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By Madai the Labrador - 1st October 2018 7:00am
It's me, Madai the Labrador, reporting to you on the comings and goings around Minshull. As you may have guessed from the title — in case you haven't looked out the window or checked the website — autumn is with us again and the Minshull dancers are donning their sparkly costumes ready for Monday nights at the village hall, aka the Tower Ballroom. Before we get on with the blog I have to say that I'm not impressed with your attempts to find last month's pun — even with the hint (soup) I gave you after a few weeks. Baxter, the new black Labrador being a bit condensed — Baxter, think soup, think Campbell's condensed ..... Baxter being a puppy so a bit condensed. I don't know why I bother!
Back to the blog: I took themselves out for a walk the other day and while I was busy killing and chasing stick,s otherwise known as proper dog duties, they amused themselves by picking (himself adds "being pricked by" — I think I'll have to help you here, sloes are the fruit of the Blackthorn, clue is in the name!) a big bag of sloes. And they were slow, took them ages. No they're not for what you think, but for apple and sloe jelly (search me, I'd prefer the gin). So while they were fiddling about I was doing my chasse's and shimmies practising the foxtrot. So, its but a quick step to the title's link here (as I've obviously got to help you) that slow, slow, quick, quick, slow is the dance step sequence for the foxtrot — one of the dances that the "Strictly Minshull" team attempted to master last season and will continue to fail to do so this autumn. Having watched themselves practising I can safely report that where the "Strictly Minshull" team fall down (literally) is in the lack of both celebrities and professionals. Dan Steacher does his best, but sorry guys, Anton and Nadiya you ain't!
Well that's enough nonsense for this month. Himself has put another EASY pun in my blog. Can you find it?Answers as usual on a post-card to firstname.lastname@example.org — a slice of squirrel pie to the first correct answer or two if you fail to get it.
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