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Thoughts of Barnsley from Abroad

On their journey to Italy, after secretly marrying in September 1846, Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett travelled through South Yorkshire and rest...
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How the Dickens did he think them up?

Charles Dickens is one of the best known and loved authors in British literature. There is no denying the man’s capacity for coming up with a good st...
160230Nov 13Nov 1312 hrs ago

The Wishing Tree

The house I grew up in backed onto the local park and, as kids, my chums and I were intimately familiar with all its nooks and crannies. I’m talking...
303420Nov 10Nov 11Nov 16

A Restless Night

I think it may have been because I was frustrated at nothing interesting happening on the site last night that I ended up in one of my funny moods. T...
513440Oct 21Oct 221 hrs ago

A Summary of Your Case

I was reading through Track’s thread about marijuana legalization, in the forum. There were a few comments about the relative effects of pot and alco...
625600Sep 30Oct 1915 hrs ago

This place gets more like Youtube everyday

Far too many videos...
992850Sep 15Oct 28 hrs ago

Free Speech

To a**ume, makes an a** out of you and me, but I'm not really allowed to say that on cs. If I wanted to write something about nature and refer to the...
308390Sep 29Sep 3057 mins ago

Anyone ever heard

of Freddie Pargetter? He got arrested at a friend of the family's stag party for the possession of drugs. In an added twist, it was the friend of t...
390270Aug 27Sep 292 hrs ago

My Progression

When I first joined CS it was because of the forum. Then I started getting interested in the blogs. Now I’ve started dabbling in the poetry section,...
685960Sep 27Sep 28Nov 15

Taking the wind out of my own sails

When I’m feeling self satisfied or smug about some achievement, the greatness of which is no doubt considerably more impressive in my mind than in any...
337420Sep 25Sep 25Nov 15

Attention Seeking

I seem to have come down with a bout of it. I think I'd better go to bed before it gets out of hand....
332150Sep 21Sep 2318 hrs ago

Classic movie soundtracks (remastered)

Brief Encounter
275330Sep 21Sep 22Nov 12

There’s a naked woman on my bed

There’s a naked woman on my bed, she’s looking very keen There’s a naked woman on my bed, the first there’s ever been There’s a naked woman on my be...
190150Sep 21Sep 21Nov 15

My Spider Diary

You always come across the occasional spider in any building and I get my fair share of them. I don’t dislike spiders, even though I have a mild aver...
255270Sep 21Sep 2119 hrs ago

How does this reflect on me?

I’ve been looking for a wall mirror for my bathroom ever since I moved into this flat two years ago but haven’t been able to find a reasonably priced...
501520Sep 20Sep 21Nov 16

Why our president is the most interesting president in the whole history of presidents

Democrats. lib...
353330Sep 20Sep 20Nov 14

According to the Book of Proverbs

There’s a storm in my teacup where there should be only tea In my works there is a spanner where a spanner shouldn’t be My ointment has a fly in...
213130Sep 19Sep 1911 hrs ago

Creationism or Evolution?

The debate seems set to continue with no resolution in sight. Or at least that was the case until very recently. Now it seems there's a new theory i...
25090Sep 17Sep 19Nov 10

Nice Witches

On Woman’s Hour this morning (BBC Radio 4, 10:00am), the presenter was interviewing two witches. For most people the word “witch” has negative connot...
438450Sep 11Sep 126 hrs ago

Appeal

This is Al...
21080Sep 10Sep 105 hrs ago

The Huge Willy of Thebes

Just inside the entrance to the ruins of the Great Ejaculatum at Thebes, stands a plinth on which is mounted the remains of an ancient marble erection...
674720Sep 8Sep 106 hrs ago

Not just an ordinary saint

In my teens, I wore a St. Christopher pendant round my neck. Not because I had any kind of affinity with St. Christopher, or even any idea of who he...
330260Sep 6Sep 8Nov 16

I recently fell all the way upstairs

I remember tripping over the first step and then a few bumps and thumps, and the next thing I knew, I was laid out at the top of the stairs, wondering...
356320Aug 17Sep 8Nov 16

Ethical Shopping

I like avocados, I put them in salads. The trouble is; they are quite expensive and I find that about one in six of the ones I buy is black and mushy...
519611Sep 2Sep 412 hrs ago

OMG

I was thinking how much better life is these days compared with when I was younger. Things that used to be mildly pleasing are now awesome , and thi...
865640Sep 3Sep 4Nov 15

Infant School

My youngest granddaughter starts junior school in September and my daughter was saying how sad it was to see her leave the infants. I suppose watchin...
277160Aug 31Sep 143 mins ago

My Soul Mate

My soul mate never phones me at work; but she will always answer when I phone her from work wanting to moan about how my day is going. She never trie...
333220Aug 27Aug 29Nov 10

For God’s sake, give it a rest

The original words that were translated, interpreted and then compiled into what has come to be known as the Bible, were written by men. I don’t thin...
1,082960Aug 25Aug 265 hrs ago

Politics & Religion

There is a noticeable similarity between the religiously motivated posts here and a lot of the political ones. Both lots could be described as havin...
319210Aug 19Aug 1922 hrs ago

The curse of predictive text

A friend texted me a recipe not long ago and I wasted half a day scouring the shops for an ovenproof fish. By the time I realised it was a mistake I...
431340Jul 15Jul 19Nov 14

Very Superstitious

Every culture has its superstitions, but, despite their prevalence, we rarely stop to think how they came about. No doubt some superstitions come int...
286131Jul 8Jul 92 hrs ago

I could have been somebody but for my attachment to surplus pizza

I had a pizza tonight, I ate it all but for one slice. At the moment, that slice is on a plate on the worktop (counter, in American), waiting to be p...
406360Jun 30Jul 2Nov 13

Fox News

There’s a set of people here who all seem to have the same strongly held opinions on the same set of issues. Guns, Muslims, Trump, Hillary Clinton, a...
713660Jun 30Jul 124 hrs ago

It's hard to know what to worry about the most

The main choices seem to be: 1 The imminent showdown between God and Satan will bring forth a medley of unnatural disasters, the like of which we...
289220Jun 28Jun 29Nov 7

The end

Apparently, just before the World ends, we are all going to get sucked off. Stringm...
610480Jun 5Jun 28Nov 16

Sport, what's it for?

I can see why people find playing a sport attractive; it’s fun and the component of trying to beat an opponent gives it an extra edge, particularly fo...
569450Jun 16Jun 25Nov 11

Praised be the Lord, though we know not why

Founded in 2010 by the charismatic preacher, Pastor Flower, with only a handful of followers, the Church of the Permanently Bemused has gone from stre...
344220Jun 23Jun 255 hrs ago

There's no place like Home

The small town where I live is a bit of a dump, really. Like many other towns in this area it went down hill after the coal mining industry went to t...
25660Jun 20Jun 20Nov 14

A Tale of Country Folk

There is a tradition in the Derbyshire peak district, known as Well Dressing. As the name suggests, the practice is characterised by the decoration o...
309210Jun 17Jun 17Nov 13

My Blog for not replying to other blogs

Most bloggers like their readers to comment on their blogs, but, sometimes, the reader has no comment to offer. So, if after reading a blog, you find...
926690Jun 10Jun 14Nov 15

Captain Pugwash theme music

This is the theme music to Captain Pugwash Episode 1, "Down the Hatch"...
575570Jun 9Jun 9Nov 15

If God created the banana.....

I guess Satan must have designed the coconut....
285180Jun 8Jun 817 hrs ago

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