Here, in the UK, the seventh anniversary is usually commemorated with woollen gifts. I'm stealing the U.S. tradition of copper this time, though, with a burnished brown top hat engraved with a seasonal motto. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the copper topper! As we complete year seven of the Crotchety Man blog, I see…Read more 7-Year Anniversary
Now We Are Six
Six years old and, if the statistics are anything to go by, better than ever. That's the Crotchety Man blog. We broke the 100 followers barrier this year and both the visitor and view counts were well up on the last 12 months. ... now I am six,I'm as clever as clever,So I think I'll…Read more Now We Are Six
Wood You Believe It?
It's hard to believe but the Crotchety Man blog is now 5 years old. This particular anniversary is usually celebrated with gifts made of wood. Something like this statue of Ian Anderson might be appropriate; it would certainly be a welcome addition to the Crotchety Art Display Shelves. But, first, let's take a quick look back…Read more Wood You Believe It?
Highlights of 2018
In a few days time this blog will be four years old and, I humbly suggest, it's looking pretty good for its age. Did you know the average lifespan of a blog site is only 2 years and 7 months? That makes Crotchety Man positively geriatric! But before we celebrate our fourth birthday, let's look…Read more Highlights of 2018
Now We Are Three
- - - - - - - - A prisoner breaks out of jail. He runs down the street shouting "I'm free! I'm free!". A small boy is unimpressed. "So what?" he calls, "I'm four". - - - - - - - - The Crotchety Man blog is (very nearly) three years old now and,…Read more Now We Are Three
Finding His Voice
The Crotchety Man blog is now two years old and, as you can see, the boy is beginning to find his voice. According to mumsnet.com, a two year old will be "behaving increasingly like adults do". That site goes on to say, "About one in five children of this age has at least one tantrum a…Read more Finding His Voice
One Year On
The Crotchety Man blog is nearly one year old. It came into the world in January 2015 with a tentative first post giving the briefest of mentions to the Jimi Hendrix track, Hey, Joe!. Since then there have been 9 posts about a band or solo artist, 14 posts about an album and 53 posts…Read more One Year On