Monday, 16 March 2009
Sunshine and signs of life in the garden at Diplo Hall mean al fresco dining. (The picture above was actually taken last July). It has to be said that it's often colder than it looks ! Top solution in these circumstances is to set fire to everything combustible and get a few glasses down you. I have found myself deserted on more than one occasion as less hardy diners retreat indoors. The sound of laughter and music waft across from the East wing to the preferred outdoor eating place under the fruit trees. Wrapped in many layers with a fine Izmir smoke on, clutching a glass and tipping one's head back to take in the night sky is a solitary pass time. I feel very happy to be out here. Gradually the candles dwindle, the last one expiring with a little flurry, and then darkness - as I look around the sky, the roof line of Diplo hall stands out, dark against a soft whitish glow, what's this ? - more light pollution ! Closer inspection following a lurching stroll around to the front of the house - horror, they've fixed the bloody street light again. This is getting serious. Somebody's calling this in to the local feds and we need it stopped. MORE DARKNESS !