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St. George’s Day!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Castle Coop Life | 2 comments

St. George’s Day!

 

 

St.George’s Day!

 

 

 

 

Castle Coop is flying the Flag!

In honour of St. George’s Day, the Union Jack is flying high in front of the Village Hall in Castle Coop:

 

 

 

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Do I need a new dress to celebrate our National Day?  Apparently wwwstgeorgesday.com thinks it would be a good idea.

 

THE ENGLAND TRAPEZE DRESS IS INSPIRED BY THE A-LINE STYLE, ONE OF 
FASHION’S MOST ENDURING AND FLATTERING SHAPES. 

THE TRAPEZE HUGS AROUND THE BUST AND FLOWS INTO A TRAPEZE SHAPE. WOMEN OF ALL SIZES CAN WEAR THIS STYLE WITH CONFIDENCE. 

THE TRAPEZE DRESS IS MADE FROM FINE KNIT MATERIAL AND FEATURES FLAG RAGS’ SIGNATURE LOGO ON THE BACK. THE RED STRIPE OF ST GEORGE IS PLACED JUST UNDER THE BUST TO CREATE THE MOST FLATTERING LINE.  

St george's day dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think? A St. George’s Day Dress for only £40 and apparently it is a ‘quality’ product. Could I wear it with ‘confidence’?

 

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Nope? Me neither. Frankly if the princess had been wearing this, I don’t think St. George would have bothered.

Yours with £40 unspent so the Agent will be pleased ,

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A Magic Button makes everything ok!

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Castle Coop Life, Pedal to Paris! | 2 comments

A Magic Button makes everything ok!

 

A Magic Button Saves the Day!

 

New Pedals for the Poppy Bike

The Agent spent a long time yesterday replacing the ordinary pedals on the Poppy Bike with some new ‘click-in/click-out’ ones for my  Pedal Power cycling shoes which he gave me the other day. I stood by and admired while he and Chick Min wielded specialist spanners. The pedals are much smaller than the ones I’ve always used before:

 

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This afternoon I tried out my new shoes on the bike. The Agent held me up on one side and Chick Min held me up on the other. I definitely recommend clinging on to someone while trying to get the hang of clicking the cleats of new shoes into these pedals.

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As soon as they let go of me, I fell off.

 

 

 

Every time I fell off, I remained hopeful that I’d get the knack of the click-in pedals with the next effort. After watching me wobbling round and round getting nowhere, the Agent seemed on the verge of a breakdown and needed to go inside to lie down. Chick Min kept trying to work out what I was doing wrong. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t get the hang of the Pedal Power shoes.

But..Look what I found just in time! The Agent needn’t have worried!

A Magic Button to press and make everything ok!

Magic!!

Miracle produire par magie!

Zauberhaft Magie!

Prodigioso!

 

 

Here is the magic button link so you can solve all your problems too:

make everything ok button

Eureka!

I love this button! I love these Power Pedal shoes!

I”ve just come back from a trial ride out on the road with a kindly supporting escort in case of accidents –  Chick Mi rode in front of me and Chick Min behind. I rode in state in the middle and managed to click- in /click-out of the pedals loads of times; it all worked absolutely brilliantly! The shoes and pedals are really fantastic. They make a huge difference going uphill;  you can stand up so easily if the gradient is a bit testing. Even just going along on the flat is better as the shoes harness power more efficiently.

Pedal Power shoes and the Make Everything Ok Button – a winning combination! I hope you find this magic button as useful as I have!

Yours, wishing you a very Happy Easter and very Many Happy Returns to my dear Correspondent, Digby D whom I hope will enjoy a very, very happy Birthday on Easter Sunday! ,

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P.S. Having just discovered that Martha the dog (in a quest to eat up the cat’s food as a small post-prandial snack) has broken my best 10 wine glasses and a jug, I’ve just tried out the ‘make everything ok’ button again to see if it worked under extreme conditions. And it actually managed to make me laugh!

 

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Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Stop Press!

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Castle Coop Life, Foyle's War | 2 comments

Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Stop Press!

 

Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: Stop Press!

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A Clean Church for Good Friday

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Castle Coop Life, Castle Coop Villagers | 0 comments

A Clean Church for Good Friday

A Clean Church for Good Friday:

The Call to Arms:

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Pedal Power!

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Castle Coop Life, Pedal to Paris! | 4 comments

Pedal Power!

 

 

Pedal Power!

16.93 miles were covered today in the push for Pedal to Paris fitness, according to Map My Ride!

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Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: a War of Nerves!

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Castle Coop Life | 6 comments

Friday Night Foyle’s War Club: a War of Nerves!

 

 

A War of Nerves:

 

 

 

Club notes:

I am delighted to report that  The Graf von Blommehön (Chairman),Lady Sebright and Colonel Pyncheon have returned safe and sound from their skiing holiday in Verbier with no broken bones.

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