There was a mysterious envelope put through the door on Saturday, not by the postman because there was no stamp on it. On the back, it said it was for Monday 29th.
This morning, I opened it. It was a chamois leather from Sally and Geoff. Well, it is our leather anniversary today! That’s the traditional list; the modern list is crystal or glass. The best and most practical use for the chamois leather would be to clean Henry because I can’t remember the last time I cleaned him, but I’m not going to – it’ll only get dirty! Can you think of a novel use for a chamois leather? (Clean suggestions only, please!)
This evening, I gave Colin a present from the modern list: a six-pack of Budweiser in glass bottles. He does like his bottles of Bud. That’s just a stop-gap present till his real one arrives, but that’s our little secret for now, so don’t tell him.
He gave me in return something from the traditional list and something from the new list: two books. No, they were neither decorated with crystals nor leather-bound. One is Language and the Internet by David Crystal, and the other is Nightfall by Stephen Leather. Do you see what he did there? Very clever.
Now, there’s just the matter of what we’re going to eat. I have already stated that I was not going to cook anything special after Valentine’s Day, so I assumed he knew he was to create something marvellous – just not one of his Colin Concoctions. Apparently not: he assumed we were going to finish the remains of yesterday’s takeaway. I’ve sent him out to the shop.