Recipe for watch leader turnovers!
Take two grown, sensible men with responsible jobs
Add a dash of Australian charm,
Mix with two 'reprobate mariners' and stir well, stand back and watch...our watch leaders have been reduced to jelly.
Having endured the 'Reprobate Mariners' for nearly two weeks our esteemed
watchleader Jim was heard to say and I quote: 'ber-ber-ber, de-der-der-dah
Harry, ber-ber-ber, de-der-der-dah Bill.' He was pointing aimlessly toward
the pair of angelic-looking rascals, freshly returned from their sojourn
into Messina, and muttering in a small voice 'why me, why me?' Bill has
clocked up 40 voyages and Harry 20 - an event which was celebrated in style
with a wonderful cake rustled up by Hammie. The cake was decorated with
crumbed-digestives 'sand' with 'gold' chocolate coins and 'treasure' jellied
gems - most suitable for these rogues! And with 60 voyages under their deck
harnesses, well ....poor, poor Jim!
Meanwhile, not to be outdone, whilst the Good Cook Hammie was displaying her
wares and culinary prowess this morning, Jorgen (another of our watch
leaders) was found up to his armpits in suds in the galley gleefully
scrubbing all her beautifully greased baking trays, ready for her next batch
of cookies! I wonder if Hammie will get that Jorgen-shaped dent out of her