Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Museum pieces, the expert and prescription.

1. Schoolgirls who are bored of the maritime museum pose against the glass dividing an exhibition from the main hall, all legs, long hair and mischief.

2. We sit on a bench in front of a long case of brass bits and pieces of a maritime nature. A small boy in a school party points confidently to a dip circle: 'That's the steering wheel' and then to a green starboard lantern: 'And that's the engine.'

3. I like to see a friend who has been working too hard relax and laugh and drink too much wine -- under doctor's orders, of course.