It goes without saying that Nigel absolutely loves the school run, but now the clocks have changed he’s not all that keen on the long walk home in the dark afterwards, bless him.
He’s OK walking along the main road with all its shops and muse provoking posters, it’s turning the corner into our long road that gets him. Now and again he’ll nip into the Kebab Shop just before said turning to avail himself of a small carton of chips just to break up the journey and alleviate some of the boredom, justifying himself that it’s also an excellent way to help keep his hands warm on a cold night. What is he like?
Nigel very rarely sees another living soul as he toddles along the road that is completely devoid of a single point of interest for him to ponder and muse …….
……. even the first row of cottages he passes are behind a tall wall with their backs at the front (a weird set up, but they’re old), so there’s not even the surreptitious opportunity for a quick peep to see if anyone has put their Christmas trees/fairy lights up early.
Then at the end of the cottages there’s nothing for another hundred yards or so, except for the allotments, trees and brambly hedges, before he gets to our bridge and then a few yards later our estate ……… and home sweet home.
So to help Nigel fill these dark, unforgiving walks Darrell has installed a star gazing app on the little fellas phone…….
………. as Darrell said, who wouldn’t want to know when Uranus is clearly visible! Oh good grief …….. I give up!