Had they been stolen? - probably not.
Had they been lost? - probably not.
Had a member of the team borrowed them ? - No they would have said (unless that is they were undertaking very special top secret project - such a secret project that they wouldn't even tell the team about - the most secret thing ever).
Anyway, after many texts and an hours' wait the culprit finally 'coughed'.
It was none other than Coastguard of the year - ten year old Terry Edmunds - seen here with Ben Fogle.
Apparently he had needed the hosepipe to swish out his back yard as part of 'Operation Man Cave'.
Yes Terry has spent the weekend creating a Man Cave!
A man cave or manspace, is a male sanctuary, such as a specially equipped garage, spare bedroom, media room, den, or basement. It is a metaphor describing a room inside the house where "guys can do as they please" without fear of upsetting any female sensibility about house decor or design. Paula Aymer of Tufts University calls it the "last bastion of masculinity".
|Chez Edmunds - MAN CAVE! (love the pansies)|