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A Year in the Life of a Bachelor

Yes folks the end of 2008 is upon us and in that spirit I shall overwork the cliched review of the year.
It’s probably a good idea to look back on a year anyway so I’ll do it now and blog it - here’s something of a guide as to how it’s gone for me and this site

An overall view would be one of little change I suspect.
I think I’ve finished the year in much the same position as I started it.
That is to say: I’m not married, I’m still in the same house and driving the same car, I’m not significantly wealthier nor am I any poorer, I don’t feel any older nor indeed any wiser, I’m not fatter or thinner.
A year of mediocrity then you might presume !

Well no - not really, it’s been a good year for me, pleasant and enjoyable in the main part with plenty of good memories.
The fact I have managed to maintain everything around me with an almost embarrassingly minimal amount of effort leaves me more than satisfied that materialistically I am still roughly where I was last year !

Here’s the year viewed in blog terms

January saw this site banned in Qatar which was a grievous blow to freedom of speech :)

February saw me pontificating as to the best thing I ever did as well as wondering whether or not to get married

March saw a report from an agent in the field stating that the Public Libraries had followed Qatar and banned this site as well, incidently, I have now figured out why and in both cases I’m actually blameless ! It also saw me getting recognized in the street

April saw the attack of the St Trinian’s girls and Mr Damon informing us that women will do anyting for chocolate

May brought Miss Grimsby and several related posts which several of the girls involved kindly commented on. The kitchen garden also kicked off and to celebrate I took part in Naked Gardening Day

June saw news of a new Paul Gilbert DVD which 6 months later is still not for sale in the UK :twisted: It also saw a brief return of Johnny Depp style facial hair not to mention threats from a lawyer

July was a great month and saw me get simply the best thing in the world that was my opinion then and it remains so today ! We also busted Marco Pierre White for breaking the law

August saw me adding more computer power to Goldeneye Inc. and also mobile broadband which turned out to be more than useful. We saw lap dancers a plenty commenting on the Krystal’s Lincoln post

September was busy, the highlight was a short break, the first in many years, both thoroughly enjoyable and very memorable. I also went to see the best new band in the country Feverdogg as well as the beginning of my latest craze and the month ended with a great day out with my brother

October was notable mainly for my broken toe and some tremendously enjoyable cycling trips around Lincolnshire

November Nicola McLean stuck out in November as did men revealing all you need to know about them by stating what men were most scared of

December which is where we are now !

So overall:
A very good year for the site with much more traffic than last year.
An enjoyable year for me with some real stand out times.

Whilst not as fortunate as some in the world I find myself still feeling more fortunate than most in the world - a world that appears to be worsening - something which should be impossible if not for reasons of evolution and education alone.

I raise my glass to 2008 and all the pleasure it has given me, I hope that 2009 is a good year not only for myself but also to all those that read this !
Many thanks for visiting the site
Happy New Year
Rod

9 Comments »

  1. Little Brother said,

    December 31, 2008 @ 8:40 am

    Rod,
    Sounds like a tough year! Best wishes for 2009 and writing The Best Blog in the World-I’ll throw you a little SEO present as a New Year goodwill gesture :mrgreen:

    LB

  2. Rod said,

    December 31, 2008 @ 9:36 am

    LB
    many thanks for the key words :) and for the contributions throughout the year
    All the best for 2009
    Rod

  3. Witches of Eastwick said,

    December 31, 2008 @ 12:05 pm

    Rod,

    It’s been an interesting year. Our friendly group of Witches that lunch like to be regularly updated on the activities of the Collins boys, it adds spice to their otherwise dull and insignificant lives :) …. so it was with some glee that we remember May’s naked gardening…. in fact some of them were wondering if this will be repeated next year and would it include tea and biscuits? ‘He’ll think you’re shallow’ we said and with that they slid gracefully under the door and flew back to their own covens.

    We hope we see more of you in 2009 although that might be difficult thinking back to May :) Either way have an excellent new year, good health and good fortune!

    WoE

  4. Rod said,

    December 31, 2008 @ 2:50 pm

    WoE
    the current climatic conditions prevent me from even the slightest contemplation of naked gardening !
    As to tea and biscuits; tea yes - biscuits no - the consumption of biscuits is not conducive to looking ones best whilst gardening sans clothing :)

    Very best for 2009 and thanks for all your contributions in 2008 - very much appreciated
    All the best
    Rod

  5. Witches of Eastwick said,

    December 31, 2008 @ 3:29 pm

    Rod,

    Just thought you might like to know the Seville oranges have arrived in the local grocers shop this week. The Coven galley will be full of the heady aroma of zesty marmalade to welcome in 2009…. should we have an excess then we know who would give it a good home :)

    WoE

  6. Femme Fatale said,

    December 31, 2008 @ 8:25 pm

    Rod,

    Happy New Year, Good Health and Happiness to you and all your readers.

    FF
    xx

  7. Rod said,

    January 1, 2009 @ 9:41 am

    FF
    Many thanks and Happy New Year to you and thanks for the comments and contributions in 2008
    Regards
    Rod

  8. Jordan said,

    January 5, 2009 @ 5:16 pm

    RC

    Happy New Year to you and all your viewers.

    Jordan

  9. Rod said,

    January 5, 2009 @ 5:35 pm

    Jordan
    likewise to you as well - all the best for 2009
    All the best
    Rod

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