Saturday, September 29, 2012

Antrobus Hotel

The Antrobus Hotel - again. I did not get to stay in the Beatles Suite but had breakfast (alone of course) at a table close to the wall where.....see the join ? Enough already, I have kids for God's sake.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Brian Jones and Winnie the Pooh

One of my favorite weird Fab tracks is 'You Know My Name (Look up the Number)' on which the Fabs' favorite Stone, Brain Jones, played the sax. Yes, yes, tell us something new. (note to self : stop talking to self. Note back to self : who are you talking to ?). Well, little did I know but said Stone died at Cotchford Farm which (wait for it, wait for it...) is but a throw of a stone (oh God, stop it) from the House of Brilig ! Being of a shy nature (I not E) I have yet to venture up this muddy path...but will at some point. Winnie the Pooh lived in that farm house. I also read somewhere that George Harrison visited the place - could a Beatle  really have been in such close proximity to Casa Brilig. I am ridiculously interested in that possible scenario....

Seven Dials

For a man of style and elegance, I was surprised by the naffness of this building; the location of Brian Epstein's business in the early 1960's. For th record, 13 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden. The plaque was revealed by our Cilla in Sep 2010. Interesting.. depending on your position on the scale that dare not speak its name.