Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
And it’s only Wednesday!
– In case you missed the exceedingly popular last issue of Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, there’s a fascinating article on the second case of crucifixion ever found. This time in Rome. Number 1 was in Palestine.
– Hurrah for Ireland!!! Abortions for everyone!!! The first round is on me 😀
– A few days ago there was appalling noise in the garden. Rudy confronting a large brown duck who decided it might be a good idea to have a stroll here… I had to turn the water hose on both of them to make them back down. Instead of just flying away the duck hid in the bushes for a good two hours.
And here are some pretty things I’ve been keeping but have decided I probably won’t be using here… plus I have to compensate for the substantial amount of money lost because of the console debacle.
A 19th century Bessarabian or Swedish handwoven kilim. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
A Qing dynasty embroidered coverlet. The quality is just amazing
And finally a pair of Dutch marquetry chairs, first half of the 18th century. I’d be inclined to keep these, but alas. Also leaving is my giltwood ciel de lit (canopy for above a bed.) This has been the reason for an exhausting battle between Mike and me for the past (almost) 18 years. I wanted it in the bedroom and he thought it was just too much. I’ve given up and it’s left today to live in a rather magnificent listed house in Warwick.