Thursday, 17 May 2012

Oh I say...




I don't know how old he is but last week he came to stay at our house!

I found him in the doorway of a shop in Newton Abbot, with a price tag on him.

The strange thing is that this particular shop was one of those cheap,

 linen shops and so he didn't really fit in. 


That's probably why he was shoved outside...

or maybe he was just trying to escape.


At first, we all walked by and I just happened to catch a glimpse

of him, out of the corner of my eye.


''Hey, Nich,  wait...did you see that?'

''No, see what?''

''Come back and look!''

''Oooh, I say, he's rather fine!''


'He's been in my garden shed for quite a long time,'' uttered the shop owner.

We handed over the money and carried him along the main street of

Newton Abbot.  

At first he was nicknamed, 'Carruthers'  but then Nich thought that was rather

more a rugby name...so the jury is still out on the name.

We do, however, think he resembles a Southampton 

footballer and we do rather like him!

At the moment he is kicking about in our hallway but I think

 Nich has plans to site him in his garden, possibly with a rather

grand, garden gnome to keep him company!

Let's hope the two of them are very happy! ;-)


The things you stumble across, eh?

;-)



4 comments:

delia hornbook said...

;-)) He was waiting there just for you guys. I love your new header photo WOW looks at all those vintage fabrics and patterns. dee x

galant said...

I think he resembles Mr Snippets - well, in Mr Snippet's younger days, tee hee! Himself here thinks it looks a bit like a Sunderland strip ... but aren't the Gunners in red and white?
Margaret P

Funkymonkey said...

He looks like he's got more life in him than most of the Villa team this season. Definitely more than our manager had.

Tracey

Graham said...

Definitely "Charlie Buchan" or a very good look alike.
Seems right to just call him Charlie as he must have looked a right one on the doorstep.