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15.9.09

The Remains...


There was this English butler out in India. One day, he goes in the dining room and what does he see under the table ? A tiger. Not turning a hair, he goes straight to the drawing room. "Hum, hum. Excuse me, my lord," and whispering, so as not to upset the ladies : "I'm very sorry my lord. There appears to be a tiger in the dining room. Perhaps his Lordship will permit use of the twelve bores ?" They go on drinking their tea. And then, there's three gunshots. Well, they don't think nothing of it, this being out in India where they're used to anything. When the butler is back to refresh the teapots, he says, cool as a cucumber : "Dinner will be served at the usual time, my lord. And I am pleased to say there will be no discernible traces left of the recent occurence by that time." There will be no discernible traces of the recent occurrence by that time !

Painting-The Butlers Table-Jean Babtiste Chardin

4 comments:

Margarida Elias said...

The story is amazing... And I love Chardin.

Pres├ępio no Canal said...

Dear Dutches!!

I wish you a very good stay there :)

I do not know if you already been in these places, but they are my favourite hotspots.

Porto:
Cafe Magestic:
Igreja Sao Francisco. (Kerk)
Palacio da Bolsa (salao arabe) (Paleis)

Follow your nose to Casa de Sezim near Guimaraes (you must see it because you are an artist).

Lisbon:

go to a very special place to me:

Museu Nacional do Azulejo (National Tiles Museum) and the church in the Museum ( do not lose!!!)

also

Fundacao Medeiros e Almeida nearby the Avenida da Liberdade (because you love art).

Palacio da Ajuda (so beautiful!!)

Sintra
eat a travesseiro in Piriquita and an ice-cream at Santini in Cascais. Lekker!!

go to Palacio da Pena, Quinta da Regaleira, Convento dos Capuchos and Palacio Nacional.

If you go to Alentejo, go to Palacio de Vila Vicosa....so beautiful!!!
and eat a Sericaia for me...

I love Conventos and Solares :)
I stayed in several solares many times because it is more historical, so enjoyable!!

Enjoy and enjoy! I can not go now...dutch lessons...
Ik ga volgende jaar naar Portugal.

I was at Het Loo Paleis in the Christmas week! I will be there again, this time with my mother (she loves History) next december. Maybe I can see Princess Margriet...she seems to be so supportive to Beatrix.. and Her family is adorable! They are so funny! And I know, she lives nearby the Palace...
I want to go to Veluwe Park next year, in the summer....must be beautiful! and perhaphs, we can take a coffe...:)

My Dear, If you need something, my email is in my blog.

Go, go and be happy!!!!Oh,, dear, drink a glass of Mateus Rose for me!

Marie Antionette said...

No discernible traces...I like that...LOL Marie Antionette.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I just love this movie; it is one of my favorites and the British humor hits me just right! Oh my dearest, you are so clever! Anita