Thursday, December 31, 2009


New Years Eve is known as Hogmanay in Scotland. It's the biggest day of the year for a Scot. If you've never spent a Hogmanay in Scotland put it on your bucket list.

It's a sad day for me to be anywhere else but my homeland.
Instead of wallowing I thought I'd do a blog review.

I posted my first blog on January 11th 2009.
This post is my 168th.
At some point today my hit counter will roll over 20,000.
I added the counter after a few months of blogging so it is amazing for me to think that my blog has been viewed this many times.

You have visited me from 43 countries!
When I read the list I was stunned to find readers from as far afield as Iraq, India, South Africa, New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago.

These pages have been translated into ten languages.
I can only imagine how my flippancy, sarcasm and mix of the Queen's and American English translates at the hands of Google!

I have received 778 comments - without exception they have been supportive, informative or friendly.
I am clearly not being controversial enough! There's a possible resolution for 2010.
It never fails to delight me to get comments. I like to think of you all sitting at computers around the world.

I realize that means that I have achieved my goal. I have found a community that is 24/7. A community that supports me on this confounding journey of parenthood.

I am deeply grateful for this blog and the community it brings into my living room.
I wish you all a happy, healthful and blog filled 2010.

I hope to see you here in the New Year.


  1. I am very glad that I found your blog - and can't wait to read what 2010 brings you! Happy Hogmanay!


  2. Flippancy and sarcasm -everyone's friend! Happy Hogmanay! :)

  3. Happy New Year, my Scottish friend. I am deeply grateful for you, as well!


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