I'm off to New York from tomorrow for a week's R and R hooking up with the eldest of our two runaway sons and his lovely missus. There is probably no better introduction to New York than to hang out with young people who actually live there and know all the best bars and clubs to visit, have a beer or three and generally socialize and get to meet the natives. The fact that I'm going over there with my little brother makes it even more fun.
However there are implications for this dear old blog and the number one implication is that nothing is going to happen in terms of postings for a week. I know I could have devised a whole series of postings and stored them on blogger to automatically run on the appropriate days, but I don't like doing that, for me this blog despite it's shortcomings has to be a living breathing entity as I need to post on the day and as the mood takes me.
Which means that there's going to be a ten day hiatus on this space until November 2nd when normal service will be resumed.
Plush Forest Animals, c.1938
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