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Sunday, January 01, 2006

Housebling League Table

I do not know why, but I decided to analyse the data provided at http://www.houseblinger.com/index.php (see Nick's previous blog). I was hoping for a socio-economic revelation linking poverty in West Cumbria and this house bling thing. Explain this then: Cumbria does not figure at all in the 260 postings to houseblinger.

However Essex comes first with 19% of the postings followed quite a way back by Cheshire on 11%. All other areas are also-rans by comparison. Essex hey? Cheshire?
Come to think of it - white stilletos, gold jewellery..... and have a look at the society pages of Cheshire Life maybe not so surprising after all.


Blogger Nick said...

I happened to be down in St Bees - hem, hem - on New Year's morning & noticed someone's got a herd of electric reindeer in their front garden. The house is a modern vernacular commuter home, so heaven knows what this tells us. 'Electric Reindeer - Semioticians Still Baffled' reads the headline in this morning's Whitehaven News.

2/1/06 11:39 am  
Blogger Nick said...

OK, I made up that last bit about the Whitehaven News . . .

2/1/06 11:40 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jan 2 and time to take down my winking-blinking snowflakes, which were the single new addition to the tacky Christmas palace that is my home. Then again, it's raining outside and I think I need to watch tv instead... hey the length of time a display remains up (and how early it goes up) need to be measured, too, surely!

2/1/06 3:38 pm  
Blogger Nick said...

Eleanor, this is worrying - I don't remember you ever wearing white stilletos. (Maybe Franklin does at weekends?)

2/1/06 4:28 pm  
Blogger boudica of suburbia said...

i hear they wear white stilletto ankle books now, goes a treat with a fake tan.


Happy New Year!!!

3/1/06 1:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking as I resident of Cheshire, I would point out that the high bling factor there derives entirely from local clusters in Stockport, Crewe and Ellesmere Port, with no representation whatever from the classic "cheshire Life" belt of Prestbury, Wilmslow, Knutsford and Altrincham. Presumably folk there are too tight-fisted to waste electricity on non-paying passers-by, or alternatively employ security guards to ensure that their house only get photographed by "Hello" journalists.

3/1/06 10:15 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just corrected the 'title' and have to comment that my pie chart giraffe thing is a nice piece of bling on its own. White Stilleto ankle boots ummmmm..... sorry got a bit distracted.

3/1/06 8:51 pm  
Blogger Lampy said...

I was surprised by the relative non-appearance of Kent, the company I'm associated with is in the process of moving down to new premises close to Sevenoaks and while trundling down the A20 you could see the near-radioactive glow of some of the housing estates. Maybe they just haven't worked out how to use their cameras yet.

11/1/06 9:34 pm  

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