David Burrowes, the lovely and always happy MP for Enfield Southgate and
his wife are expecting baby number 6!!! David and I sometimes chat in the lobby
during voting and he is always entertaining – never so entertaining as he was
last night though! I was riveted to the green bench whilst he regaled me with
the latest antics of Dougal Burrowes, his little boy, (no 3 in descending
Dougal has a pet lizard, it’s called James ‘bonkers’ Burrowes. In James’ cage, to keep him company, was a rather frisky, in the true adult sense of the word, fully grown, rather large, gender challenged, sexually frustrated cricket.
The cricket made many advances to the lizard, but all to no avail, and eventualy, the cricket decided to just go for it, and he did, went for it, literally. Having navigated his way onto the lizard, (gosh I don’t know how to put this delicately but I am sure you get the picture), and just as he reached the point of no return, the lizard turned
around opened his mouth and ate him in one – whilst Dougal and David watched as
spectators and looked at each other in some surprise. Surprise because although
a predator, this had up until now, been one very lazy and laid back lizard.
Who said the female of the species was more deadly than the male? What lesson did Dougal learn from this tableau? Better than any he will get in a PSE lesson in school I reckon!
Just not cricket eh?
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Eating on the Job
Another gem from the Blog of Nadine Dorries MP...