Rue Jacob is just around the corner from where we’re staying in St German de Pres. Oscar Wilde died in a hotel there in 1900.
A few days before he died he is quoted as saying,
“This wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or other of us has to go.”
Obviously the wallpaper won.
I’m watching our wallpaper very closely.
Hi Karen, keep an eye on that guy with the parasol…..he’s looking potentially dodgy…..have a great day…
Yikes! I’m surrounded by a whole army of those men with parasols, Michael. So far, so good…
I love the quote from Oscar Wilde, and I love the wallpaper – I think it suits you, Karen; you often use an oriental theme in your writing.
I love that Oscar Wilde quote, too, Diana. He also said, “We’re all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” I felt like that listening to the busker.
I had a friend once who had a similar problem. However, in her case it was a wall that she had convinced herself had to go. So, she took a hammer, knocked the wall down and repainted but forgot to put in an RSJ. On her husband’s return he was so amazed by her handiwork that he had her see a “head doctor” and that was the end of the marriage…
I love your story, Ruth! Did the roof collapse without the RSJ like the marriage did?
Karen, it’s for this reason alone I use my good silver cutlery every day! One day I realised it was in better condition than me. At the same time, out come the embroidered hand towels – same reason. 🙂
Exactly, Anne! It’s why I don’t have a full set of anything.
Hi Karen, I don’t think the roof collapsed but there is a theory that when you are continually not satisfied with your surroundings, it usually means that you are not happy within yourself and she was very lonely at the time. By the way, I also liked your wall paper. I painted my bedroom bottle green in Queensland and it was the most cosiest room in the house but it probably wasn’t to everybody’s taste. Oh Well, you can’t win them all and who cares anyway.
You just never know what hijinx wallpaper gets up to when you’re not looking. 😉
You should see the bedspread in the place we’re staying in rural France tonight, Joanna! It’s a bed of dark red scary oversized roses. Horror stories come from these objects.
*grin* Well it sounds as though you have plenty of inspiration, Karen! 😀 You should see what happened to the bed in The House of the Stormwind, one of our short stories (in the eponymouse ebook). Enjoy yourself. 🙂