Posts Tagged: Hotel Garamond

Avoid unchallenging occupations - they will waste your great talents.

A Kiss for Luck

Nearly every suite in the Hotel Garamond had a fireplace. Those few that did not had other amenities meant for sophisticated and refined tastes of a particular nature and, in the opinions of those with such tastes, were well worth

Avoid unchallenging occupations - they will waste your great talents.

A Kiss for Luck

Nearly every suite in the Hotel Garamond had a fireplace. Those few that did not had other amenities meant for sophisticated and refined tastes of a particular nature and, in the opinions of those with such tastes, were well worth

You will have many friends when you need them.

Elsewhere

Inspection of the third year students’ mudroom revealed an unfortunate absence of a pair of Wellingtons: Doreen Magirthy’s, to be precise. Doreen’s friends were loyal, steadfast, true but even if they had not been, their stories corroborated Doreen’s claim that

You will have many friends when you need them.

Elsewhere

Inspection of the third year students’ mudroom revealed an unfortunate absence of a pair of Wellingtons: Doreen Magirthy’s, to be precise. Doreen’s friends were loyal, steadfast, true but even if they had not been, their stories corroborated Doreen’s claim that

Familiarize yourself with the situation before taking action.

Many sides to the same story

A note slipped under the door to her suite led Melisandre to Lady Anastasia’s Millinery. She was met at the door by Lady Anastasia herself and invited to view the new season’s selections. How may I serve Madame today? purred

Familiarize yourself with the situation before taking action.

Many sides to the same story

A note slipped under the door to her suite led Melisandre to Lady Anastasia’s Millinery. She was met at the door by Lady Anastasia herself and invited to view the new season’s selections. How may I serve Madame today? purred

Your loyalties are clear when it comes to friends.

Loyalties

Melisandre didn’t think it would take much time, but even she was surprised by how quickly the twitchy little man appeared. “Call me Smith,” he said in response to her question. Neither one of them believed in that particular spot

Your loyalties are clear when it comes to friends.

Loyalties

Melisandre didn’t think it would take much time, but even she was surprised by how quickly the twitchy little man appeared. “Call me Smith,” he said in response to her question. Neither one of them believed in that particular spot

A financial investment will yield returns beyond your hopes.

Waiting wasn’t a pleasure, but it generally got the job done.

Admittedly, Melisandre DiFiorini had a flair for the dramatic. She also had a sly and subtle intellect. Little to be gained, in her opinion, storming into the old port town demanding answers about her nieces. She installed herself in a

A financial investment will yield returns beyond your hopes.

Waiting wasn’t a pleasure, but it generally got the job done.

Admittedly, Melisandre DiFiorini had a flair for the dramatic. She also had a sly and subtle intellect. Little to be gained, in her opinion, storming into the old port town demanding answers about her nieces. She installed herself in a

You have the ability to analyse and solve any problem.

The Girls Usually Get Their Man

The McTavish family made it a policy to employ the best money could buy; Jax Blorgan had tracked many a wayward McTavish in the past. Dixie, Divine, and Dimples had never let Jax down before. They had the scent of the

You have the ability to analyse and solve any problem.

The Girls Usually Get Their Man

The McTavish family made it a policy to employ the best money could buy; Jax Blorgan had tracked many a wayward McTavish in the past. Dixie, Divine, and Dimples had never let Jax down before. They had the scent of the

One backward glance

Don’t pursue happiness; create it

The DeFiorini sisters – three of them – waited anxiously by the rail, scanning the crowd, hoping to glimpse a familiar face. The sun was setting and the ship was set to sail on the evening tide. On every deck, crew members

One backward glance

Don’t pursue happiness; create it

The DeFiorini sisters – three of them – waited anxiously by the rail, scanning the crowd, hoping to glimpse a familiar face. The sun was setting and the ship was set to sail on the evening tide. On every deck, crew members

A Jack of a different kidney

Always a Jack

The was always a Jack at the Hotel Garamond, from the first. Some of the Jacks were suave; the twins, romance and heartbreak, often traveled in their wake. Some of the Jacks were scruffy; Garamond guests often discovered that the very person

A Jack of a different kidney

Always a Jack

The was always a Jack at the Hotel Garamond, from the first. Some of the Jacks were suave; the twins, romance and heartbreak, often traveled in their wake. Some of the Jacks were scruffy; Garamond guests often discovered that the very person

Royal visitors and royal secrets

Where the bodies are buried…

Whether it was Jack and the Twigleys who (in saving themselves that dark and stormy night) or the black sheep Armbrewster McTavitt and even blacker sheep Melvinster Garamond who (in losing the wine, the remains of the ship, and nearly their skins cheating

Royal visitors and royal secrets

Where the bodies are buried…

Whether it was Jack and the Twigleys who (in saving themselves that dark and stormy night) or the black sheep Armbrewster McTavitt and even blacker sheep Melvinster Garamond who (in losing the wine, the remains of the ship, and nearly their skins cheating

Armbrewster McTavitt

A different explanation altogether

The wine survived, of that there is no doubt. And Jack Primero and the Twigley brothers lived to tell their tale of dark and stormy struggles… But a contrary opinion to that esposed by Beasle, Boyle and especially Throckmorton held

Armbrewster McTavitt

A different explanation altogether

The wine survived, of that there is no doubt. And Jack Primero and the Twigley brothers lived to tell their tale of dark and stormy struggles… But a contrary opinion to that esposed by Beasle, Boyle and especially Throckmorton held

Jack Tierce

One possible explanation

On the morning after that dark and stormy night, when the bright morning light gave away no hint of the terrible terribleness of the preceding hours, Jack and the Twigley brothers set about taking stock of the situation. The very

Jack Tierce

One possible explanation

On the morning after that dark and stormy night, when the bright morning light gave away no hint of the terrible terribleness of the preceding hours, Jack and the Twigley brothers set about taking stock of the situation. The very

Montgomery Fortescue McTavitt

The pursuit commences

Montgomery Fortescue McTavitt was waiting. He’d been waiting, since 9:00, in one of the small salons provided by the Hotel Garamond to its elite customers. He was waiting for his nephew, Archibald, and Montgomery F. McTavitt did not like to wait.

Montgomery Fortescue McTavitt

The pursuit commences

Montgomery Fortescue McTavitt was waiting. He’d been waiting, since 9:00, in one of the small salons provided by the Hotel Garamond to its elite customers. He was waiting for his nephew, Archibald, and Montgomery F. McTavitt did not like to wait.

Aloysius McTavitt

Wisdom of age and impetuosity of youth

Aloysius McTavitt sighed. His little cousin Maudie… or rather, Tallulah, could be such a handful. In her presence, he sometimes found it difficult to remember the lessons of self-control that he’d mastered during his years in silent retreat.

Aloysius McTavitt

Wisdom of age and impetuosity of youth

Aloysius McTavitt sighed. His little cousin Maudie… or rather, Tallulah, could be such a handful. In her presence, he sometimes found it difficult to remember the lessons of self-control that he’d mastered during his years in silent retreat.

Bruce and the Bongo Bay Beach Band

A different approach and a secret weapon

Bruce and the Bongo Bay Beach Band took a far more laid back approach to the audition for the slot of house band at the Garamond. Bruce figured they might as well have some fun with the gig. Plus, they

Bruce and the Bongo Bay Beach Band

A different approach and a secret weapon

Bruce and the Bongo Bay Beach Band took a far more laid back approach to the audition for the slot of house band at the Garamond. Bruce figured they might as well have some fun with the gig. Plus, they

Tibbonacci Trio

Handsomeness, cubed

Oh, the ladies go wild when the Tibonacci Trio begin to sing. Soon, the stage floor is littered with flowers… and the occasional key to a discreet suite at the Hotel Garamond.

Tibbonacci Trio

Handsomeness, cubed

Oh, the ladies go wild when the Tibonacci Trio begin to sing. Soon, the stage floor is littered with flowers… and the occasional key to a discreet suite at the Hotel Garamond.

Wister Sisters

House band at the Garamond

Competition promises to be fierce in the auditions for a new house band in the bar at the Hotel Garamond. Ambrose and Baxter are not sure that the sophisticated stylings of the Warbling Wister Sisters are quite the ticket. They

Wister Sisters

House band at the Garamond

Competition promises to be fierce in the auditions for a new house band in the bar at the Hotel Garamond. Ambrose and Baxter are not sure that the sophisticated stylings of the Warbling Wister Sisters are quite the ticket. They

It tasted sweet.

Revenge is…

Tallulah McTavitt was not happy. As far as she could tell, Cousin Oswald had let her down. First, he’d promised luxury transport to convey her to the Hotel Garamond, and it had becoming increasingly clear, as day edged into night,

It tasted sweet.

Revenge is…

Tallulah McTavitt was not happy. As far as she could tell, Cousin Oswald had let her down. First, he’d promised luxury transport to convey her to the Hotel Garamond, and it had becoming increasingly clear, as day edged into night,

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him

Come hither, go lightly

There were many things that Constable Benhardie liked about being a member of the force in the old port town. He liked the shiny buttons on his smart uniform even if the department issue shoes were clunky old-fashioned brogues. He

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him

Come hither, go lightly

There were many things that Constable Benhardie liked about being a member of the force in the old port town. He liked the shiny buttons on his smart uniform even if the department issue shoes were clunky old-fashioned brogues. He

Energy is equal to mass multiplied by the speed of light in a vacuum, squared.

Family Reunion

The old port town was teeming with McTavitts. Every three years, the clan gathered; this year was Oswald’s turn to act as host. As befitting a proper host, he met each guest at the dock and showed each one to

Energy is equal to mass multiplied by the speed of light in a vacuum, squared.

Family Reunion

The old port town was teeming with McTavitts. Every three years, the clan gathered; this year was Oswald’s turn to act as host. As befitting a proper host, he met each guest at the dock and showed each one to

A liar is not believed even though he tells the truth.

Canvassing the Waterfront

Departmental budgetary allowances for undercover gear were quite limited for members of the constabulary in the old port town. Still, it was something of a surprise for Constable Benhardie to find that Constable Wilburton had chosen the exact same rig

A liar is not believed even though he tells the truth.

Canvassing the Waterfront

Departmental budgetary allowances for undercover gear were quite limited for members of the constabulary in the old port town. Still, it was something of a surprise for Constable Benhardie to find that Constable Wilburton had chosen the exact same rig

Portia and her parasol

Hopeful Wishes and Yearnings

Portia Holverleyscrum rode the train and wished wishfully. She looked out the window at the passing scenery and hoped hopefully. She checked her watch and yearned yearningly. Or maybe it was that she yearned hopefully and hoped wishfully and wished

Portia and her parasol

Hopeful Wishes and Yearnings

Portia Holverleyscrum rode the train and wished wishfully. She looked out the window at the passing scenery and hoped hopefully. She checked her watch and yearned yearningly. Or maybe it was that she yearned hopefully and hoped wishfully and wished

Gaston Twigley and the young ladies

Love is in the air

A romantic interlude… Sometime after that most dark and stormy night, when the Twigley brothers and cousins were settled in, they found themselves the focus of local attention. Handsome and dashing to a man, they rarely lacked for company. Young

Gaston Twigley and the young ladies

Love is in the air

A romantic interlude… Sometime after that most dark and stormy night, when the Twigley brothers and cousins were settled in, they found themselves the focus of local attention. Handsome and dashing to a man, they rarely lacked for company. Young

Jack, the mate

Viniferous Wonder

Nor did they notice during all of their not seeing and not hearing that the land had come near, and never would they be able to explain how they’d apparently sailed the great bloody boat directly up the beach upon

Jack, the mate

Viniferous Wonder

Nor did they notice during all of their not seeing and not hearing that the land had come near, and never would they be able to explain how they’d apparently sailed the great bloody boat directly up the beach upon

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The Captain’s Fate

And, on this ill-lit, ill-winded, ill-fated night, did not the crew struggle mightily to sail the ship somehow, some way, to some place? Aye, they did. And did they not consider abandoning the great vessel and taking chance upon the

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The Captain’s Fate

And, on this ill-lit, ill-winded, ill-fated night, did not the crew struggle mightily to sail the ship somehow, some way, to some place? Aye, they did. And did they not consider abandoning the great vessel and taking chance upon the

Twigley Cousins and Brothers

A Dark and Stormy Night (Thing 11, done on day 11 but posted on day 12)

It was a dark and stormy night, of course. So dark and so stormy was this night that it might well have served as the model for dark and stormy nights of all time. It was so dark that not

Twigley Cousins and Brothers

A Dark and Stormy Night (Thing 11, done on day 11 but posted on day 12)

It was a dark and stormy night, of course. So dark and so stormy was this night that it might well have served as the model for dark and stormy nights of all time. It was so dark that not

Raconteurs

Raconteurs

Rumor – that which most profess to reject but all secretly relish – rumor had it that in the lowest wine cellar of the Hotel Garamond, there was a ship. Perhaps it was merely a boat, maybe just a single

Raconteurs

Raconteurs

Rumor – that which most profess to reject but all secretly relish – rumor had it that in the lowest wine cellar of the Hotel Garamond, there was a ship. Perhaps it was merely a boat, maybe just a single

Orson, aka Syd, the Sensitive Singing Cowboy

Syd, the Sensitive Singing Cowboy

Orson had some success early in his career, but there was a limit to the number of songs in his chosen repertoire. He’d been talking options with his agent and was ready for something new.

Orson, aka Syd, the Sensitive Singing Cowboy

Syd, the Sensitive Singing Cowboy

Orson had some success early in his career, but there was a limit to the number of songs in his chosen repertoire. He’d been talking options with his agent and was ready for something new.

Claudia

With friends like these

Claudia wasn’t sure that bungee jumping was exactly the right sport for her. Still, her friends told her she was a natural.

Claudia

With friends like these

Claudia wasn’t sure that bungee jumping was exactly the right sport for her. Still, her friends told her she was a natural.

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Success, guaranteed!

Prescott, Purdy, and Boynton were college roommates, elected early to the Engineering Society, whose company was  poised on the brink of success. Now that they had the tabletop model working, they planned to seek venture capital to produce the first

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Success, guaranteed!

Prescott, Purdy, and Boynton were college roommates, elected early to the Engineering Society, whose company was  poised on the brink of success. Now that they had the tabletop model working, they planned to seek venture capital to produce the first

06-OddFellow-2012

Anger Management Classes

Like the yoga and meditation classes before them, the anger management sessions weren’t successful either. “Honest to god,” thought Clive, “if he was asked ‘why the long face, dude?’ one more time, he was going to slug someone.”

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Anger Management Classes

Like the yoga and meditation classes before them, the anger management sessions weren’t successful either. “Honest to god,” thought Clive, “if he was asked ‘why the long face, dude?’ one more time, he was going to slug someone.”

Felicity

Companions

Every day at 9:15, Felicity took her beloved pet for a walk on the square in the old port town. He was something of a mixed breed, of indeterminate origin.

Felicity

Companions

Every day at 9:15, Felicity took her beloved pet for a walk on the square in the old port town. He was something of a mixed breed, of indeterminate origin.

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A Life, Imagined

Drake saw her just as he began to play the first song of his solo set. She was a classical beauty. His fingers flew along the keys; in his head, he mapped out their life together. He was playing out

04-OddFellow-2012

A Life, Imagined

Drake saw her just as he began to play the first song of his solo set. She was a classical beauty. His fingers flew along the keys; in his head, he mapped out their life together. He was playing out

Talent Show

Audiences believed it was a compliment to tell Harry that he had the looks of a young Elvis, but it just made him blue.

Talent Show

Audiences believed it was a compliment to tell Harry that he had the looks of a young Elvis, but it just made him blue.

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Joyful Noise

Valerie Jean didn’t know if it was wearing her lucky boots or not, but she’d won the first round of the fiddle-off and she wasn’t going to chance it. She’d wear them every day, for the rest of ever if

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Joyful Noise

Valerie Jean didn’t know if it was wearing her lucky boots or not, but she’d won the first round of the fiddle-off and she wasn’t going to chance it. She’d wear them every day, for the rest of ever if

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Hero Worship

Robin adored and idolized his cousin Everett, and emulated everything about the man. His most recent attempt at growing a moustache was, as yet, not as successful as he would have hoped.  Everett, it must be said, was largely unaware

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Hero Worship

Robin adored and idolized his cousin Everett, and emulated everything about the man. His most recent attempt at growing a moustache was, as yet, not as successful as he would have hoped.  Everett, it must be said, was largely unaware

HG-Sign

Origins

Rumor – that which most profess to reject but all secretly relish – rumor had it that in the lowest wine cellar of the Hotel Garamond, there was a ship.

HG-Sign

Origins

Rumor – that which most profess to reject but all secretly relish – rumor had it that in the lowest wine cellar of the Hotel Garamond, there was a ship.