I’m going to buy as many lottery tickets as I can afford tomorrow. Why oh why you may ask?
My Better Half
My better half was on her daily walk around ‘the triangle’ today. It’s the name locals have given to a short walk of three country lanes that form a triangle shape. In total, it’s just over a mile in length. I would have gone with her, but there was quite dense fog and the temperature wasn’t much above freezing. She was gone about an hour before she returned home to the warmth of the fire.
“Guess what?” she asked. “What” was my reply. “No, guess what”, she persisted. I hadn’t got a clue and anyway I wanted my dinner. In the kitchen, she showed me what or the guess whatting was about. She had found a horseshoe, a real, bonafide all metal top of the range horseshoe! It was rusty and still had a nail in it, but it is the genuine thing.
We all know that horseshoes are supposed to be good luck. You can buy them by the shed load in a lot of souvenir shops around the country. However, I didn’t know that to get the most luck from a horseshoe, you have to find one, on the floor, out and about in the countryside. Which is exactly what Mrs Sillyoldsod has done. It’s rusty and needs a good clean.
When it is all cleaned and looking nice, I shall endeavour to fix it to our front door. It will look a treat there although I’m starting to think it might look good on the oak beam above the fireplace. Right, now to take my life savings out and buy lottery tickets. I wonder how many tickets you can buy with £3.38p? Wish me luck.