Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Post 1511. Tuesday April 19



Tales of everyday life in the coastal village of Amble Bay



The Produce Prizegiving takes place on the green every September, a celebration of all things edible! Last year in the fluttering marquee Mrs Green’s gooseberries stood proudly alongside Molly’s marvellous marmalade. Freda’s fabulous fruit cake sat between my squashed tomatoes and Mr Cox’s ramrod cucumbers. Arthur's eggs were very...eggy! Miss Penelope's petit-poi; tiny green jewels.

However, 'Moaning' Mickey Dobb’s potatoes were well past their best, his lettuce limp and his apples bruised.

Sadly, the prize giving ceremony was spoilt by Mickey's heckling. He thought his exhibits were best in their class. He complained when John James' beetroots were judged the best and jeered when Mr Jackson’s jam was named the fruitiest.

“A curse on your cauliflowers and blight on your beans” he yelled at the assembled crowd.

Police Constable Potter had put in a rare appearance. He put down his glass of Mr Winstanley’s winning white wine and escorted Mickey to the exit.

Master of Ceremonies Major Mason regained his composure and resumed.

“Dear friends, it's time to present this season’s top award, the coveted Silver Spade for the Village’s Finest Garden”

A hush descended.

The award goes to...oh...erm...."

The Major fanned his face as his cheeks and nose reddened.

"PC Potter, would you mind popping outside and bringing back Mickey Dobbs?”




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

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40 comments:

  1. Mickey must have simply picked his produce prematurely.

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    1. That could well be the problem! Thanks so much.

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  2. Ohhhhhh, I'm moaning with the crowd.

    I finally figured out where my mind keeps going when I read these ... right over to the news from Lake Woebegone. Well done, Keith!

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  3. Keith, love the alliteration, and poor Mickey!! today's post - perfect as a pod of peas.. again..
    LadyInRead @ MyRandRSpace - Day 19 & Poppin-P

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    1. You say the nicest things! Thanks so much.

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  4. //The Produce Prizegiving takes place on the green every September, a celebration of all things edible! Last year in the fluttering marquee Mrs Green’s gooseberries stood proudly alongside Molly’s marvellous marmalade. Freda’s fabulous fruit cake sat between my squashed tomatoes and Mr Cox’s ramrod cucumbers. Arthur's eggs were very...eggy! Miss Penelope's petit-poi; tiny green jewels. // was the best start
    I totally loved this read. My favorite read for "P"

    A Peice Of My Life

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    1. Thank you so so much DeeDee. That's so kind of you.

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  5. Love the twist ending and all the alliteration :) Happy A-to-Z-ing.

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    1. Pleased you liked it Ronel. Now I'm off to see what you have for us today!

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  6. Hi Keith - the Major's moustache must have been maddeningly mixed up in his maroon red face when he had to announce and call back 'Mickey' - ah well the talk of the village for the year to come ... well done - and so real to life ... cheers Hilary

    PS was I right for Hoggett?!

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/p-is-for-pigs.html

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    1. Nice bit of aliteration Hilary.

      PS I caught my butcher friend with that one! Thanks, I enjoyed having one up on him for a change!

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  7. Too funny. Where did you get that funny graphic? Did you draw it? I know you have many talents outside writing (photography, for sure). Be well!

    http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/

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    1. ...errr, no! I found 2 images at Google Images then chopped and joined them on Ribbet.com. Thanks for your kind words.

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  8. Shocking crime in Amble Bay. This reminds me of Wallace & Gromit - the movie, but in general all the stories have that light, hilarious touch. Great stuff.

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    1. Very true! You don't think they nicked my scotch do you?

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  9. Just goes to show you can't judge a gardener by his lettuce! ;)

    Calen~
    Impromptu Promptlings
    A to Z Challenge Letter N

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  10. Aha! Finally Mickey Dobb has nothing to moan about!!
    Great going, Keith.

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    1. He'll soon find something else Shilpa!

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  11. Looks like Mickey will be basking in the limelight after all, but his behavior was still boorish!

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    1. He's not the nicest Character! Cheers Josie.

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  12. Wait... what? I did not see that twist coming. Potatoes past their best, limp lettuce and bruised apples wins the prize? I demand a recount!

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Pancakes

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    1. Hey, you've just used the last four words of tomorrow's story! Are you physic?!!

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    2. Um... no. But I predict tomorrow's story will be another brilliant post!

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  13. Throwing a temper tantrum gets you prizes...seems like Amble Bay isn't much different than other places! ;)

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    1. It really is a beautiful garden! Listen to mem, I'm beginning to think it's real!

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  14. Ha. Perhaps his produce was past his prime, but his garden must have been lovely. The Silver Spade award. I like it.My Virtual Vineyard

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    1. You should enter, you could just win the Golden Fork award! Cheers Vàl

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  15. Oops! Nice twist.
    @Raesquiggles - Priories through the centuries
    The Quiet Writer

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  16. The village'll never hear the end of that from him now!

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    1. Unfortunately you are probably right Nick!

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  17. Hahaha! I knew it! Isn't that always the way?! :D

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  18. Nice twist, and I'm a sucker for alliteration too. Reminds me of a driving game that my daughter and I used to play on long trips: alliterative nonsense sentences.

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  19. I like the sound of that! You've given me an idea for next (real) pub outing!

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