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.
Category Archives: Blog Norfolk!
Phew! Five days ago I started a promotion in which I gave away, free, gratis and for nothing, the Kindle version of my gothick horror detective novel By The Sea to coincide with the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster … Continue reading
A while ago I posted a beachcombing of a bone found on the East Beach at Cromer, which my Friend Mr P. V. of Lewisham (who regularly entertains such images in his blog, Zygoma) identified as the humerus of a … Continue reading
I knew that J. R. R. Tolkien had once visited Norwich, but imagine my shock and awe at the news, communicated by my friend Mr M. A.-B. – colleague, fellow Tolkienist and translator into German of The Science of Middle-earth - that … Continue reading
It says something about the peace of a district when the biggest news around concerns the provenance of chickens on a roundabout. Some chickens, earlier today (not on a roundabout). For decades beyond count, chickens pecked at the spot on … Continue reading
Hmm. Perhaps I haven’t been blogging enough.
Over the years I’ve enthused in public about science, to various audiences. I have given seminars to graduate students and faculty about being an editor at Your Favourite Etc., and if you don’t believe me here’s the evidence. Notwithstanding inasmuch … Continue reading
I have written elsewhere on the campaign to get a skate park up and running in Cromer, discussing the fact that whereas elderly residents are amply served by the community, young people, in particular, suffer for want of constructive activity or … Continue reading
Captions invited for this scene, taken at Blickling Hall in Norfolk, earlier today.
This is not a skate. It is something else. Possibly a cod, or, notwithstanding inasmuch as which, a haddock*, pictured on Cromer East Beach earlier today. Cod is Dead – Nietzsche I mentioned skate for a different reason, namely and … Continue reading
The global economy is in tatters; the Eurozone teeters on the brink; much of Africa is starving; thousands are massacred in Syria; and Israel and Iran edge towards war. Meanwhile, in Norfolk…