Monday, 21 March 2016

Coal Men Kisses and Mrs Frazer 's Eggs

Kissed and coal dusted this morning

Already this morning I have had three knocks on the kitchen window.
Two were from people wanting eggs, one was from the coal men.
The coal men wouldn't come down the path until I had reassured them that Winnie was not dangerous.
I told both men that she wanted them to kiss her, and as she blew mew-mew lips at them as she stood against the wall both men dutifully bent down and kissed her. She is now covered in coal dust.
Anyhow I digress.
The big news of the morning is that the new hens are now laying well. After a bit of Miss Marple sleuthing I tracked one particulary large grey hen to one of the old delapitated hen houses in the centre of the field and there found 36 eggs! So I am now pleased that I can now start selling the occassional box to the villagers again.
After making Bubble & Squeek, I boxed half a dozen up ready for Mrs Frazer to buy, she has been after my eggs for an age now.
Mrs Frazer is another of my favourite village characters, for she is the nearest we have to a lady of the manor. I say this with some affection, as she doesn't have any airs and graces , but her slightly gung ho! "Spirit that won the war" attitude to things always reminds me of the Marie Lohr character in the movie Went The Day Well ....(she was the lady of the village who sacrificed herself by throwing herself on a grenade when those evil Germans tried to kill the village school children of Bramley End.)
Mrs Frazer lives in the large rectory in the village. She is well read and educated and loves to stop for a chat when out for a walk with her dogs. She seems equally comfortable with a glass of champagne in one silk gloved hand and a loo brush in a rubber gloved other!
This kind of lady reminds me of the tupperware loving Queen on a Balmoral picnic.
They are a rare breed
Mrs Frazer , is strident and opinionated and calls a spade a spade. She also will keep you talking for the longest of times, puncuating conversations with a laugh that can be heard three streets away.
On her walks, if all, of our neighbours are out gardening in a row down the lane , then the laughter and chatter will continue for an hour or so all told.

Mrs Frazer of Trelawnyd


36 comments:

  1. If there were to be a prize awarded for the most interesting post titles in Blogland John, you would undoubtedly win it.

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  2. This would be the best advert if you wanted someone to come live in the village of Trelawnyd .. at least it worked for me !

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  3. She is high spirited and a bright spot it seems? More like her make the world go round. I'd certainly kiss that sweet face!

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  4. I love the image of "a glass of champagne in one silk gloved hand and a loo brush in the rubber gloved other"! Is she wearing wellies?

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  5. Better than YOU covered in coal dust and trying to explain that one to Chris!! lol

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  6. I can hardly believe there is anyone in the area that doesn't know Winnie. Are these coal men brand new?
    Eggs, wonderful eggs, I was wondering how the new girls were doing.

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  7. happy spring, john! I'd give winnie all the smooches she wanted!

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  8. I need to do some Miss Marple sleuthing myself. I KNOW that some of my hens have to be laying somewhere not in the hen house.

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  9. You're very lucky. I stopped laying (eggs) years ago.

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  10. I've never seen "Went the Day Well," but based on your description I can imagine what sort of lady she is! Glad you found all those eggs and put them to good use.

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    1. Those eggs i had to leave out for the badgers, i could take the risk of selling them

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    2. I'm glad to hear it. I was wondering...

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  11. Just another story reinforcing why I want to move to a small village!

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    1. Theres a nice cottage next to auntie gladys for sale

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  12. I always wondered where the quote "went the day well?" came from that's under one of your photos on the sidebar! That photo with that caption is hilarious.

    Love the picture of Winnie after her kisses!

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    1. That photo is of the postmistress mrs collins who kills one of the filthy hun with an axe

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    2. Ack! That takes some, maybe a lot, of the humour out of it!

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  13. I love that old film, so OTT, isn't there another old lady that gets chopped with an axe?

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    1. Thats mrs collins and she kills the german with an axe and is killed by a bayonet

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  14. You do have the best titles to your posts but I think it was the header photo that made me want to first read your blog.
    Oh My Goodness the chickens !

    Did Winnie bat her eyes at them too ?
    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Thie chickens or the men?
      The men ...definately

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  15. Winnie - dangerous? Never - just look at that happy face !

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  16. Yeah, Winnie is dangerous .. what will she do ? Drool you to death ? :)
    I imagine a day isn't a good one without some Winnie kisses.

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    1. She was in heaven, both fellas were quite dishy ( under the muck)

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  17. marvellous ladies the both of them. I remember finding a stash of eggs in a bag of garden clippings ... busted !

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  18. I thought you said, 'Coal Man kisses Mr Frazer's eggs' for a minute. I've got that (the fillium) on DVD.

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  19. Is Mrs Frazer related to Private Frazer from "Dad's Army"? If so we are all doomed laddie - Doomed!

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  20. What a wonderful discription. And she even has the right name. "Mrs. Frazer" does have a ring to it. I hope that we hear more about her.

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    1. Mrs Frazer is no her real name.........whoops

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  21. I could never see Winnie as being a threatening dog. Your coal men are wussies.

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  22. You can borrow my lady of the manor, anytime ya like!!!

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  23. I can't believe you didn't tell us anything about her dogs! :D

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  24. Bubble and squeak with a couple of poached eggs would go down a treat right now. Champion!

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