10 Dec

A man told me he liked the look of my aloes today.

I was running a TKOE stall at a Christmas Fair at the time; it made me laugh. Oh, I did have some aloes by the way. In case that sounded totally random.

There was a hilarious moment when one of the other stall holders realised that the wooly shawl she was wearing had shoplifted two bracelets from a neighbouring stall. They were hanging off the fringe. She was very confused but took them straight back.

And another man who seemed to be dressed as a Victorian gentleman, told me that it was a total outrage that decent dominoes had been turned into jewellery, and then swept off.

Raised quite a nice amount anyway, through some steady sales, so it was worth doing.

And here’s a nice message from Hope to all of TKOE and Team Kilburn



14 Responses to “Aloes”

  1. celia butler December 10, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    Never a dull moment! But very entertaining for your readers who don’t have these unusual experiences on such a regular basis, or access to a steady stream of eccentric characters. (Is it something to do with where you live, do you think?) Good to know that the Christmas Fair was worthwhile though.
    Great film from Hope, another strand in Rosie’s legacy. Love to you all. x

  2. Amy December 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    That was lovely! I was smiling yet trying not to cry at the same time! I agree, Rosie is the best! xxx

    • Georgina December 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

      Amy, my darling daughter you, you have just written what I was thinking!!! Love you and Rosie xxxxx Georgina

  3. Michelle December 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Well, you could have warned me I’d need tissues 😉
    What a lovely film (sniffle, sniffle).
    Great that you’ve been making money.
    Loving the blog.
    And I’ll chat to the Fatman and put an order in tomorrow.

  4. Gwen December 11, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    hello Gwen here. really like the hope video. that put a smile my face well done 🙂 rosie still makes everyone smile 🙂 from Gwen xxx

  5. Trudy Robertson. December 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

    It was great to see them having a great time,looks really good fun and some good flat water.well done Jo sounds like you had a good day with the stall.

  6. Andrea Clarke December 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    sounds like an interesting day! i love the outrage of the dominoes guy!
    i watched the video yesterday – brought a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye…and yes, Rosie is the best xx

  7. Coz Al December 11, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    Just watched the film, it’s a lovely message. Although I understand the Victorian gentleman’s view point of breaking up a set of dominoes, I like to think we are simply releasing said dominos from a life of domino slavery and giving it the opportunity to travel and see the world as an adornment and all for a good cause. 🙂

    • Lin December 12, 2011 at 12:24 am #

      Free the dominoes, thats what I say……!
      And even from the depths of galloping food poisoning (groaaannnnn……) the video made me smile….and sniffle a bit too……
      Love and hugs

  8. Coz Al December 12, 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    I have to tell you all this. Cal made me a brilliant meringue birthday cake for yesterday’s family gathering, It was, quite simply, the best and most splendid meringue I’d ever seen. He whipped up cream and rasberries for a filling and the whole thing tasted delish! So delish that it rapidly disappeared, there was none left for seconds and considering how big it was and that there were several other puddings on offer just shows how fab it was. Cal coolly took the compliments in his stride.

    So, I think we need a repeat of this one, Boxing Day maybe? Just to check it was that gorgeous you understand. If he doesn’t get into Foxes they won’t know what they are missing


  9. Helen & Harrie December 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Wow, just watched the film. It was lovely. And on about lovely, I think we all need to try Cals LOVELY pudding. It sounds gorgeous. 

  10. margaret crisp December 13, 2011 at 8:06 am #

    Hi all, am going to make a pavlova for christmas – unless Calum is able to send me one!! Sounds as if it was really good!
    Love the video, and also the picture of Rosie that’s on facebook the knock on effect!

  11. Georgia H December 13, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Meringue cake sounds really nice!
    And what a lovely video, its really nice to see where all the work goes.
    G x

  12. Rose Mayerling December 17, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    How Lovely was that , put a big smile on my face 🙂 you must all be so proud , Thinking of you all at this time , just writting my Christmas cards from TKOE , bit late as usual xxxxxxxx

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