The Old Masters – re-interpreted 93

With only the last remaining bits of the planet celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, I won’t harp on the point, but if you were celebrating the occasion, I hope yours was a joyous and convivial time.

However, we are on a much more important mission. Ours is not to celebrate dead saints, but to misinterpret dead painters; one in particular – a bloke by the name of Frans Xaver Winterhalter. While you’re thinking of a suitably slanderous caption, you can work out how to pronounce the name ‘Xaver’.

Despite his charm and rakish good looks George's insistence on wearing faded orange long johns on the outing put a strain on the conversation.

Despite his charm and rakish good looks, George’s insistence on wearing his ludicrously faded long johns on the outing put a strain on the conversation.


About Freud Fission Chips

Despite the banality of the name, FFC has led an intensely varied life. Grateful for surviving almost three years as a 'troepie' (soldier for non-South African Readers) in the Angolan war, he determined to wring as much out of life as possible. Currently providing Business Analysis services, trading on the stock market and developing web pages to pay the bills, FFC also dabbles in wildlife, landscape and people photography, writing, and far too many interests for his own good. He has also travelled extensively in southern Africa (working on the sound theory that a moving target is more dificult to hit). These peregrinations also include over 1500kms on foot through some of the worlds most spectacular scenery. It hasn't all been plain sailing, beer and skittles, and endless beds of roses... Chief amongst the prerequisites for surviving Africa, with its mind-bending characteristics, is an appropriate sense of humour.... So, for now, he will be recounting the amusing among the annoying, the frustrating wrapped in the funny and extracting the mirth from the melancholy... Oh yes, there might be some alliteration too.
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