Agatha was at the Patisserie …
‘Morning dear.’ I said ‘I’ll not have my usual this week, I was thinking of having something halloweeny.’
‘Yes have you got something halloweeny … and not what you fobbed me off with last year.’ I added
‘Yes you charged me £8 for four gingerbread men with iced black eyes. The vicar was very disappointed, he said he had been looking forward to a Halloween treat, instead he had to do with a gingerbread man with black eyes.’
‘Oh yes, I forgot about that, I’m not sure I’ve got anything, we don’t really go a lot on the Halloween.’
‘I’d pay a bit extra for something special.’
‘Oh err well let me see what we have.’ replied Agatha ‘I could do you some cream cakes that are past their best and a bit rancid, we were just going to chuck them in the bin, you could say they were creepy éclairs.’
‘That’s not quite what I had in mind, I didn’t want stuff that’s gone off, anyway I don’t want to give the vicar salmonella, he has got matins first thing in the morning.’
‘What about I do you a couple of vanilla slices and cover them with black icing.’
‘How much are your vanilla slices?’
‘How much are your vanilla slices with black icing on?’
‘I’ll take two … but I want them in a box.’
That told her.
Agatha is moving house and going on an extended holiday.