Posts Tagged ‘Downton Abbey’

The new series satarts tonight.

The excitement is making grown men constipated.

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“You want me to say what?”

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“The English Do Love A Sausage”

Of course it just isn’t the done thing to eat one’s dinner without wearing one’s Cumberland Sausage

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Is That Line Really In The Script?

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Yes! (It may explain the scripts)

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“You want me to say what?”

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My name is Terry Cotter. I’m a potter.

I have been potterising for over 20 years and stock a wide range of ceramic goods in my shop The Potter’s Reel, down here in Lower Swell. The shop is named after my potter’s wheel which goes round and round. Like a reel.

Here are some reviews of some of my favourite bits from the world they call “Art”.

1. Play

Romeo and Juliet – He loveth her, she loveth him. The families don’t get oneth. They both dieth.

“Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou?”

“Over here.”

Goes on a biteth.

2. Movies

Gladiator – Antipodean Roman General becomes a slave, cleaves a lot, discovers hair gel, chest shaving and eyeliner before “Echoing In Eternity” (whatever that means) – Goes on a bittus.

3. Televsion

Downton Abbey – I prefer Oily George’s adult version, Down On Abbey. Now has fewer ratings than HMS Victory. God awful dross. goes on forever.

4. Literature

The Naked Lunch – William Burroughs classic slice of Smack Lit. I ate my lunch naked once. Bowl of soup and a crusty roll. Crumbs everywhere. Soup was nice though.

Village News

The William Shatner look-a-like competition was won by Anthea who works on the frozen foods in Spar. Big fan of Shatner during the TJ Hooker years apparently.

‘Til next time – The Wheel Keeps On Turning!


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Well, after all the excitement of the past few weeks, the drama, tension, loose talk, gaffes and accent on money we finally know what happened. Tom caught the cricket ball and the third series of Downton Abbey came to a happy end.

Hoorah some might cry, but for Gingerfightback the end of Downton also signals the time to have a break from things and concentrate on other pursuits for a few days. Ginger Sooty really takes it out of you.

So in order to whet your appetite for more Train Travel Tales, The Tightfisted Traveller, Musical Gibbons, Oily George, Aunty Bill, Terry Cotter The Potter et al,  some of the old stories will be recycled whilst I tidy up the site and talk to some people about things to do with the future.

I will also reblog some of my favourite Bloggers too!

Thanks for all the support and kind words about Gingerfightback, it is difficult to comprehend nearly 250,000 people have read our drivel and nonsense and come back for more. Well, some of you. To those that didn’t all I would say is you made a very wise choice! But then you would never know that…..


So to begin,

Train Travel Tale #1

“And that is why I can make a case for Creationism.”

The Velociraptor’s arguments impressed me with both their insight and diligence. It was just a shame that she was put off the train at Reading station for possessing an Advance Super Saver ticket, when in fact only Super Saver Tickets were valid. The train guard would not budge from Company Policy.

“I bet Jenny Agutter never had this trouble in the Railway Children,” The Velociraptor cried as she alighted onto the platform.

As the train wheezed away from the station, I caught a glimpse of her sitting on a bench on Platform 3 tackling a Chicken Salsa Wrap and a Diet coke.

I hope she made it to Swansea for the family reunion.

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