Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Bordeaux Bay by Guernsey-based artist Tony Taylor

Friday, 29 April 2016


There’s a Fifties Hollywood film called Harvey in which the protagonist, played by James Stewart, is haunted by a giant rabbit of that name.
Suddenly, I too seem to be haunted, not by a rabbit but by names of rabbits’ dwellings.
Rabbits live in burrows and warrens and by some queer synchronicity both words keep cropping up in my life at the moment.

The Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation was founded some years ago by triple World Touring Car Champion, Guernsey-born, Andy Priaulx and his wife, Joanne, who are currently fundraising for The Burrow, a property near Southampton General Hospital, whose purpose is to provide accommodation and support for Guernsey families with premature and poorly children.

My wife, Jane, and her wonderful lookalike friends, Mary Reynolds ("The Queen") and Guy Ingle (Prince Charles), who frequently appear together as a “Lookalike Royal Family” have offered their services in a spectacular gala fund-raiser at St James in St Peter Port in Guernsey and Jane and I have been chatting excitedly about it during the past few days. 
Listen to their hilarious radio interview with 
(Interview starts 1 hour 41 minutes into show.)

The “rabbit” theme continues because the other current hot topic of conversation in the Fleming household is the forthcoming premiere of Peter Kenny’s wickedly funny play A Glass of Nothing which will take place at a venue called The Warren at the Brighton Fringe. 

Sadly, I can’t give you a sneak preview of Peter’s play, but here are several of the “Lookalike Royals” ahead of their appearance at the Priaulx fund-raiser, A Right Royal Affair.
"The Queen" Mary Reynolds arrives at Guernsey Airport

Jo and Andy with "Charles, Her Majesty and Camilla"
Broadcaster Jenny (right) with Princess Anne Lookalike

The Queen and I (and Camilla too!)
"Camilla" and "The Queen" refuelling in our kitchen

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