A-Z Challenge Day 4


Post 1643. Wednesday April 4

My Friend Rosey has been a feature of my blog since I set it up twelve years ago. To read all about her in 200 or so words, click HERE



I was in an Italian restaurant with Rosey the other evening.

“Scusami calamari” she called out. I pointed out she’d just tried to attract the attention of a squid!

It’s ‘scusami cameriere‘ I said. Her second attempt was more successful, and Adriano the waiter came to our table with some menus.

“Una birra per favore” I said. Rosey requested a Limoncello.

“With ice Signora?” he asked.

“Yessa pleasa” said Rosey, “but fresh ice, none of that frozen stuff”.  She thought her quip was quite funny, but Adriano gave us a dismissive look as if to say ‘I makka d’ joka round ‘ere’.

She’s always more interested in others’ conversations than ours and she overheard something mildly scandalous under discussion at the next table. Rosey, who had a fork of sauce-laden spaghetti en-route to her open mouth, suddenly froze. The spaghetti, however, decided not to take part in her game of statues and slid from the fork and down the front of her once white blouse.

I had gelato to follow and she had tiramisu, most of which made it to her mouth. We’re going for a Chinese next week. Wish me luck!


Tomorrow E is for Employment

Previous episodes – A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A1On this day last year, I told you all about Amble Bay’s pub landlord, Dapper Dan. To revisit click HERE




56 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 4”

  1. Rosey has my sympathy. It takes real talent to keep spaghetti on a fork at the best of times. She will learn, as I have, that white blouses only go with Alfredo sauces and blanc manges.

    And liguistically, getting the right combination of sounds… I could tell you some real bloopers that went over in Montreal… like the company advertising gloves with a “Mesh back for snug fit.” They used a translation programme to produce the French version, which said en francais, “Netted back for comfortable apoplectic fit.


  2. Give her a hint not to wear white – oyster sauce on spotless is not a good look! 🙂 Best of luck.

    Just wanted to say this series is as delightful as Amble Bay was last year – thank you!

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  3. Like Rosey, I love listening to conversations of other people – it’s so much fun to draw inferences from partial information. I am wicked, I know. 😀
    I hope she is able to remove the stain from her white blouse. 😀


    1. I once suggested Rosey should get a large plastic refuse sack, cut a hole in it to put her head through, and wear it as an all over clothes protector. I meant it as a joke, so and when she turned up at the pub actually wearing one I was rendered speechless!


  4. Visiting for the first time and catching up with your A-D posts. Glad to meet Rosie who is better than a pretend friend. Dining out Italian, delicious. If you read you may want to come and visit this year’s theme…..BOOKSTORES, their architecture, location and great people who sell books, one of my addictions. Bring Rosie along! Stephenyhoughtlin.com

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    1. Welcome to the crazy world of Rosey P! What I like best about a bookstore is the smell when you walk through the door! I’ll certainly come looking for you the first opportunity. However, I’m not sure bringing Rosey is a very good idea. She caused chaos in her local library the other day and they were still sorting out the shelves when I dropped in this morning!


  5. Hi Keith – I thought she was going to eat her spaghetti and then have a convulsive attack listening to the other conversation about someone she perhaps once knew – delightful – cheers Hilary


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