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Month: June 2013

Message from a Hostel – Doc’s new travelling shed

Before the Archbishop could say another word the Manager shouted out “the clock struck one” and both the Manager and Nora pressed the start button on the Higulator. The Higulator fired up and they vanished right in front of the Archbishops guards. The Manager had cleverly worked out the coordinates and time zone to land in the Great Hall of King Henry VIII. At the precise time that the King was about to enter and proceed with his daily rulings. This process involved the court Lords and Ladies who would enter the room to present their case for judgement in front of King Henry VIII. The Manager had landed Nora, Archbishop Cranmer and herself right at the moment Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn entered the Great Hall. “Archbishop you present yourself and these two lovely ladies in by presence, I was not expecting you here today,” said the King. Henry VIII took his place on his great throne with Anne Boleyn by his side. The Archbishop was mumbling for words as he had already informed the King that both Nora and the Manager had been executed. He was very nervous that the King might recognize both of them. Before the Archbishop could find his words Nora shouted out. “Might the Great King let me introduce myself? I am Lady Nora of the Castle Blayney. Your Archbishop has been kind enough to welcome us into his great house as guests and wanted to introduce us too you. This is my good friend, Lady Catherine of Ontario.” “Yes your Majesty, I wanted to inform you in private on their arrival before they were introduced to your court,” added the Archbishop. “I felt it important, as these two lovely ladies bring some special news and inventions. Which they will share with you only in private, my King.” “This is very odd Archbishop,” replied King Henry VII. “I will grant them a private hearing after today’s court. I had a very strange dream about a Lady Catherine, so I am intrigued to hear more of your news from her and the inventions you speak off.” “Lord Cromwell, inform the Court I am ready to hear the first case for judgement.” “Lady Nora got you out of that fine mess nicely. I could detect your were uncomfortable with the Kings questions,” said the Manager to the Archbishop. “You tricked me Lady Catherine”. “I tricked you to save our hides”, replied the Manager. “I feel we can now help each other”. Meanwhile Doc Higgins was putting the finishing touches to his new travelling time shed. “Al, we are almost ready to go and find the two girls. I just have to fix a new Higulator to the shed wall and we are off to bring Nora and the Manager back to the future”. “Hey Doc the shed looks great. I can’t wait to get going and finding my Nora,” replied Alistair. To be continued……..  

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Message from a Hostel – The Clock Struck One

“My good ladies, more persuasive methods might be called for to extract the answers I require,” said the Archbishop As the guards enter the room Nora shouts. “I’ have been questioned by better guards than yours Archie Boy. Bring on your torture.” “Soldiers, remove these two ladies to the dungeons where I can extract the answers I need. Place this contraption in my gold room and make sure it is guarded night and day,” ordered the Archbishop. “Before you have us taken to the dungeons may I suggest that both Lady Nora and I start the Higulator as you hold it and we show you the powers of this machine,” said the Manager. “Does this not show a willingness to cooperate and demonstrate good will on our behalf? You can experience its power right now,” said the Manager. “I suspect Lady Catherine that this is some sort of trickery,” replied the Archbishop. “If you are holding onto the Higulator, won’t this give you reassurance?,” responded the Manager. “I will agree Lady Catherine only if Lady Nora of the Castle Blayne remains in this room with my guards.” I will hold the contraption with you only, Lady Catherine, “replied the Archbishop. “I will need Lady Nora though, just to help me start the Higulator. Nora you remember how the Doc used his Ben Lang to provide the instructions to start the Higulator,” said the Manager. I will give the same instructions. Archbishop can you stand over here beside Nora and place you right hand on this part of the Higulator. Please make sure not to let go.” “Right Nora I will set the Tick-Tock for the bird lime of the mouse ran up –you get my drift?,”said the Manager. “Tick -Tock, bird lime, mouse ran up, did you just get a blow to the head Manager?” asked Nora. “No Nora. Think of the Doc’s Ben Lang and work it out, Hickory Dickory”. Oh! said Nora. “I got you now” as she winked back to the Manager. “Nice one Nora,” replied the Manager. “So Archbishop we are just talking about the launch procedures and counting up to three before we press the start button “ Nora was trying to work out in her head the Doc’s Ben Lang for the Hickory Dickory Dock and what number the mouse ran up or down the clock at. “Okay Lady Nora, Okay Archbishop. Are we set to go; I mean start the Higulator” asked the Manager “Hold it, Lady Catherine we are just starting the Higulator and not disappearing anywhere,” said Archbishop Crammer. Before the archbishop could say another word the Manager shouted the clock struck one and both the Manager and Nora pressed the start button on the Higulator. To be continued…….  

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