Clearly Besotted May Teasers Day 4: George, Don’t Do That

April 30, 2019 at 8:00 am 7 comments

Hello again! Hope you’re all sitting comfortably? Well I’ll begin 😉

Today’s lesson will be covering the the new set ‘Being Schooled’ is really rather good and also why it’s always best to listen to what the teacher has to say!

I do love a well stocked classroom. Most of us who know teachers, know that they often kit out lots of it using their own pay, but that’s another discussion for a separate time.

Here’s my scene and the background is from the other new stamp set ‘Picture It Classroom’.

Imagine if you will, that the most of class are actually off ill. It started off with Ethel being slightly sick at home, but much to the other parents annoyance she was still sent into school and did a rather good job of infecting most of the class because she just loved to hug, kiss and lick the other kids.

Two are left. George and Kiki. Kiki is the one who has her head in the book. She might only be six, but just like Roald Dahl’s Matilda, she’s a precocious child who would much rather get lost in a story which is expanding her imagination than get her fingers messy with the photocopied worksheets transferring ink onto her fingers. George on the other hand is all about mess. His friend Roger’s Mum told his Mum that Roger wouldn’t be in ‘because she was worn out from cleaning up the remains of a D&V bug and now Roger was swinging from the chandeliers but couldn’t return because of the ’48 hour rule”. George was glum. Kiki was no fun and so he decided to put on his bright blue backpack and run around the outside of the table making ‘vrrrrooooooomm’ noises. The class teacher, Mrs Hippola was feeling weak. Her stomach had been churning since yesterday, but, like the trooper she was, she still turned up to teach her dwindling number of pupils.

She quietly mumbled from the corner of the classroom ‘George, don’t do that’. But George being George simply didn’t listen.

Kiki continued to ignore the childish behaviour until with a masterful spin of his ‘lightweight plane’, George managed to knock the Nuvo Alcohol coloured plantpot off the table! The terracotta pot shattered into a million tiny pieces and Mrs Hippola silently wished that parents would buy more indestructible thankyou gifts next year. Again she said ‘George don’t do that’ just a little louder and he stopped momentarily then continued the vrooming in earnest. Mrs Hippola wondered whether the previous Education Minister Mr Hippogove’s idea of introducing a more advanced curriculum was having any effect as she stared bleakly at the chalkboard and realised that she actually didn’t know the answer to the question either.

She certainly was a super-hero, just like the sentiment from the stamp set, and yet had an ominous feeling as the plane pilot started to clutch his stomach.

Kiki continued obliviously and it was as if Mrs Hippola could see it slow motion.

She marshalled her aching body off her chair and padded over towards a whirling boy who was now sporting a shade of green on his face. ‘George, please come over and sit down. I don’t think you’re very well’. George looked at her but was unsure whether the remains of his breakfast was about to make an unwelcome return or it was simply a side effect of doing too many loop-the-loops. Childish optimism got the better of him and he continued spinning. Mrs H grabbed the nearest thing- a brightly coloured pencil pot and lurched towards him- trying to aim towards his mouth. Too late. It was indeed his breakfast. Kiki chose this moment to adjust her dress and because she wasn’t looking…she slipped in…..

Mrs Hippola sighed. She wondered whether she would get a day off because all of the kids were the right side of the 48 hour rule and for the first time that week, a tiny smile crept onto her face!!

The end..

Ha! I’m sorry. My imagination has a habit of running away with me!!

The stamps are so fabulous that you can dream up silly stories as a result. I do hope I haven’t put any of you off your meals! Maybe I should usher you quickly towards the sick free Clearly Besotted blog and then onto the perfect pair that are Lisa and Michelle.

I’m still doing one more project- to highlight release day, so please return tomorrow, if you dare!!


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mavisdee  |  April 30, 2019 at 8:08 am

    That’s such a great story, it made me smile. The stamps are great for storytelling. It’s a lovely card as well x


  • 2. lisatilson76  |  April 30, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Hahaaahha! As someone who has worked in a school, albeit a short time, I can relate. Every. Single. Day. Some child coming round saying they were gonna be sick. But only one ever was! I was only there 3 months though….. When I first looked at your card and the blackboard, I was a little flummoxed. I thought it was some new algebra that I’d never be able to,solve. Glad it wasn’t meant to be! Xx


  • 3. michshort  |  April 30, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Oh wow! What an amazing story and card! So fun hearing the adventures of George, Kiki and Mrs Hippola. Love how you have created the scene xx


  • 4. Andre M.  |  April 30, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Fab story! This set has so many elements for great scenes, yours is delightful. Thanks for sharing your creativity.


  • 5. conil  |  April 30, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Bwahahahahahaha! You don’t have to be a teacher to recognize the outcome of this story. That card is adorable, the story is outstanding. I think you should be writing children’s stories.


  • 6. Denise Bryant  |  May 1, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Super cute classroom scene!


  • 7. Ruth  |  May 1, 2019 at 10:05 am

    Oh Keren, how you have nailed it on the head. The 48 hour rule – how I hate that because no one ever sticks to it!! Ever! Funny story, is that my granny once met Joyce Grenfell swhen she was out in the Middle East entertaining the troops. My granny makes a very brief appearance in her autobography (one sentence) having shown her to the bathroom…. hahah! Been wonderful all your stories this week!



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