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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September 06, 2018



I totally agree that it is hard to give up on the lovely long summer of 2018 but we have to face that it has to come to an end and we need to embrace the joys of Autumn and eventually Winter or we will all sink into the depths of despair.
Let me endorse your list and indeed add to it: Surely the Autumn/Winter wardrobe is much more exciting than the skimpy summer outfits in which we, the British do not look our best. And I have heard that corduroy is back! It is all the rage this coming season so I'm once again filled with nostalgia for The Seventies.

Also, what about Comfort Food. Now that the salad season has gone it is OK, in fact it is necessary to indulge in thick winter broth or delicious Hot Pot followed by Apple crumble and custard or sticky toffee pudding.

And what about a bracing Autumn walk in the woods taking in the fantastic coloured landscape. In summer it is difficult to walk fifty yards before collapsing on the pavement in a sweaty heap but in Autumn you can walk all day without tiring knowing that you will be returning home to a wholesome, stodgy dinner.

Ah well, as Shakespeare said "Summers lease hath all too short a date" but I have talked myself into looking forward to Autumn.....now all I have to do is persuade myself that Winter is also great.


And forgot to say, as time's telescope shrinks like a hopeful but disappointed man, congrats to Frankie on his first decade. I remember when mine were that age, and it's the first big separation (well, was for me). The lack of a wave. Well done you both for doing a good job of the moulding so far.

Martin Q

Lannion! I was there, far too briefly, and far too much under the lingering effects of a recently imported stomach upset from India to really enjoy it, last autumn. I was too late for the puffins, though - perhaps you were not?

As for your promised 10 posts between September and Christmas, well, I applaud your intentions and am only sorry that the answer to "if you are still there" only comes so many weeks later. There's still time though! The topics all sound worth hearing more on, as long as thinking about them in more depth doesn't bring about a further descent into mid-life crisis for you, a state of affairs that must already be very bad indeed if you have descended from your previous (if not always self-determined) sartorial heights to such 1980s horrors as a luminous blue ski jacket!

Martin Q

Except Park Run. Although it patently is not, I often think that the first rule of Park Run jolly well ought to be that you don't talk about Park Run.

...That said, in your hands even running might be entertaining. As you were...


Thank you Looby (on Frankie's behalf). Although he is not just ten (count back the years to beginning of Crinklybee- you are one of the few who can)... he's in Year Ten at School, or 4th year secondary in old money... or 14 coming on 15!

And MQ.. yes, a little remiss so far on the old 'ten posts by Christmas' thing. But I'm underway now with another self-motivational effort at posting regularity... started today (I've again got a particular ambition in mind... but I think I won't say it out loud this time... yet).

And also MQ... '..not self-determined sartorial heights..'- Ha, yes I know exactly what you are referring to! One for the real Crinklybee cognoscenti there!


Oh dear...thanks for the reminder Johnathan -- time's boarded the plane again! :)

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