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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November 05, 2019



A masterful piece of soggy writing, wor Jonathan!

Johnny Nineball

My god it's been too long since I've remembered to have a peek at the old Crinklybee, and truth be told, I didn't remember this time either, but inasmuch as it magically appeared in my browser window unbidden thanks to fingers unseen, well, I count myself lucky. In short, more beautiful and hilarious prose perfectly tailored to the still-quite-alive-thank-you blog format, what a refreshing little break that was.

And some fine parenting as well I might add! Well done seizing the day when most of us would've never made it out past the couch and teacups in the first place. Bravo.


Not a "successful" day, a one resoundingly so! It's brilliant to hear of you and Frankie jogging along, literally, together so well.

Sitting on the subs bench, uncalled upon through the whole match, is good preparation for the years spent patiently waiting for that girl to show interest.


Ha! There's a lot in that, Looby.

Great to see you passing by Nineball. I'll take the parenting complement..have to admit though the prospect of that Robinson's alehouse on the pitch side was at least some of the motivation to get off the couch!

Abby- soggy, well that was the half of it. He's playing on astroturf this weekend, we might even get a full ninety minutes in, which would be the first time since September, there was even a match of his abandoned due to a flooded astroturf pitch up in the hills the other week, which is unusual even by Stockport rainy season standards. These Premier League players with their undersoil heating, inside toilets, properly qualified linesmen etc... .don't know they're born I tell you!


Feeling the ache today, as my adult children are far away - and i miss these days. You described a perfect Sunday. Just time together. i was a coach for my boys football team for a few years (knowing nothing about the sport), making do with videos from the library, a clipboard and a whistle. As he grew older, and more proficient, i bailed for a more knowledgeable coach to step in - but i have no regrets for the time we spent together.

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