It’s strange that although they dislike one another, Whale has been eager for news of Bear and keeps asking how he’s getting on.
When Whale was in hospital Bear wasn’t remotely interested in his progress except to moan when he was due home.
Whale even said he kept expecting Bear to appear in the mornings with his customary grunt of ” ‘morning” before burying himself in a book or turning on the TV.
However, he is enjoying the freedom as much of the rest of us.
The downside is that his own little idiosyncracies can be more noticeable.
For example; he has his teamaking tray on a table in his bedroom, but while I was making mirabelle jam this morning there was a frantic cry;
“The wire on the kettle has been made shorter! I can’t plug it in.”
“I think you’ll find the table has been moved.”
I ask you. This is a man who has a Ph.D but was obviously at the back of the queue when commonsense was given out.