Admiring Hugh’s new luxurious shag pile in this seasons most de rigueur smokey grey tones, seemed a most opportune moment for Darrell to brooch the subject of our decision to swop the urban city pleasures of Wolverhampton for the renowned fruit growing pleasures of Evesham ……
…… introducing the subject by mentioning, subtly, that at present Castle Greysquirrel is very much laminate floor territory, however in due course, when we eventually locate, perhaps shag pile could be a serious carpeting option of choice, even at the risk of losing Nigel amongst said pile for a day or two!Hugh looked at Darrell with open mouth …..“Ohhhhh Darrelle, Darrelle, Darrelle, do you know vatt zis vould mean if you do zee move to zee Evesham? Sacre bleu de la plume de ma tante …. you could stay zee weekends avec moi at “Le Chic-kin Coup”, my, ‘ow you say ….. my country pile in zee Worcester countryside! Zis is juste too wonderful for zee words. We can see each other much, much, much more. Zee glitter of zee showbiz life in Notting Hill perhaps is fading a little for me ….. and to be zee frankly ‘onest, I was thinking of doing zee
compute commute no?”
This was joyous news to Darrell’s ears, his doubts about moving all but disappeared, Hugh would be our landed neighbour just a little way down the road ….. and visits would no longer confined to school holidays, let’s just say, it was an emotional moment!!!