Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

I Do Like To Be Beside The Ocean.

Penned upon the 5th of December, 2006

A Travelogue, featuring Coloured Photographic Images in the Prokudin-Gorskii style.

This year, the delicately-powdered Lady Tanah and I took our Summer holidays at a lovely little family château just south of Montmartre. The weather could not have been more agreeable, and it was really something special to watch the moon light up the sea every night together from our makeshift chaise longue. Barring a recommendation to try the region’s pissaladière, there’s little I could tell you that I could not better show you…

First, a visit to relations, including my dear brother, Duc Patrick Chook, looking as much the bohème as ever.

The house is as comfortable as it is tastefully decorated, and good-spiritedness positively spills forth from the sherry decanter.

Though distance may seperate my loved ones and I, my thoughts are with them, paticularly when we have matching tablecloths.

There’s nothing quite like a serene, dignified stroll along the beach.

First thing in the morning is a good time for contemplation. “Ahhh, I love Paris. Shame I’m in McCrae.”

It’s true!

Lady Tanah had to help me out of this confounding hedge-maze.

I met a white knight, who told me of his travels and showed me a walnut-taming whistle of his own invention.

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Commentary upon “I Do Like To Be Beside The Ocean.”

  1. lifelike001 was heard to remark,

    Upon the 6th of December, 2006 at 2:16 am,

    HAHAHAHAA omg i missed you guys and thats the most gorgeous photo set ever :) i was about to say gosh where did you find him and did you bring him home *TSK* turns out all dandies are related. thats how they all catch spats. a nasty condition.

    i have to send you this picture i found of beck gettin’ dandy wit it at stratford-upon-avon hahahaa.

  2. Chesterfield Snapdragon McFisticuffs was heard to remark,

    Upon the 6th of December, 2006 at 8:34 pm,

    A charming account of a princely retreat. Much to the taste of the Earl Grey or Ocker Noir alike.
    I apologise for being untimely in regards to following through on my prior invitation, but things shortly went … shall we say, topsy-turvy?
    Nonetheless, the invitation stands to dine at my estate on some nigh & leisurely weekend.

  3. Sir Frederick Chook was heard to remark,

    Upon the 6th of December, 2006 at 9:38 pm,

    Lynds: We’re bringing him up right! Phaemoholic gaiterilia has been in my family for generations… well, a generation… well, since 1982. And please do!

    Chesterfield: Thank you! And no apologies necessary, I quite understand. Sounds a treat! You’re still at Barkly House? This weekend we’re re-organising the apartments – seeing how the bookcase looks against the west wall, so on – but I shall keep my calendar free beyond!

  4. Chesterfield Snapdragon McFisticuffs was heard to remark,

    Upon the 7th of December, 2006 at 8:56 pm,

    Yes, the Barkly estate remains, as the titular Seat of Barkly Village.
    My calender shall soon be quite empty, beyond a few pressing engagements such as taking parliament with my fellow guildsmen in a Conference of the Protecive Mechaniste.

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