Martin Makes Me Laugh!

Well…it is Tuesday Newsday again! I had to spend some time in hospital yesterday – which effected my plans for yesterday. But nevermind – it was a case of needs must! I am alright…I am sore inside. It’s the same old problem…brain playing up and wreaking havoc on other parts of me that depend on it. I cannot tell you how frustrating a situation it is – except I am refusing to let the frustration get to me. Instead I am live live living!!!

I was unable to spend time working on any of the posts in my drafts folder, so I thought instead I would share with you one of the funniest stories I have read from another blogger this month. I absolutely loved it! You can probably tell because I have clogged up Martin’s comments section.

The Newbury Short Story Teller

Martin, the creator of the site above has some fantastic stories on his site, but his recent post is one of my favourites so far.

I used to live near Newbury…I will include a few pictures of the countryside down below.

Please take a look at his post, because it is a very funny story, a much better post than anything I could have come up with today for you!:


Here are a few Newbury pictures for you:


What else is Newbury and the surrounding countryside famous for?

The Great British Bake Off tent…

….is erected on the grounds of a property near to Newbury – Welford House.

It is worth a visit each year to see the beautiful snowdrops!

Highclere Castle, which for most Newbury folk was famous as the home of Lord Carnarvon – as in the chap who was with Howard Carter when none other than the tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered.

But nowadays more recognize Highclere Castle as Downton Abbey!

Either way, it is a very beautiful estate. I used to often walk dogs through the estate and nearby Penwood.

Then there is Newbury Racecourse, which admittedly held no interest to me. But I did enjoy seeing beautiful horses throughout the local countryside, especially up at Lambourne and near Kings Clere.

You might bump into Andrew Lloyd-Webber or Princess Kate’s (nee Middleton) parents on a visit to Newbury amongst other folk who reside in the heart of the Southern English countryside.

13 thoughts on “Martin Makes Me Laugh!”

        1. I just read about Keith…he had left the Newbury area it seems prior to his death. They went to live up in Shropshire to be nearer to family.
          He was such a character when he was living in Berkshire. It was December 2017 I think it said when he died…I must have completely missed that. Still I missed the news about George Michael too….someone told me many months after.

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  1. Wow, Crushy! Thank you for the surprise and very welcome plug – You are so kind. Newbury is a lovely town, but it is populated by the oddest of people which is good news for equally odd short story writers like me. I trust your hospital time is over and your week ahead is all marshmallows and cushions. Thank you again – I am really touched. I’ve not added too many stories lately as I’m putting the final touches to self-publishing an anthology of 17 Newbury-based tales. The final proof copy is due early next week – I’m very excited…

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    1. Ooooh that’s great. Is this anthology going to be something that we can buy on Amazon or elsewhere?

      I have had a day of rest today after being in hospital. Still feel sore inside. I have three long days of work ahead – which I am a tad worried about…

      Look forward to more great stories from you M!


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