A Frugal Bank Holiday Challenge


A Frugal Bank Holiday Challenge

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the Bedlam Clan battled with The Frugal Bank Holiday Challenge.  Their allies were blinds-supermarket.co.uk      Valiantly they faced the task, which was to survive a Bank Holiday without succumbing to the forces of Being Absolutely Skint.

This is their story.

(You have to imagine this text on a scrolling screen, filled with stars)

The Bedlam Clan woke early and  got into their spaceship….erm car, and set a course for a Star Wars Fan Fun Day.  On arrival, they were confronted by an army of Storm Troopers and a queue of intergalactic proportions.

Darth Vader and his minions tried to arrest Sausage but he escaped!

Darth Vader and his minions tried to arrest Sausage but he escaped their clutches!

They tried to use Jedi skills to get in without paying: “‘This is not the £6 per adult and £3 per child’ you are looking for.”  Sadly they were immune to their powers, and the Galactic Credits were reluctantly handed over.

The Bedlam Clan dodged their adversaries narrowly escaping arrest.

The Bedlam Clan dodged their adversaries, narrowly avoiding arrest.

Princess Kay thought that some of the Storm Troopers needed a good bath to be honest.

Storm Troopers are too tough to use soap and water.

Storm Troopers think that soap and water are for wusses.

The Jawas kidnapped the younglings!

Dastardly Jawas tried to sneak away with the younglings.

The Dastardly Jawas nearly ran off with them.

Slightly shaken, but by no means beaten, the Bedlam Clan proceeded to the Star Wars Fun Day.  Having fought their way through the queue, they snook in through the entrance, carefully checking for guards.

Sausage swung his light sabre, left to right; jumped up and down like a space-kangaroo and laughed in the face of danger and a really weird looking tin can thing.

Sausage swung his light sabre, left to right; jumped up and down like a space-kangaroo and laughed in the face of danger and a really weird looking tin can thing.

Darth Vader used The Force, sadly they were powerless to resist. £20 changed hands for an autographed photograph of him.  Princess Kaye tried to object, but Count Dookoo held her back.

Princess Kay: 'We must not give Darth Vader £20 worth of galactic credits, he'll only spend it on asthma inhalers and cheap booze!'

Princess Kay: ‘We must not give Darth Vader £20 worth of galactic credits, he’ll only spend it on asthma inhalers and cheap booze!’

It was no use, Darth Vader took the hard earned cash and retired to the Cantina to fleece even more unsuspecting Jedis.

Tall and intimidating, Darth Vader strode through the crowds, signing autographs and wheezing.

Tall and intimidating, Darth Vader strode through the crowds, signing autographs and wheezing.

Princess Kay and her entourage darted through the crowds, ducking, diving and weaving.  Stalls sold space-sweets, tiny action figures, posters, autographs, models, lego, anything and everything….including Dr Who memorabilia which confused the young Jedi greatly.  Briefly they were distracted by refreshments.

‘Two quid for a hot dog?!’ Horace Sky-Walker was shocked, but the Younglings were starving and in need of nutrition.  Again, galactic credits were surrendered

The battle against Absolute Skintness was looking hopeless, would the Bedlam Clan survive?  They thought they had found an escape, a Millennium Falcon would get them out of there wouldn’t it?

Only £150 including, 12 months MOT.  Unfortunately it was only a very small model and they were unable to fit in it.

Only £150 including, 12 months MOT. Unfortunately it was only a very small model and they were unable to fit in it.

Eventually, they had to admit defeat.  Princess Amidale met them as they left the Star Wars Fun Day, she reassured them that at least they had lived to fight another day and then gave Princess Kay some great hints and tips on how to make really, really excessively frilly floaty white dresses, which was nice.

Apparently net curtains are very useful.

Apparently net curtains are very useful.

The Bedlam Clan returned home to walk the Wookie, erm….dog.  They had an epic Star Wars themed day and vowed to return in 2015.

*Many thanks to blinds-supermarket.co.uk for allowing us to take part in the Frugal Bank Holiday Challenge*  :O)

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One response to “A Frugal Bank Holiday Challenge

  1. Looks great fun ( although expensive), I would be in my element there.

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