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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October 05, 2016



Marvellous! I particularly like "death-brambles" -- I means as a conjunction, not as a plant.

I agree, I think you're alright with Mavis really. She enjpoys being a little more curmudgeonly than normal with you because she knows you'll only come back cheerily.

I've never really got on with courgettes. Thery just seem to turn into wet, tasteless slices in stews that remind me, in a bad way, of house sharing with people who never did any washing up. I'm sure the rest of the allotment cornucopia makes up for it though.


Thank you Looby. I think you are spot on about Mavis. She's a hard one to please that's all. It was one of my proudest moments in allotment gardening when she popped her head over the brambles one day and said 'not a bad start you've made there'. This was after I'd had the plot about two and a half years.

And- cornucopia! A fine word, one of the finest ever seen in the comment box. I will have to get it into an upcoming post.


I'd like to borrow Mavis if I could for an afternoon and try her steely gaze out against the local pulmonata! I'll bet she and old Tommy are a laugh a minute if you could get them in the same room for a bit...


I hope you were wearing your special allotment rent-paying workingmen's club jacket for the ceremonial cheque-writing. As to the courgettes, I find it fascinating how they change from a flower to a giant courgette seemingly overnight and wonder if scientists have any idea how this happens.

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