This is, I fear, a piece of bloggish narcissism. But on Tuesday we had a bit of a get together at Profile books for all those whose comments had been published in the lastest volume of a don's blog. (If you comment was included and you didnt get an invitation, please can I say that we went to every trouble to get in touch). The husband was in Greece, but the son and the daughter were there (on the door, and at the bash); as was the brilliant Debbie, whom many of you know.
Anyway, that's a survivors' photo above (taken in Profile's offices). I suppose I ought to be offering prizes for the number of correct identifications anyone can make.. PL, SW Foska, Cerberus, A Dennis, and a couple of Stroppy's (Author and Liz).
But really, this is another chance to say to you all THANK YOU for making this blog what it is. In my speech (a rather aggrandizing description ???) I did say that I was so pleased that together we had made a blog in which we all contributed without that weirdly aggressive ranting that you find on plenty of websites (none of that "what a load of f****** tosh, what does this f***** woman know, who does she f********* think she is" -- more the wry dart, the poem and the Latin quote)
So onwards and upwards all; and thank you..... keep on commenting.
(And some sort of prize will go to any non-attendee who gets 90% of the above attenders right! Noms de blog will do)