It's hard to believe but the Crotchety Man blog is now 5 years old. This particular anniversary is usually celebrated with gifts made of wood. Something like this statue of Ian Anderson might be appropriate; it would certainly be a welcome addition to the Crotchety Art Display Shelves. But, first, let's take a quick look back…Read more Wood You Believe It?
Dear Reader, I trust you will excuse little Johnny Crotchety from blogging today. The sniffle he has had for the last three days has become a lot worse and blocked nasal sinuses made for a very restless night. With hindsight, it was probably a mistake to amble across the moors of Derbyshire yesterday. Although the…Read more Sick Note
In a few days time this blog will be four years old and, I humbly suggest, it's looking pretty good for its age. Did you know the average lifespan of a blog site is only 2 years and 7 months? That makes Crotchety Man positively geriatric! But before we celebrate our fourth birthday, let's look…Read more Highlights of 2018
- - - - - - - - A prisoner breaks out of jail. He runs down the street shouting "I'm free! I'm free!". A small boy is unimpressed. "So what?" he calls, "I'm four". - - - - - - - - The Crotchety Man blog is (very nearly) three years old now and,…Read more Now We Are Three
With predictable inappropriateness the UK's list of honours for New Year's Day 2018 was announced two days ago. Highlights include: the musicians Barry Gibb (CBE) and Ringo Starr (MBE); Helen Sharman (OBE), Britain's first astronaut and passionate promoter of science and technology; and our former deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who gets a well-deserved knighthood.…Read more New Year Honours
The Crotchety Man blog is now two years old and, as you can see, the boy is beginning to find his voice. According to mumsnet.com, a two year old will be "behaving increasingly like adults do". That site goes on to say, "About one in five children of this age has at least one tantrum a…Read more Finding His Voice
We interrupt this broadcast for a special announcement ... The Crotchety Man blog now has its own Internet domain which you can find at crotchetyman.blog. The old address works, too, but it just redirects to the new one. Let me assure you that nothing else has changed. In particular, the Crotchety Man blog will still carry the…Read more crotchetyman.blog