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: Domesticrox
North Norfolk this weekend will witness the Cromer and Sheringham Crab and Lobster Festival, a grand jamboree of fun and frolics, not all of which are connected with our crustaceous compadres. All three of you will be aware by now … Continue reading
Heidi the Golden Retriever explains the slight excess in the expected number of gamma rays in the Higgs experiments, using only her eyebrows.
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Time was when I could drink eight pints of Tetleys and several double vodkas and turn up, more or less intact, for a 9-o’clock biochemistry lecture. But those days are gone. Yesterday, while I took Mrs Crox and the younger … Continue reading
I have just read a post by my friend Mr B. C. of Swindon, who as you’ll both be aware is a popular science writer of some distinction (you can sample his books on his Amazon Author Page). A random … Continue reading
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