Sunday, June 28, 2015

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Coronation Street Weekly Update - June 27 2015

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.


This week on Corrie, two babies were lost.
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Friday, June 26, 2015

The 80p tortoise

When I was a kid, one summer holiday from school, I decided I wanted a tortoise. I must have done a project on them at school or something, that's how my interest was usually piqued about things.  And I'd seen tortoises in The Fish Bowl, the pet shop in town and decided right then that a tortoise was the pet for me. They were easier than having a dog. There'd be no walking it twice a day to do and all I'd have to do to feed it was chuck a bit of lettuce in its box every now and then. As a pet it was easy, peasy but not very squeezy.

My mam said I could have one, as long as I saved up for it myself.   And so I did. All summer I saved and I saved until I had the required amount - a whopping 80p. Weeks later, with the money in my hot little hand, I trooped back to The Fish Bowl with my mam ready to hand over my 80p in exchange for my new pet.

However, there was bad news. It was worse than bad, I was devastated. There had been some sort of a ban on importing tortoises into the country. There were no more tortoises left in the shop, or the country, apparently. I remember asking the shopkeeper if he could order one in for me, but I also remember him using the words 'ban on importing' as if I should know what it meant. I didn't. I did know that I'd saved up for nothing. I was bereft. All I wanted was a tortoise.

We left the shop and went home. I was upset but also in a dilemma. I now had the grand sum of 80p to spend to my heart's delight on something other than a tortoise. I bought a tennis racquet instead.

I hated that tennis racquet for not being a tortoise.
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Coronation Street Weekly Update - two rovers return and one funeral

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.


This week on Corrie, many characters returned and one said a final goodbye. 
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Travel agents - worth their weight in golden rays

I've been trying to book a holiday.  Easy, you'd think, what with the internet and everything.  Well, yes, sort of.

But having hit a snag with dates and availability, I decided to do something old-fashioned and called in to see a travel agent today.  She also had trouble finding the dates and availability, but what she did offer was worth her weight in gold. Having been to the island I wanted to book, she knew the resorts and recommended another, which is well worth a look.

She was also chatty. 

Very chatty.

I was there far longer than I wanted to be, while she tried her utmost to find me a holiday I wanted and could afford.  She almost did it too. When I check out her recommendation I'll be going back to see her to give her the booking as she was so helpful. 

Sometimes doing things the old way is the best way indeed.

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I'm on twitter @flaming_nora

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Coronation Street Weekly Update - sons, secrets and lies

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.


This week on Corrie, Todd finally got what he deserved. ______
I'm on twitter @flaming_nora

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Coronation Street Weekly Update - fire and a smashed-up Liz

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here.


This week on Corrie, Liz's beehive was a joy to behold. 
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I'm on twitter @flaming_nora
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