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Wednesday, 12 September 2012


A friend wrote on Facebook that she had been to Bedminster for the afternoon. I thought she meant she'd been having a nap, as in:

"Off to Bedminster for the afternoon, Jeeves. Back in time for scones. Toodlepip."

It's not. It's a suburb of Bristol (boring). Except not boring...because it's right next to a little part of Bristol called Totterdown.

Is this a coincidence? I will consult with 11-year-old-self.

Calling directly from the early nineties...she says "No coincidence!"

Bedminster shall henceforth be the name used for going for a mid-afternoon nap.

Are your children playing up, feeling fractious, overtired?

Worry not, I have the answer. Send them to Bedminster. And then Totterdown to Bedminster yourself.

Parenting problems solved. No need to thank me.


  1. That is actually awesome and the most Wodehousian thing I have heard in a long time.

    1. Why, thank you. It amused me, so it comes as a great relief to know that I am not alone. :)

    2. When you place said call to younger self does your older self use the Jeeves voice and the younger self the Bertie voice? Mine would.

    3. I wish she could, but 11-year-old self doesn't even have a TV yet. Poor thing. She reads a lot, especially about the Romans.