Hugh did something so wonderful for Nigel yesterday, that it’s hard to talk about it even now. It was one of those magical moments that takes a couple of days to get over.Hugh disappeared for a little while after elevenses, and then quietly called Nigel into the breakfast room, as there was something special he wanted him to see……..
Hugh knew just how much Nigel was missing his beloved knitted nativity and so had commissioned the mother of his “lady what does” in London to knit one for especially him, as she was a most excellent knitter.
All the characters were there, Hugh said, except for the camel, as his lady what does’s mother had mislaid her pattern and there wasn’t enough time to order another one and then knit a camel in time for our visit.
Hugh had done something so wonderful for Nigel, that even Nigel later doubted that Father Christmas himself could come close to topping this for him. From the way Nigel looked at Hugh, words weren't really needed. Nigel’s face and the tear that he tried so hard not to wipe away for fear someone would notice it, said it all. THANK YOU HUGH, YOU’RE SOMEONE VERY VERY SPECIAL xxxxxx