Lucy very kindly purchased our festive crackers this year, to wit festive crackers of the Muppet type variety …… and as I may have mentioned, Darrell was determined that the Miss Piggy one would be his!!! I can now confirm that for the sake of family unity Chez Castle Greysquirrel, no one put forward a robust argument to thwart Darrell’s plan, so Darrell, to put it bluntly, did get to pull Miss Piggy for Christmas!!!!
However, within the box of aforementioned Muppet Crackers there was also a board game …. and, it would have looked most rude if we failed to partake in the playing there of …..
The game involved the wearing of masks, allowing us to immerse ourselves in our chosen character, embracing and empathising with them at each stage of “their journey” around the board!!! It goes without saying that Darrell chose to be Miss Piggy ….. a role he undertook worryingly, a little too well, with great accuracy! Nigel was quite happy to be Kermit, a foil to Darrell’s Piggy ………….. and I was OK with being Fozzie!
The masks in all honesty were a little too big for us and impeded our rolling of the dice and moving of our characters across the board ……
……. however, much festive mayhem and joviality ensued ….. we laughed so much that our stomachs ached and Darrell had to breath into a paper bag!