Last night we thought we would spread a little festive joy in our street by knocking on everyone’s door and singing them a carol…..(for free)
We were very nervous …. but had practiced “Oh Come All Ye Faithful” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” until we were word perfect …..
…… but unfortunately all the said practicing had also made us a trifle hoarse and croaky….. and we think that this may have been the reason why some neighbours were a touch reluctant to open their doors to us and others pretended to be out by hiding behind their curtains, after hearing our efforts as we wassailed up their drives, lanterns akimbo.
But we persevered …….
…… until Darrell’s voice finally gave out completely …..
…. and we thought we heard someone yelling “Someone’s killing a cat out there, phone the police!”
But to add insult to injury, we later heard that Nigel had gone out after us to do the same thing and had won plaudits from almost every house on both sides of the street, many saying that he had a voice not dissimilar to that of a young Aled Jones, if only they could have understood the words! ….. And he came back with £2.50, a box of mince pies and a hamster (which we made him take back!)