OK, that's me away for a fortnight, so there'll be no new posts until the middle of July.
The back catalogue of writings is over there on the sidebar, but if you haven't visited them already, there are a few blogs I'd like to mention that are well worth the time to explore.
Excellently observed blogs about the daily absurdity of family life are to be found with Cheaper Than Therapy and Rhonda's Ruminations, while if you wonder what your life might have been like if you hadn't had the kids, then Fatmammycat will keep you returning for more.
If you like reading long entries and serials, then SafeTinspector's Closure series is a must (21 episodes so far and no sign of concluding yet) and The Wonderful World of Dr Joseph McCrumble - Celebrity Parasitologist has hours of enjoyable material to get lost in.
Had I been doing this recommendation a few months ago, then Vaporise Barney and El Barbudo would have been absolute musts. Although they have both all but stopped posting now, their back-catalogues are worth the visit, if you don't mind the language. The natural inheritor to these giants in terms of experimental blogging - you can never be sure what you're going to get next - is the Fishwhacker Swindle. And of course, for foul-mouthed cartoonery there's always Blunt Cogs.
I'm can't make up my mind as to whether to point to you to Cape to Rio or not. Dr Maroon is truly one of the greatest bloggers on the net when he is posting. Unfortunately he has been distracted of late and entries have been sporadic at best. However, once you get sucked into his world you find that you live in a state of constant anxiety, waiting for his next post. As an example of what I mean, you only have to read his tale, "Gothic". Using characters based on the bloggers who frequent his site to drive his tale, his writing is sheer genius, especially if you know the bloggers involved. You find that every day you visit the site, desperate for the next installment, only for it to not appear. Cape to Rio is an addiction - the highs are so high, and the lows are so low that I can only say you cultivate this man at your own risk.
For straightforward comedy, then Joke Mail does a daily, while The Japing Ape and El Guapo are two of the cleverest blogs on the net.
But for all round entertainment - from the hysterically funny to the heart wrenchingly moving - I can't recommend higher than Used Kitty Litter
My apologies to anyone who feels that I really should have given them a mention - I'm in a bit of a last minute rush to get going, so please feel free to give yourself a sales pitch in the comments section and I'll remove any spam when I get back.