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 10, 2017



Flipping eck Jonathan anyone'd think you were 90, not a flibbertigibbet younger than me. Although I haven't got a young son and a F/T job -- and even as both active parenthood and gainful employment retreat even further day by day, it's not difficult remembering the constant fatigue. (I mish I'd know The Cava Cure in those days).

My belly's done lots of dancing but not with so much focus on it, and never with an exposed midriff (my cut off T-shirt even started.)

I forget how hard people work in London -- I'm referring to Sundays. What happened to lounging about it bed, mucking about and having a late breakfast?

Anyway I'm glad to see Freddie's gimlet eye for livery changes is still as acute as ever and glad you survived to write another day.


That Looby I think is the first use of the word 'flibbertigibbet' in the long and storied history of Crinklybee (and of its comment box)... and just the reading/ writing of it just now has rejuvenated me no end (although nothing on the restorative powers of the fizzy stuff, obviously). And as for Frankie's gimlet eye for livery changes.. oh I think that is here to stay, in fact I am prepared to bet money on it outlasting both Theresa May's Premiership and the unity of the republic of Spain in its present form. In other words at least a fortnight....


Bit of a Catalan fudge in the end, but God knows what hell would have been unleashed on the Catalans has they declared independence.

Talking about things not lasting, I read some interesting BTL comments on (in?) the Guardian today that wonders whether there is a group of Troy remainers who are deliberately setting out to undermine our Brexit timetable, to the extent that we will have to --at least-- request a prolongation of our withdrawl.

Anyway this has nothing to do with your blogpost so I myself will now withdraw from our forum.

Martin Q

Liverpool Lime Street?!
Surely you mean London Liverpool Street?
Don't worry. I'm quite sure you're not the only one to have made that slip. In fact I think it is Ely, one of few stations in the country to offer services to both stations, that has taken to unilaterally renaming one of them to the surprisingly much less confusing "Lime Street Liverpool" in its announcements and visual displays.

Such arguably trifling matters aside, a joy as ever to read of your intrepid and through your eyes never uneventful adventures far from the A6. Always worth the wait! :D


Thank you Martin Q! And thank you for your patience. And for the fantastically obscure trivia re Cambridgeshire (I think?) railway platform practice. I will endeavour to commit same to memory!

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