In the spirit of Blog Day, she finally settled of five blogs she'd not normally link - blogs that were different culturally, geographically, politically or in some other important dimension - but, having standards, she still wanted blogs that were decently written. Her list, below.
She was pleased to note that others were also celebrating - the recycling bin in the Arts Block women's toilet was full of sticky, Coke-ridden disposable cups - and, more interestingly, a pair of woollen tights. Luckily the weather had warmed by that stage, and Blog Day had settled into an early spring mood.
Happy Blog Day, everyone!
Iain Dale's Diary is the blog of Tory political commentator Iain Dale. This is the kind of political blog from which our political
scene could benefit - one might not agree with his political line, but the issues he raises, and the debates he provokes, would certainly enrich local political discourse.
Khulula Imbadada is the blog of Siyabonga, or Ceeya. Ceeya blogs mainly about entertainment, social happenings and interactions - in isiXhosa. We have few enough local blogs in languages beyond English - so Ceeya's blog is one to support!
Live Test Congo is Carlos's blog about HIV testing in the DRC. Carlos, himself HIV+, travels around the DRC educating people about HIV and HIV testing. The blog is a journal of his experiences in the field.
75 Degrees South is Simon's blog about working in the Antarctic for the British Antarctic Survey. Although currently back in Cambridge and thus not updating his blog daily, Simon will be heading back to Antarctica shortly, and his earlier blog posts - with their wonderful photos - are a wonderful record of his time there and journey back.
I've never met a nice South African is named after the eponymous Spitting Images song (available on the blog on a YouTube link). Comprising random, short posts largely about adjusting to life in France as a British expat, it has potential as a source of arb anecdotes to plug those awkward silences between "you're what?!!" and the clever, coherent, correct thing you _ought_ to say next....