I found Nigel’s discovery of the “deep hole” yesterday “deeply” worrying. All manner of disturbing scenarios continually filled my head until I could bear it no more and took myself into town to see if Poundland had any of their pound paddling pools left …..
My heart pounded as I searched the shelves, but thankfully after searching with all due diligence my patience was rewarded when I found the very last one hidden amongst the Sponge Bob rubber rings and purchased it post haste.
Nigel was in his new Bay Watch/David Hasselhoff swimming trunks, knitted for him by the PE Lady’s mum, with equal haste upon my arrival home.
But before Nigel could take to the water, we had to do some robust inflation! Darrell started, but after only a few puffs he began to feel a giddy and said he thought that if he continued one of his nose bleeds could ensue.
By the time we had finished blowing Darrell had recovered sufficiently to start filling Nigel’s pool with what I thought was suitably ambient water…….
….. but Darrell had got it straight from the cold water tap! ….. poor Nigel shuddered visibly at first and I was a bit cross with Darrell, but then Nigel got into his stroke and was off …..…. to an almost Olympic standard …
…. followed by a few lengths of backstroke ….
….. his little face was a picture!
…. and his tumble turns …… were a sheer triumph!
We think that perhaps Nigel has a talent…..
…. and perhaps we should consider getting him a coach….
…. the only problem is hanging him out to dry afterwards!!!