Eddie was a long time in the kitchen and some worrying noises were emanating from behind the door. But he'd only asked if he could help himself to a drink. What could possibly be the issue?
At the point at which my interior monologue was suggesting that I ought to be on the verge of conducting an investigation, he emerged.
'Just making myself a little drink,' he grinned. 'Like I said.'
'MUM!' Gertie yelled. 'Eddie's cut up a lemon with the apple slice!'
You can't argue with his commitment. Though I have no idea where he has the idea that an afternoon refreshment needs to look like something that might be served by members of the Human League in Leicester Square. My similes are a little out of date. Something that would be presented during happy hour in the Atlantic Bar? Just googled that and it apparently closed in 2006. (I don't get out much, these days.)
But what inspired him? No idea at all. Can't think where he gets it from. Nothing to see here.