Relish the Gentleman : Our Man About Mayfair
Sir Basil Seal
I am soon off aboard the QM2 headed home. We always sail home because the Countess insists that it is much easier to pretend not to know me on a ship than on an airplane...Hum...My thanks go out to all those wonderful fans and Mr. Baldwin, who have visited PP looking for me. And the Countess wanted me to inform Dorothy that the only reason she would like to meet me personally is the fact that she has not met me personally. And I have noted Father M's sniggering about groupies...I have yet to submit my story which includes our evening out with the Benevolent Midwestern Father M Appreciation Society, but I will get around to it to be sure. I will be spending some time in Dublin, concluding my series of interviews with the delightful Didi...Nothing like a beautiful Irish Latin Masser to make an old man feel young again...I will be busy at my tailor this year, I need a bit more seersucker and have many shirts that need some collar work. I hope that you all have broken out your seersucker already and are in the process of tossing out anything with a vulgar logo. Most of my time in Merry Old is spent in search of books, or, as the Countess would say, "zee old dirty books". "Dirty" of course meaning old and dusty in this case...Of course, her use of that particular phrase has gotten me into some trouble over the years. And out of respect for Mr. Baldwin's sense and sensibilities, I might try to send back a few posts over the summer just to let you know how I am doing. Please continue to visit while I am away, be polite and wipe your feet. Remember that Mrs P and the Countess are now fast friends, and believe me when I say that you do not want to be on Countess' list, you really don't...Well, unless you're Father M, whose shrine I have to walk by every time I visit Sacred Heart, but that's another story...Bon Voyage...
Sir Basil Seal
You can read more from Sir Basil Seal at his own blog, Man about Mayfair.