I am so intrigued! It's quite cruel to start a story like that and then just leave your captive audience hanging.
I remember Dolores -- rapturous and crazy about Patti as all of her fans seem to be. Myself included.
London is great right after it has rained a lot because the streets are so empty. Portobello Road is in good form today and all it seemed to be missing was Spy 1's presence. Now I will just have to drink tea (v. English) and wait, disdainfully (quite English) for the next installment of your story.