Unfortunately I had to hold my water because Granny was out at her friend Terri’s putting the world to rights. What I wouldn’t give to be a fly on that wall, they are both as mad as hatters. I think I told you previously about the time Terri asked Granny to email her a picture so that Terri could see their Fat Club Group on their Christmas night out which she had missed. Once she got home Granny spent the day trying to contact Terri again because she had forgotten to ask for her email address only to find out later that she didn’t have one. Heaven knows how she thought Granny was going to email it to her!
So a while later I saw Granny and told her the brilliant news; Marchella was coming back for a third series anytime soon. Granny looked at me like I had just returned from a mission to Mars and said in unison with Menoline; “What is Marchella?” I explained it was the police series about the detective who had been off work with mental health problems after the death of her daughter but they brought her back to investigate a cold case she had worked on 11 years previously involving an unidentified serial killer who had never been caught and who was now active again.
No Granny couldn’t remember it.
I explained further that Marcella also had to deal with a hectic home life, where her husband had made the decision to leave her and, at first, send their two children to a boarding school; but later on he used Marcella’s mental disorder as a means to take full custody of the kids.
“No, definitely not. We never watched that,” says Granny.
“You must remember her, in almost every scene she would shout, ‘I am not well’,” I asked?
So it turns out that Granny and Menoline deny all knowledge of ever watching it and I have made the whole thing up!
I may not have mentioned Menoline before – at least not by that name anyway – so I had better explain who she is. She is actually my sister whose real name is Pauline but is currently going through the Menopause and so she has been re-christened – for the purposes of Jammy Toast – as Menoline. She thinks it’s great in the middle of winter to go around the house opening windows when it’s below freezing outside just because she is having a hot flush.
So here we go, Dear Toasters. I have a task for you all to perform. Think long and hard and let us know in the comments who is right? Am I going crazy and am imagining things or is Menoline getting as bad as Granny with her memory?
Maybe we should rename these posts, from now on, to Granny & Menoline. Just a thought.