Something cheesy for Christmas


Out there. On a bike. All weathers, just nosing around… Image by Copehagenise.

I’ll keep this brief, as I know there are folk in Short Heath suffering in quiet, restrained dignity as they haven’t had their Liberal Democrat Focus news sheets this week due to the inclement weather. Please spare a thought for those less fortunate souls this Christmas.

It’s become traditional now to do a cheesy, corny Christmas greeting here on the blog, and this, believe it or not, is the fifth to appear here. Who knows where the time goes – and what ground has been covered?

This year, I’ll spare you the goo, as I rattled on about this a few weeks ago when this heap of old grot passed 1,000,000 hits.

I’d just like to wish all readers and followers of my work online a very good Christmas and a happy, prosperous and peaceful new year. I appreciate everything readers contribute, and my apologies if I’ve been slow to reply to anything or you’re still waiting for a particular article to come up.

The tireless and fascinating work of regular readers and contributors like David Evans, Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler, Andy Dennis, Chris Pattison, Ian Pell, The Stymaster, Richard  ‘Wee ginger sausage’ Burnell, David Oakley, Ann Cross and Trevor in Australia all make doing this really fun. There has also been a huge cast of folk who’ve commented, written articles or answered queries, so please don’t be offended if I haven’t mentioned you in person.

The man [Howmuch?] is a great pal and partner in crime, without whom I would be lost. Thanks old chap, I owe you so much.

The Walsall Local History Centre are vital to what I do, as are other local bloggers and the online community. The YamYam, and it’s creator, Mark Blackstock remain essential (Paul Daniel still geeks out there to keep it going), and the support of infinitely better local writers than me like Linda Mason, Aiden MacHaffie, Stuart Williams, The Plastic Hippo, Jayne Howarth, Kate GoodallSusan Marie Ward, Kate ‘Lichfield Lore’ Gomez and others has been crucial.

What is most important to me is establishing and recording our collective history through conversation, memory and existing media like mapping, myth, folklore and physical geography.

Recording that conversation in it’s entirety is what this is all about. Thanks for joining in. Have a great time, don’t eat too much and get yourselves warmed up for this year’s quiz – there are prizes to be won including the nectar that is Backyard beer!

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6 Responses to Something cheesy for Christmas

  1. trevor says:

    All the thanks goes to you Bob, your tireless work keeps us both amused, informed and connected to each other, it has give me the chance to find old friends and meet new one’s, you have reminded us of our wonderful past and pointed out the ways to move forward, we are in awe of you photo’s your awesome bike videos give so much pleasure, Thanks Bob,
    Three Cheers from all on the blog to you Bob,
    Trev in Aus

  2. Thanks Bob for providing a wonderful local blog with something for everyone. I know how much hard work you put into all of this and how sometimes you get a lot of flack for no good reason. Keep up the good work and don’t let the so and so’s grind you down!
    Merry Christmas to you…

  3. Dave (Eddy) Edwards says:

    Thanks Bob for putting us in touch with our past, joining us up with old friends and new, and reminding us of what we have missed by not talking to family ( now gone ) not taking more photos and keeping the things that would make remembering so much easier. Thanks and a very merry Christmas and a happy new year to all bloggers esp, Hovis & David Evans….
    Dave (Eddy) Edwards

  4. Clive says:

    Merry Christmas and a great new year to you Bob and everyone on the Blog.

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  6. Peter says:

    All….. it’s been a great year for the blog, promoting, recording, sharing, giving, instructing, informing, educating, stimulating, it would seem hard to imagine how it could get better next year! but I bet it does!!
    A merry xmas to everyone and a Happy New year.

    All the best and keep up the good work…………. Peter

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