News from Norfolk: Young Uns

October 21, 2013

2012-09-09 17.36.47

Well Len, there i’nt nothing going on in these here parts so I were right glad to be getting your letter. The blooming tennis is on and everybody’s fallen asleep in front of the box sozzled on that lemon and barley rubbish they sell at Spar now. No bugger would touch the stuff if they weren’t overcome with the horror of seeing grown men running around in white short shorts. I said to Joan no right minded man would be seen dead in shorts shorter than their longs in my day and she had the nerve to say she quite liked them tennis men and their shorts. Well that was that, I had no bloomin’ choice but to go and stand for a while in the back garden. I spent a bit o’ time sorting through the fag butts in my pockets and had a good look at that old wheel I’ve got propped up in the far corner behind the shed. Now you’ll be glad to hear that wheel is coming along nicely. You can only just make it out in them there nettles I planted a few years back and there’s a good amount of rust blooming on the hub. I reckon it will be ready to roll out of there and have a proper look at some time next year.

So you’ve got the Hertfordshire lot there have you? He didn’t come down in the Renault again did he? How’s that rear axle coming along on it? It must be nigh on 3 years since David and that boy of his stuck it together with a tube of Araldite and an old boot lace. We’re right lucky to have someone that mechanically minded we can turn to when there’s a motor that needs fixing. I’ve heard of that formage frais muck they brought you down. My Marion was here a couple of months back and said she were thinking of getting some of it for tea when Sandy and Paul next called. They always bring bags of Fisherman’s mates and them splintered up bit of seaside rock in colours that nobody’s got round to naming yet. Marion feels obliged to match it with something a bit different, but I soon put her straight – You don’t want to go encouraging them by giving them stuff. They’ll start thinking you’re pleased to see them and then you’ll never be shot of them. She called me a grumpy bugger, but I told her – You’ll a see, a few more years down the line and they’ll be turning up at your hospital bed and it’ll be too late to get out of it then. She wouldn’t take any notice though, blooming girl, she only went and said that some people like to have friends. Friends I said, you don’t need friends, you’ve got me and your mother, how do you think you’re going to look after us in our old age if you’re off gallivanting with blooming friends?

Sometimes Len, I look at that gal of mine and I think maybe I should of put me oar in a bit more with her. Joan has given her too many high fluting ideas. It’s the young. They don’t understand friends. I told her me and Wally got sat next to each other first morning at school by old Biddy Woodley and that was it. We were friends. None of this trying to find out if we liked each other. None of this trying to be interesting or nice. Like it or lump it Biddy Woodley had put us together and together we’ve stayed and what, I said to Marion, is wrong with that. Well of course there weren’t nothing she could say to that was there.

Yours Wally

Advertisements

2 Responses to “News from Norfolk: Young Uns”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

IMPRESSIONS

Experiments in ART

Yeah, Another Blogger

An Arts-Filled And Tasty Jaunt Through Life

Murder Underground Broke The Camel's Back

Breaking a book buying addiction... Murder Underground will be my last

Decanted

A selection from the fruit on the web, decanted into this blog for gulping, sipping or throwing into the sink. CLICK ON A POST FOR MORE IMAGES.

ballarinablog

Doodling and stuff

The Peeper Project

Adventures with hens and friends

One hundred days, one hundred creations

An art project documenting a hundred of my artworks in one hundred days.

from the easel...

thoughts on painting, work in progress and exhibition news

ArtStormer

Flash Storms of Art for the Visually Addicted

Newcastle's Casual Reviewer of Art

An artist with a penchant for writing!

Implied Spaces

Between Realities

kelleysdiy

Where Creativity and Imagination Creates Wonderful Ideas for Your Home!

The Journey of My Left Foot (whilst remembering my son)

I have Malignant Melanoma, my son had Testicular Cancer

Almostfinnish's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

design and style report

love of design and style in all things

Fieldnotes

by Periwinkleblur

Her Diffident Way

The only way I know

The New Renaissance Mindset

Hope For the Infinitely Curious , the Jack of all Trades, & the Multipotentialite

White Outs

A sporadic cartoon from Paul White

Inchoate

A Journey Through Photography

Tonicheeks

tongue in both cheeks

hatsuyume

Words and pictures

Jillian K Mitchell

Making your world more beautiful

Funk's House of Geekery

Movies, Comics, Books, Games and Other Things Geeks Love

Linah A. Sofi

Personal Blogger

The Darkest Fairytale

I dreamed i could fall asleep.

Red Lips and Bibliomaniacs

Random Musings of a Book Aficionado

Alanemartinez's Blog

Just another day in the trenches...

Art Portfolio

Chun Wang

Palomar College

Student Art Showcase

Blanche Ellis

Artwork & Illustration

the Diligent Observer

the Generous Offerings of a Diligent Observer with a Vigorous Imagination

Gareth Jones | Original Abstracts

Landscape Paintings ~ Tachisme ~ Mark Making

Kate Smith

Artist | Illustrator

Caffeinated Karen

Cafe sketching around the world. Updated Tuesdays and Fridays.

PAPER TWISTS

Digital Collage and Design

Believe in Art

Bernard Mathysse's Artwork

NadiaDrawing

Nadia's Learning Log (Drawing Skills)

Josephinesun

sketches, pictures, character design

%d bloggers like this: