Nigel came in from the garden yesterday in a complete state of flux …… he had found something that was “both wonderful and great” he said …. and that “would probably make our fortunes!!!” …..
He said that he had found some really, really, really, really old coins, blackened from centuries of being buried in our garden, but the spot of gardening we had done a couple of days ago must have disturbed them …. and because they were in such an awful mess we hadn’t really noticed them.
There was no doing with the little chap! He was going to polish them up …. but decided, after watching past episodes of The Antiques Roadshow he thought it best leave them as he found them until he got them appraised, in case it had a detrimental effect on their value.
He was also anxious to show Darrell his treasure …… but Darrell looked
a little very, very,sheepish …….
He had something grave to tell Nigel …… these weren’t the priceless doubloons that Nigel was positive they were ….. they were in fact ….. some of the liquorice Pontefract Cakes he had dropped and instead of picking them up, thought that the birds or other small creatures that might inhabit our garden might like them!!!!!!!!
Poor Nigel ……. he was totally and absolutely crestfallen, and dreams of a mahooooosive spending spree thwarted ….. by Darrell’s casual attitude towards his soiled confectionary !!! ……………. he, Darrell …..has a lot of making up to do!!!!!