Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lord Bonkers' Diary: "Cooking doesn't get any tougher than this"

And so another week at Bonkers Hall draws to a close. Lord Bonkers was Liberal MP for Rutland South West 1906-10.


An enjoyable breakfast – kedgeree, devilled kidneys, eggs and b – quite up to Cook’s usual high standards. She does well to produce it, I later learn, because a leopard has escaped from my private menagerie and invaded her kitchen, with the result that she is forced to beat it off with a ladle from time to time. As she later remarks to me, “Cooking doesn’t get any tougher than this.”

Then to St Asquith’s where the Revd Hughes preaches a sermon on the text: “In 1945 Sir Archibald Sinclair defended Caithness and Sutherland and, lo, he was defeated by 61 votes and beaten even unto third place.” I think there is a lesson there for us all.

Earlier this week

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