Thank You : Fifty Thousand Times ...
In the immortal words of whoever it was or whoever they were who used to say so: And now for something completely different.
After having to be greeted by This Old Brit's mugshot atop the blog each time you visit, we thought it was time that the other half of the act got a look in.
So, thanks to the modern miracle of that new fangled, digital photography palava thingee, here in brilliant technicolour we proudly present for your personal perusal, the [ wannabe] celebrated reprobate, Richard. As seen sunning himself [above] on his summer holiday whilst sat slowly sipping tumblers of sweet, strong Turkish tea.
Phew, it's all go, ain't it?
'Cos that stuff certainly won't shift itself y'know, so somebody's got to do it.
"Oh, yeah?" I imagine I hear you intone, " Why?"
Because around here I happen to be a head honcho - [ when me missus ain't around] - that's why.
Right! Now then.
Go on, grab a good look. Then get it of your chest and out of your system. Hoot, holler, snigger, giggle, guffaw, whatever.
Then cut the cackle; jack in the jokes; wind up the wisecracks, stick a sock in it and stop the sarcasm -- since now there's something serious This Old Brit and I should say.
Just six months ago [and a bit] our Old Brit blog was born; brought into this wide-web-world with the help and often hindrance of the aforementioned [and occasionally, allegedly demented] dynamic duo . Some say super heroes. But sheesh -- some are sometimes as silly as ourselves.
But to get back to the business of bringing about the amazing announcement that actually brought us here today, to bang out this special Saturday edition.
Still with us? Well what are you waiting for? Don't just sit there. Read on.
[ Incidentally, do you ever try rapidly reciting and/or repeating any particular portions of whatever's written here -- with your mouth full -- or when you're not exactly sober? Eh? ]
Sometime yesterday, our site stats' alert alarm, unexpectedly activated all alone -- spontaneously even, one might say. And what follows is the super-surprising, reason why.
This Old Brit's blog has recently reached a marvelous milestone -- in our own opinion at any rate.
Less than 24 hours ago we welcomed our ~~ 50,000 th visitor!
That's neither a typo nor a misprint ~~ FIFTY THOUSAND VISITORS ~ have managed, one way or another, to beat a path to this place.
And lets make no bones about it, this particular pair of old codgers are damned proud to be in the position to be able to publicly proclaim so. Comprendo ?
But we could NOT have done this without YOU -- our regular readers and poster-commenters.
Nor without the confidence and unsolicited support of the 34 websites who have, over the past six months, chosen to link to us.
So thank you all sincerely ~ fifty thousand times ~ and hip-hip-hooray ~ who'd have thunk it, eh?
Finally, as faithfully promised a while back, here's the official list of the lands of our visitors.
Admittedly, not arranged alphabetically -- but wadaya expect, ex gratis?
** America - coast to coast - including Alaska and Hawaii.
United Kindgom - including England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Republic of Ireland (Eire). Canada. Mexico. Seychelles. Brazil. Costa Rica. British Virgin Islands. US Virgin Islands. Colombia. Venezuela. Argentina. Antigua & Barbuda. Jamaica.
Uruguay. Chile. Peru. Iceland. Sweden. Denmark. Norway. Finland. Lithuania. Estonia. France. Germany. Luxemburg. Belgium. Netherlands/Holland.
Switzerland. Austria. Italy. Sicily. Morocco. Portugal. Spain. Canary Islands. Balearic Islands. Poland. Slovakia. Czech Republic. Hungary. South Africa. Senegal. Ghana. Kenya.
Russian Federation. Bulgaria. Romania. Ukraine. Turkey. Greece. [ Slovenia. Croatia. Serbia. Montenegro = all former Yugoslavia]. India. Nepal. Mauritius.
Pakistan. Kazakhstan. Iran [Islamic Republic Of]. Israel. Iraq. Malta. Egypt. Saudi Arabia. Palestinian (Occupied) Territory. Brunei. United Arab Emirates. Kuwait. Lebanon. Cyprus.
China. Japan. Hong Kong. Singapore. Malaysia. Taiwan. Thailand. Republic of Korea. Dominican Republic. Indonesia. Phillippines. Australia. New Zealand. Vanuata ( South Pacific Island). Vietnam.
Phew! Time to take a break again. Time for another cuppa -- and perhaps for a comfy couch.
So ciao for now - but please stay tuned - because believe us, we'll be back.
** Editors Note: For the enlightenment and benefit of all cerebrally challenged, narrow minded fundamentalists everywhere - and apropos the advancement of absolute accuracy and honesty - readers should be aware that there is really only one of him -- the other old bloke also being him, but dressed up differently ........... heh ..... ;^)