Jungle Jolly

7 Aug

It’s that time of year: the local kids come to watch Auntie Tilly dress up in funny clothes and act out execrable but well-intentioned scripts.  Yes, Church Holiday Club is upon us once more.

It was more 'Pirates of Penance' than 'Penzance'

It seemed like a good idea last year when I volunteered; and I did enjoy it, which is why I volunteered again.  But I forgot how scared I felt beforehand.  I’m sitting here with caterpillar offspring where my stomach should be, and not liking it.

It also means, of course, beloved readers, that I won’t be around as much this week.  I know, I know, it was selfish of me to schedule the decorating week so close to the holiday club week, but what could I do?  I am much in demand, as I told the vicar when I cornered him about pleeeeease letting me in again.

They had to accept my help when they realised that the theme was jungle and I’m the only one who’s lived in Africa, so I have all the great props.  I didn’t let on that in Africa we have bush, not jungle.  It’s a common misconception and the kids won’t know the difference so don’t you say anything.

I have scheduled some short posts for you.  I will get to your blogs and comments but I may be a day or two late.  Don’t desert me.

Now, where did I put that spear?  I’ll need it for the lion.*

*Spot the deliberate mistake.



I’m having a giggle to myself this morning.  Adding my tags, I used ‘jungle’ and thought I should include ‘bush’, because people confuse the two.  One of this post’s themes is mistakes.  A lot of people are going to be seriously annoyed when they Google President Bushisms and find themselves reading this.

Never misunderestimate the power of a good tag.

23 Responses to “Jungle Jolly”

  1. vivenne blake August 7, 2011 at 18:35 #

    Break a leg and don’t mention the Scottish play.


  2. nrhatch August 7, 2011 at 19:17 #

    Hope you have FUN. And I ain’t lion! 😛


  3. siggiofmaine August 7, 2011 at 20:15 #

    I think it would be a relief to google “bush” and get this…
    the kids may not understand how it happened, but I don’t under estimate the power of a child’s mind….now, the adults may be left scratching their heads, but they deserve it.
    ☮ ♥. Siggi in Downeast Maine


  4. Tammy August 7, 2011 at 20:32 #

    it will be good for them to google bush and find you!


  5. sarsm August 7, 2011 at 22:25 #

    Don’t be nervous, you’ll be brilliant.

    Enjoy yourself and we want PICTURES!!!


  6. kateshrewsday August 7, 2011 at 22:25 #

    I hope there will be photos: Auntie Tilly in costume is a matter of great interest to her readers!


  7. barb19 August 7, 2011 at 22:59 #

    Good luck with the play, I’m sure you will have them eating out of your hands Tilly! Hope we see some pics of you in costume!


    • Tilly Bud August 8, 2011 at 08:54 #

      There may be one or two. It won’t be a great costume; just some old clothes, probably.


  8. Big Al August 8, 2011 at 00:58 #

    Pre-written posts? That’s like going to a 5-star restaurant and being served frozen TV dinners. Well, I guess day-old Tilly Bud is better than none at all.

    Have fun in your Thespian endeavors. (I carefully spell-checked that last comment.)


    • Tilly Bud August 8, 2011 at 08:55 #


      More of my posts are pre-written than I let on…maybe. Or maybe I’m just saying that…


  9. Paula Tohline Calhoun August 8, 2011 at 02:27 #

    My eldest brother and his wife had two children – a boy and a girl, about 4 1/2 years apart. After the girl, Susan, was born, my brother John went home to tell their son Chris that he had a little sister. Chris looked up at his Dad and said, “The baby was inside of Mommy?” to which John replied “Yes.” Chris then said, “The baby came out of Mommy?” John once again confirmed. Chris sat for a few seconds then looked up at his Dad and said, in all sincerity, “Boy, I sure would like to have seen that!”

    That was my feeling as I read your post. I sure would like to see your holiday club offering! 😆


  10. gigihawaii August 8, 2011 at 02:30 #



  11. Christina Does It All August 8, 2011 at 02:34 #

    hehehe. i love it! you are awesome 🙂


  12. gobetweenflames August 8, 2011 at 18:11 #

    Remember Tilly, lions live in grasslands not jungles and that we don’t have tigers in Africa 😀 Good luck and have loads of fun – and take some pics.


  13. earlybird August 11, 2011 at 06:33 #

    Sounds brilliant – I hope the Hub takes a video.


    • Tilly Bud August 11, 2011 at 15:29 #

      Nope – he doesn’t do church. Or early mornings. 🙂


  14. eof737 August 11, 2011 at 07:57 #

    I bet it went well anyway. Best wishes! 🙂


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