Thursday, November 15, 2007

Isle Of Blogs

Richard Eastcliff, Thanet's foremost celebrity millionaire, wit, raconteur, bon viveur, philanthropist and all round Renaissance Man, regularly sticks his silicon finger into the island's electronic pudding. Here's his weekly guide to what's hot, and what's gone mouldy in the fridge.

Ramsgate's Zumiweb continues to tempt our taste buds with his assiette of seaside postcards. Could do with a bit more sauce, though.

Over in Margate, burger fan Bignews Tony has been treating us to a full fat menu of Westwood Chaos and wasted council tax. Do try the over-sea-salted video of last week's storm surge drowning the site for the new Turnip Confectionery.

Ramsgate biblio-bloke Michael Child's new blog serves up a stodgy diet of dry old books. But it has the rich, yeasty aroma of freshly baked Kentish Huffkins, so it gets my vote.

Thanet Life, run by Tory doctor/councillor Simon Moores, is sticking to the crime themed plat du jour, illiberally bathed in an immigration jus. Come on Doc, get busy with the garlic!

Mrs Tara Plumbing. You'd think a plumber's missus would be serving up some hot stuff, but this blog's lukewarm. Principally because it doesn't link to me. Come on Mrs TP, get cooking with gas!

Vince's Photos of Ramsgate Then and Now usually cooks up some tasty treats, but it's currently closed for refurbishment. Perhaps Vince, who also runs a splendid caves and tunnels blog, could lend a hand exhuming caff-crushing, car-crushing councillor Dave Green from under the patio. He hasn't been seen since September!

Catch up with the local news and gossip every day on But then you should know that already, shouldn't you? Otherwise you wouldn't be here!


ZumiWeb said...

Thanks ECR, but more sauce on my cutting edge expose of communication between separated couples when one of them is clearly on a dirty weekend at the seaside? I'll see what I can do!

And what about Thanetonian, just for the 63 comments his last posting got. That's why I added him as a link, in tribute to his arguing capacity. Great stuff.

And Margate Architecture surely deserves an honourable mention in dispatches (despatches?).

Up the Renaissance!

Eastcliff Richard said...

I didn't mention OVIT because he got 63 comments, silly!

But I will mention MA in next week's Isle of Blogs.

Anonymous said...

I find your comment about patios in very poor taste given the current news. I will not be visiting your blog again.

Michael Child said...

Thanks Richard I am trying to keep up with the blogs between getting the local history books in print and running the bookshop. Thanks Zumi I went and had another look at Thanetonian and the 63 depressing comments and vaguely wondered if anyone had noticed that the cost of TDC’s Chief executive had more than quadrupled from 2006 to 2007 the problem with the cost of government is knowing what to compare it to and what the figures mean in real terms.

I also enjoyed Margate architecture and will add it to my links and try and a Fine Fair Argos Ramsgate equivalent to his Margate college one.

Eastcliff Richard said...

He's a she actually.

Michael Child said...

Whoops sorry. Unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe top-full Of direst cruelty! make thick my blood; Stop up the access and passage to remorse, That no compunctious visitings of nature Shake my fell purpose, nor keep peace between The effect and it! Come to my woman's breasts, And take my milk for gall, you murdering ministers, Wherever in your sightless substances You wait on nature's mischief!"

Anonymous said...

I'll have what he's drinking.

Michael Child said...

Anonymous, who William Shakespeare "Drink provokes the desire but takes away the performance.", Muriel Spark “crème de la crèm” I’ll have a claret.

Eastcliff Richard said...

Make mine a Krug!

Michael Child said...

95 or 96

Eastcliff Richard said...

The 66 dear boy! What a year that was!

Michael Child said...

Fraid I was 13 in 66 always rather tainted the vintage for me dear boy

Anonymous said...

Have you visited those nice green types who have been planting hedges and trees all over Thanet; find them on and see their history and what they are up to!

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