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Blackheath Bugle on Kindle!

Blackheath Bugle blog on Amazon Kindle 3
Because I’m extremely lucky, Mrs Bugle bought me a Kindle 3 for Christmas! So I immediately began wondering how to get the blog onto the Kindle. If I’m honest, the best way is using Instapaper for Kindle, but if you prefer, you can now subscribe to the blog for £2 a month through the Amazon Store: Blackheath Bugle blog on Kindle
There doesn’t seem to be a way to release blogs for free currently, but as soon as there is, I’ll switch it over to a free version. If you got a Kindle for Christmas, give it a go (and cancel it before the 14 day trial expires!) – the formatting isn’t perfect, but it works reasonably well.

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Blackheath in the blogosphere today

Interviews with Londoners has a short interview with a homeless guy called John, who sleeps on Blackheath. Not sure if being homeless is quite as romantic as it comes across in the text, but it’s worth a read.

Sharp Single goes for an in-depth analysis of the Blackheath Farmer’s Market, and Blackheath itself:

…there’s little more to the village than 6 curry houses, 7 pubs (sic) 8 hairdressers and 93 estate agents. If you want to rent a flat, have your highlights done and scoff Nepalese food, you’re in luck. There is a heel bar (Cobblers to the Pope), the world’s most expensive electrical store, a video store (closing down) and some kind of weird, gothic, travel agents which I’ve never seen anyone go into or come out of. Think of the fancy dress shop from Mr Benn and you’re nearly there.

Not sure it’s accurate (I reckon that the market is cheaper than Sainsbury’s if you stick to fruit & veg) but it put a smile on my face.

The Westcombe Society are exercised by illegal walls erected by the Hexagon Housing Society, and fretting about the London Marathon.

Oh, and someone who works in the Marketing department for a private school in Brighton went to a golf club yesterday, and wants you to vote Tory if you live in Eltham.

On the other hand, Labour are tinkering with parking regulations in St John’s Park. But don’t despair, because someone called Juptin says that he just saw:

“A bloke with a tabard that said Belive in Lord Jesus Christ carrying a huge wooden cross on Blackheath Hill.”

So perhaps we’re all about to be saved. Or not. Me? I’m heading back to the golf club for a glass of champers… Not.

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Blogs about blogs

TimeOut sign photo by Flickr user Zach_ManchesterUK

Ah… Blogs about blogging… As a certain excellent writer once declared

“The entire quote-unquote “pro blogging” industry — which exists as the sort of pimply teenage brother to the shirt-and-tie SEO industry — is predicated on the notion that blogging is a meaningful verb. It is not. The verb is writing. The format and medium are new, but the craft is ancient.”

Either way, it’s still nice to get a mention in TimeOut.

TimeOut sign photo by Flickr user Zach_ManchesterUK

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Peter Horse

Completely bizarre, but quite funny blog post about Blackheath…

“A wise man once commented that any pub with ‘Railway’ somewhere in its title is almost certainly a complete dive.”

http://peterhorseface.blogspot.com/2009/03/estate-agents-description-of-blackheath.html

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