Blandings Castle sparkled in the winter frost. After a crisp, clear day, the sun was beginning to set and a tranquil calm descended upon the Castle and its inhabitants. Beach the Butler was in his pantry, enjoying a special drop … Continue reading Christmas at Blandings
‘I don’t mind telling you that, in the fullness of time, I believe this is going to spread a good deal of sweetness and light.’
(The Indiscretions of Archie) Continue reading What’s on Your Wodehouse Wish list?
What Ho! Ho! Ho! I hope the festive season finds you happy, healthy and well. Earlier this December, I had a bit of Twitter fun with a Wodehouse themed 12 Days of Christmas – featuring Wodehouse related gift ideas. This piece provides a summary for those of you who don’t follow Twitter. It may be a lazy way to blog, but news media organisations are reporting Tweets as news these days, and even Wodehouse wasn’t averse to reusing his own material. I hope it gives you some good gift ideas — for Christmas or any time of year. With all … Continue reading 12 Days of Wodehouse Christmas
The two twin souls gazed into each other’s eyes. There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature. From ‘Strychnine in the Soup’ (Mulliner Nights) What Ho! Ho! Ho! December is here again, which means many of us are turning our minds to Christmas. In a previous list of gift ideas for Wodehouse lovers, I suggested giving the gift of Wodehouse Society membership. As an added incentive, the P.G. Wodehouse Society (UK) is offering gift membership. Prices start from £11.00 (for part-year membership) and you don’t need to live in the UK to … Continue reading Wodehouse Society Christmas Gift Membership
A dash of Wodehouse is always a great gift idea. This seasonal piece offers a few ideas to help you choose something special for the Wodehouse lover in your life — or for those poor souls of your acquaintance who … Continue reading Wodehouse for Christmas: gifts that keep giving
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Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, Santa asked us what he may bring us the next day. We share with you the list which made him laugh aloud Ho Ho, You may expand it, but please do not trim it, What ho! We want to play with Poppet the dachshund who has a dislike for cats, He would stop in his tracks, draw back his ears and drive away the gnats. To play with Dog Bartholomew would be no less interesting, Perhaps just to see the superior expression on his face vanishing. … Continue reading A Plum Wish List for Christmas!
What Ho! Ho! Ho! To everyone who reads Plumtopia, wherever you are in the world, whatever the festive season means to you, I want to wish you and your family all the very best. It means a great deal to me to know that someone, like you, is listening and interested in what I have to share at this page, so thank you! 2014 will, I hope, be a very productive year. I have an ambitious editorial calendar of writing planned, across three different pages. If you haven’t discovered them all yet, and think they may be of interest, they … Continue reading Seasons Greetings
The first rule in buying Christmas presents is to select something shiny. If the chosen object is of leather, the leather must look as if it has been well greased; if of silver, it must gleam with the light that … Continue reading Wodehouse Christmas