The people have spoken.
I asked you this question in my last RAPS post, and therefore I am now coming up with the goods. I am not surprised the majority of votes went to the Vintage London tin. It is just so pretty – and who doesn’t like London?
I am a bit hazy on the provenance of this mint tin. It may have come from a fellow fan, Judit, years ago, but it may also have been bought by me in Greece in 2016. I can’t remember.
Maybe I should start putting little pieces of paper into each of the tins, noting the origins. Anyway, doesn’t matter. But it’s a really sweet little tin, quite reminiscent of those whimsical designs by Cath Kidston. With the title of the post and the background imagery, I am confirming the hunch that Loops already expressed in a comment last week. Yes, this is a shrine that concerns our favourite London spy.
Loitering around phone boxes, looking pretty in peacoats by the London Eye. (I feel that sounds like the first line of a poem…) But seriously, Lucas North, despite his origins in the North of England (didn’t he say that somewhere?) and his eight years lost in a Russian prison, will always be the quintessential London spy for me. Very urbane, technologically aware, easily blending in… I totally bought the spy off Richard… Speaking of whom…
I know. He is not a Londoner by birth. But I have decided that he gets the London guy accolade, because he has said it more than once that London is his home.
Did you notice that this shrine is a mixture of Shrubbery and Stubblitage? Well, just in case, covering all bases. And even I, beard-hater, like that picture. It reminds me of the Summer of Love. 😍 Unsurpassed.
This shrine is up for grabs. Perfect for anyone whose favourite city is London, whose favourite chaRActer is Lucas North, and whose favourite beard is Richard Armitage 😉. To be in the draw, leave a comment under the post. Raffle is open to all; I’ll send the RAPS anywhere in the world, all free of charge. Raffle closes Tuesday, 18 June, 12 noon BST.
Best of luck 😘