“Don’t get my Da’ on about his leeks or we will be here all night said Dai laughing.’
“I can get mine to grow tall but the girth could be better.’
“I will write it down for you and give it to you tomorrow before you leave because if I tell you yer then these buggers will tell everyone my secret and I won’t win the next show.’
“The lads began to laugh as they supped on the local ale. “ Ian Garrick walked in and came over to the table and shook hands with Gordon and Dai.’
“Did you get that steak that I sent you Dai.’
“Thanks’ Ian I did.
“Let it tenderise for another four days and it will melt in your mouth.’
“You boys wantin’ a pint then is it?’
“The two boys nodded then quickly supped the one Gordon had just bought.’
Eddie the barman told Ian that Dai had a cup of tea coming.
Gordon was surprised to see how fast Dylan could drink for his age.’
I bet he could sup a few in his younger days thought Gordon as he took a few swallows of his beer.’
“I thought we were only having a couple said Gordon as Ian brought the beers over.’
“We are said Dylan; a couple of gallon he laughed.’
“Look, what the women don’t know won’t hurt them.’
I’m driving tomorrow though.’
“Don’t be daft Gordon; let our Tracey drive you back.’
“By lunch time tomorrow you will be right as rain man; don’t worry.’
When last orders were called at eleven o’clock no one moved which Gordon found odd then time was called and the doors were locked.
The pints kept on coming to the table and it was nearly one o’clock when they all returned.
Gordon had never drank so much in one evening before and Tracey laughed as he tried to take off his clothes in the darkness of the room.
“Trying to keep up with my Da’ have you said Tracey as she got out of bed and helped him to undress. He flopped back onto the bed as Tracey removed his shoes, trousers, and his shirt she covered him up and he was snoring away within a few minutes.
Tracey got up with her mother and made breakfast for the men Dai was putting on his training gear as his father wondered into the kitchen asking if there was any tea in the pot.’
“What time did you roll in this morning asked Alwen?’
“It wasn’t that late my lovely.’
“Don’t you be calling’ me “My lovely, Dylan Jones, Shame on you bringing that man in here drunk.’
“You can take a horse to water but you cannot make it drink.’
Gordon popped his head around the door then apologised to both Alwen and Tracey.
“I hope that I didn’t wake you when I came in this morning.’
“I haven’t drunk as much beer as that in my whole life.’ It was not Dylan’s fault, it was Ian Garrick , boy can that man drink. He was buying round after round and they were going down so quickly than we hardly had time to get a breath did we Dylan.’
“That be right Alwen I tell you Ian was the one.’
“Wait until I see that butcher; I will have words I tell you that.’