I thought I’d make my first entry with a word of thanks to my dear friend, Apaarjeet (also known in Poland as Prince Chopi The First:, Dr Chopi, or HRH Chopragupta The Great):
“Sicilia cannot show himself over-kind to Bohemia. They were trained together in their childhoods; and there rooted betwixt them then such an affection, which cannot choose but branch now. Since their more mature dignities and royal necessities made separation of their society, their encounters, though not personal, have been royally attorneyed with interchange of gifts, letters, loving embassies; that they have seemed to be together, though absent, shook hands, as over a vast, and embraced, as it were, from the ends of opposed winds. The heavens continue their loves!”
(Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale, I, 1)
Hope this little place will allow for just that — “interchange of gifts, letters, loving embassies”! Thanks, Chopi!