|SS HORNET......READY TO CRUISE|
There is a heavy somnolence about our great Borough as well heeled inhabitants decant to their Oka furnished Tuscan 'fattoria' for a month or two of limpid living.
The Dame is also taking a well earned break. She plans a month on SS Hornet, cruising the Med and dropping anchor to catch up with louche friends in Portofino and Capri.
Returning later in the summer, the old thing will have a useful new 'aide' to supplement her useless nephew, Ludo.
Ludo's sister, Bernice, fresh from a third rate Swiss finishing school (and waiting for a place at the Florence Academy of Fine Art) has agreed to become a partner in the Nest!
Bernice is full of ambition for the Dame's little venture.
We can expect lots of innovation and hard hitting stories.
Bernice tells her aunt she plans a 'radical design overhaul' and the 'exploitation of social media' to 'reach out' to the younger and 'switched on' elements of the Borough.
She says she also plans to 'edit' the Dames's output....what a cheek!
The Dame wishes her dear readers a peaceful summer....
Expect only intermittent communication.......