Friday, 20 March 2009

Top parents in Worcester Park

If you've been around the internet for more than ten minutes you'll realise it's full of "top" lists and by way of proof Googling for "top 100 blogs" returns 133 million results but having said that I'd like to congratulate fellow Worcester Park blogger The Noble Savage for making 19th place in the Tots 100 list of "Top 100 Index of British Parenting Blogs and Bloggers", which does actually seem to be based on some coherent metrics rather than somebody's personal opinion. She is married to The Noble Husband and is mother to two small children and her blog is an honest and thought-provoking account of parenthood and I'd recommend you giving it a read and no matter whether you agree everything she writes or not I think you'll find she'll make you think about why you do some of the things that you might do as a parent.

One entry in the Top 100 that caught my eye was "My boyfriend is a Tw*t" which instantly reminded me of one of my oldest, most favourite sites on the internet, namely Mil Millington's fabulous site "Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About" which catalogues his multitude of disagreements with his German girlfriend Margret. I'll pick one to give you a taster:
"Margret thinks I'm vain because... I use a mirror when I shave. During this argument in the bathroom - our fourth most popular location for arguments, it will delight and charm you to learn - Margret proved that shaving with a mirror could only be seen as outrageous narcissism by saying, 'None of the other men I've been with,' (my, but it's all I can do to stop myself hugging her when she begins sentences like that) 'None of the other men I've been with used a mirror to shave.''Ha! Difficult to check up on that, isn't it? As all the other men you've been with can now only communicate by blinking their eyes!' I said. Much later. When Margret had left the house."

And as for the the Tots 100 Index? I came 50th :)

Noble Savage

My boyfriend is a Tw*t

Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About


NS said...

Thanks, and congrats to you too! I love that 'Arguments with my girlfriend' site. I haven't read it in awhile though, is it still regularly updated?

You were wise to issue a disclaimer about readers perhaps not agreeing with me since I am a rather opinionated old bat. Don't be scared though, people. I don't bite! Well, unless you deserve it. ;)

The Brinkster said...

Mil only sends out infrequent email updates now, probably to stop the Daily Mail stealing his stuff (again). It is classic stuff though. Have you tried scaryduck. Little by the way of marital discord but many, many great anecdotes.

"opinionated old bat"!?!? lol. Makes you sound very English... wouldn't "crazy old coot" be more American!?!? :p

Hope you get some decent sleep soon!!

Lisa Houghton said...


Just wanted to say thanks for blogging about the index.

We put the list together initially for ourselves but we hope other people will find it a way to discover new blogs and make new connections.

Thanks to the arguments website, it's a fantastic read!

(not sure if this comment can truly be called erudite, do we need to throw in a reference to Jack Keroac about now?)

The Brinkster said...

Hi Lisa!

Thanks for the comment, which is certainly erudite enough for this blog even without venturing into the northern wildernesses of Jack Kerouac's mind! ;)