But which John? There are so many Johns in the Armitage oeuvre… And boy, have I already made lots of John shrines…
1 Mulligan – #14
Well, when I tell you who commissioned “Dear John” you will know which of those five chaRActers was recently enshrined again. My lovely partner-in-shrine was Mrsjohnstandring. She sent me a fabulous package moooooonths ago (apologies, missus, your patience is admirable!) and I had the pleasure of meeting her in London in September. To make up for my delay I threw the RAPSpro in for her, too – she is the theologian who is testing the capabilities of a RAPSpro in the wild. Part of her package for me contained this darling little tin:
Totally made for a Standring RAPS, don’t you think? (Or, if it was a RAPSpro edition, for a feisty farmer-ess…) Anyway, Missus wanted her lovely shepherd enshrined, so here he is in his usual habitat:
(The little glass sheep is courtesy of shrine fairy Helen. Soo cute.) Admittedly, John scrubs up rather well once he has been given a tidy, short haircut. And that crinkly forehead is just the sort of thing you want to touch with your … fingertips.
A bit hard to see, but the scroll under the heart reads “I’m in love with (Mrs) John Standring” – kind of a compromise, depending on whether you want to see the message coming from Johnnie himself or from the shrine owner…
The pictures never really tell the scale of the tins – this one is quite small, too (4 x 6 cm). Perfect for carrying in your farming overall.
So that is 3 Standrings now. Or 16 Johns. There are at least three more Johns coming up in the future
cue frantic shrining in the background. I’m not telling which ones, though 😉 And here is a little teaser – I have recently had my 200th post milestone on this blog. Which I totally forgot. Add to that the fact that I am heading for a significant milestone when it comes to the number of shrines I have made. Hint hint… stay tuned for an upcoming surprise in time for Christmas to celebrate my various zeros…
PS: Heading off on a romantic weekend break in a plush hotel with Mr Guylty tomorrow afternoon. I might be offline and unable to reply to any comments on the Weekly Round-up.