Odd: "Hi Gordon. I feel honoured to meet you at last. Please can you tell my readers a bit about yourself?"
Gordon: "Good Afternoon, young sock friend. I suppose that I should first explain how I came into existence, and why I am, rather unusually, a cuddly pineapple."
"M became the club's first "Publicity Officer", which meant that she made posters to advertise the club trips to other students. She drew posters with me on, and then created me with a sewing machine. "
Odd:"I went up to Scotland earlier this year, and enjoyed climbing a few Munros with M. Is it true that you yourself have climbed many of the Scottish Munros?"
Gordon: "Yes, Odd, I was lucky enough to join the students on many trips up to Scotland, and did indeed climb many Munros with them. Then my felt cloth started to wear into holes, and I had to retire from this exciting activity. "
Odd:"Which is the most exciting trip that you can remember?"
Gordon:"I think my very first trip up to Scotland is one of my most memorable. We drove all the way to the far north coast, and climbed hills everyday for two weeks, with rain only falling on one of those days. We had bright sunshine and clear views for the rest of the trip, and I was lucky enough to climb on the beautiful, jagged Cuillin Ridge, on the Isle of Skye. I joined the students in climbing the "Inaccessible Pinnacle". This is the hardest Munro summit to reach, and involves a steep roped-up rock-climb, followed by abseiling down the rope for about 80ft to get down again. M, I and most of the other students had never abseiled before in our lives, so we were all very excited!"
"Here you can see us all standing on top of the Inaccessible Pinnacle. I'm partly hidden in M's arms. There wasn't much room, so it was a bit of a squash. Both M and I are looking a lot younger, but this was taken 24 years ago!"
Odd:"Wow, that does sound exciting! Yes, you do look very young and clean, Gordon. I'd already seen this other photograph up with you on. Would you like to tell us a bit about this day too?"
Odd:"Before we finish, can I ask you how you managed to get so many great clothes, Gordon?"
Gordon:"Ah, well, I didn't get them all immediately. In fact I was quite naked for my first trips! I acquired my knitted jumper from an old boy doll of M's. It had been knitted for him by M's grandmother, but he had lots of other clothes too."
"M then made my kilt and sporan, then my leather boots and my knitted socks."
Gordon:"Thank you Odd, I'm sure that I am going to enjoy relaxing and being at home again a great deal."
Bye for now.
Love, Odd xxx