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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February 11, 2021



There are unpleasant, anti-social, wary people n public spaces everywhere, which wouldn't be so bad but they train their dogs into the same aggressive suspicion of others.

And yes, it's grim up north (south, east, west) nowadays. As someone who has escaped last week from a mistaken attempt at bread-making for a living...er, I mean, sitting at a computer all day -- I understand that feeling of blank relief in the moments one is not called upon.

Let us know how the reckless foray into Mediterranean hospitality goes for the non-Italian couple. That's a fine example of optimism in the face of facts.


All i know is there are a great many things i don't want to do in life career wise, though i've never had a legit career, hell after my "career" as a purveyor of fine cannabis (of the illicit variety way back when) i'm not sure i could sit behind a desk, unless of course it was the one i had at the Big World Bank Machine where i spent a good deal of time sleeping... but those are tales for a different time...

Postman always seemed a good gig, i had two uncles who were Postman but it turns out it's damn hard work, lighthouse keeper seems the right gig, lots of down time, staring out the windows at the sea, the hearty salt air!! Sorted then, tell the lad and the missus you're in for a career change and that you'll soon be moving to a lighthouse, you just don't know which one yet, then of course write about their reactions which i'm sure will make for quite the post, lol!


"Courteous but robust, and possibly very slightly passive-aggressive email" - I've written quite a few of those in my time, too.


A year. It's been a full year of this and i'm surprised at how we've gotten settled into acceptance of...this...whatever it is. i distinctly remember the last time i had a gathering of friends indoors. March 13, 2020. We knew it would be our last in-person visit. We said goodbye, along with "see you in a few months". How silly...

And "A courteous but robust, and possibly very slightly passive-aggressive email is called for here" - is brilliance! i was the queen of the pointed email pre-retirement. It's a key survival skill when embedded in a bureaucracy...

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