While Darrell was out and about in London he was always keeping an eye out for a special gift for Hugh to thank him for his most generous hospitality during his visit.
It had to be de rigueur, en trend and something Hugh hadn’t got, so, not an easy challenge for Darrell, but on his last day he saw exactly what he wanted in a charity shop window, it was a no brainer, a neck piece made up of holy medals, Darrell knew he had struck gold ….
…… as he remembered that during one of their late night talks Hugh had mentioned that “sacred medals” were “Soooo, soooo, sooooo Darling!” and that they would be the next “must have” at all society do’s ….. with excess being the keyword!
Nigel tried it on for size and felt very “de riguer” and “on point” in it, a a purchase was duly made … with Darrell hoping that Hugh would feel the same way about it too.
In celebratory mood Darrell decided to take himself off to what he now regarded as his “local” in London, The Uxbridge Arms, for a cheeky lemon and lime ….. and noticed, for the first time a plaque saying that Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais used to drink there …… perhaps even in the very spot he was sitting !!!This was a very poignant moment for Darrell because they wrote, among many, many other things things Auf Wiedersehen, Pet which was Andy’s very, very favourite programme, he would watch it on dvd almost every night when he worked late in the office, it didn’t matter how many times he saw an episode, he still loved it and would always ask for the latest series for Christmas or Birthdays …….