Friday, 13 November 2009

“No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter. All are sleepy--some actually asleep. All are weather-bound, more or less; and all are resting from arduous days and nights, during which every muscle in them has been severely tested, and every energy kept at full stretch.” (Badger, Wind in the Willows)

As the bitter frost of autumn / winter 09-10 season entrenches most of the weather-bound animals of Notting Hill firmly into their cosy dens and well-appointed burrows, Badger, with his friend Wolf, has nonetheless been busy working hard rousing his team to prepare for the grand opening of their eponymous emporium.

Feeling fidgety whilst forests are felled and cabinets carved, Wolf and Badger have decided to write a blog with the aid of those of their animal friends most proficient at clawing or pecking at the human’s modus communicatum, the QWERTY keyboard.

One can never be sure how woodland illiterates appropriated such hi-tech paraphernalia, or indeed became proficient in the intricacies of the English lexicon, but over the next few months we shall nonetheless try to regale with general ruminations and updated considerations of progress at the store.

Yours, the Tufted Titmouse

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