Back from my short break, it’s time to get word out of the upcoming birthday season… As I mentioned before, I am using RA’s birthday as an excuse to put on an auction of fan items again, with the proceeds going to a good cause. In order to have auction results ready as a virtual birthday present *on the big day*, I have decided to set the auctions for a duration of three days, starting on
Sunday, 19th of August
As on previous occasions, I suggest to stagger the auctions slightly, beginning late afternoon. That way Europe and (parts of the) US can watch the final moments of the auctions and we will have a final result by the evening of Wednesday, 22nd of August. A proper auction announcement with all the small print will follow closer to the date. But I can already disclose that we have been gifted a number of signed items as well as exciting new fan items for the auctions. There will be programmes, jewellery and shrines, among other things. Many thanks to the donors already. More info coming soon! Mark your calendar, put a few pennies aside, and hopefully we can turn Mr A’s frown upside down. (New picture alert:)
Photographer’s note: There are only very few people who can pull off *that* perspective… Well done, Mr A. And is that a Belstaff jacket, btw?
In other news – my deepest sympathies to those of you whose habitual residence is in the sort of climate that I spent the last eight days in. Munich was oppressively hot at 35°C (95°F). I don’t think I have ever sweated so much in my life. Not even in Croatia or Greece. My friend’s attic flat had a consistent temperature of 31°C (88°F) day *and* night. No breeze – and the fan in her flat merely shifted the hot air. Returning to Ireland was a blessing – and that is me saying that, who usually loves hot weather, precisely because I rarely get it where I live. In any case, going out and about, was a bit of a chore, but myself and daughter managed to tick off at least one sightseeing item every day. I am glad to be back, even though the temperature here is half of what it was in Munich…
PS: Will try and catch up with all the comments over the next few days!