A-Z Challenge 2017
Tales of everyday life in the coastal village of Amble Bay
Soon it will be Easter, one of biggest days in the Amble Bay calendar.
It starts with the Easter service at St Pete’s where the local ladies try outdoing each other with their Easter bonnets. Most are pretty straw hats adorned with spring blooms, but there are always one or two spectacular creations. Last year Peggy Perkins built what can only be described as a mighty headdress. Sadly she forgot to duck when entering the church and left a trail of tomatoes and tulips in her wake. Lady Leticia from the manor wore a bird’s nest made from twigs. She got Arthur to shoot her a pheasant earlier in the week which she perched on top. Unfortunately, Arthur forgot to attend to the removal of the internal bits and pieces, so as a result, everyone in her immediate vicinity wondered what on earth the stink was!
The annual Easter egg hunt takes place on the green in the afternoon. Last year the kids hunted in vain. ‘You did hide the eggs didn’t you?’ asked Bossy Miss Fossie. ‘I thought you had’ answered Timid Jane visibly quaking in her rubber boots. Worry not, each child was given one!
In the Father’s egg and spoon race, Tricky Dicky Donovan tried cheating by glueing his egg to his spoon. He was in the lead when Sally’s shiatsu scampered in his path tripping him up. The egg stayed put but smashed leaving Dicky with egg on his face, quite literally. Served him right!
That's all for today folks!
Tomorrow we’ll be venturing inside The Fish Inn and I'll be telling you something of the history of Amble Bay's oldest building. Mine's a pint of Amble Ale if you get there before me.
To read a brief description of Amble Bay and see a scribbled map just click HERE