DIARY: Joll’s pet reason for changing address

Christopher Joll, newly ensconced at The Communication Group, is moving downmarket.

Christopher Joll, newly ensconced at The Communication Group, is moving

downmarket.



Yes, Joll is moving from his Mayfair pad to Knightsbridge in search of

larger premises.



A noted collector, Joll tells me that he needs more room for his

antiques and objets d’art, but that the real reason he is moving is to

get a garden.



‘I need somewhere for Mulberry to cock his leg,’ he says, referring to

his one-year-old, standard schnauzer pedigree.



Indeed, such is his affection for the pooch that Joll has paid him the

ultimate tribute - and had him immortalised on canvas.



Joll had taken a dislike to a portrait painted some years ago of himself

in full Lifeguards uniform and commissioned Russian artist Elena Meyer

to superimpose Mulberry’s features over his own. The picture now has

pride of place in Joll’s dining room.



‘Visitors find it very amusing,’ Joll tells me, though Mulberry himself

declined to comment.



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