Saturday, 7 August 2010
Mentioned in dispatches
The war against chaos and for the reordering of books and furniture downstairs is being fought with patience, vigour and resolve. There is progress on all fronts. Our victorious battalions of damp rags, vacuum cleaners, bookcase movers, book transporters and rubbish disposers have penetrated enemy lines and there is light at the end of the window. The effect is generally pacific and while pockets of resistance undoubtedly remain they will be mopped up within a few days.
The troops have even had time to attend a wedding tonight, alcohol consumption strictly limited. A smart turnout is promised for the morning when we will take London by surprise.
The reign of clear surfaces will last a thousand years.