Monday, February 1, 2010


Lynne and 'Mantha are out shopping. Lynne tells 'Mantha that when she was young she thinks she was very indecisive. 'Mantha asks Lynne if that is still true now she is older to which Lynne replies that she's not so sure.

The shop Lynne and 'Mantha are in is quite empty. That would make this a weekday unless the shop is either very unfashionable or extremely exclusive. Lynne and 'Mantha do seem sometimes to be trying too hard with their outfits so maybe they have no fashion sensibility. That said, they do go to a lot of dinner and garden parties so you would think that they do keep up with trends.

This shop is called Murma. It is an interesting name because it sounds like murmer but is spelt differently thus showing it is hip. The term murmer implies that it gains its reputation from word of mouth. This word of mouth isn't working too well at the moment judging by the amount of shoppers.

After picking up a variety of dresses. Lynne and 'Mantha have opted to just take a couple of bras each. They may be going to the register but they could be going to try them on before purchasing. It is most likely that Murma is a very high end store and although the dresses were nice, they were way out of Lynne and 'Mantha's price range. They do however desperately want to be seen carrying a Murma bag so they went for underwear which is the cheapest item in the shop. Luckily the people on the high street aren't to know what's in their bags so it could look like that they have bought very expensive dresses in the most talked about shop this side of Kingston.


  1. Lynne spends her day idly trying out stand up routines. Is 'Mantha a patsy or a willing sidekick? Does she go home and try to make sense of the gags with her drunken husband sammy? Does she lie awake unsure as to whether Lynne, her prettier friend with a sober husband, is subtly mocking her?

    An unhappy life, we may conclude.

    But when French and Saunders make their TV debut later on in the 80s, Lynne will be sick with yellow, bilious, jealous rage.


  2. I think you're right Somni. Lynne obviously hasn't noticed the early Eighties rise of alternative comedy and is still in thrall to Cannon and Ball or The Krankies. When she realises just how old hat her style is and how far her hero Stan Boardman has fallen, she will be devastated.