Wednesday, 26 April 2017

We’re Officially Official Citizens Of Evesham

Yesterday we received a card of very great import in our letter box………
poll card…….. our card to vote in the Worcester County Council Elections,  it was an emotional moment, we have been accepted and are now recognised and official citizens of Evesham South …….. we feel very proud, the Boyz from Wolverhampton dun gud!
poll card 3We always take our vote very seriously and will now begin to study the runners and riders in this contest in earnest, although we haven’t yet received any flyers or callers to The Towers asking for our opinions or requesting that they “can count on our support”……
Poll card 1We will also be practising our X’s at every opportunity, we certainly don’t want to be found wanting in this department, how embarrassing would it be to have our vote disembowelled because we had a wonky or even worse an undecipherable cross.  It will also be good practice for the BIG ONE on June 8th, when the whole world will be looking on us …….. not “us”  as in “us” personally …… but “us” as a proud nation .

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

A New Exotic Taste To Consider

A new Portuguese cafĂ© has just opened in town, and we have to admit to being strangers to said Portuguese cuisine …….
Portugese Restaurant. aThe menu sounds most tempting and exotic …….Portugese Restaurant….. and particularly romantic as the prices are written in “the foreign style”, which is just like being on holiday …… but at home. 

Monday, 24 April 2017

Nigel’s New Hopes And Dreams ……

Whenever we go to the library for Music, Rhythm and Rhyme with Iris and Bertie we have to pass the Registry Office, as it happens to be in the same building.
Registration service 7And over the months it has become a place of great intrigue and fascination for Nigel, not knowing what goes on within its innermost sanctums ………
Registration Office……. that was until yesterday, when he finally decided to go and have a proper look without the encumbrance of two babies and all their “stuff”.
Registration Office 1Registration Office 2
The registration of births and deaths didn’t really hold much interest for Nigel……BUT….. after studying almost ALL of the reading matter available at great length, he has now set his heart on becoming a Best Man!
Registration Office 3Heaven help us all, I have already told him that he is wasting his time asking me if he can be my Best Man, as there hasn’t been a lady on my horizon since Tallulah back in our Girls School days, and I think she rather put me off the idea of marriage and frankly, ladies!
Registration Office 5And I don’t think Darrell has felt “the call of the wild……..”  for a long time either, he seems to have celebrity crushes, Stacey Solomon and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Cole One Direction, to name but two, rather than pursue any real life romance  The only person I know who might just consider plighting his troth one day would be Hugh ………. in the meantime ……… I just don’t know what to suggest.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Lucy Calls Upon Darrell’s Haute De Rigueur Yet Again

Darrell got a call yesterday morning from Lucy asking if he would be up for a bit of a boudoir mooch around John Lewis. With the big things organised like a new floor, walk in wardrobe and complete redecoration of walls, ceiling and doors, Lucy felt that she could now start looking for the frou frou, she was, she said “…..thinking along the lines of the “Tasteful Miss Piggy” look, and Darrell was the only one she could trust to advice her on putting such a delicately balanced look together, she wanted boudoir not bordello!
Darrell said that a chandelier was an essential and timeless de rigueur for said planned boudoir, but sadly John Lewis were strangers to the  tradition five branch chandelier with candle bulbs resting in a scalloped bobeche and generously draped crystal drops and droplets, that both Darrell and Lucy had firmly fixed in their minds.
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However, bed linen proved to be a much easier proposition, with Darrell telling Lucy that though colour can be very tempting, you really can’t go wrong with a simple white Egyptian 300 thread count, because it can be layered and dressed up and then layered and dressed up again ……..
chand 3……. with throws and runners and at least fifteen cushions of varying shapes and sizes, and of an embroidered, beaded, sequined and tassled type nature, even if they do end up on the, all be it, new floor when you actually get into the bed!
All in all it was a successful mission, with a white throw duly purchased and another trip planned next week in Telford to look at more chandeliers, bijoux bedside lamps and aforementioned frou frou ……….  

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Close Season On The River ….. For Some

It’s been very quiet on the platform at the bottom of our bank, as it’s the close season for fishing, there won’t be any fishing on the river now until June 16th.
Closed Fishing SeasonIt’s a time for the fish to spawn ……. and, it’s not just the fish ……there has been an awful lot of “duck activity” going on, and it has to be said, they are not very quiet about it!
DucksFortunately, I don’t think Nigel has noticed …….
IMG_2131……. but, I think he may notice when there are a few extra mouths to feed in the coming weeks/months, however, hopefully, by that time, he will be so enamoured by all the fluffy, new, little ducklings he won’t ask where they came from ……
IMG_2126…… I hope!

Friday, 21 April 2017

CV’s At The Ready

I think there could be an atmosphere of rife competitive job application and CV putting together when Darrell and Nigel get a whiff of this brilliant career opportunity……
JOb Vacancy…….. Sunday Person at Mr Chills Traditional Sweet Emporium! It has  to be the most romantic job in the world, weighing out 100grams of sweeties from large, equally romantic, large, old fashioned, if plastic, jars and pouring into paper bags!
Mr Chills……. I think I can safely speak for Darrell, Nigel and myself in saying that we would consider the possibility of a three way job share or being paid solely in confectionary, if it helps to secure, what has to be for us,  the dream job.
Job Vacancy 1The interview should be a doddle, considering all our experience in tasting and reviewing …… though I don’t think I will mention my aversion to jelly babies on my application form, just in case the mere thought of having one anywhere near me makes me gag (it’s a texture thing) goes against me! 

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Lidl Greek Week

Our next Greek Odyssey to the Island of Corfu is fast approaching, and Darrell, I am happy to say is within a half centimetre of getting into his budgie smugglers!
IMG_2275And, as if to further remind us, today sees the start of Lidl’s Greek Week, a tempting foretaste of the culinary pleasures to come.  Though  I think we could now claim to be old pros at the Greek Holiday, I shall still be making a few considered purchases to help acclimatise our appetites and tastes……
Lidl Greek Week 2…….. but I will be still be ever mindful of Darrell’s aforementioned last half a centimetre, the last thing I want is to be accused of sabotage and have said budgie smugglers flung at me in a flounce!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Not To Everyone’s Taste

I guess every town has a couple of art critics, and Evesham is obviously no exception, after I found an offending piece of art that had caused so much displeasure that the “offended one” had decided to wrap it round a bollard!
Art Critic 2I have to admit that the picture was not really to my taste, doleful raggedy looking be-breeched boys clutching a puppy of an underdetermined breeding (obviously many times crossed) doesn’t really do anything for me either.
Art Critic 3However, I know a certain little monkey who, if he had seen this picture in it’s undamaged state, might have been tempted to bring it home to “enhance” The Towers or at least his bedrooms decor ……
Art Critic 1So, though I do not, in any way, encourage the wanton vandalism, especially of The Arts,  perhaps in this case, said art critic has done me a small favour! 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Evesham’s Easter Windows

The Festive activities at The Towers over Easter were a most excellent distraction from preventing Nigel musing too much of Village Easter Fayres past, back in The Homeland.
Win a bottle tombola Bilbrook Easter Monday Fayre[4]No one can dispute that the village Motorworld undoubtedly had a very wonderful Nativity display at Christmas, but it has to be said that it didn’t do a bundle for Easter ……
Easter Window 3…… however, since moving to Evesham we have discovered that the towns shop folk do like to embrace the seasonal window display, which has kept Nigel suitably entranced and occupied during the run up to Easter.
Easter Windows 2Easter Windows
Nigel had wanted me to photograph him with them all ……..
Easter Window 1….. but I did have to tell him that I do actually have a life ……
Easter Window 2So Darrell stepped in to help with a few too, but there were many we didn’t have time to feature …… perhaps next year Nigel!
Easter window 9Sadly, there was nothing of a knitted religious type nature ……. Easter Window 66….. but, who knows, perhaps it’s only a matter of time …………knitted_jesus…….. before we get ……
b…….. a knitted Last Supper, and then there will be no doing with Nigel then!

Monday, 17 April 2017

Our First Evesham Easter

Well, what can we say, except, that yesterday was a really lovely day, a day that we hope Bertie and Iris will always remember, even if we were, yet again, a little remiss on the taking photos front when things got exciting …….
IMG_2326……. but as Nigel so often says, the best pictures are always the ones in our head, bless him.
Easter aeaster 1
We were up early preparing for our guests, I was in charge of setting the table and the food ……
easter hh….. I think I managed to use every pan, bowl and spoon we had, but judging from all the empty dishes (and licked plates, in Nigel’s case) plus requests for seconds, I think my roast gave a good account of itself.
Easter 1cDarrell and Nigel were in charge of the entertainment ……..
easter deaster e…… ……. and they dun gud too.
Easter cEaster eggs were filled ……..
Easter fEaster g
…… and scattered over the lawn for an Easter Egg Hunt, and foam pads attached to a certain little madam’s egg and spoon, assuring said egg a safe (and secure) passage during many hotly contended heats and finals of our festive Egg and Spoon races, which were Iris’s very favourite activity.
Easter g (2)Easter b
Bertie’s favourite was Darrell’s bubble machine, with bubbles billowing out over the garden and river.
Easterv wAnd we all donned our bunny ears with great aplomb and a “certain” style.
Easter ggEaster ff
When I asked Darrell what was the en-trend way to wear them this year   he replied “We’re already rocking them, dear boy, what more can I say?”easter v
Our first Evesham Easter was, emotional, in many happy ways. When everyone had gone home and all was tidied up, we were finally able to put our feet up and nibble on the festive treats the Easter Bunny had left us, safe in the knowledge we couldn’t have done any better ……. and look forward to many said Evesham Easters to come.