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 24, 2013



I am very glad to see that Comrade Johnathan has exceeded the Levenshulme No.3 Oblast Regional Target for Phase One of the 2013-2018 plan for Revolutionary Tubers. Your name will be passed to my superiors.

V. Komsochovskalovski, Komsomol Head of Harmony and Progress, Manchester Branch.


(My secretary has pointed out that a good use for potatoes is a gratin. Slice them really thin using a mandoline and mix them with a great deal of salt, pepper and a yoghurt or soured cream sauce. Delicious---never known anything other than the entire casserole dish to be polished off. She is less immediately able to suggest a use for several butternut squashes, and suspects these of being an Anti-Revolutionary vegetable).


Ah, a brilliant analysis of the bounty question! I found myself handing out courgettes in the schoolyard today and they were very well received. I think you might need to go the same route with the butternut squash -- the bounty must be spread at once and you will find yourself extremely popular!


Update- we have maybe 25 nearly or fully ripe butternut squash hiding under the massive leaves on plot 53.. ranging in size from lightbulb to housebrick. Think there are probably enough to put both your suggestions into play... or maybe I will take them down the trader's market today and set up a stall (oh hold on that is against the allotment committee byelaws, section 4.3).. oh well gratins all round it is...

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