Tuesday, 29 October 2013


I do hope that you received your invitation by Owl or Raven post

 Welcome to our little village soirée, my husband is the host. 
I know that some of you have really come quite far
Such a pretty dress - you always are the star! 
Dear me! I seem to have misplaced my hat  
Such a crowd, mind you don't tread on a cat!
Come bewitching ladies, do come near 
many dashing gentlemen await you here.
This one is impatient to dance. You like his costume?
He is quite merry and enjoys a game of chance. 

Do come on through, 
  your familiars,  are very welcome too!
A dear rich old Uncle and Aunt run a crèche in the dungeon,
  he is very entertaining and her cooking is sublime.

No need to worry they will all be fine, and The Professor will look in from time to time.

And teach them a few things.
Please, make yourself comfortable in the drawing room while I check on dinner
From Here:
Barbara Hulanicki wallpapers, from HERE:
Enjoy our art collection, Uncle was a lottery winner. 
John Atkinson Grimshaw
Under The Moonlight
A Wood Nymph, lithograph by Henry Bencke
Nocturne in Black and Gold,
James McNeil Whistler
Mrs Black's dear departed husband

Follow the housekeeper
 if you want to have a look around the house,
Go quietly
 and your cat might catch a mouse.
Stop and admire the view
but whatever that you do
     beware the East Wing ......
It's haunted, by more than just one thing.
Take in the gardens
and the terrace if the evening is fine
But what becomes of you should you wander into the woods
 is no fault of mine.  
Come on through to the dining room when you are ready to meet

Take a seat, we could use some extra chairs I think.

Things could get a little wild
Better have a drink. 
"Do join our after dinner games", the host said.

"And, if you are staying, don't forget to take a candle to bed,  or unawares,

you may find that you trip over a cat on the stairs."
   We hope you like your room, 
or you may have to make your way to a local Inn
 through the gloom.
We trust that most will sleep well .....
The Nightmare, John Henry Fuselli

If not, keep the light on and read a good book,


  We even have some for your cats, there, in that little nook. 

Safe journey to all of you out on the roads, and the skies

And as we say our goodnights and goodbyes

  - to one and all -

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