Sunday, 1 May 2011

Round 1 of “Blog of War” - A review of Kitkat’s Tales

Welcome to Round 1 of “Blog of War”

6 competitors are going head to head with each other, having been given the task of reviewing the site of one of their fellow competitors.

As readers please take the time to look at all 6 entries before deciding which review you think has done the best job.

Below you can find a link to the voting page and how to see the other 5 entries

Link to Blog of War

You have until the 7th May to vote – after which time the blogger with the fewest votes gets to take the long walk off a short pier….

A review of Kitkat’s Tales by BlackLOG
I think the term prolific covers the amount of writing Kitkat does as the sole proprietor of Kitkat’s Tales. Over 100 postings since opening the doors just six short months ago. That would be more than two years’ worth of postings for me….The level of excitement that was generated in celebration of the 100th post gave away her youth. It was amusing such a shame when she discovered that she had gone a few blogs early….just as well it only took a couple of days to correct the situation.

Subjects are varied and it is certainly a blog after my own heart in that it covers Kitkat’s life in a very detailed diary form (I’m guessing that Kitkat is possibly a very talkative person). Every couple of days the ups and downs of a Nigerian teenager, recently transported to Houston Texas, play out before the reader. We discover that Kitkat has an issue with Metro hobos who seem to be attracted to her (she is obviously going to have to change her brands of perfume, “Whiff of Tramp”, “Vagabond bouquet”, “O deur Meths” and “Whisky fragrance” which all clearly act as a magnet for any passing hobo…..).

Further delving and you discover that Kitkat is a big fan of Valentine’s day and a firm believer that girls can have a male bestie . For the more mature members of the audience you should note that a “Bestie” is not a popular Man Utd icon from the 1960’s (a decade that KitKat probably regards as truly ancient history, in the same way that us older generations think of cavemen and dinosaurs…..) but your best friend in the wholest, widest, most worldest world in the universe. That is until they do something to upset you and get consigned to the wastepaper bin of life. In sporting terms think of it like being a manager being given a vote of confidence from the Board - it is only a matter of time before the inevitable split…. You will find Kitkat has a rather more optimistic outlook on a bestie….

If I was scoring Kitkat I would have to mark her down slightly for not replying to each and every one of her comments but to be honest that is more my problem than hers (What can I say? I’m “commentary retentive”, I love the cut and thrust of comments so try not to let any go un-answered). I guess if I was such a prolific blogger and received as many comments I would probably not have the time and besides, KitKat’s many followers (or kittens as she cutely calls them) don’t seem to mind. Go check her out and don’t be surprised if you end up being provided with a saucer of milk and a very warm welcome…..


Subsequent to Kitkat dropping out of Blog of War, without saying a word (thank you so much), I would like to say a bit more but hey I did the review so have decided to let it stand as it is.


I’m busy putting the claws away and stepping back from the blog….

Deep breath, think nice thoughts, think nice thoughts….Grrr 10, 9, 8, 7, 6,5,4,3,2,1,

It’s not working…

1000, 999,998,997…..

At this point I would really like to crawl under a stone and wish Blog of War would go away… but I can’t….partly because I’m a stubborn git, partly because it was born out of a blog competition that I entered which started and then stopped and the started again and then stopped etc ….(A crash team was on constant standby) and mainly because three fine bloggers have done such a magnificent job that I have no option but to drag this dead carcass of a competition to its painful conclusion (luckily I now have access to a very experienced crash team - funny how life works out).

Take David and Goliath….did Goliath give up, with such huge odds stacked in his favour that he was inevitably going to lose?* Absolutely not - he played his part and had fun while getting stoned….

* As one of my favourite authors Terry Pratchett often says “Million to one chances work out 9 times out of 10”


Show me the sunny
Monitoring our way to a fortune (or not) with our Solar Panels
(good news we have had a 3% rise as from the beginning of April)

KW Produced so far – 905
KW generated in the week – 227

This has earned us approximately – £441 (Including savings estimated at £49 where we have used our own energy)
Of which £175 has been paid out so far…

Record of the week

How Do You Sleep - by John Lennon - I suspect very well but I had to ask the question....

Tug of War by Paul McCartney - I  probably should have used Suicide is painless,  apart from not being true, death by blogging hurts a lot....it's the neglect that gets you in the end, that and the pitying glances.....

Teenage kicks by KT Tunstall -

Photo Finish
Some catch up photos from the last couple of weeks. The firts two are from a weekend we spent with our good friends Teach and the Farmer in Linconshire, to celebrate the Farmers 50 years on this Earth. We took a river boate crusie on the Boston Belle. The third shot is Mrs B's parents dog Max from last weekend.

A Crane flying across the Witham..

A view of the Boston Stump from the Witham...

Max, wondering if he can have a bit of Kitkat....

Til next week....

16 comments:

  1. Well done indeed!! I'll have to tweet this at some point today & get more people to vote.
    As checking out those thinks & throwing up my vote are where I am headed now. =)

    Wonderful pictures & wonderful tune, btw!
    Come on summer with the sunny!

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  2. Over? Did you say 'over?' Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no! And it ain't over now! Aw, crap, wait a minute. I already wrote this to someone already. Probably you. I also remember quoting Winston Churchill. Damn, I hate it when I do that.
    Never mind.

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  3. Lost.in.Idaho said...
    Well done with the review.
    I wish I had gone scorched earth….

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  4. LilPixi said...
    Well done indeed!! I'll have to tweet this at some point today & get more people to vote.
    As checking out those thinks & throwing up my vote are where I am headed now. =)

    Oh no you voted for me….looks like the pain might continue…you are killing me with kindness….

    Wonderful pictures & wonderful tune, btw!
    You as usual have a way of cheering me up. I read on one Blog site how much the music over hear sucks….I don’t think they fully understood the concept of the music going with the weeks subject matter…|I guess you can’t please everyone

    Come on summer with the sunny!
    Summer in the UK is going sweet, the sun is out and the money is currently rolling in. If this carries on in 100 years time I can afford to treat BlackLOG followers to Afternoon Tea…

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  5. skipperthewonderhorse said...
    Its a heron!!!!
    Curse you Beast for taking such clear shots and you Teach for actually being there ….In a pathetic attempt to hide my bird ignorance “It might be a Heron but I named him Crane.” It has feathers, a beak, I’m just happy I recognised it was a type of bird….

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  6. Al Penwasser said...
    Over? Did you say 'over?' Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell, no! And it ain't over now! Aw, crap, wait a minute. I already wrote this to someone already. Probably you. I also remember quoting Winston Churchill. Damn, I hate it when I do that.
    Never mind.


    I do like your stirring speeches…..I always have to stand for them with a little tear in my eye….P.S. Chuchill is far better to quote than say Adam Sandler….

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  7. Lovely post. When did you move the comments link to the top? Was it always on the top? Am I suddenly more aware of people's comments since mine went wonky??

    My all-time favorite line of the day: "What can I say? I’m “commentary retentive”, I love the cut and thrust of comments so try not to let any go un-answered."

    Hilarious.

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  8. Nice job!!! You can tell you put a lot of yourself into the review.

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  9. kathryn said...
    Lovely post. When did you move the comments link to the top? Was it always on the top? Am I suddenly more aware of people's comments since mine went wonky??
    Moved a couple of months ago, not sure it works as well so might move it back

    My all-time favorite line of the day: "What can I say? I’m “commentary retentive”, I love the cut and thrust of comments so try not to let any go un-answered."
    Hilarious.

    “My all-time favorite line of the day” – I can certainly dine out on that for the next 24 hours…..

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  10. Miss Caitlin S. said...
    Nice job!!! You can tell you put a lot of yourself into the review.
    Sadly not enough, as I am seriously getting my butt kicked. The voters abandoning me in droves….I guess I represent the minority blogger

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  11. maaaaax is so cute. i loved your critique at that blog. i'd totally be scared to have someone do that to mine!

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  12. I'm really liking your definition of "bestie". Hahaha.

    Also, every time I look at your pictures, I decide I want a cool camera. Love the one of Max.

    I'm going to check out this blog competition now.

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  13. Krystal said...
    maaaaax is so cute. i loved your critique at that blog. i'd totally be scared to have someone do that to mine!
    I was really looking forward to someone view of the BlackLOG and gutted that the person set to do it dropped out without a word…perhaps they really didn’t like it and were to polite to say…..

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  14. Brooke said...
    I'm really liking your definition of "bestie". Hahaha.
    Are you saying I’m out of touch with the rest of the world….I hope so

    Also, every time I look at your pictures, I decide I want a cool camera. Love the one of Max.
    You take some great photo’s…..

    I'm going to check out this blog competition now.
    I’m taking not impressed from the none voting…..Thankful as well that you didn’t vote for me….

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