Nigel and I have been having a think about Darrell …. we know he is always leaving us to go off to London to stay with Hugh his best friend and mentor in Notting Hill, but it still doesn’t feel right for us to go off to Iceland leaving him behind, if you know what I mean ……
So we have both been giving much robust thought as to a little something we could leave for Darrell to make up for him not being with us on our Icelandic Saga …..
We made a list …. but nothing really stood out, as being an utterly brilliant idea……. and believe me, I thought Nigel would burst a blood vessel he thought so hard ….. and then ……. he had total moment of epiphany ….
…. what about a ticket to see Gary Barlow????? ….. Darrell is a really bit of a closet Gary Barlow fan, in fact, there was quite an unseemly torrent of tears when the aforementioned Gary left X Factor, Nigel’s idea was genius!!!
So with that, I got onto the Gary Barlow ticket hotline and insisted, in my best Simon Cowell voice that I would not hang up until they found me just one seat for Gazza ……. it didn’t matter where …… anywhere would do ….. even if it was behind a column, …… and would you believe it, they found one…… and not behind a column!!
It took a couple of weeks to arrive, and when it did Nigel and I called Darrell into the kitchen, saying that we had a little surprise for him ….
So now Nigel and I can go and enjoy the pleasures of Iceland ….. safe in the knowledge that Darrell will be equally happy, waving his lighter aloft while singing A Million Love Songs Later ……. and being very emotional ……