Friday, 28 January 2011

Goodbye Dream Number

On February 9th we say goodbye to the Dream Number lottery game, which we understand will be drawn for the last time on Wednesday.
But never fear, lottery fans! A fantastic new twist to the Lotto Game will be unveiled shortly afterwards, which will give everyone chances to play on more days of the week.

Ask in the shop for details.

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Friday, 21 January 2011

Scottish Joke

It's Burns Night on 25th January, so here's a Scottish joke:

What's a sgian dubh?
About 70 miles per hour, but only on the motorway.

A sgian dubh (said "skean dhu") is a special dagger, part of Highland dress.

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Monday, 17 January 2011

Belle-Belle's Bitten Bottom

Jayne and David went to Sledmere near Pickering for Valentine's Day weekend, and left Belle-Belle (a small terrier cross) in Limber with a friend.

When they came back they found Belle-Belle had had a fight with another dog in the village. Belle-Belle had to go to the vets for bites on her rump, and is currently wearing a lamp-shade collar.

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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Hounds and high winds

The Yarborough Hunt met in the car park at the Kings Head at Keelby on Saturday 15th January, then the hounds passed through the village followed by the huntsmen on their horses. The master of the hunt wears a scarlet jacket, known as hunting pink for historical reasons.

As a shopkeeper you have to watch out for the hounds at times like this - they have no sense of direction, and can easily wander into your shop. Guard the sausages, men!

This weekend the weather turned very mild for January, and the last of the snow melted. There were gale-force winds, just to add a bit of interest.

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Friday, 7 January 2011

Yo ho ho me hearties

Well, two cheers for 2011 so far - the snow from 1st December has now almost completely gone (causing some burst pipes) and everyone has got coughs and colds! But we're going to zonk away all those mid-Winter blues with some serious merry-making!

Tickets for the Keelby Cricket Club annual panto "Treasure Island" are selling like hot cakes - ask about them in either of our shops.

And we're getting all prepared for Burns Night, January 25th., too.

People ask why Burns night is special for us. Well, Jayne used to be a nurse on the Burns and Plastics unit of Leicester Royal Infirmary, so when David and Jayne were first going-out, we made a big thing about Jayne being a Burns Nurse. We've eaten haggis on Burns Night ever since - 21 years and counting, folks! 

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