Saturday, June 09, 2018

holiday time

this time last year i was sunning myself on the beach in greece.

brian and david aren't going away this year, so everything was looking a bit bleak –– until hippolyta invited me down to her country estate in dorset...


...i'll be heading off down there later today!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

blue without you...

i was hoping hippolyta would be able to join me in venice for christmas but 'others' had 'other ideas', so here I am alone (apart from the 'oldies' and this jovial little xmas elf, forced to try and put a brave face on things...

*sigh*


Sunday, October 08, 2017

izzy-wizzy

look who i met the other day....


[Photo: Mark Hesketh-Jennings]

Monday, August 28, 2017

at castle hippolyta

i was quite taken aback to get an invite to join hippolyta at her ancestral home for a house-party –– or, to be more accurate, a castle party!

we had a jolly good time despite the tedious presence of buttons hippo and brother bruno: the first with endless historical anecdotes of doubtful veracity, the later shamelessly freeloading as hippolyta's spiritual adviser, aka official gooseberry!

still we managed to give them the slip and explored the ruins...



we spent ages gazing up at the space where a roof once was...


played hide-and-seek in the knot-garden (which is a garden even though it sounds as if it's not)...




and, in the evenings, we had some highly competitive tiddly-winks tournaments with the aforementioned bh and bb – both of whom cheated shamelessly!


there were times, however, when I rather wondered what was going through hippolyta's mind...


...especially since brother bruno kept humming a tune by (i think) Mendelssohn...... 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017