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The collected opinions of an august and aristocratic personage who, despite her body having succumbed to the ravages of time, yet retains the keen intellect, mordant wit and utter want of tact for which she was so universally lauded in her younger days. Being of a generation unequal to the mysterious demands of the computing device, Lady Bracknell relies on the good offices of her Editor for assistance with the technological aspects of her journal.

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Monday, October 10, 2005

Lady Bracknell succumbs to temptation

Lady Bracknell should learn not to peer over her editor's shoulder when she is surfing the information superhighway, as doing so invariably leads to her spending money on fripperies.

Pictured below is the new Alessi "Tigrito" cat bowl. The two stainless steel bowls lift out for easy cleaning plus - and this is what really swayed her ladyship - the whole thing can be picked up by the tail, thus obviating the need to bend down. It is, of course, also quite exceptionally attractive.

These have not yet been delivered to the UK, but Lady Bracknell has just been in telephone communication with her local Alessi emporium, paid a fifty per cent deposit by means of her credit card, and "bagsied" a yellow one. She will be informed as soon as the bowls arrive. (The manager of the store is confident that these will sell well, as four of his staff have also pre-ordered for themselves.)

Lady Bracknell is far from convinced that her feline companion will genuinely appreciate the exceptional standard of design, and is willing to accept all criticisms to the effect that her motivation behind the purchase is one of complete self-interest and that the object may offer no real benefits to its alleged recipient.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Auntie Lady B,

These are marvellous cat bowls. We are going to ask our Dad for one each for Christmas. Mind you we might have to be good boys between now and then and that might be difficult.

Love from

Marmite and Twiglet

12:12 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

How lovely to hear from one's nephews! But perhaps they ought, in all fairness, to look at the price of the bowls before shamelessly demanding one each. Their father is not made of money, after all...

12:48 pm  
Blogger Charlesdawson said...

How nice.:-)

2:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Suffering Succatash! Geeez Lady B' I reckon you ought to buy all your acquaintants cats one as a chrissy prez! Cough up Lady B' you know it makes sense.


3:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Auntie,

If our Dad can shamelessly have people writing on his leg in indelible ink he can jolly well buy us both a food bowl.

M & T


3:29 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...


Lady Bracknell has heard about your eating habits, and is not sure whether such a naughty cat deserves a smart new Alessi bowl.

Can you promise her ladyship faithfully that, if your wish were granted, you would desist from eating socks and cuddly toys?

5:41 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Aunty Bracknell is impressed by her nephews' command of logic but, until such time as they go out and earn their own pennies, she feels they would be wise to moderate their demands.

Could they, perhaps, share one bowl between them?

5:44 pm  
Blogger The Goldfish said...

All your feline acquaintances are making me rather nervous, I must say.

What do you think of my purrrfect new profile image, courteosy of Oscar's manservant?

That came out wrong...

7:58 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Lady Bracknell rejoices that an example of the gentleman's fine work is gracing the pages of the Goldfish's excellent blog.

Is there nothing he can't turn his hand to....?

8:09 pm  
Blogger marmiteboy said...

I don't know how many times I've told my boys not to play with the computer when I'm not there. They shall not be getting any bowls of any shape or size until they learn to behave.

Nice picture Goldfish. Did you know soemone is watching you?

8:09 pm  
Blogger w1ld child said...

I shall have to keep my feline companion away from the computer as he shall be making attempts to order one for himself.

8:51 pm  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Lady Bracknell apologises to all her readers who have cats for having put expensive temptation in the path of the penniless animals.

She confesses that she had no idea how many of these felines had learned to type.... ;-)

9:00 pm  
Blogger w1ld child said...

My feline has developed an objection to my dad using the laptop, anytime he does said feline dances on the keyboard.

9:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a game me and Marmite like playing with our Dad's PC. He gets the right hump, it makes us laugh.


9:44 am  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...


Isn't your Dad supposed to have set off for Bracknell Towers by now?

Aunty B

9:51 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Lady Bracknell

As you know, our Dad exhibits very little by way of good taste in anything. But we like the bowls very much.

We know that his driving job doesn't pay terribly well but we think he has other employment too as he's never at home when we want to come in (or go out).

Do you think he earns enough to buy one for us? Unlike some naughty greedy cats, we would be willing to share.

Lots of love and furry headbutts


Treacle and Pudding
xx xx

8:16 am  
Blogger Lady Bracknell said...

Lady Bracknell's editor has found the error in the original html coding for the entry and corrected it so that any pussy cats desiring an Alessi bowl of their own can check the price before sidling up to their humans in a "but our bowls are rubbish compared to this one" manner

1:43 pm  

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