Everybody knows that excited feeling one gets when a long awaited parcel arrives. So a slight disappointment ensued when on opening it I found the D.D. paddle from The London Tanners was bent up so as to fit into the box. But oh, how beautiful it was when I lifted it out and straightened the leather paddle to its' full length. That gorgeous smell of new leather filled my nostrils and ...........Wooow there, just a minute, getting slightly carried away here.
Anyhoo...Just look at it, look at the craftsmanship of that handle.
Pretty ? Yes ?
But handsome is as handsome does, so after a few weeks, yes that's right, WEEKS, of anxious waiting, (don't you just love teenage kids that never leave the house) we finally got to try it out.
The sound that resonates as it smacks down on my bottom is quite outstanding. And the sting that is left behind (there's another one for you) just begs to be rubbed away with feverish gusto.
There's my lovely !
Ten more strokes were added after these photos were taken (the battery died on my camera, sorry) because ......
I got the question of her favourite cereal wrong. It's wheat flakes with fruit apparently....
All the previous ones being BECAUSE of my other answers.
Gary (still just as) ntboy.