Monday, May 05, 2008

Miscellaneous, Very

A sunny Bank Holiday, and here I am lashed to the mast at NigeCorp chiz chiz (talking of which, I am pleased to see that the spirit, or at least the language, of my namesake, hero and role model Nigel Molesworth lives on here, of all places). I caught a bit of the dawn chorus today, and very fine it was. Other than that, the only thing that brought me any cheer was hearing that the great Cosmati pavement in Westminster Abbey is to be properly restored and uncovered to public view. I didn't realise that the pavement, or a version of it, also features in Holbein's The Ambassadors.
Anyway, enjoy your holiday, you idle swabs - and you, Absent Master!


  1. Bank holiday -- lucky you! I have to go to work today and yet am still tormented by the beauty of spring (I thought April was the cruelest month, but it's turning out to be May). Pollen, pollen everywhere...I'm in histamine hell, yet the lilacs, wisteria, dogwoods, and azaleas are lovely beyond words. I think Hawthorne has a story about this...the poisoned garden. auf wiedersehn, pets......

  2. Ah yes Susan - the price of all that beauty. I managed to get out just now and sit in Holland Park amid the most glorious fragrant wisteria (happily I seem to be immune to its pollen). Hey ho, back at the grindstone now...