Thursday, August 11, 2011

Three Cheers for Lumley!

A long while back I reported that Moat Brae house in Dumfires with a garden where J.M. Barrie had been living (which helped inspired the Neverland for the story of Peter Pan) had been in danger.

Fortunately, the wonderful Joanna Lumley (probably best known here in the United States as the cranky and delightfully wicked best friend Patsy Stone on Absolutely Fabulous) has taken it upon herself to make sure that the historic house is saved!

She’s been successful, thank goodness.

And as it turns out, she just put up a statue of Peter Pan to boot.

I’m so very pleased with her efforts, thank you, Ms. Lumley, ever so much.

But why does the (otherwise impressive single-trunk carving) look like the Disney version? Darn it.  It's such a shame that Disney has such a hold on the perception.

Oh well. It’s a marvelous, generous and wonderful gesture to preserve the site - and that’s what counts!

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