Cromercroxis an author who lives in Cromer, Norfolk, England, with his family and numerous pets. He enjoys writing, playing rock organ, beachcombing, supporting Norwich City FC, and falling asleep. By day he is a Senior Editor of a well-known weekly professional science journal beginning with N, whose parent organisation wishes it to be known that none of the views expressed on this blog are theirs, because they don't know where they've been.
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Norfolk... is a long way away from anywhere, and if I were you, I shouldn't start from here. By the time you get to the outskirts of Cromer, any distinctions between science, beachcombing, social commentary, writing and animal husbandry have started to blur. When the process is complete, you know you've arrived at the End Of The Pier Show. So, welcome. Find somewhere to park your unicycle. Pull up a
girrafechair. Make yourself comfortable.
Monthly Archives: June 2009
I am grieving for a lost hat. Here is Canis croxorum, modelling the item, before I lost it.I bought this hat in Snowbird, Utah, in the mid-’90s. I had been at a conference there one summer, and on the last … Continue reading
This was the view from our beach hut. Idyllic, isn’t it? Well, for all sorts of reasons I won’t go into, we’re in the process of moving from this one and taking up another. Over the past couple of weeks … Continue reading
MICHAEL JACKSON Tried very hard to be Anglo-Saxon. His music, though, while white-boy rock’n’roll Never did eclipse his transcendant soul.
Today, as a special pre-father’s day treat, the Croxii drove 23 miles westwards to the charming village of Stiffkey where we dined at the Red Lion, the sauce source of unarguably the finest steak frites in the entire world in … Continue reading
This afternoon I attended a funeral service. It was for Corporal Stephen Bolger of the Parachute Regiment, who died while on active service in Afghanistan. Cpl. Bolger was raised here in Cromer – I went along because I know his … Continue reading
People do all sorts of odd things for charity. The ranks of the romantic and quixotic have recently been swelled by my wholly remarkable friend Miss L. H. of Woodford, who, with her fiance Mr S. E. of Elstree, is … Continue reading
Every town has one. A friendly cafe where you can paint pottery while you enjoy a brew. So it is that the Sticky Earth Cafe is a well-known tea- and pot-painting stop in Cromer, and the sauce tzores source of … Continue reading
A few days ago I described our new wormery and said that I’d had to send off for the worms from those nice people at Wiggly Wigglers (no, I didn’t believe it either, but there it is). Well, today I … Continue reading
I’ve been brewing this post for a while. I apologise in advance for its somber tone, and the fact that it doesn’t mention chickens. I’d like to describe three deaths, which happened over a space of four days about a … Continue reading