I am very tired and have nothing to say

but I am dedicated to lighting up the dates on the calender. Here, therefore, is a picture of the delectable Potteries delicacy, the Staffordshire oatcake. I am anticipating a scintillating thread full of ‘my favourite oatie filling’ and ‘things to do with an oatcake.’ Some years ago one of our fans was arrested for hurling one at Alan Ball when that squeaky little individual was doing a disastrous job of being Stoke manager. Look at the picture and imagine the kind of Plod that could, in all seriousness, regard such an item as an offensive weapon.


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15 Responses to I am very tired and have nothing to say

  1. markelt says:

    I’ll start you off with my ongoing horror that my eldest son said that he wasn’t that keen on them. I’ve asked for a paternity test.

  2. Stephen Foster says:

    I prefer pikelets with currants in if I’m honest.

  3. markelt says:


  4. Bacon, egg and brown sauce. Mmmmmm!

  5. markelt says:

    I’ve got some in the freezer. This has put me in mind for a Tunstall Tortilla later.

  6. johnny n says:

    the ginger ninja shipped some down for us from burselm the other year. they were alright.

  7. Stephen Foster says:

    Even if they are stale and off they are better than alright you southern shandy swilling etc

  8. chiffs says:

    At the risk of being battered to death by a rolled-up oatcake, consider the following recipe: one hot oatcake spread with butter, melted cheese, tucked inside which is a sausage. This, presented to me one day, was like being confronted by a diseased penis in a tramp’s underpants.* I thought I’d never get over it, but a fairly regular supply from OS has learned me proper: hot, buttered, with marmalade. Lovely (thank you OS. XX)

    * I imagine

  9. markelt says:

    Oatcakes with marmalade? Crap Suzette

  10. Stephen Foster says:

    I see you have an avatar thing now: who is that, Morrisey?

  11. markelt says:

    Sam Lowry

  12. chiffs says:

    I think it’s Jonathan Pryce aka Elt finding a way to beat the traffic of a morning.

  13. Stephen Foster says:

    It’s okay grey man, you have already blogged today and lit up the light on your calendar: it’s safe to get your Horlicks. It’s tomorrow u need to worry about.

  14. markelt says:

    I’ve already set one up for today. I’m off to Cambridge to do stuff. You need to get yourself organised.

  15. Stephen Foster says:

    It’s most likely user error, but for me that ‘publish on a future date’ system has never worked & in any event is against the spirit of the little date lights.

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