Saturday, 17 August 2013

Friday 16th August - Walking with...

Today Fletcher has been walking with a certain Ms. Monique Besten in
Utrecht while walking the streets of Edinburgh. He walked with her to
Greyfriars Kirkyard to meet an aforementioned Spanish gentleman. There
he was photographed reciting an excerpt from the autobiography of Sir
William Topaz McGonagall, Poet and Tragedian, Knight of the Order of
the White Elephant, relating to his travels and travails to see the
Queen at Balmoral, as well as giving his "Farewell Address at the
Argyle Hall, Tuesday June 22nd 1880". After this final honouring,
Fletcher walked with Ms. Besten to Bristo Square, where he collected
trousers, shoes and keys from a young gentleman in a coffee barrow,
for patching, stitching and cutting. These dealt with, he then walked
with Ms. Besten to Summerhall to deliver a butlerial shirt for
adulteration, before walking with Ms. Besten via Piemaker and St.
Cecilia's Hall (where the bagpipes were spectacular) to Hunt and
Darton's marvellous cafe for a last trio of finger sandwiches, a slice
of Battenburg and a set menu. With Ms. Besten, Fletcher subsequently
made his way up the Mile and took a glass of vino tinto with Butler
Thompson on the Mound in a light rain, before heading with Ms. Besten
to Jenner's Department Store for a fascinating encounter with the
Whisky Anorak in the Boardroom. Following this, he was forced to ruff
with Ms. Besten along Princes Street to reach the Royal Lyceum Theatre
in time to see a certain Ms. Meredith Monk, before taking a long walk
across the Meadows with Ms. Besten to Summerhall for a farewell
commission in splendid company. The Butlers' sojourn in this Athens of
the North is over, and a fine time has been had by all.

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