Tuesday, November 28, 2006


I'm just sat here on the laptop perusing some of the excellent blogs on the sidebar, with the television on in the background. I'm recording Gordon Ramsey for my wife, who's at work, and we'll watch it together later, so I have set the video, then changed the channel so I don't watch it. Just randomly flicking the remote, I changed to ITV, during an advert break, so I thought I would see what comes on, and lo, on comes "I'm a Celebrity, get me out of here".

Ah ha, thinks I. I've not really seen this before, but heard bits and pieces, so I watched the credits mentioning each "celebrity".

Do you know, I haven't got the faintest idea who any of them are, either by their name, or by their face. Its not like I live in a bubble where the TV is never on. It goes on when I get in from work, and stays on till we go to bed, although we may not be watching it all that time, it stays on as background.

So why have I never heard of, or seen, any of these celebrities before?

First Post

Hmmm, not sure what to put here.

Well, I've been reading various blogs for a while now, and in the current British spirit of "Me too", I thought I would start one of my own, full of posts with my own personal prejudices, feelings, rantings, and (hopefully) a well written, insightful comment or two (but don't hold your breath).

For the record, I'm not a doctor, paramedic, copper, soldier, teacher, nurse, or any of the other respected professions that seem to proliferate in the blogsphere. Mind you, neither am I a politician, spin doctor, journalist or lawyer, or any of the other parasitic professions, whose practitioners should really be given a nice opportunity to have a smoke in the sunshine leaning against a handy, if pockmarked, wall.

I am a reasonably well educated, moderately intelligent (if I do say so myself, spelling mistakes not withstanding) member of the general public, a subject of Her Majesty, British born, of Irish ancestry, raised in England. Oh, and soon to be a father, so all of a sudden, my own little insular world is about to be turned upside down, inside out, and my interest in the rest of the country, and the disastrous way things are being run has been piqued.