8 years

It seems that I’ve been on WordPress for eight years or so I’m told today. It doesn’t seem that long and I’m sure that my account sat dormant for some time while I thought of what it was that I wished to blog about. I still haven’t decided but I’ll let you know when I have.

Picture of our beautiful cat Mog.
Picture of our beautiful cat Mog.

Tolkien ap Azard

In ‘Where was The Shire?’ I mentioned a tradition, local to the Vale of Usk, claiming that Tolkien had not only written part of The Lord of the Rings in Talybont-on-Usk, Powys, Wales but also based his notion of The Shire — the hobbit homeland — on aspects of the Black Mountains landscape. Huge questions and objections had loomed […]

via Wales and Tolkien — Calmgrove

Back to work

I’ve enjoyed the summer break and having the time to post fairly regularly on WordPress (and Twitter) but now it’s back to work. I have to plan the coming term’s work for my school class and get all of the resources ready.

Thanks to everybody who visited this summer, special thanks to everybody who took the time to comment and extra special thanks to those people who took the time to be part of a conversation.



2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,300 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Thank you to everybody who has taken time and effort to visit the blog during the last year. Have a happy, peaceful and prosperous 2015.