Nigel has put a great deal of robust thought into all his festive gifts this year …. after Tallulah, the next most important present he had to get was something for his beloved Cook Lady …. because it was she who took him on when everyone else said no, when we were all made redundant earlier on in the year.
To some, it might seem a rather bizarre type selection, but after working in the kitchen for the past few months Nigel had seen just how much pride Cook took in festooning her heated counters to match the season or pertinent Feast Day throughout the year, so the aforementioned inflatable turkey, for Nigel, was a no brainer………… bless him!
Cook Lady was so taken aback and totally overwhelmed by Nigel’s gift that she told him to help himself to the last crumpet on the pass.
Nigel also took his visit to the kitchen as an extra opportunity to check his stock of Frank’s ice cream, his pride and joy …. and then …. Cook bestowed a little Christmas gift upon Nigel …….
…. she asked him if he would like the added responsibility of looking after the coffee stirrers and their quality and stock control …… Nigel was struck dumb for a moment or two ….. but once composed he accepted the honour very graciously.