Monday, 6 September 2010

Happy Bloggiversary To Us...

On the 4th of September, which fell on a Saturday this year, many historic events can be celebrated: it is the day in 1666 when the Great Fire of London wreaked its most extensive damage and, on the same day in 1884, Great Britain finally stopped it's penal transportation to New South Wales.

In 1964, the Forth Road Bridge became the longest suspension bridge in Europe and in 1981 a child was born who would grow up to teach the world that dancing about in public clad in little more than bits of glittery string was not, as previously thought, a bit odd, but actually a very good idea indeed.

It is a day of internet celebrations too. In 1998, Google was founded by two students at Stanford University and on the 4th of September 2009, this blog finally started to post in earnest. (We are conveniently forgetting the 3rd of September when we uploaded a bunch of pre-written blog posts without knowing how to back-date them.)

Hoorah! Happy birthday to us! Thank you for reading our sometimes informative, sometimes amazingly irrelevant musings this past year.

Our gifts to you, dear readers, are a)

A pretty picture from the back of A Stromness Distillery leaflet.


A drawing taken from a letter dated 1806.

and c)

Some cool seals.

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