Nigel got a call from the Front Office while on rush photocopying duty to say that there was a bright green envelope addressed to him waiting by the hatch for him to collect. He was gone in a flash, we’ve never ever seen him move so fast, even when his favourite tea is on the table, and that’s saying something.
Darrell and I suspected that it was the card that Scribbler had let us order for free and which we had decided to send to Tallulah as a token of our appreciation for being so kind to Nigel. After robust discussion, Darrell and I had decided that when it arrived we would let Nigel deal with it, without any intervention from us.
However, we will admit to walking very slowly up and down the corridor, outside Tallulah's office trying to blend into the background and acting in a normal type nature to see how things went ….. so we saw Nigel tap nervously on the door and peep round to see if the lady in question was in residence …..
…… then heard Tallulah drawl “Ahhh Nigel, come on in honey!” in her soft golden brown voice and with that Nigel disappeared ….
The door was slightly ajar, and although we knew it was wrong …. we peeped in …. we heard Tallulah gasp as Nigel presented her with the envelope “Oh mah goodness me sugar, whatever can this be?”
When she saw our picture of the front of the card, she sighed and stroked Nigel’s face.
….. and then they read the card together.
“Ah am sooooo overwhelmed Nigel” she sighed “This is so kind”
….. and then she became a
“Ah never dreamed Ah would have such a lovely card as this on such a day.” she sniffed “Ah feel like Ah now have got three new, very special friends …. and hope mah festive faux pas with Monkey is now forgotten and forgiven as Ah was sooooo vexed with mahself for being so forward, for which Ah truly am sorry. Ah can only blame mah silly foolishness upon the sherry in mah Christmas pudding!”
So all’s well that ends well ….. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY …. a day to tell special people in your life how much they mean to you …… sniff!