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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April 28, 2020



I'm quite enjoying these, who knew the dangers of deserted streets? In the span of two days you almost lost an ear and were smashed by a train! Not to mention the level species of suburban humanity! On a walk yesterday i looked up to see on elderly woman talking on her phone in her front window and had the same interaction, a smile and a wave and then on down the hill. And as a huge fan of The Smiths don't think i didn't catch the Reel Around the Fountain lyric in the header ;)


I know Kono... I had imagined the 'stay at home' advice was just so we could protect ourselves from the deadly invisible virus... but it turns out that mortal danger also lurks in plain sight!

And yes- spotters badge for you there on South Manchester's Finest. Reel Around The Fountain is probably my favourite Smiths song... and that snippet is probably my favourite lyric.

(Sidenote on The Smiths): A few months ago, in our local independent café/bar type place. They've got a bloke with an acoustic act on, Friday, early evening. A mix of standards and his own creations, you know the sort of thing. About twelve of us in.

Act (perched up on a high stool, guitar at rest on his knee): Right. That was 'Hey Jude', by the Beatles. of course. Now, how about some Smiths. What's your Favourite Smiths Song, anyone?'

Me (shouting out from a table in the corner): Reel Around the Fountain!'

Act 'Er- What's Your Second-Favourite Smiths Song?

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