Monday, 2 March 2009


I woke up in a “funny” mood today, and to be honest can’t find anything interesting in the news, it seems to be the “same old, same old” so I thought I would bore you with a bit on inane chat, well, inane isn’t quite the word it’s more like reflective.

I don’t consider myself experienced enough in this blogging thing to “review” other blog sites, but I do have a bit of experience of “life’s university” to form some sort of opinion.

So here goes, and I am not being sycophantic, just giving my personal views.

I seem to have built up a small band of regular readers, god knows why but there you are, and in what I consider to be good manners I return the compliment by following certain blogs.

I would like to start with the lady who leaves me a comment most days- Cherie's Place : CherryP seems to me to write interesting, intelligent and cogent blogs, interspersed with wit and an affinity with the “human race” the site design is calm and inviting, there is no ranting or bad language, and it tends to make you want to read more, and rudely I seldom leave comments for Cherrypie, but I enjoy her articles immensely and I am sure she knows I visit everyday.

Noclue: Still at the vet’s :( or “Devonshire Dumpling” makes me laugh, she carries on despite all the “mishaps” and still smiles at the end of it, her everyday writings about her “everyday life” make me realise what good people there are in the “blogosphere”.

Militant Medical Nurse is a blog I recently discovered, but enjoy reading; the articles are definitely “down to earth” the language can be “rich” but it explains the frustrations and “crap” that nurses have to endure just to do their jobs. Thoroughly enjoyable to read, and gives you a reality check almost every time you read it.

Madsadgirl is another recent “discovery”, open, honest and endearing, interesting and intelligent. It gives me a peek into the life of another person, and I find it satisfying to see someone growing in confidence in spite of “life”.

The next one (this is not a league table by the way, but I have been brought up in the Ladies First school) is The Jobbing Doctor, I wish he were my GP, his blog is again intelligent, down to earth, interesting, and gives the reader (or me at least) an insight into the “mysterious” world of a General Practitioner, the ups and downs, the frustration and the pleasure of doing what he obviously enjoys doing.

His blog on Sunday Things ain't what they used to be....... explains the reason why I enjoy his writing so much, he is an ordinary bloke like me, who has made his way up his career path to the job that he always wanted, and is not afraid to tell it as it is.

nourishing obscurity-James Higham, eclectic, interesting, intelligent, some times confusing, but very readable, keeps me coming back just to see what is there.

The Junior Doctor is a blog I also enjoy immensely, his descriptions of life as a “junior doctor” bring the world of hospitals to my desktop, and his interpretation of being a doctor is something I think should be included in the training of medics.

Dr Grumble what can you say? Excellent, the same with Dr Rant.

There are quite a few others (I am surprised) but if I go through them all you would be reading this for hours, and I know how boring that will be so I will end with the NHS Exposed bloggers.

Henry North London knows how I feel about his writings, James Landon, who writes occasionally, with wit and honesty, Simon J Ford, does the same, and last but certainly not least DR RITA PAL who doesn’t follow my “Angus” blogs, nor leave comments, but has sustained me through the last six months or so, with her determination and help, I have managed to produce some “OK” articles for NHS Exposed and Angus (I hope).

To any bloggers I haven’t mentioned I send my apologies, but you never know, if I get good enough, I may do a round up on a regular basis, I just hope it is as good as JD’s.

Late addition-a creeping apology to Liz Miller, I reely, reely love your blog!

Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” Buddha


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madsadgirl said...


Such kind words. Thank you.

CherryPie said...

Thank You Angus :-)

I think this is a brilliant blog round up, so I would say you were good enough already ;-)

Anonymous said...


You old charmer you :). All these women at your feet!

I do follow your blog on reader :). I read too many blogs plus newspapers at 5am in the morning. Just never visit all of them. Contrary to popular believe that I am actually a lazy git, I do have my fingers in lots of pies.

Moreover, I think you are doing fabulously.


Anonymous said...

Cherry Pie

1. Answer your emails at bloghounds.
2. Stop visiting our blogs

Other than that, life on the cyberwaves is actually quite wonderful