I have been away. Now of late, faced with dwindling audiences and the heady demands of the antipodean on my time I have been unable to publish much of late.
This is not good.
Much has come to pass, not in the least in real life, but with work, plus the other topics on which I usually write.
Of late it is normally yet another brush with failed plumbing or yet another descent into idiocy by my benighted lodger which prompts me to publish and be damned. However, I have to write more.
The subject and tone changes, of course.
There are plenty of better political bloggers out there. I cannot compete with the heavy weights for interesting comment. I know, I can be a stat-whore and put snappy politcal titles which get the random traffic up. I could cross post filth or witticisms to other blogs to drag the roving (bored) eye onto my pages.
But the point is - is it worth it?
Like so many - I have toyed with dropping the blog.
But, as I sit here high on night-nurse, and reeling from a java coffee enema I have decided a tack change is needed.
The blog gets personal.
Firstly, I shall be blogging about some of the characters with whom I share my time. Not just dear Old Donna-da-Lodga. There are rich seams of lunacy around me.
I can cast my bloodshot eyes at what I survey. Wipe my crusty nose, sniff back and turn my chemically addled thoughts to others, too.
So. If you are one of my associates, great. You will no doubt take the poetic licence necessary to inject a bit of humour into life in your stride and realise that I speak here as I would to your face. With ribald bantering humour.
Being desperately under utilised means more time to write drivel. I shall spill the beans on the corporate lunacy I see before me, and comment on the tales I hear which make me cringe from within the city too.
The chances of the antipodean finding this place is pretty slim, unless Sigismund or the Scot tries to shit stir again, and through tortuous routes of chain emails find a way to send her a link - I can share my witticisms about her here. She shall not be named, but known by this monicker alone. As AA Gill speaks of the 'blonde', thus shall the antipodean be known.
All told, I feel the time has come for a change. Out with the old. Year zero. I need to airbrush a few bits out.
So - to the two or three regular readers about - stick with the change in editorial taste.
You might like it.
If you are new, welcome. Sit back, and share a glass with me as I drone on.
The cast of characters in this grisly tale shall be introduced as I go on. Funny stuff lies within.