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: November 2010
The great satirist, musician and all-round egghead Tom Lehrer once noted having received a letter which read Darling, I love you and I cannot live without you. Marry me or I will kill myself. Disturbed, naturally, by this effusion, Mr … Continue reading
This misprint muspront kindly sent in by Dr M. C. of Kingston-upon-Thames, who becomes elgible to join the ranks of the GOOFTUG.
I haven’t got much to say right now. Well, actually, there are lots of things I’d like to say, but they concern things which, are, as it were, in a state of flux. Imagine, if you will, children roasting on … Continue reading
There is clearly more to King’s Cross Station than meets the eye. Readers will no doubt be familiar with Platform 9 3/4, a feature of the Main Line station, visible only to the egregious boy wizard and his pals. King’s … Continue reading
This is a Guest Post from Crox Minor, you know, she of the Unicycling Girrafes. We might be hearing more from her as the weeks progress. All Your Base Are Belong To Us is one of the more popular memes … Continue reading
For reasons that (which?) now escape me, I’ve rediscovered ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3′, a hit in 1979 for Ian Dury and the Blockheads. Maybe it was the chant underlying the funk workout that did it, the one that … Continue reading
As regular readers (both of them) will have noticed, I’ve been elsewhere lately. Among other things I’ve been finishing a story for children entitled Defiant the Guinea-Pig: Firefighter! with my younger daughter, Crox Minima, aged 10 (though with vital contributions … Continue reading
Hi Boss Normally I catch the 0620 from Norwich which gets to London 0820. Today however, the 0620 was cancelled due to ‘overrunning weekend engineering works’ (someone should tell Network Rail that Monday doesn’t fall on a weekend) so I … Continue reading
This one kindly sent in by Ms. C. R. of South Wales. Please be aware that light houses should be avoided by Cardiac Persons at all times, especially if they are old, drunk, asthmatic and there are more than 19 … Continue reading
The admissions policy at a local seat of secondary education has broadened to include tagliatelle, farfalle, penne, macaroni and consigliere.