I have got to the end of a first week or so after dispensing with my previous blogging persona. I am already feeling a calming effect from no longer deliberately accentuating certain aspects of myself, in order to take --and if necessary, make-- a certain skewed view, for the entertainment of both real and imagined … Continue reading sum up; a quieter approach
I don't need a new name for the blog. Skipped Gear is staying as that, mainly because the account subscription has a while to run yet. But having recently decided to dispense with the character of Bryntin, I needed a new pseudonym for my author name and Gravatar used here. I have explained why my … Continue reading what’s in a rename?
I am very aware that anyone who has been following me, in my various guises over different blogs over the years, will probably be getting a little bit tired of all the name and blog changes I've managed. But I've also managed to reduce readership nicely over the years, by packing up, sodding off and … Continue reading skipped gear and bryntin’s death and stuff
Following on from the announcement of the death of Bryntin last week, we are happy to unveil a new avatar image for the skipped gear blog. Bryntin's previous profile picture, a plain dark hexagon on a whitewashed brick wall, with included 'tiny print joke' (as explained in this post), has been retired, as has the … Continue reading new profile pic
Suddenly, at his home, surrounded by his family, his whiny, scruffy and --despite many applications of multiple types of shampoo-- seemingly incurably stinky dog, and a frankly unnecessary pile of biscuit crumbs...
We are pleased to announce that the era of the damaging over-consumption of custard creams is coming to an end. We pledge that, within thirty years, we will be decreasing the waistline-destroying intake of our favourite calorie-filled sugary biscuit confectionery by one hundred percent. Yes. To zero. None. Zilch. Not a crumb. This is of … Continue reading a pledge
The last time I posted a 575 type verse, it attracted a few 'likes'. I know, yes, me too. On this occasion, one of them was from the author of a blog called Naturalist Weekly, and as is often the case with likes, I clicked on the avatar to see if it came from somewhere … Continue reading 575: a variety pack