Tuesday, February 17, 2009
New blogs: The Homegrown Edition
Here's the latest in new bloggage around Manchester:
I Can Grow It is a blog tracking the progress of Susan's allotment in Stockport. It's a lovely idea and the pictures are cracking, like the one above.
Canuckistani in Limey Land is written by Rob, a North American exile recently arrived in Manchester. That's right, we're taking over. And any furrners thinking about becoming an official citizen of this grey and pleasant land (as I am) should read this post pronto.
The world kaleidoscope is a new visual art and culture blog.
Manchester is Ace is written by Carolyn Hughes and looks to be mainly about eating out in Manchester.
Edifying Discourse is Mark Rainey's personal blog.
"A year in France. Me, him and Cleo the cat. Not looking for an old barn to do up. Nor a second home, couldn't afford it, and anyway, one house is bloody hard work to maintain, so why have two? The pound has crashed and our income with it. It's beautiful. It's quiet. I know absolutely no-one. I love it. But what am I here for exactly? Good question. Anybody round here know the answer?" That's Manc in France.
Eric Olthwaite's blog is about "Boozers, Bands and Buildings. Comedy, Films and Trains. Rugby, pies and moans." His recently published Rainy City Story put one of my favorite old man pubs on the map.
More writer's blogs:
Annie Clarkson's Forgetting the Time
Matthew Hill, who writes weird fiction.
Richard Evans' Uncanny Valley
Dave Hartley is writing a short story a week for a year and posting them on his blog Lon Lon Ranch.