Have added three blog sites on the links section. So I suppose some explanation may be needed and a bit of plugging for them.
Radioleaflet is the blog of Liz Saul, a London-based journalist. She is an old friend from University
AnniePorthouse.com is the blog of Annie Porthouse, a sophisticated writer and fellow Subwayian (see www.subway-writers.org.uk). Annie has written a couple of best selling 'chick lit' books and has been credited as the Christian version of Bridget Jones (Go figure as the Americans say). She has also had the (in my view dubious, given my antipathy towards the paper) distinction of having had an article about her work in the 'Daily Mail', although the write-up in some people's view was not that good.
Would never have happened of course in more acceptable newspapers like 'The Independent' :)
Peculiar Times is the blog of Philip Purser-Hallard, another fellow Subwayan. Philip is a sci-fi writer and is the one man I have met (aside from my queing up at a booksigning by Tom Baker in Cambridge, if that counts) who has been involved in the world of Doctor Who. He is also one of the very few people I know who has an entry on wkipedia, so type in his name on www.wikipedia.org and that should tell you more about him.
Good chap to have a drink and a chat with on a Saturday night, although when I had that honour with Philip it was by the Cheltenam race track during the Greenbelt festival last summer.
Finally 'Kerron Cross - The Voice of the Delectable Left',. Kerron works for Andy Reed MP (Lab, Loughborough) and is a District Councillor in South Oxhey, Herts. At the last General Election he stood in the, as he put it 'ultra-safe seat of South West Hertfordshire'. Of course it was an ultra-safe Tory seat, not Labour. But he won the liking and admiration of many in the constituency and not only will he make a good MP one day, but he is also a good, honest, down-to-earth friend.
So why the links! Well Philip's blog helped give me an idea for this one, Kerron asked for help on his blog and asked for a link, and Annie was the first to post a comment on this blog. Seems like they are good enough reasons to me!
Well, must pop into town, things to do on this sunny morning