This is the story (in instalments of course) of two very dear friends, their hen sessions and their celebrations. Their names are Mrs Bhattacharya and Mrs Bhattapanjali. Their golden sister Mrs Buttercookie lives in the States and outshines them both.
So this is for you, Mrs B!
On a late autumn day – they are both getting on a bit – the Mrs B’s go walking on Hampstead Heath to discuss the tao in the masculine landscape.
Both of them are consoled and egged on by a certain old gentleman of Tiru with a raised eyebrow, kettle and a walking stick. When they have a lot to say, the kettle steams.
Here they are, after a lengthy and successful session on the Menfolk.
The mens’ names are Bull and Snake, for astrological reasons. In the black bag is all their stuff for recycling.
Here is the difficult business concerning the mens’ other ladyfolk, whose names are Bottle and Jigsaw-puzzle. The Mrs B’s morph into Bird and Goat-fish (alias mermaid).
Here are the two friends, on an outing to the west of London. The Lord of Canals is Siva. This canal threads the London area from Lymehouse docks to Brentwood east of Richmond, and is its secret life.
Womans’ work is never done.
… an irresistible swain for Bottle, at present holidaying on a remote Scottish island, with fishing tackle and Snake in tow. Bottle is always taking Snake away with her to tour abroad, while Mrs Bhattapanjali pines at home.
Both these Spells in the course of time, WORKED. Jigsawpuzzle found her ideal therapist, so Bull was free to graze. And Hamish was hooked, and moved in next door to Bottle, who never noticed the Snake who quietly slithered away…
But first there was the long, hard work …
… to get Bottle to fall in love with her heaven sent Solution. Some persons cannot see the obvious when it stands right there in front of them.
As every connoisseur knows, true malt surpasses scotch … it just takes more time.
At least, while Bottle is concentrating, the Snake can disappear discreetly up his holy mountain.
On a lighter note …
to welcome Mrs Bhattacharya back from her adventures with bovine Bull in deutschland, the Snake and the Fish-goat (alias Mrs Bhattapanjali) planted …
… a fine Virginia creeper in her garden, to thank her for sheltering them in her house.
Dear Buttercookie from the Deep South, this is not the best sketch of you, because done in rather a hurry …
but you are “THE BEST” – and you know where to find us! Love from the Mrs B’s.
(to be continued)
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