Nigel’s friend in the 6th Form, Alex, popped in to see him on Friday, before she broke up for the holidays with a card and a present for him, but was bereft and almost inconsolable when she found that she had just missed him by minutes, after the Cook Lady had let him go home early when the kitchen had closed down ……
However, Darrell said that he would take the aforementioned card and present back to Castle Greysquirell to Nigel for her and thanked the Delightful Alex profusely for her kindness on Nigel’s behalf.
Nigel was very disappointed when he heard that he had missed Alex’s visit, but was then very excited when Darrell told him that there was a card and present involved.
Nigel read the card over and over again “ To all at Castle Greysquirrell, here comes Christmas, hope you are ready! Love Alex and her Mum” with two big kisses
…… and then his attention turned to his beautifully wrapped gift …… Now, at Castle Greysquirrel we are not usually allowed to open any of our presents until Christmas morning ….…… but the tag said “Please open ASAP” ……. well, it would have looked most rude not to …….
Oh, mon dieu et mon droite et gauche …… inside the box, delicately wrapped in tissue was the most wonderful hand made and embroidered Christmas Tree hat to “top” Nigel’s festive jumper …….. we have ever seen ……
“This has to be your bestest present ever, ever, EVER of a festive garb type nature” Darrell told Nigel
“I know” replied Nigel robustly …….. “And it’s not coming off for the whole of the holiday, even when I am in bed or in the bath …… I love it soooooooooooo much”