Madame Charlatan. Telling Misfortunes under a fog of musk and a cloud of fag-ash…….
I thought I’d take the opportunity to thank everyone who came to my Fondue & Fortune Evening. I feel, on the whole, the event was very successful and I hope all 5 of you enjoyed it.
I was sorry to see one young lady leave in tears. Having your Misfortune told can be a very traumatic experience. Especially if you had no idea your fiancé of 8 years was planning to leave you just before your birthday. (Though everyone seemed to be in mild agreement that it would be better not to have a birthday gift you’d end up resenting and that her sister who he’d been having an affair with sounded a delight, so we all wished them well).
I think I prepared far too much food for my little soirée as there was so much left over at the end. The cat at my local will make short work of the prawns (be a nice change from his usual pork scratchings and pale ale), but I’m not quite sure what to do with the surplus fondue cheese. Who expected it to go chewy like that? And that faint green tinge? I suspect I hadn’t rinsed the pot out properly and maybe the washing-up liquid had triggered some discoloration and congealing. We were grateful for those toothpicks and napkins weren’t we?
Whether I’ll host another event will depend on your feedback. Thank you all for taking the trouble to complete my little survey at the end. Some of you certainly seemed to have a lot to say, requesting 3 or 4 extra questionnaires. I’m very much looking forward to reading all your comments.
Don’t forget, you can book in for a Misfortune-Telling anytime. And a reminder there’s no need to eat before your appointment, you’ll have one of my special complimentary egg & cress sandwiches to enjoy whilst I take a wild guess at what misery may lay in your near future.
Putting the Shame back into Shaman