Following on from yesterday ….. it was fortuitous that Nigel only had to endure one night of vigil dans our porch, to ensure that he didn’t miss the postman and thus the arrival of Heather’s parcel, as he was beginning to shiver rather robustly, despite being warmly wrapped and consuming copious mugs of Bovril, his savoury drink of choice. We did tell him his aforementioned vigil wasn’t at all necessary, because the postman always rings twice, but he wasn’t having any of it!
Anyway, it was to Nigel’s great joy that the parcel, duly addressed to Monkey, Darrell and Nigel at Chateau Castle Greyskull was afforded safe passage …..….. and the excitement in our kitchen was both palpable and tangible, as we allowed Nigel to peer into it’s depths ….
…… despite unsavoury glimpses of his erm, cleavage (which, you will be glad to know is now in hand, metaphorically speaking!)
We read Heather’s beautiful handcrafted note first, amidst a great flurry of sighing and “how kinds” ……
….. There were some stickers that Nigel immediately took a fancy to and some gorgeous monkey and banana buttons that we are sure we can fashion into badges to wear on our “Holiday of a Lifetime Holiday”.
And then ….. there was our holiday travel journal, you have never heard so much sighing of a totally overwhelmed type nature …..
As we gazed at all the blank pages and spaces our minds raced to all the adventures that lay ahead and how, when we came back, it would be filled with so many romantic souvenirs and stories …….. and then we all filled up!!
But it wasn’t really a time for tears …. so Nigel persuade Darrell and I to try on the pair of flying pig socks that Heather had also put in the parcel ….. What are we like? THANK YOU Heather ….. WE LOVE YOU and we vouchsafe that our journal will be filled in with due care and diligence at the end of each day of our great adventure!!! THANK YOU xxxx