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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January 07, 2019



I trust The Allotment Inspectorate didn't hear your oath.

I'm cheering for your little sturdy onion and the turnaround in Frankie's team's fortunes. You never know -- your home grown produce might be quite desirable in the years to come what with Brexit and climate change.


A good day, despite the disappointing final score on the pitch. There is a satisfaction in gardening - i miss this. Simply planting herbs in pots on my terrace isn't the same as turning clumps of earth.

Jo Lyon

I did not know we both had allotments! I just ordered my seeds today... X Jo (joella)


The last paragraph is absolutely inspired. Belatedly, a happy new year Mr Bee.


Looby- the likelihood you invoke of us being saved from Brexit-related privation only by our own onions becomes less outlandish by each passing day! I'll be carefully stockpiling produce in the general shed area, and keeping all readers updated (and you will probably all fit into the general shed area, should we find Britain's stock of fresh produce becomes limited to that grown in SK2).

DaisyFae- great to have you dropping by. As a fellow gardener you'll be pleased I hope that there is more of this allotment stuff to come (indeed more posted today!). It does include plenty of digging though, so do prepare to have that spade-nostalgia brought to the surface afresh!

Jo/Joella- so great also to hear from you! Yes indeed we are fellow children of the earth! I think you've written more about your gardening exploits than me over the years though.. although I am maybe catching up!

MQ- what can I say! Except- thank you! And even more belated Happy New Year to you too! And I hope you appreciate the last sentences/ couple of sentences of the next two Sundays as posted today! (they are sort of, of a similar ilk I think).

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