Sunday, 18 May 2008

A Conspiracy of Silence

It would be easy for readers to imagine that my recent 'radio silence' has been prompted by threats of legal action, promoted by the powers that be who are always anxious to still the voice of the dissident.

A glance at the list of labels used for my postings over the last year (handily listed in the side-bar, to the left) will show that my potential enemies are legion, so it would be natural to assume there was a queue of potential litigants.

The truth, however, is more prosaic. I have been distracted from my blogging by one or two projects that demanded my energies. My on-going attempt to compile a Guide to the Wetherspoon Pubs of England has proven to be a task which makes the painting of the Forth Road Bridge look like a pushover. New establishments are opening by the week, and I fear it may be years before I can bring the Guide to publication.

At the same time, I have been getting excited at the idea of taking over part of an allotment which a friend has just procured. I'll doubtless be stopping by over at Mystic Veg's place more frequently for tips and tricks to guide me in my growing - although if his attempts with rhubarb are anything to go by, I may have to cast my net wider in the search for advice.


Anonymous said...

It is good to see that you have emerged intact from the depths of Weatherspoonia. I thoroughly recommend broccoli as an allotment product.

70steen said...

Ah! you have got to the age where allotments excite you ... It has happened to me where I am thinking of turning a part of my garden into a veg patch..... it has to be a hormonal thing??? :-?

Crofty said...

I have to agree - it is hormonal, but in my case rather a different type of hormonal reaction: I find the Gardeners World head gardener Alice, strangely attractive.

BTW Bill, I'm glad to see I am not the only one struggling to keep pace with life's demands and maintain his blog in the manner to which has become accustomed.