Here's to What Was

Loyal reader: I have decided to retire from active duty. After several years of fun, this will be the last post for The Tweed Pig. There's a list a mile long of things I haven't yet covered, but my heart is elsewhere. What larks we had in that time, eh?

But nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long.

I know it's over
I won't fill this final post with sentimental salad, but I would like to thank you all for reading, contributing, correcting and advising over the years.

Special thanks to the generosity and support of the following:
They are all fine businesses with good people and worthy of your wholehearted patronage.
Me, I disconnect from you
What next? I'm torn between plotting to overthrow the government or spending more time pottering in the garden. I certainly plan to be more disconnected.

Never say more than necessary, so that's about it. I offer a heartfelt and gracious handshake.
Raised glass
Here's to what was.

Orpheus Britannicus
I couldn't wind up this operation without indulging in a little music from the original Orpheus Britannicus, Henry Purcell. The absolutely definitive version of Dido's lament by Dame Janet Baker has sat on my 'to promote' list forever and offers a nicely dramatic send-off.

Remember me, but, ah, forget my fate.


  1. Good luck Tweedy and thanks for the reading pleasure. With you on overthrowing the government! ;-)

    Ken in Yarmouth

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  3. Rick.flynn17@gmail.com16 July 2018 at 13:13

    All good things must come to an end. 73's and 88's

  4. No! Say it isn't so!
    All the best Tweedy and thank you for the pleasure of reading your wonderful blog.

    Dominic, Down Under

  5. This is almost tragic. Still, it's been good, but such a shame. All the George for the future.

  6. Very sad news indeed. Tweedy, do keep in touch old thing.

  7. Been a pleasure, thank you for sharing with us over the years!

  8. I have all the clothes. I came for everything else. A unique voice. Thanks Tweedy.

  9. Ah Tweedy.such a shame.This site has been an Anglophiles dream,and a source of great information for we natives.
    Wishing you the best of luck in the future!
    Charlie Croker.

  10. ACH how am I supposed to dress myself now??

    Thanks for the content. It was always a pleasure

  11. Thank you for everything and Godspeed!

  12. I come back from my holiday and no Tweed Pig! They'll be saying no Brexit next! Thanks Tweedy. It has been fun.

  13. Have a nice life my Pig! Walter from Rome.


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