Tag Archives: Appleton Marsh

Dark Intrigue Surrounds Doris Brazil

Dear Doris, Thanks for your thank-you note which arrived today. I am glad to see that the Appleton Marsh Post Office has finally got the hang of airmail. The note, and your recent blog post actually caused me some alarm … Continue reading

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Looters and Vandals strike Appleton Marsh

Dear Doris, I was so sorry to hear about the damage to the plate glass window at Doris Brazil Ladies Wear. I know Don has been disgruntled since he lost his job at Modern Man and of course looking after … Continue reading

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A let down for Appleton Marsh

Dear Doris, I am so embarrassed. I arrived back in Itchy Ankle this evening to find Mayor Pepe’s invitation to help him turn on the Appleton Marsh Christmas lights. I realize the town has been ablaze with neon poinsettias, crackers … Continue reading

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Jonathan’s Permanent Erection–a snapshot for Doris Brazil

Dear Doris, The candlelight vigil was thoughtful but really, was it wise to allow Flo near a naked flame? I completely understand why Audrey failed to show–after the Crispy Pancake incident, she is bound to be nervous. Anyhow, we survived. According … Continue reading

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Doris and the Crone: Our names in large print

Huge excitement Doris–I’ve submitted both our blogs to Webster’s Webwatch at the Oldie–you know, that magazine you and Flo catch up with when you go to get your corns done. They were soliciting links to websites of particular interest to the … Continue reading

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Just A Rhinestone Cowgirl–But Much-Loved by Doris Brazil

The following is an excerpt from Doris’s latest letter, which was waiting for me when I stepped off the plane and back into wireless range. After spending the preceding week on a state of high alert (DBLW DefCon 1), at last the … Continue reading

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The Advance Upon Appleton Marsh

What went wrong, Blabs. After putting out the bunting and hiding Flo out of sight, I waited, and I waited. Ever since I heard you were coming, and I told Margaret Chaff, Connie Jackson, Audrey Brown and the rest of … Continue reading

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Closing in on Appleton Marsh

Dear Doris, Well, I’m back in London and find it curiously unchanged—I arrived last night to pouring rain and industrial inaction on the Tube. I’m staying in a tall terraced house in Camden in a room that overlooks the main road, … Continue reading

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No Blue Plaque for the Blarney Crone

Just look what Doris Brazil unearthed in the Appleton Marsh Sue Ryder shop! HOCO POCO (Head of Commemorative Objects, Plastic, Onyx, Ceramic Only) at the BBC had this fired just before I set sail for America all those years ago. I hadn’t realized … Continue reading

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Seven Letters across the Atlantic.

In which Doris becomes a Facebook Friend and learns the ropes of Lexulous Dear Blabs, These days ‘a night on the tiles’ for Flo and I means an evening hunched over a Scrabble board. You are a veritable Leonard Sachs … Continue reading

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