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From: "Judy Prince" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, November 28, 2005 12:20 PM
Subject: The Old Sow of Bath
> The Old Sow at Bath
> Well here you'll have it, then: Old Sow trying to diminish---even
> denigrate---the awesome Bath Tour Guide talents of Douglas Clark.
> Reasons, obvious: What sodding petc bloke of you will not hop across the
> pond and phone Douglas up as you swing near Bath in your Vauxhall 5-speed
> rental car, cheerily suggesting Lunch whilst angling for The Douglas Clark
> Bath Tour. And those blokes of you living in the U Queendom, most of whom
> have never been to Bath---or even taken a proper bath---will squeeze dear
> Douglas with a similarly transparent proposal.
> What Old Sow and Young Robbie did, rather, was to hint to Douglas that we
> might purchase one of his poetry books when we met in Bath just before our
> extensive tour of Bath (We might even buy one copy each, one never knew,
> did one?). Hence, now, and forevermore, all worked to the greatest good
> for Sow and Robbie, as given herein:
> Whilst Old Sow stood transfixed in front of signs saying "Madonna drank
> here" and "Gap clothing at outrageously hiked prices," Robbie raced into
> most of the public places underground and then into several pubs facing
> the lovely Bath Square in order to micturate. That is what he told me, at
Are you sure he wasn't taking the mickey?