Teddy in Rome

This week Teddy and I visited Rome to see old friends. Teddy insisted wearing his best Egyptian outfit to please the frail old Cordonata Lions near Capitol and their cousins at Piazza del Popolo and at Fontana del Mosé. The Elephant at Piazza di Minerva was undergoing the spring cleaning of the century. The crocodile in…

Teddy at Drottningholm

Teddy and I went to Stockholm to study Swedish court theatres and royal follies from the time of Gustav III. In particular Teddy wanted to check out the theatre at Drottningholm Palace. We had a thorough look and even went back stage and pulled the ropes of the thunder machine. Later we admired the Chinese…

Teddy’s Theatre

Teddy went to the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. There he spotted the Pantomime Theatre. That was exactly the theatre he needed. If he had a theatre like that he and his friends could play, dance ballet and sing opera all day. Teddy immediately showed me how he would dance like a Swan and practised singing…

Teddy in Barcelona

Teddy and I went to Barcelona to check out the progress on the Sagrada Familia and to search for inspiration. We went to the top of the towers and froze with fear as we went down the winding staircases. But when Teddy saw the beautiful fat silks and elaborate fans he was completely lost. He…

Teddy Lucia

A splendid fashion show must end with an outfit for a Bride. Teddy has always dreamt of being a beautiful Lucia Bride with candles in his long golden hair…..this is all right for Teddy, but you should never use real candles…. Saint Lucia’s Day is the Church feast day dedicated to St. Lucy and is observed…