a life of cheerful simplicity
In the LRB:
‘She had a face like an upturned canoe,’ said by the actor Charles Gray at breakfast in Dundee (though of whom I can’t remember).
(Reading a letter) — A. Love and Kierkegaard? B. (snatching it) Love and Kind Regards.
‘It’s one of those churches in the City like My Aunty by the Wardrobe.’
A. They’re very nice. They have a Brancusi in the bathroom. | B. Do you mean a Jacuzzi? | A. No. They have one of those as well.
‘… where we dedicated a glass of wine to Artemis and generally conjured up the spirit of things long ago. They also do a nice curry and chips.’ I think said by John Fortune.