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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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August 21, 2008

Comments

Z

Some people just have to learn from experience, don't they? And showering is overrated anyway. Only dirty people need to wash, after all.

Iain

"Catholic Work Ethic" - excellent! :-)

Belliveau

Hope you're better soon! I haven't stopped laughing yet at the thought of trying to put a tent up in a gale ten wind! Funny!

Abby

Eeeeeee, I admmire your tenacity and I must say that I have always made a rule of cutting camping trips short by one day and checking into a posh hotel with fluffy towels for the last night, even without an impressive back injury. Your outdoorsman efforts are nothing short of heroic!

jonathan

I was struggling for a title for this post (which is why it ended up with something a little on the cumbersome side) but it seems that we have just found one, albeit several days to late. 'The Outddoorsman'- it has a certain ring to it, don't you think? Almost enough to tempt me away from the fluffy towels and back towards the bendy poles and the seagulls. I said almost.

And Belliveau- welcome to the commebt box, make yourself at home, there's a couple of beers in the fridge., I'd walk across and get one out for you only (not sure if I have mentioned this) but I've got this bad back. By the way you could do with updating that blog of yours... one post every four years makes my recent fortnightly output look positively prolific...

Paul

Do I win something for being closest in the tent erection time handicap hurdle sweepstake?

Hope the back clears up, and trust that you had a good time in any event.

Izzy

Sorry to be pedantic but it's the Protestants who have the work ethic. Catholics have 'The Guilt'. To suffer from both of these is a dangerous combination and can result in bad backs and other annoying injuries. Best not to have any such hang-ups and give in to self-indulgent hedonism from the start.

looby

Oh Lord. Glad I wasn't there.

Good luck with your back old chap.

jonathan

Useful advice wor mam and spoken like a true convent school rebel. You can be assured we will be clicking the 'self-indulgent hedonism' box next time we book a holiday (by which I mean we won't be sleeping in a field). Paul- yes I can confirm that as winner of our late summer competition you have won first prize: a week's camping holiday in Anglesey. Looby, as runner-up (or to put it another way the only other person who entered) you win second prize- a two weeks camping holiday in Anglesey. Ba-boom...

John

Hi Jon,
I refer you to EE!our John goes to Scotland Part 2 for a similar tail of camping horror. Just come back from a camping Holiday in the Auvergne region of France where the rain battered us for most of the 2 weeks. Nic managed to brake her arm in week 1 leaving me, a confirmed non driver, to drive the 1000 miles home via Paris and the M25. Having said that camping is strangely addictive and we are already planning for next year. You are welcome to join us if you think the Punto and your back is up to it.

jonathan

Eeourjohn, your repeated intrepid excursions into the windswept and perilous world of bendy poles show us up as the effete dilettantes that we truly are. As for your kind offer for us to come along with you next time, well the back is getting better but the Fiat Punto... well the Fiat Punto has just started a new life in Todmorden, leaving a car-shaped gap outside of our front gate. This turn of events, you will appreciate, merits a post in itself, which will be with you in the next few days. Watch this space...

(oh and by the way sorry to hear about Nic's arm, hope she gets better soon...)

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