The Silly Season

Man in a Shed was a regular in days gone by – a former Conservative who was radicalized into UKIP, like me – and he used to run this thing called Silly Season, whereby bloggers would run silly stories in this ‘off season’ – it was fun.

I’m not sure that that can be done these days because there are so many differences between us all politically now, the battle lines have been redrawn and former colleagues might not acknowledge one as a friend these days. When we can be praising Kate Hoey and Sarah Champion for various things and yet put down the Clarkes and Soubrys, then something has shifted away from strict party lines.

No matter. This Friday is the anniversary of my heart attack and I shall go down there, then climb to the deck of the boat in memory of when it happened and have another no no.

That day is a week away from my Official Start of Blogging in 2006, though I’d been around online, commenting, making a nuisance of myself, since 2001.

My first official post ever on my own site was this below, from 26.07.06.


In our current time of turmoil, Iceland Review continues to add its own in-depth analyses of earth-shattering events. Here is an abridged version of two of their current major stories:

Salmon Fishing is Better compared to an Average Year
Salmon fishing in Iceland’s rivers has fallen short of last year’s phenomenal catch but despite this, fishermen have still been pleased. Reykjavík has its own salmon river, Ellidaár. The city’s mayor, Vilhjálmur Th. Vilhjámsson, caught the first salmon this year and the catch so far has been satisfactory.
However, Morgunbladid reports that fishing without a permit has increased in recent years. Curators say that the culprits are usually of foreign origin and claim ignorance. Language difficulties often make it difficult to explain that the river is not open to all. Similarly, some people have been caught hunting ducks at the local pond in Reykjavík.

First Excellent Weather in Reykjavík of Summer
The heatwave from Europe may not exactly be here, but the weather in Reykjavík has finally turned sunny. It was rainier this June than it has been for many decades. July has been worse, that is until today. The heat is now 17 degrees centigrade, which is excellent for Reykjavík. Many people have taken the day off.

This explains why not much is happening in the country, as you can see from the lack of news.
I adore and the Icelanders, except in the matter of cod. Wish I hadn’t mentioned that – now I want some cod and chips and mushy peas. Sigh.


My sole comment was by EU Serf:

In the middle of a hectic day of a hectic life, Iceland seems somehow peacefully inviting doesn’t it.

Which shows we’ve been at this anti-EU thing for some considerable years now.


‘Hunting’ ducks at the local pond – love it and as you might also have gathered, that fitted neatly into the Silly Season concept.

2 comments for “The Silly Season

  1. Mark Matis
    July 20, 2018 at 14:57

    I’m glad that Ms. May and her “Law Enforcement” enablers were not able to murder this baby as they did Charlie Gard and “Alfie”Evans:

    • July 20, 2018 at 15:46

      You knocking socialism? Wonderful people, never been any victims – Cortez in the US can tell you that, also that everyone’s working two jobs.

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