First Monday of 2015


Happy New Year to all our lovely readers! Thank you all for visiting and reading the blog over the past year and thank you again if you took the time to comment or send us something to publish. We had an excellent year in 2014 and the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for us again.

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 54,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 20 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

And you can see more random facts (and maybe your name if you commented a lot) here.

We’re going to kick off the new year with the next chapter of Poppy’s Adventure Series fan fiction, which is drawing to a close. I’m going to get back to what I’ve been promising for a few weeks and compare another few chapters of The Island of Adventure before I start digging into my birthday and Christmas presents to review them. And Stef is planning to review the next St Clare’s book for us.

Just as a side note, apart from Poppy’s fic which only has a few chapters to go we don’t have anything else in our arsenal for our upcoming Wednesday slots. If you’ve ever thought about sitting down and penning (or indeed keying) something for us, now would be an excellent time!

Begging over (for now) I’ll leave you with a few photos from Christmas and New Year.

I had this all written and scheduled nice and early for once, but I’m back editing it now as we’ve had a nice surprise to start the year with. We’ve just beaten our record for daily page views! It had been sitting at 319 since last January when we published our interview with Jemima Rooper, but today we’ve hit 322 (and counting?)

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7 Responses to First Monday of 2015

  1. Francis says:

    Well done Fiona, Stef, Poppy and Co – you deserve all your readers. Well done for your hard work and Happy New Year to you all.
    Francis

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  2. chrissie777 says:

    So what exactly are helper monkeys? It’s a funny term :).

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  3. chrissie777 says:

    quote: Just as a side note, apart from Poppy’s fic which only has a few chapters to go we don’t have anything else in our arsenal for our upcoming Wednesday slots. If you’ve ever thought about sitting down and penning (or indeed keying) something for us, now would be an excellent time!

    Hi Fiona, I could re-create my “Old Thatch, Thames & Marlow” story from September 2008 when we walked the “long long path” from Marlow to Bourne End and took dozens of photos. Please get in touch with me at walden pond 88 at hot mail dot com in case you are still interested. I sent you (or Stef?) my story with pics months ago, but it ended up in cyber orbit.

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    • fiona says:

      If Cody allows you the time that would be lovely Chrissie. Just send it to our usual email address and we’ll take a look 🙂

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      • chrissie777 says:

        What is your usual e-mail address? It did not work when I sent it the last time. Should I send it at EBS via PM? You could also send me a one sentence message (for instance “Marlow Old Thatch Story”) and then I could add you to my address book: walden pond 88 at hot mail dot com.
        Thanks!

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  4. chrissie777 says:

    Beautiful pics as always. Thank you, Fiona! Please would you disclose how you did the first pic with the silvery loop? Did you use a special filter/zoom?

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  5. fiona says:

    Thanks Chrissie. That’s my dad waving a sparkler about, taken with a long exposure. Nothing fancier than that!

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