Well would you Adam n Eve it, my one hundredth post as a blogger! It’s seems an eon since that first post back in September 2009 when this rotund Welshman decided, perhaps on a whim, to while away some time and introduce himself to the world of bloggers. Little did I realise at the time what an important part of my life those moments in front of a flickering monitor screen were to become.
Through this platform of communication I’ve had the pleasure to 'meet' many warm hearted and thoroughly decent people, to name a few would be churlish as you all have added to the tapestry of my life in some way or another. I’ve found support when times brought the cloud over my life but also shared joy as the silver lining appears. A few of you have become more than fellow bloggers and I feel a certain connection with these folks (if you don’t know who you are then I guess there’s no connection :-)) and have come to think of you as friends within my life.
It’s strange to look back upon my early postings and how my blog has evolved and for this I thank each and every one of you. I can only hope that you all will continue to enjoy my ‘Musings’ as much as I enjoy sharing them and also sharing your many and wonderful blogs. It's your blogs that inspire me and teach me so much, not just about the outdoors but about the person I strive to be, for this I humbly thank you all. Also I'm truly gob smacked that so many of you deem my efforts worth the time to read and then to comment, truly amazing to me every time I log on - thank you all again (god I'm gushing).
There is one final thing to say and that is without one spirit this whole thing would have fallen flat upon its face, and that spirit is the best friend that I could ever have had upon the trails – Lucy aka the bog monster. She’ll always be a part of me and for the last nine years has helped shaped the person that I am. So I crave your indulgence and raise a glass with me, not to the hundredth post, no it’s just a number after all, but to Lucy, the one who made this possible.