Shock news! Mr Gnome adores all things in the category 'small but exquisite'....
On a recent visit to Cheltenham Spa, the self-styled 'jewel of the Cotswolds', Mr G made a bee-line for the glorious caryatids that decorate the facade of the shops in the town's Montpellier district.
Based on figures in the Parthenon, these dames bring an air of classical hauteur to the toney spa town's architectural splendor.
Cool? Yes indeed. But, ahem, bringing with them more than a hint of abundant sensuality.
I'm sure that more than one retired colonel was troubled by these curvy sirens.