Liam Neeson is the exception when it comes to Irishmen, for he is tall. Spud Hughes is more typical for he is–how shall I put it?–squat.
I am the same size and shape myself, which has caused some problems at bedtime. Fear not gentle readers, this is not a sordid tale of lust between the short and stubby–I am simply sharing some of the issues I have faced since taking delivery of my new posturpedic pillow top mattress and Spud Hughes is little or nothing to do with the tale.
The Blarney bed frame is a hand-me-down from Kevin Bass and Clara Drum, who had it made for them when they got married in Mexico. The story of the bedswap has been chronicled here before and need not trouble us now, suffice to stay that the bed stands tall and proud, perhaps a little too tall and proud when it is topped by a new luxury mattress.
Spud Hughes, chancing to see the Crone preparing for her afternoon nap, had some very unkind things to say about the lack of allure. Scrambling and clambering do not show the Crone to her best advantage.
A step stool has now been ordered from Ebay, thus obviating the need for an extensive system of winches, pulleys and hoists for anyone of Irish origin seeking a good night’s sleep Chez Crone.