I've already laid in some bubbly water as tomorrow late afternoon/early evening we'll be welcoming our Argentine friend C. back to our Boreal waste with a slap-up picnic, asado and what have you. There will be wine and perhaps stronger stuff for some. And lots of bubbly water. Lagatta is exhausted but it is only 18:53 here and bright sunshine, and Livia is bounding about...
You have picked the worst possible time to let me loose. Just washed up after lunch which included opening a bottle of Cote de Rhone and I find old songs from my youth echoing in my empty head, just as well the wine yesterday didn't bring them out.
On my way to the venue I had to dodge the Household Cavalry, so realised I would have to be on my best behaviour
Anyway here is part of the merry throng
Note that Cheery is missing, but she was soon with us clutching something to lubricate the proceedings
While Kerouac and Patrick ensured decorum
While sitting there I noticed that some of the resident swans were continuing their kids education, now teaching them how to queue up nicely for their grub, like all good English people
while a cormorant dried its wings after having hopefully found its meal
It was a very pleasant way to spend a few hours and a great way of putting faces to names, which is something I have wanted to do for a long time.
I hope I haven't trodden on any toes, fools rush in... etc. Thank you all.
Man is not lost, only temporarily uncertain of his position
Boo Hoo Hoo! I have no idea why I did not see this post at the beginning of May!? I would not have made the delightful gathering for reasons of travelling later during September but I have a good mind to filch out a photo of me sitting at the Serpentine and put it here! And yes, I am still on for our meet up in Venice Mich! I've had terrible computer problems and am due to go Off-line at midnight tonight as I am working on borrowed data. It's a real pain as I have a ton of photos to show you from our Kruger trip last week.
You all look wonderful and happy - what an achievement Bixa, to get so may together in such a far off land. Well done. And well done to everyone that got there....Mick, I'm girding my loins for our meet up in Broadstairs. I wish I could bump into Cheery, Ian, Mossie and Patrick but we are not stopping in London. Only one night and one day in Hammersmith.... Anyone for lunch next to the Thames?
I will see Kerouac in Paris. Hopefully for a good seafood lunch.