Monday, October 30, 2006


Those of you without children really ought to think about it. With today's modern conveniences child rearing is a snip. Take Sky Plus for example. The nippers wake up and demand anything from the widest range of quality programming choices. It could be a bit of Lilo and Stitch - The Series, Power Rangers - Mystic Force, or even Teletubbies. I don't think that the politically correct amongst you could cock a snook at this approach... it leads to well adjusted little people, the ambassadors of our future. The presentation demographics on Cbeebies ensure that all viewers know that everyone is either very camp or black. Which is, of course, true. Unless you are very camp and black.

Snicket used to like to watch that Crocodile Hunter too but they don't show that anymore one the basis that he knew everything about animals, but sod all about fish.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


I was almost moved to tears by the new Take That single today it is that good. It's up there with Chelsea Dagger and Put For Hands Up For Detroit for the coveted SKNOB tune of the year award.

Anyway, I have been off the grid for far too long on account of moving house and believing BT's assurances that swapping my phone line and broadband to a house less than two hundred yards away would be a simple matter.

Anyhow, it's done and my sanity is restored.

Have you been watching the enviroporn that is Autumnwatch. We at Backroads Shack are addicted. Snicket thinks it's great that that bloke out of the Goodies's Dad is doing a programme about rutting. I just like Kate Humble.

Anyway, I have been commenting hither and thither and the normalish patchy service should now be resumed. However, in order to kick-start my re-emergence it's probably worth saying that MOST POPULAR BLOGS would never be so crass as to do something like that to boost their ratings.