Brighton's blogosphere is one of the most vibrant and diverse in the country. The range of subjects covered includes popular topics like politics, food and running, and also runs to the whimsical, niche and downright cryptic.

Jane Dallaway does a great job of compiling a directory at the Brighton Bloggers website. This blog will take a look at some of the posts each week, and point those who want to dip a toe in to some of the city's blogging highlights.

First up, a commentary from one of the many left-wing political bloggers, Neil Harding, asking why the Tories are "getting away with their expenses scandal". He writes: "They are at least as guilty as Labour in the expenses scandal and probably more so. Servant's quarters, duck islands, indian rugs, and cleaning moats are some of the TORY claims.

The nude bike race tickled the fancy of several bloggers. Gravyland, written by Graeme Sutherland, Libby Davy and their six-year-old daughter Bea, called it "Why we love Brighton"... reason #391 They also embedded a video by Rosie Sherry, which like ours, contains some nudity, oddly enough!

West Pier Words, written by David O'Connor Thompson, posted some pictures in his post When Cyclists Give You the Willies. He wrote: "Yesterday, while wrestling with the edit of my last chapter, I was disturbed by the sounds of whistles, merry cheering and the sounds of people having fun. Out on my balcony, I looked down to discover a sea of bottoms."

Meanwhile, the sunshine has also been proving an inspiration. Discombobulated posted this evocative Brighton Sea View - just because, and quedula wrote about a strange occurrence more than 60 years ago, in she ponders the fallout from a father's reaction to his toddler daughter's near-drowning on Brighton beach. This was first published in June's edition of Regency Magazine.

And finally, some well observed whimsy from one of my personal favourites, Mulled Whines by Phil Gardner, who this week has been noting the resemblance of bird's-eye views of Sussex health centres to guns He observes: "If Mile Oak is a pistol, Crowborough's definitely more of an Uzi. But frankly the gun designers at Haywards Heath want shooting... Admittedly it's got a nicely designed trigger, but where's the style, where's the finesse? It looks more like a child's toy than a weapon of mass destruction, and quite honestly I expect more from my health centres."