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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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April 15, 2014

Comments

looby

Well done John! That's most impressive. Hope you can get some reviews now.

Our local newspaper headlines on the A-board outside Londis have included "Poop Scoop Tree Stink Row" and--this week--"Mid-air Bride Brawl Benefit Shame".

What a pretty bird to have landed in your home. The robins are quite attractive too. (Groan)

I'm off with me old Uni pal this afternoon for the Iron against The Shrimps, or Morecambe v Scunthorpe as it's otherwise known.

John

Good god, here I am back in a comment box again! And it feels like home, those familiar four walls, which I can stretch by pulling on the magic bottom right corner with my cursor, now there's a feature a real home could do with eh? Thanks for the plug Jonathan and lovely to see you in beautiful downtown Carlisle today. I wonder if I should mention that Dedalus is not Tyneside based at all but actually seems to operate out of some shadowy offices in Cambridge-shire? Nahhh. If I did that I might be expected to know where Cambridge-shire is or whether it is a real word. All I know is they have 'Cambs' in their address, the rest is conjecture...

Abby

I think that those robin's eggs are a portent great wealth and fame for any in your acquaintance who have tried their hands at novel-writing. Perhaps you could invite a handy Guardian book reviewer over to your shed to have a look and leave the book casually lying around...

jonathan

Abby- I would but those intellectual types are notoriously clumsy and would only go tripping over the dutch hoe and frightening my fledglings. And we can't have that.

John- 'Cambs' is of course not a real place, it's like 'Oxon' and 'Hants'- pretend abbreviations invented by the Queens Mails to befuddle the uninitiated. Don't believe anything they tell you about 'The Home Counties' either.

Looby- I for one would happily pay the cover price to read either of those stories, especially the second one (although I think they have missed a trick and could easily have got four or five stories out of that one headline, perhaps it was a busy week).

MQ

Several of those stories look familiar... was this story not also in the paper in question?
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchester-metrolink-moss-side-resident-6925158
Or are your leafy suburbs too far out to be concerned with such metropolitan matters?
(I felt that the print edition of the story had a much more flattering photo, but beggars can't be choosers...)

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