I suppose it was only a matter of time before Nigel discovered the occasional boxes of unwanted items left by the bins, outside one of the shops in town.
He said that at first he was a not too sure if he should delve, but after he seeing someone else having a mooch, he thought why not? He said that he immediately noticed, what looked like a very posh box, he gave it a gentle shake and felt that there was something inside, but because it was a little awkward to open on his own decided to wait until he got back to The Towers for that “something” to be revealed.
For Nigel, it did not disappoint, inside he and Darrell discovered a piece of real, genuine Bohemia Crystal, like he had seen on the shopping channels …………. the box was lined with luxurious faux silk and included a glossy leaflet confirming it’s originality and pedigree as an objet d’art.
Nigel was well chuffed and Darrell suitably impressed, but there was little niggle at the back of his head that told him, to tell Nigel, that the next time they went past the shop they should take a few things that we no longer wanted as a form of payment.
The box and it’s contained treasure has now been placed very carefully by Nigel in one of his drawers …… the start, he says, of his bottom drawer of gifts. The vase was now destined for Hugh, Hugh renowned for his love and appreciation of beauty and the finer things in life, he would really, really, really love this, Nigel reasoned and he would never need to know where whence it came!!!!! What is he like!