These are 3 blog posts that I particularly loved last week:
Dear future me... by Unspoken Broken Story
I love this by Ose in Malaysia. Her post called “Dear future me...” is a simple idea of writing a letter to yourself, 30 years in the future. I could do the same, but I’m not sure I’d be around to read it. I’ve always joked that I think I’ll live to over 100 years old just to annoy everyone, but I doubt it very much. I love the way Ose's letter tells her future self not to put a career or money above her family. Beautifully put Ose, well done.
Small Sprog starts Big School... by Moments from Suburbia
Another post that I loved last week is by Moments from Suburbia, a blogger I have been following since July 2008. She writes a post here called “Small Sprog starts Big School...” about her son going off to big school for the first time. The posts charm comes from small sprog seeming to be less bothered about going back to school than his mum.
“There is just one thing that seems to be happening to him which I didn't expect. He seems to be coping admirably with it, it is to do with girls...”
Sub's blog post struck a chord with me because my little grandson started school this week, and when I was shown a photo of him proudly standing there in his little blue uniform I was shocked. He looks so grown-up! Where did those five years go?
Crime does actually pay by Bloggertropolis
Bloggertropolis author Steve, who is a writer for a living, put up a post last week called "Crime does actually pay," about the August riots in the UK. His post made me smile, especially his brilliant attempts at chav dialect.
“When the UK riots were kicking off my first thoughts were not to rush out and help myself to a nice new pair of orange bri-nylon Nikes and an iPad but to bemoan the state of the nation’s youth and to wish our boys in blue the best of British as they marched out to meet the semi-illiterate foe, wot ‘ad taken to the streets, innit, to protest about the interest rates, the war in Afghaniswotsit and the fact that they couldn’t, like, afford to buy all them widescreen plasmas wot get shown on The Gadget Show every week, you get me, bruv?”
It’s a brilliant view, done in a slightly different way to my posts on the riots. Well done Steve (or should I say Mr. Claypole?). I thoroughly enjoyed this piece and although I only discovered your blog recently, I’m a big fan already.