Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Welcome additions to the blogs of Barnet

As regular readers of this blog will know, we keep a keen eye on what is going on in other blogs. Sadly Don't Call Me Dave, Barnets most sensible Tory has put away the keyboard and has given up blogging. Several conspiracy theorists have contacted me to ask whether he's been nobbled by the local Tories in the run up to the election. Appealing though this theory is, sadly it isn't true. He took his blogging very seriously and found it was interfering with his studies as he was trying to build a new career. David felt that if he couldn't do the job properly, he shouldn't do it at all. Anyway having cleared that up, lets have a look at a few new blogs.

http://wwwbrokenbarnet.blogspot.com/ - Written by Mrs Angry.  A tale of awful neighbours and ASBO's. Not party political but very pissed off.

http://davidkallin.wordpress.com/ - Otherwise known as chopped liver - This is the diary of David Kallin who is a Hendon resident awaiting a liver transplant. It is a compulsive read, if a bit harrowing and upsetting.

http://www.times-series.co.uk/blogs/mohamed_zain_dada/ - A blog by 17 year old Mohamed Zain Dada. He's a young guy with something to say about the world.

Finally, not a Barnet blog at all, but if you like your blogs to make you feel itchy and shout yuk, you should check this out :-

http://www.rentokil.com/blog/ Now generally I don't promote corporate blogs because they are like watching paint drying, but this one is actually quite entertaining at times. The comments are the best bit. I should declare an interest here. I own a grands worth of Rentokil shares (which is how I knew about the blog). I hope my little plug of their blog leads to an instant quadrupling of their shareprice!

Anyway, enjoy. If any of you are writing blogs out there in Barnet please feel free to contact me for a plug. Finally on the general subject of London bloggers, Dave Hill of the Guardian has now got  a regular slot on BBC London to discuss blogs  - read more here -

Again I should declare an interest, being nominated as one of Dave Hills Guardian Top London Bloggers.


baarnett said...

Don't forget the Brent Cross Coalition blog: www.tiny.cc/BXblog

And, given that Barnet does "town planning" like Gengis Kahn's attitude to EurAsian independence, it is worth seeing this initiative: It is "bottom-up" planning in neighbouring Brent (paid for by Transport for London): http://harlesdentown.blogspot.com

Mrs Angry said...

thanks for the mention, Rog, and good luck in your election campaign, we desperately need someone like you on Barnet Council ...

Rog T said...

Mrs Angry,

Thanks for the comment


Thanks for mentioning two fine blogs

Don't Call Me Dave said...


I am happy to reassure your readers that I have not been nobbled. The very thought that our fine upstanding councillors could silence me is laughable! The simple truth is that my business is very time consuming at the moment. In the current economic climate, you have to run just to stand still. This is a concept the troughers in Barnet will be unfamiliar with.

As you point out, I now also have my studies to contend with. I am currently studying with the OU and will switch to a bricks and mortar university in September. My mother recently took a Masters degree at the age of 76 and it is never too late to learn!

I remain an avid reader of the Barnet blogosphere. If people really want to know what’s going on in this Borough, it’s the only way to find out!