We have a coal bunker and in it lives a shovel or two. We keep thinking Uri Geller must sleep in there because every time we come to use them the shovel bends like one of his spoons. Me thinks its because they are made in somewhere far off like Halifax or even China. They are tripe!
So we asked number one son if he would make us a 'proper' shovel? One that needs someone who would need to eat seven shredded wheat to lift it. Here is our new shovel sitting proudly on top of our freezer in the hall.
I am starting to sound like Eric Olthwaite from Ripping Yarns and its raining too. Did you see the brilliant programme about Michael Palin the other night? I think his character would of been proud of number one son's new shovel. I think if you want a good shovel. Make one!
If you want a laugh. Go to good old You Tube and type: Ripping Yarns Season 1 Episode 2. The Testing Of Eric Olthwaite. Its about twenty eight minutes long and very very funny!
Here's a song for you! I think he's got an holiday home not far from where I live.