Sunday, February 26, 2006

Day 299

Got a house guest to stay for the next week or so, which should be pleasant. He's basically coming to stay because he now lives in the middle of France, in a chateau that has no central heating—so it's too cold to live there at the moment.

Even so, I'm slightly envious; he's got a moat, and a wine cellar, and a chapel. He's even got enough space he could put in some secret passageways (although I suspect that's a long way down the list of things to do, after "install central heating", "fix roof", "fix damp" and suchlike).

I've wanted to live in a house with a secret passageway for as long as I can remember, possibly as a result of being exposed to too many Famous Five books at an impressionable age. I've even got as far as figuring out that you'd actually need two secret passageways: you wouldn't be able to resist showing off a secret passageway to all of your guests—at which point it wouldn't really be secret. So you need a secret secret passageway, preferably off the main secret passageway so you can spy on the people who are hiding in there. And yes, I've thought about this way too much.

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