What to wear for the royal wedding ? A problem that is weighing on the grande old dame. She apparently has to wear a ' fascinator '. This it transpires is one of those bizarre , gravity defying, feather and lace, pill box style hats that are only seen at court functions or Royal Ascot. Where to get one made ? A trip to Paris the only solution. The things one learns in deepest France profonde.
' The font ' spent twenty minutes yesterday morning laying a trail of vanilla essence across the old floor tiles. This scented path runs out of the kitchen, through the den, out into the corridor, down the stairs, across the hallway, through the front doors and into the garden. Wilf can follow this olfactory map without bumping into the furniture. A big improvement all round and much needed relief for that big black nose. Now all we have to do is find a way of preventing him from stepping on bees or wandering into nettles.
What a good idea... never thought of vanilla trails!ReplyDelete
I hope the grande old dame doesn't mind being called old!
What a clever idea to lay a scent trail. And your house must smell lovely now. A fascinating post all round!ReplyDelete
I think our boy Charlie and Wilf could both win academy awards in the 'best dramatic actor' category!ReplyDelete
I hope you're having an enjoyable day!!
Wilf - you little entertainer - I love you!!ReplyDelete
What a great idea the "font" had about the vanilla trail. That should help a lot.
I adore Clair Bloom and she certainly is a Grande Dame of the theatre. Even if I've guessed incorrectly, I shall hold the image of Wilf at her knees yesterday - it's a lovely thought.ReplyDelete
Can you really not spill the beans on who this person of note actually is?!ReplyDelete
Great vanilla essence trail idea for Wilf - does he lick his way outside or just follow the scent?
x (for Wilf!)
The idea of the scented path is brilliant. I hope that it works for Wilf.ReplyDelete
Ah, the royal wedding. The hat sounds hilarious.
God bless the font! What a delightful way to create a trail for Wilf. Not only will he be able to find his way but he will be treated to the delicious aroma along the way.ReplyDelete
Fascinators again. My mum wore them for cocktails in the '50's They looked like one pulled the frou frou off of a hat and wore the frou frou while discarding the hat. They need to be worn with style or they can look very foolish. Can't wait for the wedding.
Wilf, while I do love lovely Colin and fwiends, I would wathew see you and youw acting abilities any day!ReplyDelete
I love the clevew fonts scent idea
Oh yes, that, "I've never been fed in my life," look -- quite familiar with it. My dogs are quite good at it when I'm eating something they want me to share.ReplyDelete
Very thoughtful of "the font" to be so kind to Wilf like that. We had a blind poodle many years ago when I was a kid. We never thought to so do something like that for her.
Does the scent trail really work for the family fellow? :D I'll be happy to hear it if it does! I'm no help on the bees or nettles, though!ReplyDelete
Bunny would be happy to be right there on the podium with Wilf, accepting an award! How she manages to convince everyone at the nursing home that she is horribly neglected and never petted is beyond me. I can just picture Wilf's expression!
I suspect we won't have to worry about hats for the wedding here. Somehow, our invitations to the royal event must have been lost on the way!
The 'fascinator' sounds like an appendage to one of our fine broad-brimmed Kentucky Oaks and Derby hats. Perhaps the Grand old Dame would deign to make a visit to Louisville, Kentucky, May 6th and 7th?ReplyDelete
Pepper will beg just like an orphan too. Salt, on the other hand, has learned that scratching at the lower left corner of the fridge can sometimes open the door. No need to act when you can help yourself to nine pounds of Pacific northwest King salmon!
Julianna & Pon grrlz Salt & Pepper
Louisville, KY, USA
oh what a stroke of genius the scent trail is... a trail of love and kindnessReplyDelete
loves and licks xxxx
Why have I not shared this before? http://blinddogs.com and nttp://blinddogs.org. Very good resource who would recommend the font's brilliant vanilla trail. Oh, I am such a very lowly person - I would love to dream of the perfect hat :).ReplyDelete
Great idea to lay down a scent map for Wilf. Bravo! I will remember this in case one of my dogs loses his or her sight.ReplyDelete
I have a lovely simple fascinator made of white feathers. I just love it. Made by a local artisan. I know you will keep private the name of the grande dame but what fun to imagine a stage legend at one's table!
The Font is utterly brilliant!ReplyDelete
Such an inspired, deliciously scented, idea!!
You've tantalized our senses with the vanilla trail and our curiosity with the grand dame...ReplyDelete
She may be able to find a cheap burkaReplyDelete