Friday, 4 September 2009

Homage to Sir Pelham

It has been a moderately uneventful week so far, for Timothy Belmont; thus indulgence in a modicum of tangential rambling now and again.

I'm looking forward to my vacation in the Canary Islands next month; topping up the tan and replenishing Tanqueray Gin levels, don't you know.

As if you didn't know, my scribblings on this blog are somewhat influenced by Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, commonly known as P G Wodehouse. If you ever discern the occasional archaic phrase, word or term, that'll be it.

I'm an avid reader of his Jeeves and Wooster series, numbering about seventeen books. I am presently reading Thank You, Jeeves, which was first published in 1934; and it involves Jeeves taking leave of absence due to Bertie's banjolele-playing; Bertie's pal, Lord Chuffnell (known as Chuffy); the loony-doctor, Sir Roderick Glossop; and the Stokers' yacht moored in the bay.

Doubtless I'll bring a few of these books on the holiday.


Peregrine's Bird Blog said...

In my view the only decent Gin!!!!

Timothy Belmont said...

Good stuff, isn't it? I need to ration myself these days, mind you. Heaven knows how many I consumed in the Lobster Pot between 1977-97! :-)