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Hi mates – the Reader function on my blog went gone crazy for a while, only showing posts from blogs I don’t follow.

Now it has returned to normal.

Has this happened to anyone else?



I’m sitting in the conservatory and the rain is tapping lightly on the roof.  I like to listen to the rain; it helps me to think and it forms a nice white noise background to reading. The Ficus Benjamina – Weeping Fig as it’s more commonly known – towers above me and will soon curl around the ceiling fan if left alone. It’s grown so quickly over the past two years that it’s become more tree than bush. We’ve put some fairy lights around the top which gives the room a magical quality after dark.

Beside my chair is a Jade Plant we’ve had for some years. It’s large, roughly spherical in shape and the plump leaves shine even in the half light. If I move my head to the left I can just see the blurred reflections from the twinkling fairy lights in the branches above.  

If I lean to the right I can reach another plant. I’ve just rubbed my fingers on the rough, papery leaves of the what we erroneously call the Lemon Balm and the fragrance quickly fills the room and wafts all over the house. It’s actually a Pelargonium or Geranium.

Slightly further along the wall there’s a variegated weeping fig that was an International Women’s Day gift to my partner. 

I didn’t know until recently that it was the done thing in many parts of the world to give women presents on this day.  It’s a practice I’m planning to promote in this so-called country of England.

I can hear the fan whirring on my computer down below the keyboard and the rain is getting heavier behind me.  The wind has picked up. I was out earlier and the breeze had a nasty sharpness to it so I guessed it was from the North. It’s supposedly a British obsession – talking about the weather – but I suppose people must do it pretty much everywhere.

We’re going to Gloucester tomorrow.  Parts of the town date back to the Medieval Period and if the weather isn’t too bad I’ll post some pictures. 

Good night friends, wherever you are – I hope the weather is to your liking and you are happy and healthy. 





Firstly let me thank Leopard for her brilliant blog CRATES AND RIBBONS and nominating DOG Sharon for the ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD. As with other similar blogging awards the rules are fairly simple – thank the nominator, answer some personal questions and nominate other blogs.

In this case the winner has to thank the nominating blogger, post the award graphic, nominate 15 blogs, share 7 things about themselves and comment on the blogs nominated.

I had a cuppa and thought about this: 15 blogs – and those blog owners nominate 15 more and so on. This is termed a geometric progression (I think) 🙂

I then wondered how many WordPress blogs actually existed.

According to Forbes “WordPress powers one of every 6 websites on the Internet, nearly 60 million in all, with 100,000 more popping up each day. Those run through its cloud-hosted service, which lets anybody create a free website online, attract 330 million visitors who view 3.4 billion pages every month.”

So assuming each blogger takes 2 days to accept the award and nominate another 15 the numbers go like this:

DAY 1    – 1 x 15 = 15 blogs nominated

DAY 3    – 15 x 15 = 225 blogs nominated

DAY 5    – 15 x 225 = 3,373 blogs nominated

DAY 7    – 15 x 3,373 = 50,625 blogs nominated

DAY 9    – 15 x 50,625 = 259, 375 blogs nominated

DAY 11  – 15 x 259, 375 = 3,890,025 blogs nominated

DAY 13  – 15 x 3,890,025 = 58,350,375 blogs nominated

DAY 15  – 15 x 58,350,375 = 875,255,625 blogs nominated

DAY 17  – 15 x 875,255,625 = 13,128,834,375 blogs nominated

DAY 19  – 15 x 13,128,834,375 = 196,932,515,625 blogs nominated

DAY 21  – 15 x 196,932,515,625 = 2,953,987,734,375 blogs nominated

DAY 23  – 15 x 2,953,987,734,375 = 44.309,816,015,625 blogs nominated

Therefore if everybody nominated for the ironically named ONE LOVELY BLOG AWARD nominated another 15 blogs (and they didn’t keep nominating the same blogs) all the approx 60 million blogs would be receive the award in13 days.

By day 17 the numbers of awards would equal twice the population of the Earth and by day 23 would equal about Global GDP in pounds sterling.

So what am I to do? I would argue that if an award is to mean anything, then everybody can’t win it in less than 3 weeks. I’m quite happy to reveal 7 things.

So readers – please make some suggestions – what do you think is the best course of action?

Help fellow bloggers – my blog appearance changed…

Hi mates – can somebody help me please? I was using the VOSTOK theme and then my blog changed without me doing anything.

Has this happened to anyone else? 

I’ve tried to set it back but nothing happens.

Comments please friends…

DOG Sharon goes Global

I’m really excited as folk in over 50 countries are checking out this site.