The storms which have ravaged the south of England overnight mean I am madly telephoning parents to cancel a holiday scheme we have planned for the forest today.
So I will have time to write later, but not now.
Here’s a photograph to hold your attention: I went to Eton on Friday, and wrote a whole post on the graffiti the pupils have plastered everywhere around the school. Their names are often beautifully inscribed all over the place, on walls, and pillars, and columns, and doors.
And just before I walked into the chapel, look what I came across:
Perhaps there is the odd occasion when graffiti should be flaunted?
26 thoughts on “A Royal Snippet”
Who are they? 🙂
I do NOT believe they did that personally.
No. Inclined to agree with you there, Col.
Oh, and I didn’t think little details like weather would get in the way of an Englishwoman’s outing?
Little details like an oak falling on one’s head in 70 mile an hour gusts just might 😀
What ever happened to “Billy and Harry wuz ‘ere?” Children eh?
I expect it was rather lost in translation 😀
It must be a comfort for them to know that, should they fall on bad times, they could slip easily into the memorial business.
Quite. These are amongst the grandest and most sombre of the carved names, for sure.
Sure hope the storms left everything and everyone intact.
Thanks, Morgan! In our area there was a lot of bluster, and some huge trees ave come down in the forest, but everyone is safe and sound.
Thank goodness 😉
I was in London for the great hurricane of ’87. Hope this storm wasn’t as destructive as that one!
I like the italics “of” in that very tasteful graffiti!
They’re good, aren’t they, Kevin?
No, the storm was bad but it wasn’t quite as cataclysmic as the ’87 storm.
Home the storm leaves your forest standing.
Nancy, the forest is fine, though a few really big century-old giants are gone forever.
We cannot help greedily speculating over the seasoned firewood which will be available to us in 6 months 😀
I am sure you love the graffiti in Westminster Abbey too. 🙂
Your post has just reminded me of some photos I took in the summer. I must have a look.
If you are looking for an outing, I could do with crew at das Boot at the end of the week for a trip to the pump out and back, about 90 mins each way!
Oh, Isobel, we would love nothing more. I am occupied looking after my nephew and nieces on Saturday, though…Where is your boat berthed?
On the Cam. I am working on Nephew, but he has gone silent…
I happen to enjoy graffiti from time to time, given decent taste and aesthetic appeal.
Whoa! That’s great, Kate! Your storm makes me think of Hurricane Sandy that wreaked so much damage on this side of the pond a year ago, but hopefully it will not be that severe by you.
My first thought? Looks like they had someone carve their names for them. Most likely it was not on their command, but was done by the school 🙂
I have thought of you and several other dear blogging friends as even our news has picked up reports of the storms. I do hope that inconvenience is the most disturbing part of the event. Safety, I pray.
Praying you and your family have been safe through the storms!
We saw the damage, Kate – I’m hoping you’re all snug and safe, and wondering what you and Macaulay will see, in the forest this morning.
Stay safe Kate and family. I hope Master Mac kept his composure during the storm, or did it reach the Midlands?