I announced there would be a 1000th commentator presentation, and then I, err, well, vanished. You see H and I went down to stay with the InLaws for the weekend, and I ran out of pre-train-catching blogging time. And at the InLaws there is no bloggy privacy (I’m sure they’d be perfectly happy for me to sprawl all over their broadband. I’m not perfectly happy for me to leave history trails in family browsers. You know, with phrases like ‘ovary’ and ‘cervical mucus’ and ‘I will actually hide in the bedroom when the mother-in-law does the washing-up, and surreptitiously rinse the mugs and inspect the cutlery again when she’s not looking‘). So I was shtum for a few days, and also lying under trees while admiring passing kestrels and eating tomato salad like a civilised human on holiday. And good Lord, but the countryside smells nice in the summer; I’d practically forgotten hot weather doesn’t have to smell of tarmac, petrol fumes, sweat and dog-shit.
Back to the Great Stink, and the sweaty everything. Luckily hot weather never lasts for more than a week in Blighty. And especially, back to our 1000th commentator!
The special person who landed the special place was…..
….Robyn of Kore Chronicles! Robyn found her way here through the great NaComLeavMo Event, and has since been charm and kindness and wit itself in her comments. Her blog is a beautiful photographic record of daily life, in all its weirdness, elegance, humour and poignancy. Everyone who reads this, go over to Robyn’s place and have a look. It’s very much worth it. Here, Robyn, is your Gold Medal and bouquet of tulips (I happen to be partial to tulips at the moment) and a big hug. Sorry about the sweaty everything.
And everyone else who has commented on this blog, you may not get medals, but you too can have your choice of hugs (not recommended until the weather changes), hand-shakes (probably a safer bet), blown kisses (I do these very cutely) and offers to buy any of you a drink should you happen to be in my neck of the woods.
Hurrah for the Internets! I am all verklempt.