Saturday, 5 August 2017

Celebrity Week

This week's celebrity news:
  • Scaramucci got fandangoed;
  • some new bloke is going to edit Vogue;
  • Philip got a new bowler hat;
  • Philip got wet in the rain;
  • Philip said 'that hat's ruined';
  • Philip finally retired;
  • Philip said 'what's a Post Office?;
  • Philip said he didn't know how they were going to manage now with only one wage coming in;
  • some people went into the Celebrity Big Brother house - is that still on?;
  • Donald said it had been a good day at the White House;
  • Charles and Camilla went to Corfu;
  • Camilla said 'wasn't your dad born here?';
  • Philip and Holly - not that Philip - are going to present Strictly on Ice next year;
  • Danny is staying in EastEnders;
  • Mo won again; and 
  • Johnson-Thomson-Jackson-Stevenson-Carlson is going to do some running.

Sainsbury's

Agatha was at the Patisserie ...

'Morning dear' I said 'I'll have my usual.  Oh but you better make it three peach meblas instead of two in case the vicar brings that Deidre Catchpole round with him.'

'I don't think he will be bringing her round.'

'Although what he sees in here I don't know.'

'I don't think he will be bringing her round.'

'I mean it's not as if she is good looking.'

'I don't think he will be bringing her round.'

'And that laugh, it's like a corncrake. It goes right through me.'

'I don't think he will be bringing her round.'

'What's that?'

'I don't think he will be bringing her round.'

'Who?'

'Deidre ... Deidre Catchpole. I don't think he will be bringing her round.'

'Oh? why not.'

'There's been' Agatha lowered her voice  'well let's just call it an incident.'

'What sort of incident?'

'She was caught in Aldi wearing a duffel coat.'

'There's nothing wrong with wearing a duffel, its not against the law, even if you are in Aldi.'

'What, in this heat ... I don't think so, anyway it wasn't wearing a duffel that got her into bother it was the four frozen chickens she got from the deep freeze and had stashed under it that they did her for.  She passed out just yards from the front door and started shivering with the cold.  They said if they hadn't had a thermal blanket to hand she would have ended up in casualty.  It was only after they tucked the blanket in the found the chickens.  Needless to say the vicar wasn't pleased when he found out.  He said he thought they should cool it for a bit and Deidre said she didn't think that was very funny and they've not spoken since.'

My head was reeling with this new information, I said I'd just have the two peach melbas and I left.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Celebrity Week

This week's celebrity news:
  • Katie got a new face;
  • Justin isn't going to China;
  • Philip retired;
  • the Queen said 'oh god does that mean I am going to have him round the house all day?';
  • The Pope turned his fountains off; 
  • the Pope said his bath water was running much faster now them fountains were off; 
  • Adam won two world records; 
  • Daniel is going to be James again; 
  • Theresa went to Lake Garda on holiday – we know what happened the last time she went on holiday; 
  • Theresa wore a £25 dress from Next; 
  • Theresa said she got her new dress and a pair of espadrilles for £30; 
  • William isn’t going to fly his helicopter anymore; 
  • William is just going to do royaling from now on; 
  • Kate said ‘Is he going to be round the house all day’; 
  • the Queen said ‘tell me about it’.

Sainsbury's

Agatha was back at the Patisserie …

‘Oh hello dear’ I said ‘nice to see you back, did you have a nice time at the Jackson-Pollocks.’

‘Yes thank you, what can I get you.’

‘It was lovely wasn’t it’

‘Yes what can I get you.’

‘So did you go on anywhere after.’

‘Yes, what can I get you.’ I could sense Agatha was tying to hurry me along

‘I heard you went to the Blue Ram after’

‘I might have popped in for one on the way home. What can I get you.’

‘I heard you were in the Blue Ram till 3 in the morning and they had to get that big lad off of the door to get you out.’

‘It wasn’t that late.’

‘I heard you were drinking brown ale whiskey chasers.'

I might have had a couple of drinks.'

‘I heard you were drinking brown ale of your shoe and you said you wished you hadn't had espadrilles on.’

‘Who said that? snapped Agatha sharply

‘I was talking to Mavis off of the checkout, she said you had a right old time.’

‘I knew it, I’ll flatten that Mavis one of these days.'

I could sense things getting a little feisty so I picked a few things off the shelf and left.

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Celebrity Week

This week's celebrity news:
  • Camilla was 70;
  • William and Kate went to Poland;
  • Paul was trapped at a waterfall; 
  • loads of people got loads of money at the BBC; 
  • William and Kate went to Germany; 
  • Emmanuel said he was the boss; 
  • Dominic said David was ‘thick as mince’ – that’s quite thick; 
  • Vince thought he would like to be the leader of a political party; and
  • Jodie thought she would like to be a Dr;
  • Sean packed his job in - before he was sacked;
  • Gemma wore an orange tent;
  • Boris went to Tokyo;
  • David went to Brussels - they get all over don't they;
  • Camilla ate a scone the Devon way;
  • Charles said 'Do you have to have it like that can you not have it the Cornish way?;
  • Katie is going to do Dancing on Ice - not that one.. the orange one.

Sainsbury's

Agatha wasn’t at the Patisserie …

…. Agatha was mingling at the Jackson-Pollocks

People were gathered in small groups chatting and a piano was tinkling in the background.

‘Oh hello dear’ I said ‘I see you made it then. You look different with your clothes on.’

‘Pardon’ said Agatha a little taken aback

‘I mean I only ever see you in your overalls.’ I clarified ‘You look very fetching in your cocktail dress. It’s not often you see astrakhan these days. Why don’t you take your duffle off, it’s getting quite warm in here now.’

‘I’ll keep it on thank you very much.’

‘So errr’ I started ‘you were going to tell me about the vicar and Deidre Catchpole. Is it true then?’

‘Oh yes, she has had her eye on him ever since New Years, she quite fancies herself as the vicar’s wife.’

‘I’m not sure the bishop would approve of that, Deidre Catchpole has a bit of a chequered history. She has been on Crimestoppers more than once.’

‘Well yes, but to be fair the first time wasn’t really her fault. It was a complete accident she ended up in a skip with a stolen trumpet and drum kit ... and nothing was ever proved.’

‘I suppose, but she does seem to attract a certain amount of trouble and the bishop is very sensitive about these things.’ I glanced around and noticed people gathering at a table ‘I’m just going to the buffet, can I get you anything?’

‘I’ll have a peach melba.’ responded Agatha with a satisfied look of triumph on her face.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Celebrity Week

This week's celebrity news:
  • Ernst got married; 
  • Wayne went to Everton;
  • Daniel is going to be James again;
  • Boris said he could hear whistling;
  • Michel said he could hear a clock - they must have ears like bats;
  • Letizia and Filipe came to the UK for a bit of a holiday; 
  • Filipe is 6' 4"
  • the Queen said 'eeh mind your tall';
  • Zsa Zas's will is missing;
  • Zsa Zsa's husband said 'I know I had it when I went to the shops';
  • Donald jr said after thinking about it he would have done it differently - there is a lot said that; while
  • Donald went to Paris;
  • Donald said 'eeh there's loads of French people here ... they are everywhere; and
  • some people are still playing tennis - but Andy is back to being Scottish again and Johanna is Australian again.

Sainsbury's

Agatha was still at the Patisserie counter as I ended my call …

‘Is that that Deidre Catchpole you were on about?’ she asked

‘Were you listening to my conversation?’ I was shocked

‘I can’t help over hearing a certain amount, you are standing right at the counter.’

‘I suppose so … yes it was Deidre Catchpole we were discussing. Do you know her?’

‘Oh yes, I know all about Deidre Catchpole, she thinks she is the kipper’s whiskers ever since she started knocking off the vicar.’

‘She's been knock … seeing the vicar?’ I said, surprised at this news ‘The vicar kept that quiet, no one knows about that.’

‘Oh no, it’s common knowledge, he’s been keeping her in stockings and bath salts for ages. I know all about the vicar.  I could tell you a few tales about the vicar.’

‘Oh yes?  So err ... ’ I adopted an air of affected disinterest 'did I hear you say you were going to the Jackson-Pollocks do? maybe we can have a little chat.'

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Celebrity Week

This week's celebrity news:
  • the Queen wore a lemon dress - she's got loads of dresses;
  • some people cycled around in France;
  • Theresa went to Hamburg; 
  • Theresa said ‘eeh I never get a minute to myself’; 
  • Donald went to Poundland – sorry that should say Poland; 
  • Wayne bought a new house; 
  • Harry went to Leeds; 
  • a horse ate the Queen's flowers;
  • The Queen took her coat off; 
  • the Queen said ‘eeh it’s dead hot out today’; 
  • Mike said he was a power drinker – I think that means drunk; 
  • some people were still playing tennis – have they not finished yet?; 
  • Angela went to the G20 with a load of other people; and
  • Theresa went to a concert to watch an 1880s tribute band.

Sainsbury's

… from last week …

Agatha was still at the Patisserie … waiting while I phoned the vicar. I pressed speed dial and got straight through.

Agatha was tapping her tongs on the counter top an impatient look on her face.

‘Just getting through to the vicar’ I explained

‘It’s me’ I said ‘ah ok I’ll hold.’ I put my hand over the phone and told Agatha the vicar wouldn’t be a minute he was just rubbing through his hassocks.

Agatha took a deep sigh ‘Look I’ve got a queue forming.’

‘I’ll just be a minute …’hello’ I said as the vicar picked up ‘What’s this about you going to a do at the Jackson-Pollocks‘ I said as I put my hand to my ear 'I see.’ I said as the vicar spoke

‘I see.’

‘I see.’

'Well are you not allowed to bring a friend? ... Oh you are bringing a friend.  
What friend? …. Deidre Catchpole? …. Deidre Catchpole!'  I repeated ‘and how long has she been a friend? ’

‘I see.’

‘You met her in the Blue Ram on New Years ....I was in the Blue Ram that night I don’t remember seeing her.’

‘I see.’

‘I see.’

'She must have had her tag removed then … oh she has had her tag removed.’

‘I see.’

‘I see.’

'Well I'm not sure the bishop would approve of you consorting with Deidre Catchpole.

‘I see.’

‘I see.’
'The bishop doesn't know about her?  Well he might find out.'  I let that hang in the air for a few moments.

‘I see.’

‘I see.’

'Blackmail isn't a very nice word.  

‘I see.’

‘I see.’

So that's arranged then, you will tell Deirdre Catchpole something has come up and you will pick me up in the Anglia at 8 o'clock - that's very thoughtful of you. 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Celebrity Week

This week's celebrity news:
  • the Queen got a new ship;
  • the Queen said 'eeh where am I going to put that?'
  • some people sang in a field;
  • Harry was 20;
  • Christiano got two babies;
  • George got his sixth job – eeh he must be dead busy; 
  • Theresa said she would quite like to have a vote on the Queen’s speech; 
  • Dolph is going to make a new movie; 
  • Adele said she was packing in touring; 
  • some people played tennis; 
  • Brooklyn wrote a book – it’s not his autobiography is it?;
  • some people started the Tour de France in Germany - what a funny place to have it;
  • Sean got married - and
  • Lionel got married as well;
  • some lions bead New Zealand; and 
  • Adele is not well.

Sainsbury's

Agatha was at the Patisserie …

‘Morning dear’ I said ‘Can I have a look at your bloomers ... ha ha. eeh that makes me laugh every time.’

Agatha didn’t look amused ‘What do you want?’ she responded ‘I haven’t got time for your nonsense today, I’ve got a rush order on.’

‘I thought you had’ I replied as I looked over the counter into the back room ‘Looks like a lot of cakes your getting together back there, what’s that for?’

‘We have an order off of the Jackson-Pollocks, they are off to Bangkok on an extended stay and are having a bit of a ‘bon voyage’ do.’ I grimaced at Agatha’s attempted French accent.

‘They are having a do?' I queried 'I didn’t know about that, why have I not been invited?’

‘Oh haven’t you been invited'  said Agatha with the beginnings of a smirk 'I’m going’ she continued.

‘Are you?’ I snapped ‘It must be one of their parties for domestics' I said recovering a little 'they have them all the time. I only go to their parties for their more … select acquaintances.’

Agatha bristled ‘Well the vicar is going, he’s not a domestic. Anyway what do you mean ‘domestics?’

‘The vicar’s going?’ I said as I took out my phone ‘He never told me that …’

 … to be continued

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Celebrity Week

This week's celebrity news:
  • George's boat collided with another boat;
  • Julie got a ladydamesirknighthoodship;
  • Angela went to see the Pope;
  • Angela told the Pope she had had that Donald round;
  • the Pope said he knew how she felt as Donald had been round his as well;
  • Liam went to Milan;
  • Hew wasn't sure the 10 o'clock news had started;
  • the Queen opened Parliament;
  • Dennis said they should get their skates on;
  • the Queen had a 'Take your child to work day';
  • The Queen wore a hat;
  • the Queen went to the races;
  • Theresa went to Brussels; 
  • Theresa said being Prime Minister wasn't all it was cracked up to be; and
  • some people were singing tunes in a field in Somerset. 

Sainsbury's

Agatha was at the Patisserie ...

'Oh hello' I said 'you back from your disa ... holiday?'

'Holiday? Oh yes I'm back.'

'I see you have peach melbas on the shelves again.'

Agatha looked a little cross 'Yes we are selling them again, back by popular demand. Do you want a couple?'

'No, I think I have gone off them a bit, and anyway I don't think I can afford them.  They were getting quite expensive before you stopped selling them.'

'As you like, what can I get you.'

'Although' I said and paused 'I heard you could get them on the black market at a knock off price.'

'I wouldn't know anything about that. what can I get you' continued Agatha trying to hurry me along.

'I heard some old dear was flogging them off round the back of the community center.'

'I wouldn't say old.'

'Oh, so someone was selling them knock off.'

'I don't know' said Agatha a little flustered 'do you want serving or not, I've got a queue forming.'

'I heard she was shrouded in a cloud of Embassy Regal selling melbas.'

'It was no 10.'  Agatha slapped her hand over her mouth.

'Ah ha, so it was you, I knew it!  I will have two peach melbas, and I think these ones might be at a discount price?'

'I'll put a sticker on, say the pastry is smashed in.'

'That will be very nice thank you.'

A bargain for once.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Celebrity Week - State Opening Royal Special

A Celebrity State Opening Royal special
  • the Queen had a 'Dress down' day;
  • the Queen said 'ooh it feels like a Friday';
  • the Queen sent her best crown to the Houses of Parliament;
  • the Queen said 'eeh mind don't let that crown out of your sight it's me best one';
  • the Queen's State Trumpeters started a trumpet song when the Queen walked through the door;
  • the Queen dropped her handbag';
  • the Queen said I wish they would wait till I sat down before doing that'
  • the Queen said 'I think I've left me glasses in my other handbag;
  • Prince Charles says 'you haven't man, we checked before we left, have another look'
  • 'the Queen read a speech';
  • the Queen said 'What's that word?'
  • Charles said 'Brexit';
  • the Queen said 'that's not a word';
  • the Queen said 'That's never a 'B' it looks like a 'P' I thought she was wanting a Prexit lol;
  • the Queen said 'she's not said anything about that Donald coming'; 
  • the Queen said 'Is that it? It was hardly worth coming for';
  • the Queen told Charles to see if that nice Jeremy had a Racing Post she could borrow.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Dear David - Brexit

Dear David

Do you trust the government to manage Brexit within two years?

David Responds

Which government ... you mean this government?

Not really, it took them three months to lose their own majority.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Celebrity Week

This week's celebrity news:
  • the Queen got a 41 gun salute in her back garden for her birthday;
  • the Queen forgot she was getting a 41 gun salute in her back garden for her birthday;
  • the Queen dropped a teacup;
  • the Queen said 'what the bloody hell was that?' 
  • the Queen said 'what damn fool is making all that noise outside';
  • Harry had a party; 
  • Donald had a cabinet meeting where everyone told him how lovely he was;
  • Donald said he din't fancy coming to Britain because people shout a lot;
  • Theresa has had better weeks;
  • George had a great week;
  • Theresa went to Paris for the evening; 
  • Theresa went to see England play football in Paris; 
  • Theresa did a Mexican wave on her own; 
  • Theresa said ‘have you not got any wheat fields?’;
  • Theresa went to see Emmanuel;
  • Emmanuel said will you stop saying 'Hey, Macarena!' every time you want to ask me something;
  • Tim packed his job in; and 
  • some people got things off of the Queen because it was her birthday.

Sainsbury's

Agatha wasn’t at the Patisserie …

… Margaret was placing doughnuts on a shelf with her tongs

‘Oh hello Margaret’ I said ‘Is your Agatha not on today?’

‘No she is on a dis .. holiday, she is on holiday.’

‘You were going to say a disciplinary weren’t you? What she done this time?’

Margaret put her tongs down and looked around, leaning over the counter as she confided ‘the manger found out she had been stashing peach melbas and selling them round the back of the community centre. He was furious, he only found out after the vicar collared him in the Blue Ram, complaining about how we don’t do peach melbas any more.’

‘What she like! So you have peach melbas in then?’

‘Yes we have loads, how many do you want?’

‘I’ll have two.’

Margaret picked up her tongs and busied herself getting my cakes. ‘I’ll just pop them in a box for you.’

‘I must say this is lovely service.’

‘When your Agatha is on she can be a little brusque.’

Margaret stopped what she was doing.

‘Sometimes my cakes are all bashed in at the side’ Margaret stared at me with a stricken look on her face.

‘She can be a bit rough with them and sometimes there is a little thumb print in the cream.’ Margaret started shaking her head frozen to the spot

‘She is standing behind me isn’t she?’ I hurriedly picked up my cakes and left.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Dear David - State Opening

Dear David

I was supposed to having a big event next Monday where I get to wear my best crown but now I've just had Theresa on the phone and she wants to put it off until Tuesday.

Thing is I'm at the races on Tuesday so I can't really do this opening thing. I am dead fed up, how can I get out of it?

HMQ

David Responds

Oh you as well, she has never been off my phone since last Friday.  That Theresa is becoming a right nuisance ... 'what should I do about this? ... what should I do about that? I tell you if she comes round here I'll give her strong and stable.

What were you asking again ... oh yes the races.  Just tell her straight, tell her you're not doing it and that is that.  Or say you can do first thing, but you need to be away by 12 and you want a helicopter to get you to Ascot because the trains get dead busy if you leave it too late.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Dear David - Theresa

Dear David

I've been thinking about Teresa.  She's had a rough weekend and I wondered if all our friends would chip in and send her some flowers?

C

David Responds

Stuff that, it's us that needs the flowers.