About Pete

Founding father of Uborka, and pioneer of the really-long straw.


June 21, 2020

Snappy At Six

This is the third version of the Snappy, and maybe this’ll be the last. The original Snappy lasted from September 2005 for a few years. This one joined us in March 2014 and had a few tense months back in … Continue reading

May 23, 2020

Cocktail Party Debrief

Regular readers of the blog will know of the long-standing tradition of the cocktail hour – a weekly occurrence in which Karen would invite readers to place drinks orders on Friday morning and then basically spend her entire day using … Continue reading

March 21, 2020

Fat Pigeon

Since Maisy died, we have slung oodles of bird feeders in the back garden. Some of the larger birds (like this chonker of a pigeon) like to gain access to the seed feeder by standing on top of the mealworm … Continue reading