|Renaissance man or clockwork orange man|
|An ungreased pole. |
Note the bags half way down.
They were hoist high when the boys of Chavagnes waged war!
So when they saw the pole, they thought that this was going to be a walk in the park. Well it was a walk in the park at a euro a throw, but, hey when you have a chaplain abroad with money to burn in his pocket, then life is your lobster. Or something.
|The one who we thought was our prize pole climber|
And in the intervening moments a new boy to the school had scooted up the tree and won a prize!
I had seen boy after boy fail, grown men weep, sadness disappointment and dispair in the eyes of the contestants.
|Meanwhile to the victor the spoils.|
I missed it because of having to rescue Mr Tyldesley from some damsels in distress.
It was a biro and a lolly pop.
|A monkey boy|
But forever those lines from the scriptures "Jump! Monkey boy, jump!" will mean a little more to me, and my life has been changed... in a renaissance way.