Oh dear …… the shops of Wolverhampton are positively burgeoning with Halloween novelties ……. and Nigel has taken to popping into one or two of his favourites after work ….
….. the mahoooosive range of aforementioned novelties has reduced him to such a robust state of flux that he has now developed a look not dissimilar to a rabbit caught in the glare of a car’s headlights, bless him ….
I haven’t really helped matters much as I have limited Nigel to just one aforementioned, aforementioned Halloween novelty, telling his that although it would be indeed very lovely to festoon Castle Greysquirrel in Halloween abundance, there has to be a limit and as such, this year he could only choose one thing towards our celebrations and I also set a time limit of 1hr and 30mins in order to reach that decision, any longer and I fear he might have risked being “done” for loitering in his shop of choice!!!!
Poor Nigel, the matter in hand weighed heavily upon his small shoulders ….. severed arms and feet were discarded quite quickly as a little tasteless, thank goodness …… the masks were tempting but really too large for Nigel’s head and suffocation was not a road I wanted to go down! In the end Nigel managed to whittle the choice down to an inflatable spider or skeleton or a flickering ghost candle……
The flickering ghost candle won in the end, with Nigel reasoning that he could have it beside his bed after the festivities were over and it would also be suitable as a Christmas decoration, as there were also ghosts in “A Christmas Carol”, his very favourite festive Muppet film! What is he like????
And how long did it take Nigel to make his mind up? After much ummming and erring …… 1 hrs., 25 mins and 45 seconds!!!