ROUND 5: “OPEN THAT CAN, ALAN!”
Strolling on the towpath one Christmas eve, we overheard from a moored boat a heated discussion between a couple struggling with their Christmas dinner preparations.
And surprisingly enough, we noticed that their conversation included the hidden names of ten canals. Can you spot them?
Jane cursed: “I knew I couldn’t trust that @#$?%&! electric oven.” “Try using the back cabin range,” suggested Alan. “Caster sugar’s run out too – and I’ve no money left,” she added, sounding increasingly hysterical.
“Don’t worry, there’s some cash by the box for decorations,” he replied reassuringly. He joked as he handed her the cash: “Tone down your language, there are gents in here, you know!”
“I know, but I’ve forgotten to get any mushrooms, too… Just the thought of making Christmas dinner on the boat always gives me the shudders.”
“Field mushrooms will be okay, won’t they, if they were washed properly?” “Sure, where did you pick them?” “Just past our bridge…”