Have a Cuppa with Shirley (or Martin)
Hold your horses. Im not twenty anymore! Can you give me a minute? All right then, who is it? Oh, you again. Looking for Shirley, are you? Well, shes gone down to Veras. Left last week right after your visit and hasnt come back yet. I dont know why she ran off like she did. One minute shes nattering on about spending a quiet evening at home and the next shes packing her bags and heading for the bus stop. Women.
Well, I suppose youll be wanting a cup of tea whilst youre here. Mind you find a clean cup. Not up to me to be washing up after people. I have plenty to do for myself, I do. The springll be here soon enough, you know, and theres no one to help get ready for it but me. Whats that you say? No, theres no sugar. Mind the milkEmma's been around you know. That one's got a face on her as could shrivel a cow's tit, and the personality to match. Frank's a fool. What's that? Sour is it? Well I warned you, didn't I? You'll have to pick out the floaters.
Johnll be coming up for a few days. He rang to say hed be staying in the big house and wasnt sure hed have time for a proper visit. Hell change is mind been puttering with me in the garden since he was a wee lad.
Well, Ill tell Shirley you stopped by. Cant say when shell be back. Im off to mix the compostshut the door when you go.