I Can’t Keep Up

Tuesday 28th September 2021

Since they decided to bring life back, it’s been marvellous but shattering. Outfit worry, over-eating worry and stain worry are back.

I look Dover Castle with Royston. This was the medieval world.

I look Canterbury Cathedral with Royston, followed by evensong free of charge, even though the actual Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, was present. Robert Nevil, the Gay Mother and Anthony Mottram can’t stand Welby. Royston doesnt’ agree.

I look the Philip Mould Gallery opening, as Royston’s plus one. It was a Charleston Exhib. Before that I had a Classic Ladies’ Shopping afternoon in the West End, tripping along, shopping.

I returned to Walmer for Lennie Delfonte’s party – it was a 60th Birthday, but as if the 90s had never ended. Forging backwards with utter determination. Incredibly friendly guests, from the disco-hiring, DJ and supply worlds or underworlds, but you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of any them. All the women were tall, much taller than the men, in tiny sequinned frocks and not looking real. ┬áLennie himself fell over at one point but was put back up again. I bellowed through the loud music with a wide boy from the Isle of Dogs. I think he was in disco-hiring. He had a wife, which seemed unlikely. His first phase was the Isle of Dogs. It was mesmerising, although quite fabulously unspecific. He made me long and long for the Isle of Dogs. The second panel, as it were, was his suffering with lactose intolerance illustrated with sound effects and gestures, including the toilet impact. But the masterpiece was the full re-enactment of having that virus which has been mentioned quite a lot in the last 18 months, with more dramatic toilet impact. I spoke to another woman about clothes. ‘What about Reiss?’ I said and she said, ‘Polyester.’ She said, ‘Why would you?’ I rather like Reiss.

Last Monday I took The Magic Flute at the Opera House. Incredible. That was after the Chelsea Flower Show Press Day, as already mentioned, where I was admitted as a guest of Royston King. Then two nights away in the Mid-West to gather damsons with Robert Nevil.

Finally on Saturday was the Harry Rollo/Mercury, Mr Kitten Wedding party. In between numerous private dinners.

How can I sing? How can I sing?

Dover Castle: Henry 11's Throne Re-Created by English Heritage. Good to get Across that the Medieval World was Full of Colour, Not bare Nooky-Wooky as It Comes Down to Us

Dover Castle: Henry 11’s Throne Re-Created by English Heritage. Good to get Across that the Medieval World was Full of Colour, Not bare Nooky-Wooky as It Comes Down to Us

Canterbury Cathedral: So Exotic and Byzantine-Looking: Tracery, Forests of arches and Columns, grilles, and Tombs

Canterbury Cathedral: So Exotic and Byzantine-Looking: Tracery, Forests of arches and Columns, grilles, and Tombs

Canterbury Catheral: So Exotic and Byzantine

Canterbury Catheral: So Exotic and Byzantine

 

 

Posted Tuesday, September 28, 2021 under Adrian Edge day by day.

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