So, who wants to help ... to rattle on in the cellar?


#4543

Something I seldom do.
Nothing against dwarves, I’m not speciesist or anything. It’s just the axes.
And the quaffing songs.
And the bar snacks. Either Bombay Grit, salted pebbles or rat onna stick

wiv no ketchup.


#4544

Down with dwarves.

Poor Mr Bee is proper poorly wivva cold. I must endeavour to collect bottles from the kirk, in the morn, not for our future libations, but for the bottle tombola (which we host on Saturday). The Vicar may be the only one with transport, so I’ll be looking to him. We had intended to attend a funeral, in the afternoon, but that’s unlikely, now. Friends have invited us for dinner and I may need to cancel that, as Himself is failing.
I do hope that Hedgers isn’t similarly afflicted with the ague.

Good nights, all, from yer bee.

Soo xx


#4545

As it happens we have an Axe behind the bar. It belongs to That Fish.


#4546

Strangely comforting.

Soo xx


#4547

Have this, for bedtime.
Soo (otb)


#4548

De Googlified:


#4549

Poor Mr Soo

Gin fer you, & his Medicinal Summat of choice

Carinthia.xx


#4550

Am completely wrung out , having written 3 letters of Condolence

Famous Grouse is being taken

Carinthia.xx


#4551

Hugs and thoughts with you dear Chatelaine


#4552

Morning all

Bacon butties ready

I am awaiting a father and son pair of plumbers and electricians to fettle the range and the stove for winter

Lovely pair who are both dual trades so they are the registered fettlers for our ironmongery

They are lovely and clean chimneys and take away soot and everyfink


#4553

And very love!y she is, but a lot less use than a marlin spike when things turn rowdy in a confined space.


#4554

True, that’s wot the little stabby knives are for. Me muvver brought me up right. Never get caught wiv a little stabby knife, she said, they’ll think yer a furriner.


#4555

…or worse, an Archer


#4556

Being hit in the gut by an axe travelling end-on horizontally and at speed is fairly discouraging in a bar-room brawl. Far more so than a mere chair.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t swing axes over your head much in combat; unlike logs, people are too likely to belt or stab you in your undefended torso while the axe and your arms are out of the way. You use them as you would a quarterstaff with a sharp edge at one end.


#4557

I fink Gus is considering the rugby-scrum model of a pub fight. The Wise Fish does indeed stay well back from such exercises. The Wise Bird was in an entirely different pub and can produce friends to prove it.


#4558

The Wise Fish in a pub fight retires with a bottle to behind a pillar, and bashes people over the head with it selectively as they come past.


#4559

Yardaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarm!
In the interests of world peace and concord.
Soo xx


#4560

Gawds, yes, Soo

F’Dave has been to inspect the vehicule & will repair it next week

Carinthia.xx


#4561

Are you sure yer muvver didn’t say ‘furrier’?


#4562

Correct. The best kind, imo