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The Robbing Butcher - Immortalized At Last

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MhorOrLessTheMustress Sat 14-Mar-20 19:25:00

Here continues the tale of the Robbing Butcher, his whimsical opening hours, and TheMustressMhor's daily quest for his finest produce.

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7Penguins Sat 14-Mar-20 19:40:02

<moves to the new sofa and drops dramatically>

You can tell I don’t like being ill, right? I’m so full of woe grin

PenguinOrHippo Sat 14-Mar-20 20:58:03

< tip-toes in through the door >

A new home! This calls for celebration 🍾

Did I mention that Mr Hippo got the gin at last? And tonic!! Only need to get lemon now.

Sitting here with a large glass of wine, trying to find something uplifting on TV ! Mr Hippo kindly showed me (rewound) a part of Ant and Dec (was live).

Two women were going to the Hippodrome to watch some men dancing in only jeans and bare upper body (why is not clear). Suddenly, their husbands appeared with the dancers (also with bare upper body). The looks on the women’s faces were price less. One of the them were using quite bad language on live TV when asked what was going through her head. She was asked “who are you here with?”. Answer “my mum”. Interviewer to the man “so you have now stripped for both your wife and your mother-in-law?” grin

CleansUpPenguinPoo Sat 14-Mar-20 22:13:03

Hello Mustress Mhor or less - lovely to find you all here! Several of my robbing supermarkets have run out of loo roll but luckily I'm prepared... ta da!

APenquinIsCuttingthegrass Sun 15-Mar-20 01:23:50

Raises a glass 🥃 to Mhor and feels as though the MN world is balanced again.

I am salivating at the thought of Pear frangipani ... I have no pears to make it though. The mixed fruit is soaking in Yorkshire tea to make tea loaf tomorrow instead

APenquinIsCuttingthegrass Sun 15-Mar-20 01:24:48

PenguinPoo that is genius

PenguinOrHippo Sun 15-Mar-20 09:21:01

Love the panic room, I want one grin

Myimaginarypenguinhasfleas Sun 15-Mar-20 13:14:06

Hope you are feeling better today, 7. Can you get out and about or is that impossible? (Feeling completely stir crazy myself)

7Penguins Sun 15-Mar-20 19:00:42

Not up to going out yet, Mischief. Just lying down at every opportunity blush

WaddiMiss Sun 15-Mar-20 19:08:14

Hey ladies i found you again! I havent been on mumsnet much recently. And then i posted on the old thread 😂

How are we all? Its all abit surreal at the moment isnt it!

Corna has not found us yet despite patients coughing and sneezing on me and stealing my pen!

MhorOrLessTheMustress Sun 15-Mar-20 19:20:57

For newbies and those of a nostalgic bent, previous thread:

The Robbing Butcher - Bemused by the Patio at FrogMhor Cottage

Cindersindoors Sun 15-Mar-20 19:23:59

It’s all getting a tad eerie here

The rules are changing all the time

But I have cake and scones

And one is allowed out for buying necessities
Or to help some one

Most shops will be shut

yoloPenguinsEatfish Sun 15-Mar-20 19:51:06

Having made a mega faux pas by starting new fred, it took me at least 10 minutes to work out how to report myself. How very different from the home life of our own dear queen, etc etc.

Anyway I have slapped my own wrist, publicly, so hope that's enough!

Just had toast and honey for tea, and lashings of wine.

How's everyone's stress levels? Health levels? Any other levels you would care to discuss?

PenguinOrHippo Sun 15-Mar-20 19:53:31

It is getting very real here. We found out an hour ago that a tenant in our building (3 flats in total) flew in from Milan last week. She has been in and out constantly and I have buzzed in the postman for her deliveries angry.

Having a large glass of wine at the moment. How are everyone else?

Ilovellamasandpenguins Sun 15-Mar-20 20:05:22

Hope everybody is OK. It’s the unknown that is a bit scarey.

The only level that’s causing concern here is that our Lidl have run out of crisps. That’s not gone down well with Mr Llama, but to cheer himself up he bought a box of 24 beers.

WaddiMiss Sun 15-Mar-20 20:48:15

Oh hippo are you ok? She might not have anything?

Yolo did you hear anymore from your daughter? (Caught up on the last thread not stalking!)

Poor Mr Llama! At least he got the beers?

Your right about the unknown thats what is getting me!
Apart from that all good here, went to aldi and tesco and just couldnt believe how empty the shelves were!
Luckily hubby brought home a jumbo toilet roll from work as we had run out and couldnt get any so we are covered for a bit!

OVienna Sun 15-Mar-20 23:09:40


Myimaginarypenguinhasfleas Mon 16-Mar-20 00:11:19

The old Fred is left hanging, 999 posts.

Who would like to do the honours and turn the lights out?

PenguinOrHippo Mon 16-Mar-20 10:24:46

Good morning < turning on the lights >

The world is crazy. The big Tesco close to us is completely out of loo roll. Luckily we have this lovely family run store on a back street close to us. I picked up some bits and bobs, including a packet of 4 loo rolls. They said “go on, take another packet”. I did!! Feeling like a proper VIP! smile

CleansUpPenguinPoo Mon 16-Mar-20 10:44:12

Who would like to do the honours and turn the lights out?

I did! Hate a hanging chad myself.. Morning all, hope everyone is thriving, love and good wishes to those adjusting meds and or trying to get family home..

LaMarschallin Mon 16-Mar-20 13:31:34


<uncurls from rug in front of woodburner.
Guiltily tries to scuff out LaMa-body-mark on rug with toe>

Mustress is in FrogMohr - all's right with the world!

I've panic-bought a tin of baked beans.
Just the one because I don't really like them.

yoloPenguinsEatfish Mon 16-Mar-20 13:35:21

Afternoon! I have spent the morning in the fresh air painting the fucking Forth Bridge picket fence. Done the easy bits - front and back - now need to do the stupid sides which are fiddly. I actually need a hazmat suit as am Very Messy at this kind of shit.

DD1 currently booked on flight from Geneva Weds pm, waiting nervously for Macron's announcement tonight in case things change.

Anyone seen the PM recently? it's like a game of Where's Wally, or search the Scarlet fucking Pimpernel...

MhorOrLessTheMustress Mon 16-Mar-20 14:11:36

Well now, I have a confession to make and I fear some of you may be disappointed.

I am not the poster I may appear to be.

I have started this fred For A Friend, who has been unavoidably Detained <taps nose> but Who Will Return.

As you were...


LaMarschallin Mon 16-Mar-20 14:33:46

I have started this fred For A Friend

Any friend of the Mustress etc etc

Does this mean I somehow have to regurgitate the huge toast (think "loaf" rather than "single slice") I drank to her return?

Only, I'm still standing on her rug...

yoloPenguinsEatfish Mon 16-Mar-20 15:42:13

well LaM at least you are still standing grin

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