A-Z Challenge Day 6

Post 1646. Friday April 6

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



Rosey loves growing flowers and still has a corner of her parent’s garden she calls her own. Their village holds an annual produce show and since childhood, Rosey has entered the competition for the best floral exhibit.

I dropped by last time and immediately spotted Rosey, resplendent in a baggy flower print dress, patterned rubber boots and a straw hat encircled by wildflowers. She couldn’t wait to show me her entry, and I must say I was very impressed.

Rosey noticed a display of huge arum lilies and couldn’t resist sniffing one up close. As you may be aware lilies are notorious for staining anything that comes in contact with their pollen, so for the rest of the afternoon, her nose resembled a carrot! Someone even joked she should enter it in the vegetable section!

Just when I thought Rosey had got through the day without incident, she bumped into the chrysanthemums bench. Well, one vase toppled, and her attempts to catch it caused a domino effect. There was a stunned silence until Rosey started giggling and in no time at all everyone joined in! She didn’t win a prize, but her sweet peas got ‘highly commended’.

Rosey is thinking of getting an allotment, a little piece of land with a wooden shed and a bird table. I hope she does. She’s clearly quite green fingered, and very orange nosed!


Tomorrow G is for Grannie

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On this day last year, I took you for a drink at Amble Bays’ pub, The Fish Inn. To revisit click HERE


51 thoughts on “A-Z Challenge Day 6

  1. randommusings29 Apr 6, 2018 / 00:57

    I’m glad everyone saw the funny side 🙂

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  2. messymimi's meanderings Apr 6, 2018 / 01:12

    Sometimes when there’s such a big mess up, the only thing to do is laugh. If she can grow flowers and vegetables, she should get an allotment.

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 6, 2018 / 08:11

      She currently looking for one. I should keep her out of mischief – or not!


  3. priyareflects Apr 6, 2018 / 03:28

    A lighthearted piece. Love it. Rosey seems like a lovely person, I must read her posts.

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  4. Varad Apr 6, 2018 / 06:22

    Oh, Rosey! Not a moment passes without her making it memorable (one way or the other) Delightful, Keith.

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  5. Moon Apr 6, 2018 / 08:22

    I loved Rosy’s dress for the floral exhibit, especially her patterned rubber boots. I also loved her carrot nose . I am happy she is even more popular now.🙂🙂
    Wonderful story, Keith. Smiling as I type. Thanks.

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  6. Lavanya Apr 6, 2018 / 10:05

    Green fingered and orange nosed… Bwahahahha… Hope Rosey got off with out some **natural** perm colouring after the competition!

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  7. Akshata Ram Apr 6, 2018 / 10:36

    Rosie seems like a flower girl, love her ability to laugh st herself


  8. Kalpanaa Apr 6, 2018 / 12:55

    The more I read about Rosey, the more I like her – orange nose, giggles and all.

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  9. Kimberly Apr 6, 2018 / 13:00

    What a character. I’ll have to bookmark your site and come back for more episodes! I love that this challenge is showing me so many new blogs! I’ll be back. Thank you!

    Passing Down the Love A-Z

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 6, 2018 / 13:42

      That’s what I love about the challenge too! Thanks for dropping by Kimberly.


  10. Jacqui Murray Apr 6, 2018 / 15:02

    She’s like an oversized Labrador who knocks things over but no one could possibly get mad at such an ear-flapping, tail-wagging, joy.

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  11. hilarymb Apr 6, 2018 / 15:03

    Hi Keith – Rosey seems to have a nose that leads her into exploits which allow for lots of laughter and giggles to take the sting out of the tale – cheers Hilary

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  12. Shilpa Garg Apr 6, 2018 / 15:41

    Ah! Glad that the mishap at the chrysanthemum bench was laughed off by one and all. Hope nothing got broken?

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  13. Sascha Darlington Apr 6, 2018 / 19:36

    Such fun. I love that they are so light-hearted. I could seriously read a book about her.


    • Sascha Darlington Apr 6, 2018 / 19:36

      seriously read a funny book…oh, well, is that an oxymoron or is it just me? 🙂


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 6, 2018 / 22:45

      Funny you should mention that. It is something I’m thinking of doing! So pleased you are enjoying them, Sascha

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      • Sascha Darlington Apr 7, 2018 / 00:58

        I hope you do. As a reader, we need more humorous tales. We have far too much dark and tragic in a world that is currently dark and tragic.

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  14. diedre Apr 11, 2018 / 18:07

    Oh yes! Rosie needs a wooden shed and bird table 😉 Wait, what is a bird table?


    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 12, 2018 / 07:31

      It’s a pole with a tray thing on where you put bird food! I guess you have a different name for it! Cheers Diedre


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