Ted and Percy have their evening chat before tea – proper tea that is Ted’s just got a cup of tea for now. Tea isn’t to Percy’s taste he prefers warm milk with a bit of sugar.
“Do you remember when you went all the way to Calais and you were the first back?” said Ted
“I got a got a gold rosette for that one.....was it 1958 or ‘56?”
“ ’56” said Percy.
“Oh you’re right” said Ted “I hadn’t felt so proud as that since the Coronation and I had all the birds out of their cages.”
“What’s all the fuss about?” said Percy ruffling his feathers “I only came back to see the girlfriend as you never sent her out with me – and she had the right hump when I got back.....and it was you who got the rosette what did I get?”
“Fair dos” said Ted “Suppose you fancy some warm milk then?”
“Thought you’d never ask” said Percy.