Nigel was mooching in a charity book shop when he happened upon a book by Darrell’s interior design guru and muse Lady Dame Kelly Hoppen, his first port of call whenever he is pondering a scheme incorporating fifty shades of beige.
It was a mighty tome and at just £3 would have made a most excellent purchase and gift for Darrell………
However, Nigel also found a recipe book about mince for the same price ……..
…… which, as a great drooler of all things pertaining to his stomach and Darrell being a most excellent cook, Nigel reckoned he would have much more to gain in buying this book for Darrell rather than having to watch him drool all over Lady Dame Hoppen and her beige hues, from which there was nothing to gain! What is he like? I am not so certain Darrell would have agreed, had he known the full story, but he did make a particularly scrumptious beef and cheese cobbler upon receiving his present, so £3 well invested Nigel!