Despite the inclement weather, Darrell and Nigel had a really good afternoon at the Village Easter Monday Fair, but it was only after tea when I discovered just how well they had done with the bits and pieces they had bought from the White Elephant stall.
….. Now I daresay most people would have ignored an unopened plastic bag containing some sort of plastic foliage, but bless him, Darrell immediately recognised it as an artificial aquatic plant and quickly snapped it up for 20p knowing that it was something that Andy would perhaps want for his new fish tank ...
……… which we are all robustly excited about! We already have a marine tank, but since the last puffer fish died in the tank in the fireplace Andy has only kept fairy lights in it, but last weekend he started to prepare it for some more fish, by filling it with pipes, water, some lovely blue gravel and something that looked suspiously like luncheon meat which Andy said would “cure” the water, whatever that means.
So he was indeed thrilled with Darrell’s thoughtful and fortuitous find and immediately began preparing it for the tank. Darrell in turn was immensely proud that he had been able to contribute to the new tank in such a useful way.
It might be a while yet before we can get any fish, but we have heard mention of guppies ….. how very exciting!