Anakana Schofield – Award Winning Author of Bina, Martin John and Malarky

Nerfing up the vernacular

Myself and the small male are today festooned in the language of modification. Nerf gun modification. It’s a serious business involving my limited carpentry tools. “Yeah,” says he, taking off up the stairs with me bloody gluten free crackers in tow, “Don’t worry I’m just doing a simple air restrictor mod.” (The vernacular acquired via youtube is fantastic when uttered in all seriousness, incl on the telephone to grandma)


Hours later, roars, “I need you to hold these very important pieces together, get up here.” Never before have I been this useful!!

I’m encouraging this dabbling since it will lead to visits to the plumbing shop and have a bit of a penchant for the plumbing shop. I especially like having chats to one older man behind the counter. The younger plumbing types are monosyllabic and do not get excited about my greenhouse experiment.

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