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, February 12, 2008

A Fortunately Damp Squib

I should aspire to resemble Churchill more. I do not mean start wearing a bowtie, puff away at cigars, and begin making rousing, defiant, speeches involving one or more of the following: blood, toil, tears, sweat, or beaches. I should instead learn from these wise words he once uttered:

"When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened."

I am pleased to report that the bombshell I had feared turned out to be a harmless dummy bomb useful only for training purposes. Mr Chando's article appeared last week and, although a Pulitzer Prize will not be winging it's way towards his desk anytime soon (at least a third of the historical 'facts' quoted, were, to use the correct technical term: piffle) it could have been a lot worse. Relief is the dominant emotion.

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Blogger Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

So glad everything turned out for you and nothing to worry about :)

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Relieved that you were left in peace.

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Blogger Mr Fielding said...

Thank you both. My mind is now at ease. The hand doth shake not with nerves anymore.

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