You will recall, from my last posting, that I was given a new assignment last week. I have moved from my post at 145 Germain Street to a new posting at 2 Mecklenburg Street.
I would be dreadfully remiss if I did not comment on the surroundings of my new assignment. The building is simply stunning.
It reminds me of several of the grand houses in the courts of my youth, most located in the counties closest to London.
The foyer and vestibule have amazing floors, walls, ceilings and stained glass windows. The largest of the stained glass windows (there are nearly two DOZEN stained glass windows in the house) is located halfway up the grand staircase.
It is made of multiple stained glass window panels, abutted together. It presents
a very grand effect indeed.
I have been told that several brides have had their pictures taken whilst standing on the wide windowsill under this window. It would be a beautiful sight, especially at the time of the day when the sun is coming in, and all of the colours would be reflected on her gown……
I digress, though. It is a very rainy day today, and the rain is coming down in sheets. Fortunately, the scope of my employment does not involve my being
outdoors. As you might well imagine, water is the arch enemy of a suit of armour!
So much drying and polishing must be done, after one has been out in a rainstorm, to prevent rusting. It is one of the more serious (non-combat) issues of knighthood.
I understand that the election campaign for “Common Council” is progressing well for The Lady Susan. I am not seeing much of her these days, but I hear that she is going “door-to-door” within her area of the kingdom, speaking with all manner of people concerning the issues at hand here in Saint John.
The election is on May the fourteenth. Alas, not being a Canadian Citizen, I am not able to vote!
I trust that those of you who are residing at 2 Mecklenburg Street are pleased with my presence in your midst, and for my friends at 145 Germain Street, I bid you leave to visit me at my new location, should you choose to do so.
Yours in Knighthood
Sir Sydman Orion Gerburg of Princliff
AKA Sir Syd.