A deathly silence fell upon the room like a thick, woolly blanket.
A smirk, always dancing on the edge of a full-blown smile, crept across Joanne's face as she hugged the sofa cushion just a little tighter.
Geoffrey's wine glass paused on it's way towards his lips as he suddenly found the curtains of great interest..
Sidney looked at a painting on the wall and shuffled his backside slightly sideways in his armchair. He made a low grunting noise which, I think was intended as a 'harrumph' of disapproval!
An odour, which hinted at the presence of an as yet undiscovered corpse in the room, filled the air.
Marjorie returned at this moment from the kitchen carrying a tray laden with cheese and cracker.
She came to an immediate halt. "Oh, my goodness!"
Tinsel, the cat, rose from her sleeping place by the hearth, sniffed the air, then with a flick of her tail, strutted from the room. She cast us a look that quite clearly said "You lot are worse than dogs"!
I swilled my brandy around the glass and watched as a few bubbles spun like small, hyperactive goldfish.
"I think," said Marjorie as soon as her cerebral functions had been restored.
"I think, with hindsight, that serving baked beans for dinner was possibly a mistake".
I looked up.
"but I love baked beans" I said.
"A-ha!" said Joanne, Geoffrey and Sidney in unison as they all made a move to follow Tinsel.
"I'm only human!" I said, but the damage had already been done.
Strangely, I have never been invited to Marjorie's house for dinner again.
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This blog was originally started as a thread on the forum pages of an animal rescue site. Now it's here!
The articles you find in here are purely for entertainment (yours and mine) and (with one or two exceptions) are all tongue-in-cheek chronicles of the World (my bit, anyway) as I see it.
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