Biographies on blogs, in my opinion, are fiendishly difficult to write and to get right. If you overstep the mark and indulge in platitudes, self-reverence and past glories; well, anyone who reads it could possibly end up thinking that you are a complete tw........twit. And rightly so. But a glib, short statement of "er I write this blog cos I like food" doesn't really cut the mustard either. So balance is important.
The one that I bandy about in general is this one:
Now, I've been dining out on this pit-roast lamb business for years now and the Twitter boast could do with freshening up too but it does give a neat summary of what I am about and what I am trying to achieve with this blog. To provide a space on the internets to share random ideas, thoughts and mutterings about food. Not forgetting recipes and reviews too. There is a plan, out there, somewhere, with regards to all of this. I have yet to find it but I think I am getting close. In the meantime, if you simply come away with a smile on your face after reading Food Urchin, then personally, that's the most important part for now.
Of course, I might just have unravelled everything with that parting and sickeningly trite sentence but hey man - *sniffs and thumps table* - I mean it.
I've probably buggered everything up by using this photo anyway...........