I’ve been beavering away at Shooting Parrots for over a decade (should that be ‘parroting’?) mostly for my own amusement, but I’ve never kidded myself that my witterings are anything more than notes in the margin of events.
I have my loyal visitors, in the same way that I have the blogs that I visit regularly, mostly because we share similar views or interest in the ephemera and obscura of the modern world.
I started a regular Sunday Round-up in January, snippets spotted and collected during the week that I didn’t have time to blog about. This has gone down well with some readers and one of them, Yorkshire Pudding, took it upon himself to promote Shooting Parrots via his own highly regarded organ. And it definitely demonstrates the power of promotion/bribery since according to my stats machine the number of Sunday visitors doubled overnight.
So thank you Mr Pudding, your support is much appreciated. However, for the sake of clarity, I should point out several omissions in his advertisement:
- The second prize is two nights out in Stockport.
- I’ve never visited the Magnet, so I’ve no idea what it’s like, although judging by it’s list of beers, there is something for all nationalities.
- Although Stockport County has a longer history than many clubs, Hull City included, the team now languishes in the sixth tier of football so an ‘exciting game’ can in no way be guaranteed.
- May contain nuts.
Having cleared that up, a warm welcome to all of you who are new to Shooting Parrots and I look forward to seeing you again soon.