Having reached the big 10,000 visitors to this blog since I put the stat counter on 6 months ago (and only a few thousand of those are me checking to see if anyone has left a comment!) I thought it was time to for me to say 'hello and thankyou for visiting'.
I have to say I'm blown away by all you people. I checked the stat counter the other day, the one with the pins in the map to show where people are visiting from and it was totally amazing! USA, China, Estonia, Brazil, some little island in the Pacific, Spain, all those other European countries, UK, NZ, India...............wow! (And apologies if I missed anyone else.) And the little pins that I know are friends. Old friends like Andrea and Cam and the Peanut in Vancouver, Dell and Adam in Berlin/Rotterdam and new friends like the lovelies Elvis and Elsie.
Closer to home I've got to meet so many new people (whose faces I don't always remember- forgive me Paula, I was distracted by the Spotlight salesperson wearing the nun's habit) and people who have become fast-and-furious-friends (yay for Shula!) and re-connected with old friends. Too many to mention.
And wonderful things like finding there is a mother and daughter in deepest America who love Top Gear as much as me! All good!
So once again thankyou for visiting, no matter how close or how far away you are.
I don't often respond directly to you if you leave a comment, I like to think we are all in the conversation together and I tend to reply in the comments box, a bit of a chat. What I'm trying to say is that although I can tell you've visited, don't be shy about leaving a message, we all want to hear what you have to say, what your up to.
I'm all embarrassed now for being really sucky so I'm going to go now and scoff a hot apricot pudding.
As I said, it's not me, it's thankyou.