Although there are a few entries prior to April 5 last year, I count that date as the official start to my Column – when, having had two stays in hospital and a hip-replacement operation, I finally felt ready to be an earnest blogger.

Wishing to be as up-to-date as possible with a few stats, at the time of writing this (close to midnight) the Column currently has 2,058 Posts (a nice mix of things I hope) that have attracted 120,902 Visits (my numerous visits – for posting purposes and admin – are ignored and therefore not included in that tally) and 859 welcome Comments.

Thank-you dear readers for your continuing patronage.

Regards, Colin