Category Archives: LUCKY DIP

May 2018 update

Despite possibly expecting a lot of anger-voting, you would have been deemed certifiably bonkers crazy at the time of the last update here if you’d predicted either the Trumpster or Brexit and yet both of them happened. You would have been seen as slightly less crazy to have predicted PiS in Poland and their agenda. Goodness only knows what might happen before the next update.

I approved a bunch of comments but deleted a lot more. Brexit got a mention in one.

Let’s be clear:

1/ We do not give advice on how to get a Polish driving license

2/ We do not organise or advise on weddings, visa’s, girlfriends….anything at all in fact

3/ Some of you need to get a sense of humour.

Topical news stories:

The Stormy Daniels storm is proving to be a tough one to blow away for the Donald.

Following on from earlier update where David Moyes was sacked from Man United, there’s a good chance he’s now about to be let go by West Ham. Polandian updates not proving to be good omens for that particular Scotsman.

Mount Kilauea volcano has erupted near a residential area on Hawaii’s largest island, prompting a local state of emergency and the mandatory evacuation of 1,700 local residents.

Due to infrequency of visits here I’ll now report annual stats. Number of visitors per year (for number of views multiply by around 1.25)

2015 – 128,000

2016 – 157,000

2017 – 118,000

2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 220,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 9 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Dec 2014 update

Merry Christmas


Topical news story – Surfers ride ‘weather bomb’ waves in Spain and Portugal – Some of the world’s top surfers have been riding massive waves generated by the Atlantic storm that hit Scotland.

Stats steady at around 10,000 visitors a month (views is a higher figure). February remains an odd spike. Most popular posts – anything to do with Polish females – nothing changes.

I’ve approved about 60 comments and deleted the 90+ spam. I was not riding a massive wave at the time.

Happy Christmas!

Retro header picture reinstated

Mainly because I want to borrow the other one for elsewhere!

Periodic maintenance

Just to say I’ve tidied up the comments, which is to say I’ve deleted a few hundred of those “Hey, your blog looks great and I just wanted to say I really appreciate all the work you’ve done here…..etc” spammy things and approved a few others from normal, hard working, decent people!

Yes, we do occasionally come back and check the place out just to make sure no squatters have moved in.

Anyway, it’ll soon be time for our Happy Christmas 2013 post so not much longer to wait.

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