Saturday 23 March 2013

Hewing the wood and drawing the water and so forth...

Since I started this blog at the tail end of 2009 I've been able to devote a good amount of time to it (with the exception of The Great Hiatus of May-August 2011!) and finding the odd stories to write up on here, not to mention reading the myriad excellent blogs that I've discovered down the years, has become a welcome part and parcel of my week.

Alas Life, as it so often does, sometimes intervenes - as it has done now.  A chap has to pay the rent, after all, and to facilitate such I have just this week re-entered the world of full-time employment.

What this means is, sadly, that I shan't have as much time to blog as I used to and while it pains me to cut back on here it is more than likely that Eclectic Ephemera will in future be updated only at weekends (with the odd mid-week post if possible).

So don't despair if this blog goes 5 days at a time between posts (and please don't leave me in your droves!).  I'll still be thinking of you (and of subjects to write about) during quiet moments at my desk and will look forward more than ever to reading your posts when I get home.

In the meantime, I leave you with a topical exchange from Jeeves and Wooster that never fails to make me smile:

Lady Glossop: Do you work, Mr. Wooster?
Bertie Wooster: What, work? As in honest toil, you mean? Hewing the wood and drawing the old wet stuff and so forth?
Lady Glossop: Quite.
Bertie Wooster: Well... I've known a few people who worked. Absolutely swear by it, some of them.


  1. Oh Bruce, that's a shame but it seems to be the way things are going for many people recently - good luck with the employment and I look forward to your weekend posts

    P x

  2. I've had to switch to weekly posts too (sometimes every other week sadly) for the same reason. Now I love that rent-paying feeling . . . but I miss the fun. Best wishes and you hew and toil! Looking forward to whatever and whenever you post.

  3. Good luck in the new job, Bruce!

    Posting regularly is hard, and life does seem to get in the way sometimes, but I look forward to seeing your future posts too.

  4. Good luck with the new job. I love that bit of Jeeves & Wooster, we just watched that episode the other night, my husband nearly fell off the sofa laughing. The other bit that particularly creases him, and he can't even explain why, is Bertie's song about the Ginger Headed Sailors!


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