By Ryan Lambie , As it turns out, our landlady (the formidable Mrs Hardcastle) is a reader of these Crowdfunding Friday posts, and she came round last weekend to find out exactly why we’d erected a cub tent in the front room of the premises. By this point, we’d accidentally set fire to the tent while lighting some joss sticks the night before, leaving a circular burnt patch on the carpet.
Needless to say, Mrs Hardcastle was decidedly unimpressed, and didn’t look too kindly on the empty Tizer bottles and packets of biscuits lying around the place either. When she spotted the 1990s-era Game Boy lying on the shattered remains of the sofa, she gave us a look of derision. With a smug look on her face, Mrs Hardcastle reached into her top pocket and produced a Nokia N-Gage and simply said, “cutting edge.”
We managed to placate the landlady by slipping her a couple of five pound notes and complimenting her on her choice of handheld console. Satisfied, she left the flat. This was fortunate, because had Mrs Hardcastle explored the flat further, she’d have been horrified at the sight of the prototype space shuttle we have in bits all over the kitchen floor. Actually, we probably shouldn’t have mentioned that here.