Paul Malik the handsome Arab, inherited the laundry business from his father who came to live in England in 1948 and started life in Liverpool, He buys his first shop with six old washing machines when he moves to the Arab and Jewish community in Benwell in Newcastle. He notices how the community struggle to wash clothes by hand and sets about opening a laundrette. Des Baldwin, the racial bigot does not like Paul or any other black man or woman for that matter. He works in a garage on waterville road and does fiddle work on the side. There is a knock on his door one evening and a bony faced man in a suit asks if he will repair a friends car. the 1968 Jaguar belongs to Darren Ingles a notorious gangster from the West End of Newcastle. The car has been used in a robbery and has been damaged. Read how Des' gets involved with the mob. The story is set in 1971 and will take you to Manchester, and Tenerife and the Canary islands. This is a story of drug trafficking, Dealing and murder.


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Jenny poured the tea out then added milk.’

“Don’t tell me that you’ve stopped taking sugar in your tea as well Jenny.’

“Well I was getting fat.’

“Fat; I’ve seen more fat on a greasy chip.’ Here pass the bowl over; I can’t drink my tea without sugar.

She looked in the biscuit barrel and found a Chocolate digestive and she proceeded in dunking it into her mug of tea and then quickly placing it into her mouth before it dropped into her mug.

“I better take a mug out for your father; he won’t come in and make one for himself.’

Jenny passed her fathers pot with a picture of Fred Flintstone on the front with a caption saying “My father is a real caveman” Jenny bought it for him for father’s day when she was just six years old and he was still using it 13 years on.

Lizzy went outside with the mug.’ and he would always utter the same phrase. “Yabba dabba doo trying hard to impersonate his favourite cartoon character.’

“Do you want a sandwich Des; it’s after four o’clock and you’ve had nowt since breakfast.’

“Only if you’re making one for yersel Liz.’

“Cheese, ham, and tomato do yer.’

“Aye that would be lovely pet he said as he tightened a nut up with a torque wrench.’

“Liz went back into the house and took out a Homepride loaf and spread Stork margarine on to slices of bread then added Craft cheese slices and some boiled ham. She sliced a beef tomato and then arranged it onto the bread and then shook some black pepper on them before placing the other slice of bread on top and cutting it with a bread knife. She placed the sandwiches on a plate then took them out for her husband who came and sat on the wall with his wife.

“Thanks love said Des as he bit into one of the sandwiches.’

“Hey have you seen wor Jenny’s hair she looks a picture doesn’t she.’

“Yes it’s lovely.’ She’s bought a beautiful blue dress to wear tonight and some nice mules to go with them.

“Mules,’ is she not taking the bus like.’

“Ha, ha replied Liz sarcastically.’

Jenny is talking about taking me to Edinburgh in a couple of weeks when she is off on holiday.’

“That will be a good day out for you; means that I can work all day if it doesn’t rain.’

“We could have went ourselves if you would take you heed oot of that car hood.’

“This is how I make a livin’ pet I do all my fiddle work at the weekend.’

“All work and no play made Jack a dull boy”

“Aye and working on cars in the sun is my idea of fun”

“I give up you have a bloody answer for everything.’

Des gave her the plate and his mug then got straight back to what he was on with.’

Liz went back into the house and washed up.’

“What time are you going out?’

“I will have to leave here at quarter to six to get the 301 to Newcastle.

“Where are you meeting him?’

“In the Haymarket at 7pm.’

“What is he like this doctor then?’

“Well he’s called Tim and he’s tall with wavy hair.’

“Is he muscular or slim built?’

“Just average I think; he has a nice smile though.’

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