Greetings from Munich, where I’ve been tripping out on Rococo palaces and resisting — on a daily basis! — cream donuts, though I’ve succumbed to chocolate. Weather has been lovely — today the only grey day so far, and it should be clearing again tomorrow, when we’re off to Fussen to make the acquaintance of King Ludwig’s castles. I didn’t know until recently how new they are; basically he was a 19th century constitutional monarch who wanted to be Louis XIV — a romantic dreamer who, being king, had the means to live his dreams on a grand scale, though his extravagance nearly bankrupted the Bavarian state — which, however, is now doing rather nicely out of his legacy.
In other news, it’s my turn to be featured at the Lair of the Evil Drs. Brain, aka Angela Slatter and Lisa Hannett. Check out the interview with a squee-inducing illustration by Kathleen Jennings.