Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Post 1502. Wednesday April 12




We are going on a journey today! Not a long trip, a short bus ride actually. But to many of the Amble Originals, anything that involves going beyond the village boundary is an adventure! Right, according to my watch it’s eight-thirty. There’s only one bus each morning and it leaves at eight-fifty, so we need to get a move on.

We are off to the nearest town, Bustleton. It’s only small. There’s a street of shops, a couple of pubs, a superstore, a church; all the usual things.

Come on bus, where are you?

It’s Market Day today. Arthur’s taking his cows to auction. He’s decided to say goodbye to them. He put them in his trailer, and he’s towing it with his tractor so there will be some very frustrated motorists in his wake!

Where has the bus got to?

The kids go to school there. I went to school there! I was rubbish at school. You?

Where on earth is the bus?

There’s a shoppers market too. I need some apples. Also, some ladies tights and some makeup. What are you laughing at? All will become clear later in the month!

The bus is terribly late.

What’s the time? On no! My watch still says eight-thirty! It must have stopped before we set off! Oh well, you probably wouldn’t have liked Bustleton anyway.





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

Tomorrow I’ll be telling you about  Karaoke nights at the Fish Inn. You'll need earplugs!

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51 comments:

  1. Sounds like the adventure got cancelled. =(

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

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    1. It did indeed. I don't think they missed much though! Thanks Patricia

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  2. I love taking this journey. I feel like I'm right there meeting the people and seeing the sites. Can hardly wait to see what tomorrow brings. And the next day. And the next.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus

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    1. The best is yet to come Trudy! So glad you are enoying it.

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  3. I love "It's only small."

    What kinda town is it? It's only small. Nothing else, just small.

    Next.

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  4. Shucks! Well, its the beginning of another journey then..

    Stopped by from the #atoz challenge. Check out my quotes on the journey of life too..
    http://archanablogs.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/j-is-for-journey/

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    1. Another day another journey! Thanks so much.

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  5. Hi Keith - great fun ... how often have we nearly or actually missed a ride because of a defunct battery, or forgetfulness of one to wind the watch ...

    I was wondering how Arthur was taking his cows to market ... driving at 90+ and with cows in tow ... well that'd be interesting! Cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/j-is-for-jellicles.html

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    1. Too often Hilary! I missed my bus to Hailsham only yesterday for that very reason!

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    1. There's another bus this afternnon Shirley!

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  7. Why do you need tights? Hahaha - what a pity your watch stopped. I'm concerned about Arthur's cows. Having fun reading this.
    Justify #Lexicon of Leaving

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    1. ...and I'm having fun writing it! Thank you K.

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  8. Ah Bustleton...the name suggests it's busier than Amble Bay. I'm kinda disappointed. Bummer about your watch. It never happens to me because I don't wear one.

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    1. I thoght I'd get a portable sundial. Now where's North?

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  9. Such a cute story.
    Looks like the adventure is postponed to anther day.Hopefully

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  10. Hahaha...end made me feel so light and peppy! Yes, grapes are sour for the fox! Definitely would not have loved Bustleton today... may be some other day!!! hahahaha!!!

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    1. I was so lost in the story and laughing about it... that forgot to leave my digital foot print here!!
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      Anagha From Team MocktailMommies
      Collage Of Life

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    2. So glad you liked it! Now let's folow your footprints!

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  11. Very funny. Bet I would have enjoyed visiting the town.

    http://darlamsands.blogspot.com/

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    1. I think you would prefer the village Darla!

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  12. I wonder if his watch stopped by accident, or is Amble Bay a bit more sinister, like once you're there, you can't escape...?!

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    1. Oh no! Nothing like that Iain! I trust you weren't thinking of going anywhere Mister Kelly.....

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  13. Uh oh! Too bad you missed the bus. Intrigued by the ladies tights and makeup. Are you participating in a cabaret of some sort? Looking forward to learn more. Cheers!

    Debbie @ THE DOGLADY'S DEN
    Latest Post: JE T'AIME: A wedding memory

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    1. Not telling! Cheers to you too Debbie.

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  14. Bustleton is probably a bit too bustling for many of the Amble Originals, I bet!

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    1. Yes, they prefer ambling to bustling! Cheers Nick

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  15. I'm starting to see these as perfect shorties, maybe chapters, for youngers just getting into reading. They're brief, fascinating, and fun.

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    1. Interesting thought Jacqui, who knows? I decided to write in a style differnt from my usual just to see what the reaction would be, and it's been quite a eye opener.

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  16. I am quite sure I prefer Amble Bay to Bustleton. Not a city person, nor a superstore one...I do like bus trips though, so can I just go there and not get off?

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Funny you should say that! I live in a small town and regularly get the bus the city then turn around and come back again! Cheers Nilanjana

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  17. There's always tomorrow, if you really need to get those things.

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    1. I can't because I'm meeting you lot at the lake!

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  18. I lived in a village with only one bus a day - very frustrating! Amble Bay does seem to be where you belong!
    @Raesquiggles from
    The Quiet Writer

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    1. I have based the whole thing on a village I lived in for many years. I ran the pub there. Thanks Quiet One.

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  19. Oh! i would have liked the trip to the Bustleton. Where on earth is the bus?

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    1. We missed it thanks to my stupid watch Shilpa!

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  20. "some ladies tights and some makeup" Hmm, I wonder what you are upto! Let's hope you can get your watch fixed before the next trip. Here's some virtual money to cover the repair bills!

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    1. So kind of you Shweta. My watch asked me to thank you! Tights and make up? You'll just have to wait wait!

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  21. I love how you weave our tale around waiting for a bus... one that probably has long since come! :-)

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    1. That's probably because I spend so much time waiting for buses! And yes, I often wait in vain!

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  22. Ha! Drat that watch!

    Vanessa @Vanessence

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

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    1. I know! Never mind there's always another day! Cheers Vanessa

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  23. Bustleton was probably a silly place. ;) More than happy to keep strolling around Amble Bay!

    A to Z 2017: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

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    1. Very sensible. Not nice at all, and as for the people...

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