Some blogs I know

  • Freckles and Doubt
    Considering her mastery of narrative structure etc. (insert narrative structure here.....)
  • Trailer Park Refugee | just three shots of tequila away from a bar fight….
    Just three shots of tequila away from a bar fight...
  • Exile on Pain Street | Straddling the Hudson River. One foot in NYC, the other in suburban New Jersey.
    One man's story, etc.....
  • Fat Man on a Keyboard
    'At first they came for the smokers but I did not speak out as I did not smoke. Then they came for the binge drinkers but I said nothing as I did not binge. Now they have an obesity strategy...'
  • New York Bike Blog
  • Belgian Waffle
    Prolific? Bien sur. Waffle? Not a bit of it. The best thing to come out of Belgium since Leffe Blonde, and that is saying something.
  • Non-working monkey
    'Why taking work seriously turns you into a cock', among other lifesavingly important career advice.
  • Razorblade of life
    'Not so much cutting-edge as half-cut and still sliding'...
  • blue cat
    This blue cat fellow (he writes for the telly you know) issues forth an apparently effortless stream of grade-A funniness that has me overcome in turns by helpless laughter and shameful, powerful envy. There I've said it.
  • Joella
    Joella in Oxfordshire. Working for The Man while training to be a plumber (I think!). Loves gherkins, hates aubergines... and Fascists.
  • Bushra
    Bushra's blog/ homepage/ call it what you want
  • Dubsteps (formerly Hobo Tread)
    Thoughts of Skif, a Havant and Waterlooville fan exiled in Liverpool- possibly the most engaging non-league football writing to be found on the web- and with a little bit of politics, and plenty more beside!
  • Tired Dad
    The Man Who Very Nearly Fell Asleep
  • troubled diva.
    Mike, the self-styled 'Fairy Godmother of British Blogging'. He got us all published in a book, you know...
  • Private Secret Diary
    Dispatches from deepest Norfolk. Not that private and not that secret. Just consistently hilarious.
  • The man who fell asleep; Sadness and ecstasy in unequal measures
    The book inspired by this veteran site (A Year in the life of The Man Who Fell Asleep) features the 'sarcastic polar bears of north London' among other oddities that the author manages somehow to render absolutely plausible.
  • Pete Ashton's Internet Presence
    Birmingham's finest. Writing with enviable clarity on every subject under the sun since 2000 (a very long time indeed!). Now with added nice pictures of canals and stuff...
  • Looby
    'An awkward, clumsy fellow; a lubber; a novice'....a venerated (if refreshingly irreverent) blogging institution. Lancaster's very finest!
  • RichardHerring.com
    The comedian Richard Herring's kind of online diary thing. Always worth a visit.

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November 07, 2005



Oh. i know just how you feel. I bought a cd storage unit from a certain shop of Swedish origin last week. The unit is 5ft tall and 2 feet wide. It came in a box 4 ft tall and 10in wide. Inside was a bag containing over 100 screws of various sizes. It took me 3 hours to put together. Here's a couple of tips..
1. invest in an electric screwdriver.
2. encourage your sister/sister in law/neice/cousin/aunty to marry a bloke who loves DIY.


Well we do have an uncle who is a bit of a dab-hand with a Black and Decker. He used to come in quite handy until one day he emigrated to Kuwait, which was apparently the only way he could get out of putting up any more shelves for me mam. He's a bit nearer home nowadays but still refuses to travel north of Scotch Corner until he receives a written undertaking that all screwdrivers and powertools in County Durham have been safely decomissioned and put beyond use in front of independent witnesses.


Is this Speaking As A Parent? Have I stumbled across the wrong blog, rather like someone stumbling over a death-trap stair-gate?

Great post - and, for what it's worth, I say go with the child labour idea. After all, Frankie's nearly two - he needs to earn his keep if he's not going to contribute to his board and lodging in financial terms.

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