Friday, April 07, 2017

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Post 1500. Saturday April 8

A-Z Challenge 2017



This is the village green. What do you think? Nice isn’t it. Everybody comes here. Over there you can see the lake with swans and ducks paddling around. That’s little Polly with the net and jam jar. She’s hoping to catch tadpoles. And young Robert's watching her. He’s hoping to catch her eye! Many a romance has blossomed here amid the blooms - and behind the green-keepers shed so I’m told, but I wouldn’t know about that of course!

There’s the kid’s play area and that little blue hut is where they sell ice creams and drinks in the summer.

This is the bowling green. Soon there will be teams of elderly gentlemen dressed in white rolling their balls on the velvety grass. Then they'll retire for a cup of tea and a slice of Glorious Gloria's famous victoria sponge. The white building over there is the cricket pavilion. We are very proud of our team. This could just be the year we actually win a match!

Oh no,! That's Gregory chasing his spluttering lawn mower! It looks like it’s escaped again. Haha!

Look at this pretty little cherry tree covered in pink blossom. There’s a small plaque beneath it, do you see? It says ‘In memory of Florence Adams, wife of Arthur. 1923-2010’.

She actually wanted a seat in her memory, but Arthur misheard her.



Monday I'll be taking you to the Village Hall

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

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62 comments:

  1. Delightful. Every day, I think I'd like to live here.

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    1. Wow, you were quick off the mark Jacqui! Pack your bags and come join us!

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful place! Thanks for introducing us. Thanks also for stopping by my little blog. Happy rest of the A to Z to you!
    Janet
    F is for Fleetwood Mac

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    1. It was a pleasure Janet. Welcome to our humble village!

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  3. With a few changes in detail, this sounds like a typical small town America. Baseball instead of cricket.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. ...and fish and chips instead of burgers! Cheers Arlee

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    2. I'll take the fish and chips. With salt and malt vinegar please.

      Arlee Bird
      Tossing It Out

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    3. ...they are on me and I'll even chuck in mushy peas and a pickled onion!

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  4. Sounds idyllic. Visiting from A to Z


    G is for Gretna Green

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    Anne Young

    Anne's family history

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    1. It is! and the best is yet to come! Thanks Anne

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  5. Oh, I would love to live in a small town, but life didn't turn in that direction. I will just have to imagine that I am in Amble Bay.

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    1. This whole thing s based on personal experience since I have only ever lived in small towns and rural villages. Sometimes I crave the city Swap?

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  6. A very picturesque-sounding village Green :)
    Ros from Fangirl Stitches

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  7. Congrats for your 1500th post, Keith! Awesome!
    I'm not even halfway there:) Best wishes!

    Would love to see a Cherry tree in full blossom.

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    1. It's taken me almost 11 years to get there Anita! WhereI live there are flowering cherry trees all over the place. I love this time of year.

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    1. That's what I hoped. There are some pretty deep and dark reads out there. Thanks Duncan.

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  9. What a lovely description of the village green, the plaque for your wife and the run away lawn mower. Delightful.
    Gauging #Lexicon of Leaving

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  10. Oh a cherry tree instead of a seat! Wonder how could Arthur mishear that :P
    Also, congrats on your 1500th post.

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    1. That's Arthur for you! thanks Bernadette.

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  11. Congrats on 1500 posts. Quite a milestone. I'm a cricket tragic so I'm hoping there'll be some more stories from the local team. Arthur probably played for them back in the day, didn't he?

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    1. Arthur did, and the won a match or two back then! It's amazing howthe posts add up

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  12. Village greens like that are becoming things from the past unfortunately.

    G https://bobscotney.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/a-z-challenge-2017-houses-some-real_8.html

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    1. It's called progrees believe. Cheers Bob.

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  13. Hi Keith - you're entrancing all of us - lovely to read. I was in Bexhill on Thursday at the Museum - what a great little place it is ... I went for the Triang trains, but will be back to spend the day perusing their exhibition spaces. The common and pond as part of the Museum complex - I know much older! I didn't know were there - so must when I come over I can wander around there too ... Amble Village life is a dose of please let it be here! A Cherry Tree from Arthur isn't too terrible - one can sit under the swaying boughs ... cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/g-is-for-goose-gobbling-or-otherwise.html

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    1. Wel,l Amble Bay in Bexhill all in one week! You are really getting around! I live a stone's throw from the park behind Bexhill museum. It really is beautuful.

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  14. Sounds wonderful. I'm sure Florence would have appreciated the beautiful cherry blossom tree just the same. Congrats on 1500 posts - what a milestone!

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    1. I'm sure. She was used to asking for one thing and getting another with Atrtur!

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  15. Nick said what I planned to type! ~grin~ Happy Blogging!

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    1. You can share my reply to Nick's comment! Cheers Darla.

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  16. Much congratulations on the blogging record! This was a good post. Keep up the hard and wonderful work.

    J -- Co-host the #AtoZchallenge, Debut Author Interviewer, Reference and Speculative Fiction Writer
    http://jlennidornerblog.what-are-they.com

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  17. Hm... Does the village green come with a village idiot later for I? ;)

    Calen~
    Impromptu Promptlings
    A to Z Challenge Letter F

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    1. Why didn't I think of that? Errrr- no! I is for iris, and she's certainly no idiot as you'll discover if you are stil tagging along next week!

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  18. Such green spaces are fun, i know of a few around the lakes. Ours are nice, but not as nice as the one you describe!

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    1. If only it was real! Thanks for dropping by again.

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  19. I've got some catching up to do at Amble Bay - I've had a bit of a busy week!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Susan, hi! I've got a bit behind on visiitng other blogs mainly due to all the extra writing this month. Good to see you (even if I can't!)

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  20. EEEK. A runaway lawnmower. Great story in few words!

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    1. Run! It has a mind of its own! Thanks for commenting, hope to see you at the village hall Monday'

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  21. I would love to take a stroll on that green, it sounds glorious! :)

    Vanessa @Vanessence

    My "theme" - A Thirty-Word Story, revealing one word of the story each day of the challenge.
    #AtoZChallenge The Letter G

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    1. It's the perfect day for it today. Blue sky, warm sunshine and blossom abounds. Thanks for your intriguing 30 word story. Very clever!

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  22. It sounds like a tiny own I had been too
    We need more greens in the world now
    A Peice Of My Life

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  23. A glorious first week. I'm settling in quite nicely to Amble Bay, looking forward to hanging around for another few weeks.

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    1. I'm pleased Iain. Fancy a pint later?

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  24. The green sounds like a good place to sit and people watch!
    Debbie

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    1. Watch and listen Debbie! It's perfect. Thanks for your support during week one.

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  25. I like the buzz of this Village Gree. A cherry tree, instead of a seat... ah! Florence would be turning in her grave. Loving your Fun series, Keith!

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    1. Haha! She may well be. Loving your 55 word stories

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  26. A lovely green indeed. Happy 1500th post. That's pretty amazing. :)

    A to Z 2017: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

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    1. I'm glad you like it Sara. 1500 post, 11 years, and I've loved every minute!

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  27. Every village should have a green.

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    1. I agree, and where I live they all do - for now, anyway.

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  28. Post 1500... wow, Keith, that's amazing! Congratulations on such a great collection of tales! I feel for poor Walter, nothing ever seems to go quite right for him. ;-)

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