Tales From The Pantry: A Butler's Diary

From the pantry of an historic country house comes the ongoing diary of its butler, Mr Dean Fielding. I shall be giving you a glimpse of the family I serve and of the lives both 'Below Stairs' and 'Above'. I hope you follow my jottings daily.

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Have been butler here for over 15 years. Having previously, and unusually for these days, worked my way up from footman to under-butler to my current post. You can now follow me on Twitter via: http://www.twitter.com/butlerfielding

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

A Sad State

Unfortunately my festive season did not go as planned. I had intended to spend it at Carstone, but my sister fell ill shortly before Christmas, and I spent it with her instead. She hasn't really got any better, and I am spending more time looking after her, than I am working at Carstone. Sir Geoffrey and Lady Carstone have been wonderfully considerate throughout the whole affair.

Hopefully I will be fully back at work shortly.