Thursday, November 10, 2016

Lord Bonkers' Diary: Galloping around the ring at great speed while facing backwards

And so another week with Lord Bonkers draws to a close. I always find that something of a relief.


The pews at St Asquith’s are packed – packed with clowns, jugglers, strongmen, lion tamers, beautiful ladies more often to be found riding horses and daring young men taking a morning off from the flying trapeze. Yes, my coming to the aid of the clowns in the Bonkers’ Arms the other day Went Down Well.

In contrast, the Revd Hughes could have chosen a more tactful text upon which to preach his sermon. He gives it both barrels with Zephaniah 1:8 – “And it shall come to pass in the day of the Lord's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.”

Fortunately, circus folk are not ones to bear grudges and my party is well received in the big top this evening. I am particularly taken with one charming young lady who is able to gallop around the ring at great speed while facing backwards. Afterwards, I suggest that she try to get herself selected for a promising Westminster seat as soon as possible.

Lord Bonkers was Liberal MP for Rutland South West 1906-10.

Earlier this week in Lord Bonkers' Diary:

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