As we were again dining in alone for 2021, The lovely Mrs K decided that this year’s theme would be Fancy Dress, which of course, means Pirates¹.
It started well …
But rapidly degenerated at the crew’s end of the table …
And quickly became very messy! Which reminded me of the pirate game at Sandhurst in the late ’80s, in which,
Jim Roche brought copious quantities of rum and gunpowder …. (what could possibly go wrong?)
Suzanne almost took someone’s fingers off with a Kukri², whilst opening a coconut … (They weren’t Trebian’s, but he might have been there, being a re-enactor of some note in his day)
And John Mengham may or may not have been very drunk, singing sea shanties during the debriefing.
We continued the party on New Years Day in Shed 24 at the allotment, surrounded by all the comforts of home.
- For clarity, we mean those loveable swashbuckling scamps of Hollywood fame, not the murdering scum that were exterminated by the Royal Navy in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and South China Seas.
- She was, and remained, sober throughout the day. Ours was one of the few ships that did not run aground at some stage during the game.