Those of you who have been idling here for long enough might recall that yesterday, October 23, 2006, saw my blog launched,
with great fanfare and popping of champagne corks somewhat tentatively, 5 years ago.
Yes, I have been boring the pants off readers for 5 years! And I did plan to have a small blogiversary give-away for a lucky reader (drawn from names of commenters by a person above any suspicion of cheating. Of course.)
Friends, one or two other things got in the way of that. First, I had some paperwork to tidy-up. And then I was out to lunch, in the nicest possible meaning of the phrase, and my good intentions went pear-shaped.
So…here’s what I’ll do…I’ll let this “lucky draw” run til next Sunday. That will be October 30 on my side of the IDL. But I’ll hold the draw until the Monday so that all the lovely readers who are a bit behind also have a chance to win.
What’s that? Oh, the thing to be won? Hmmm…let’s see…
“Beyond the Palisades”
Of course, the prints would be shipped unframed, for obvious reasons.
In the 5 years I’ve been blogging I have come to regard many of my readers as friends. I’ve even met some of you! There is, I find, a genuine warmth among bloggers. Well, on the sites I visit, anyway. 🙂
I really did have to think carefully about the “prize.” Not all of my scribblings would have wide appeal so I tried to go “middle of the road.” Which, of course, is a pretty stupid place to put oneself, especially with some of the bloody hoons on our roads! If neither of these pieces is your cup of tea, that’s fine. I shan’t be offended.
But if you fancy hanging one of these on your wall, just leave a comment before October 30 and I’ll draw 2 names. First name has first pick.
And now, it’s time to don my chef’s hat…