Britblog roundup 238: The end of the Summer hols version
It's the end of the summer hols - children are back to school - the nightmare begins - heavy London traffic. Why can't the little darlings just walk to school or get a bus and save the environment.
Checking this weeks nominations, seems like many bloggers are still getting back into the swing of things except of course the political bloggers who have always got something gobby to say.
Last week was extremely traumatic for me - it's continued this week with calls and impromptu visits which have really disrupted my whole weekend - not that I mind because people who are distressed need somebody to talk to. By sheer coincidence Lynne Featherstone MP penned about her hospice visit North London Hospice - she wrote,I have always been shocked - that end of life care (dying basically) is often left to charities rather than being part of the NHS and properly funded by them.
A news item that's really pissed me off - the demise of the 100watt condensate bulb has likewise irked many people - the energy saving bulbs supposed 100watt equivalent is useless if one needs bright light. Unmitigated England's witty gist Black Out says it all,
We've seen some jaw-dropping dictates from them for some time, but this one beggars belief. So, from yesterday apparently, it's 'ban all those perfectly serviceable lightbulbs.....
To calm the mood - see photo above. English Buildings always has interesting facts about historical buildings. This week he's writing about a lighthouse in Burham on Sea, Somerset.
But in the end, buffeted and battered, I made it to the Low Light, Burnham’s sea-shore lighthouse on poles. This unusual structure was built in 1832.
Just wonder how he finds the time to visit all the buildings he writes about.
Pro Liberi's on his soap box - Milking the consumer - About corporations holding back on replacing technology to get the most out of their investment and screwing the consumer.
Interesting post - Stumbling and Mumbling on X Factor politics - Seems the X Factor has become the show that every politician must watch
Remember the Jersey scandal. A good, straight cop responds to the Jersey establishment's lies -Lenny Harpers guest posting on Senator Stuart Syvret's Blog
Ben, a convicted murderer, asks if he, as a prisoner should be allowed to blog.
The F-word reviews the book Bluestockings, The Remarkable Story of the First Women to fight for an Education, by Jane Robinson
England’s first college accepting female undergraduates was established in 1869. In 1948, Cambridge became the last university in the country to grant degrees to its female students. Alexandra Roumbas Goldstein reviews a book which charts the years in between....
Mark Reckons recently interviewed Douglas Carswell about his book the Plan which he co-wrote with Daniel Hanman
Chicken Yogurt writes, When is a nuclear submarine not a nuclear submarine - Take for example, the recently launched Indian nuclear submarine, the INS Arihant (Destroyer of Enemies). Just how many enemies the Arihant could be the destroyer of right now is debatable,for you see...
Clairwil shouts All Hail Lubna 'whip me if you dare' Hussian
Bishop Crammer is really put out that the NHS is advertising for Faith and Spirituality Coordinators. What a waste of money.
Liberal Conspiracy feels Feminists aren't letting down Muslim women - just hate it when men are opinionated about women matters when they know nothing.
Jonathon Calder writes Russell Howard and Mock the week - an interesting post.
A well reasoned commentary - Bulger to Edington - small kids killing other smaller kids for sadistic pleasure - stuff that nightmares are made of.
The adventures of Juliette ponders why factual crime is always so much more banal, depressing and predictable than the fictional version?
Penny Red most vocal as usual - Reproductive freedom and racial paranoia
It goes without saying - Why journalism still beats blogging.
A modern day fagan - Just looking at his photo, all I can say is Yuk.
This a special request not a blog post. Our Soldier boy Matt after a serious head operation a year ago is trying to raise money for the Army's Headley Court rehabitation centre which is largely funded by donations. Now disabled but still in the Army he is taking part in sporting competitions on behalf of the Army's disabled soldiers. If you can help even with a fiver, please donate to Just Giving so he reaches his target of £2000.
That's all for this week. Sorry it's not my usual witty post but one has to be in the mood to crack jokes.
Next weeks round up will be hosted by Natalie Bennett who pens Philobiblon
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