Happy New Year …

2015 rolls to a close. A memorable year for many good and all too many bad reasons.

Thank you to all of you that take the time to read my posts. Visits came from 69 countries, outside of Australia the US then Belgium figured large. I hope many of you will visit our country in person. If I can help just ask.

A special thanks to those who wrote comments, in particular Mukul Chand who always says nice things about my photography.

I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year.


2014, almost over …

Thank you for reading my words … it’s the only thing that makes it worth writing them. The blog was launched in April 2012. Posts passed the thousand mark late in the year. Visitors came from 59 countries this year which is only one more than last year but traffic has doubled. Most visitors came from Australia but the United States & France were not far behind.

I shall endeavour to avoid being too parochial this coming year and when I can’t resist I will try to explain the issue so that it can be understood widely, although explaining how cricket works is beyond my skill. I had better try not to use terms like cheese eating surrender monkeys (for Kazakhstan readers that’s a reference to French people).

I do wish you a happy and prosperous new year.



Happy New Year …

… to all my readers, it turns out there are more than two of you, that’s nice.

In fact during 2013 the blog had visitors from 58 countries. Not surprisingly, most visitors were from Australia but the USA and Canada were not far behind.

When it came to comments, though, the Aussies led the way by far, many thanks to those who did, so come on the rest of you, when you visit say hi.

One disappointing feature of this new year is the sad lack of palindromic dates. For the hordes of north american visitors Australia uses the dd/mm/yy format for dates. The first palindromic date will be 4/1/14 in three days time. We have to wait a while for the next one. The last will be 4/12/14 … how many in between and what are they?