Wow, these are brilliant. And this: "When Nicola stands on one leg, I know she's going to say something unanswerable," said Rowan detachedly. "Whereas when you stand on one leg, I know you're about to wedge your foot in the nearest bucket." is just so spot on to, for Rowan, Lawrie and Nicola. Not to mention laugh-out-loud funny. Thankyou!
Thank you! Rowan and Lawrie and the bucket was more or less the spark from which the rest grew. :)