It seems incredible, but this is the 500th post since I began blogging nearly 2 years back. I started on 23 June 2007, to be exact. This was my very 1st post all those bits and bytes ago. I see that I set the 'literary walking' tone there and then! I don't want to make a big song and dance about it, but I'm quietly pleased I've got this far. I've enjoyed and continue to enjoy the whole cyber-journey.
I'm staying once more at my father's house, my old family home, and preparing it for sale. It stands in quite an isolated position, deep in the country, a mile from the nearest village, in a remote part of north-west Lincolnshire called The Isle of Axholme. It's deliciously lonely.
The picture was taken, looking westward from this house, one evening a few weeks ago.
I'd like to end with a quote I've been eyeing, magpie-like, on Graceful Yoga's excellent blog:
The church says: The body is a sin
Science says: The body is a machine
Advertising says: The body is a business
The body says: I am a fiesta
(Do check out the Uruguayan writer, Eduardo Galeano - he sounds really interesting, especially if you're already into South American authors like Llosa and Márquez. I must admit I'd never heard of him until encountering his name on Graceful Yoga's blog.)