It’s Raining Women


Photographic exhibits by Miss Autopilotpatty Poppy have rapidly become treasured events here in Caledon, after the success of her Exotic Men of Caledon exhibit. Considering the excellent reviews and crowds she received both for that show and a “Greatest Hits” follow up at the Whitehorn Library in Victoria City, I am sure no one will be surprised by the theme of her new exhibit.

The Exotic Women of Caledon exhibit has opened at the Gallery Tamrannoch, promising even more of what pleased the crowd in the earlier show, but now focusing on the fairer flowers of Caledon, our realm’s greatest treasures…however, for all the beauty of the women and the artistry of the photographs, the show was not without frustrations for yours truly.

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Feast of Fools


The following is reposted as a public service.

Branch opening, Exhibit, and Carnival Masquerade
January 5th, 2008
12-6pm SLT
HG Wells Memorial Branch Library,
Caledon Wellsian

The Caledon Library announces two gala events to mark the opening of its newest branch,
the H. G. Wells. Memorial Library in Caledon Wellsian.  A masked street party on January
5 will celebrate the opening of the Library and its inaugural exhibit on the New Orleans

Voyages to Imagination:  A Carnival Masquerade

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A Year in Mayfair


It is hard to believe it has now been more then a year since Mayfair was born. It seems like just yesterday when the sequence of events began that caused us to trade our Caledon Moors winter home and our large mainland estate for a sizable piece of this brand new “upper class” Sim coming to Caledon. In fact, it was going to be the first of the Mark 5 Servers to grace our fair nation.

Yes, it has been quite an adventure since then. Let me refill my pipe, pour myself another martini and tell you children alllllll about it.

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Library Cards


I tend to pride myself on the fact that there is very little in Caledon that I do not know, or have photos of. However, there seem to be many fascinating areas that I have been woefully uninformed about. First and foremost of these areas about which I require education is the Caledon Library.

In conversation with a dear friend I made allusion to the fact that the Library was a very clever role playing conceit, and was then informed in no uncertain terms that I was quite mistaken. The Caledon Library, according to this friend, is a vital, complex and essential working library serving us all in ways most do not understand. To call it a role playing conceit betrayed my ignorance.

Feeling at a loss, I set out in a quest to find out more about this mysterious library.

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The Best Butter…


Continuing the high successful series of Book Discussions, the Caledon Library recently sponsored a mad tea party in Victoria City in honor of the works of Lewis Carrol.

As could be expected when the heart and soul of the Caledon Library, Sir JJ “Mad Hatter” Drinkwater pours the tea, a glittering array of Caledonian aristocrats, eccentrics and exiles were on hand  to discuss just what being on the other side of the looking glass is all about.

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Heavy Mystery Time


We of the modern era have a tendency to believe we have all the answers, that there are no riddles left to solve. We have mastered the air, the sea, even space. Nothing remains hidden from us.

Of course, that is a load of hooey. Deep inside we all realize we know practically nothing, as we tremble at what may lurk in the darkness under our beds or in the depths of our own imagination. In fact, there are any number of mysteries that have bedeviled us for years and years…and show no sign of being solved any time soon.

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Victorianas Oscuras


I will freely admit that when I was first invited to join the then newly formed Dark Victorians group, headed by Miss Violet Schnabel, Dame Lapin Paris and Miss Eladrienne Laval, I did not expect it to come to much. Perhaps an event or two, with Caledonians wearing spikey shoulder pads and putting on poor Transylvanian accents, but not much more. Another silent, dormant group taking up one of my precious 25 slots.

Happily, that has not been the case, I have found that the Dark Victorians have tended to stage well thought-out, interesting events true to being both Dark and Victorian without falling into the trite or stereotypical. A perfect example has just opened in Tanglewood at the Bunneh Hutch, where the Dark Victorians have created a small display highlighting both Caledonian and traditional artwork touching upon The Day of the Dead celebrations typical to Latin cultures.

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