It was during the preparations for this event, that Spanner revealed his Gandalf-esque fire lighting ability, and overall knowledge of the ancient art of ‘Magik’.
Splash was particularly impressed by this feat, and managed to record it on his mobile phone.
With the igniting of the fire, all attention soon turned to the job in hand – an evening of feasting, dancing and merriment, the like of which Capenwray had not seen for many a season.
As the group packed themselves around the camp fire, and sheltered under the small gazebo erected nearby to protect them from the rain, the traditional telling of scary stories began. Pole Dancer immediately drove fear and a chill into every clean loving female around that fire, when she graphically outlined the risks associated with using a rough wooden dancing pole. It was only when the group considered where the splinters would go that the true horrors of that technique were realised. And so everyone finally appreciated why she prefers lubricated metal equipment to practice her art upon.
Whilst Gadget and Ricky roasted several types of local fayre sourced from the nearby hamlet of Carnforth, over their gas BBQs, everyone was impressed to see that the Dormouse had come out of hibernation. In the flickering light of the fire, she enthusiastically re-enacted a scene from The Wicker Man (no ! not THAT scene …. She did remain fully clothed throughout !). Like a modern day Hiawatha, she demonstrated her immense ‘pyromaniac-esque’ skills to ensure that Spanner’s flame remained alight and burning despite the strengthening drizzle. Her ‘Joan Of Arc’ impression and her ability to shin up Spanner’s back, kept her audience enthralled and mesmerised. This amazing feat was only bettered by her dancing ability and pelvic thrusting to Abba’s ‘Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie a man after midnight ….’
By now the average reader will have a clear picture of these festivities: the warmth and subtle lighting of the bonfire, the smell of singed burgers on the BBQ and the thumping music provided by one of Gadget’s rechargeable appendiges. However it would be wrong to ignore the contribution that Chardonnay played to the proceedings.
All of this excitement made for a rip roaring evening, and one that ensured no one went to bed on the same day that they got up. The only casualties in all of this were several families of duck which didn’t get a good night’s sleep and looked that they had been on a ‘squalk’ all night