“Darrell, in London one simply cannot have enough cushions for zee London Lounging ….. c’est de rigeuer, de rigeuer. Simon, he is always calling me up ….. Hugh, he says, what shall I buy for my new settee in my LA pad …. I tell him, Simon darling, buy zem all, there is nooooooooo such thing as too many … ample c’est ne pas sufficient!”
“At zee moment I am loving and devouring zee sequins and zee deep, succulent velvets, in zee wines and zee charcoals! Have zee sequins reached Wolverhampton yet mon ami?”
At that, Darrell said he felt his heart miss a beat ….. because chez Castle Greysquirrel we have had sequined cushions for our lounging, there of, for several months now ……
…….. sooooooo far ahead of the trend, it was untrue. All his worries about not being de rigeuer were so unfounded, Darrell was de rigeuer and all his visits to see Hugh were certainly paying off.And then Hugh moved on to voiles, ““Darrell, ma petit lapin …. voile, c’est manifique, it hides a multitude of sins of zee domestic type nature as well as evoking zee air of mystery and intrigue in ones abode”
…. Darrell confessed that in Wolverhampton they were still called net curtains ….. but we don’t actually have any at Castle Greysquirrell …….. YET!!!
However, I have a spooky idea that we will soon be knee deep in them!Needless to say there were tears at the end of this very whistle stop visit, but I have a feeling Darrell will be disappearing again to see Hugh very, very soon, if he has his way and as long as he can get cheap tickets on Virgin trains!!!