One of our greatest and most loyal fans … Jan The Fan sent us a parcel just after Darrell hurt his arm but at the same time as we lost Andy, so we decided to put it carefully away until we felt the time was right ….. and yesterday we decided we were ready to explore its wonders.Inside there was a beautifully wrapped present for each of us, …. we decided that as the youngest and most excitable it might be best to let Nigel open his first ….
Excitable, is a slight understatement …. Nigel didn’t know where to put himself ….. other than inside his parcel …
….. to come out and to reveal a packet of American Tropical Lifesavers ….. and a lovely note congratulating Nigel for his bravery and fortitude in coping with Darrell going a*** over t** on Eurovision Night, with Jan The Fan saying that she was going to contact the Queen to see if she would consider Knighting Nigel …. how brilliant would that be? ….. Our beloved Queen E going dob, dob, dob …”Arise Sir Nigel …. you MAY NOT kiss the Queen!”
The lovely words and sentiment brought memories of that eventful night flooding back and Darrell enveloped Nigel in his arms and hugged him profusely until Nigel had to struggle free to grasp for air.
It was Darrell’s turn next and his parcel revealed a humungous liquorice whiffing gummi candy pet rat …. to be honest it gave me the willies ….
…. but Nigel had no such qualms and the end it’s tail was in his mouth before you could say Bush Tucker Trial!
And finally, it was my turn to see what my parcel would reveal …. it was only a 3 Musketeers whipped up, fluffy chocolate-on-chocolate taste bar, like what real Americans must eat every day without a second thought, but here in the Wolverhampton they are a rare and romantic delicacy.
After reading my note from Jan The Fan I have to admit I had to blow hard into my hankie …. WE ARE THE THREE MUSKETEERS! All for one and one for all ……
How can we ever thank Jan The Fan enough? ….. This has put us in such a robustly buoyant and effervescent frame of mind …. in the words of Aramis (the Musketeer not the aftershave) …..”Only the wrong words are a waste of time. the right words can make a more lasting impression than a thousand of Porthos's kisses!” and we feel a confectionary review is on its way!