Nigel has always reckoned that the most romantic thing he could ever wash in real life was an elephant.…….. but all that has dramatically changed since he saw what was going on at the marina yesterday morning …….
…… when he saw a gentleman “washing” one of the barges, which must have taken him most of the day even using his very powerful power hose (not advisable for washing an elephant) ……
…….. which is probably why, reasoned Nigel, using a sponge, bucket and some fairy liquid might be out of the question time wise. It had never occurred to him that anyone would ever wash a barge, so this kept him riveted until I called him in for lunch. It was, he said, the most romantic thing he had ever seen being washed live! What is he like?
Thank goodness that we haven’t got a coracle as he and Darrell keep suggesting, as Nigel would have been across that river before you could say “Ship Ahoy”
Nigel also spotted another gentleman doing some work on his barge, it almost all tooooooooooo idyllic for words. Nigel even muted that perhaps we should forgo our usual Greek Odyssey this year for a floating staycation, but as none of us can actually drive I don’t think it would be a wise idea, however I did promise him that as soon as the boat trips start again in Evesham we will “test the waters”.