It’s the third of January. I am getting over the lassitude and over-indulgence of A fine Christmas period. Fine dining, fine company, fine weather, fine presents received. Fine alcohol too – and not a little of it.
I’ve been presented with an annual report from WordPress and suddenly I realise how much support from a fine number of wonderful characters I’ve had over the past twelve months – and just how many visits my posts have taken in.
So – of course – a big thanks to people I have never met with whom I am getting on so famously-but-distantly well. Bless you all for packing the New York Subway cars that WordPress uses to represent your figures; that’s so sweet for me cos I’ve only ever seen those carriages (or more correctly cars) in films like Warriors, the Taking of Pelham 123 and – no sorry that’s it.
I now suggest we go head-down and onwards into 2014.
You all up for it?
It’s eight in the evening as I type this (you cannot imagine how many typing mistakes I have to put right) … and, yes, I know I still upset my spellchecker before I publish. Been out to Lichfield today, such a wonderful cathedral, Gothic throughout and Lichfield is such a friendly-seeming city. Fine all day breakfast and mug of tea between squalls.
Because, on the day of the Severn Bore not so very far away, the ground is completely saturated and pools of water are forming in fields all around. Strong winds have wreaked havoc and properties and livelihoods around us have been interrupted, disrupted and worse.
But I can’t help thinking, as I look at the spots of rain clinging to the outside of the leaded, double glazed windows how much like simple but stunning jewels they look as the y give back the light from the bulb hanging from the plain, plain ceiling.
Happy new year to one and all.
Heads- down and forward … see you later, I hope.
Severn Bore image: www.bbc.co.uk
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,600 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.