Renowned meat magnate Patrick O’Brien had a love/hate relationship with the quaint Wendy House at the bottom of his garden. He hated it because it reminded him of his family and his past that he was so trying desperately to forget. He had almost managed to do it, were it not for the Wendy House.Continue reading “The Wendy House at the End of the Garden”
Dr Scamander Trout had been in New Bedlam Hospital for the Criminally Insane for only a year, but it felt like eternity. Only his drawings of various landmarks from his former home of Oxford reminded him of his life as a psychiatrist on Terra Firma, that plus his plans to finally escape New Bedlam andContinue reading “Happy Anniversary, Dr Trout”
Like most people, Dave Peterson liked to keep his work and personal lives as separate as possible. The only time in the year where that was virtually impossible was the Lower Strangling Village Fete; where he promoted Banana and their electronic devices, occasionally alongside his work colleague Liam. But this year, Dave decided do toContinue reading “Dave Peterson and the Two Eurovision parties”
When John Granger finally returned to his natural habitat; behind the bar of the Hangman’s Noose, Lower Strangling’s signature pub, he was a lot more worried than he thought he’d be. The thought of the new pervasive variant of COVID found in India that was rapidly spreading through England was at the front of hisContinue reading “Back In the Noose”
Continues from Chaos at the Lower Strangling Village Hustings. In the end, Humphrey Ellacott won the Warwick District council Warwick North seat for Labour, mainly due to the parents whose children went to the school his son was a teaching assistant at, and liked him. But Labour’s win in Warwick North did not make upContinue reading “The Vicar’s Interview”
It was a rainy Tuesday evening, and the residents of Lower Strangling gathered in the Village Hall for what was without a doubt the worst evening of the year; the Lower Strangling Hustings. Every election, no matter how big or small, Lower Strangling invited the candidate from each major party to address potential voters. ButContinue reading “Chaos at the Lower Strangling Village Hustings”
“Now then. That one’s for meat, the other is for vegan food.” John said to his vegan daughter, Adele, whilst showing her the two barbecues in front of them. “Do you have to have two barbecues?” Adele asked her omnivorous father, “I’m sure no one would mind eating vegan food for one meal. It’s notContinue reading “The Vegan Pagan’s Birthday BBQ”
The sun shone brightly over the picturesque village of Shere in the Surrey Hills, and Dave, Sarah, Will, and Eleanor Peterson along with Sarah’s parents Terome and Esmeralda Lancaster entered the William Bray in order to meet Terome’s old University friend George Blyth. George was stockbroker, and prided himself in helping other people earn moneyContinue reading “The Lawyer and the Stockbroker”
“Well, it’s all good to go,” John said as he observed the tables and chairs laid out in the Hangman’s Noose’s beer garden, ready for when the first visitors arrive. “Are you sure about Philip over there?” Simon asked John whilst looking at the large portrait of the recently deceased Duke of Edinburgh displayed onContinue reading “The Al Fresco Fiasco”
The sun shone brightly over Lower Strangling, as Easter finally arrived. But before the villagers could enjoy the sun and the hot weather, they had an Easter zoom service to attend. Dave, Sarah, Will, and Eleanor Peterson sat in the living room of their manor, as Dave, who was in charge of the technical sideContinue reading “Easter in Lower Strangling”
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