-Z-ing.

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    1. I have a vegan daughter, so I'm always prepared Ronel!

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    1. Jump on your bike and pedal like crazy - I'll save a sandwich for you!

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  19. A grand celebration to bring the month's visit to an end, nice to see some of the characters gathered round. I shall miss their daily adventures.

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    1. They'll miss all of you too. Cheers Iain

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  20. It will be sad to say goodbye to Amble Bay, but maybe we can pop in from time to time.

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    1. You will be more than welcome Nick. Coffee and goodbye tomorrow morning!

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