Monday, September 11, 2006

Happy birthday to me...

.. blog.

It seems this freeform free association rambling I have the nerve to call a blog is about to be a year old. Admittedly, after a fairly tentative start there was something of an hiatus caused by a jesterly crisis of confidence, and the need to sqaure the circle of telling believable stories of GP life without letting any cats out of bags. The upshot has been a relocation of the surgery to leafy Ambridge, and it's all the better for it. Now I get spectacular views over Lakey Hill instead of dreary suburban sprawl, and a cast of characters to die for.

We have seen many aspects of life and health from cradle to grave, (and even beyond) and I have been lucky enough to show off when fabbo holidays have taken me far from dear old Ambridge. It's truly been a lot of fun, and I've also "met" a lot of lovely bloggy people who entertain and amuse me far more than I could ever hope to reciprocate.

I'm still pretty amazed that anyone but me can take the time and effort to wade through any of my incosequential mumblings, but I bless all of you who do. I am even more stunned that some of my less looney submissions have made the grand rounds, both general and paediatric. They share webspace with some truly fascinating pieces that I feel priviliged to have had brought to my attention, and I commend them to you all once again. The latest PGR is now up on Shinga's site here.

There is likely to be another brief hiatus because tomorrow, thanks to the ludicrous way UK property laws work, I and famille Jest become "homeless" for two weeks, between the sale of our current property, the quondam "Jest Towers", and the vacation of our new country seat by its present occupants. I get the feeling living out of a suitcase and blogging might not entirely work, but we shall see.

For now I'm off tonight for a final look at the old pile before tomorrow's move out, and I intend to raise a glass to all of you who have visited in the past year.

Cheers!

17 comments:

Potentilla said...

"Quondam" is a very cool word.

Potentilla said...

B'goozy! (that was my word verification).

Geena said...

Oh my...leaving the rabbit hutch for a country seat? Luvverly.

How big is your suitcase anyway? fnar fnar..

Z said...

Oh my! Another good reason to open the champagne. Happy blog birthday, smooth move and I'll look forward to your return.

Maybe the champagne should wait until then.

Shinga said...

Congratulations - and smooth exchange of contracts.

Regards - Shinga

Geena said...

Yes - forgot to say - Happy Blog Birthday.

greavsie said...

Prognosis is good.. ;-)

pink said...

will there be a cake?

Barbados Butterfly said...

Happy Blog Birthday!

Thanks for blogging. :)

Moof said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Dr. Jest! :o)

stitchwort said...

Happy Blog birthday!

pink - even if there's no cake, there will be lots of choccy biccies.

Mr Angry said...

Happy b'day, and best of luck with the move.

They're quite stressful you know.

euro-trac said...

Happy Birthday.. :O)
Cheers!

Doctor Jest said...

Thanks to you all. Yes, there's choccly finger biccies and cornflake cakes just like at all the best parties. Oh and a sticky mess with a candle in it, and orange squash and baloons and a clown....

Thank you all for coming. Now, where are my presents then eh?

*Pfffffft*

That's the candle blown out, eyes closed, wish made.

So what do we do now?

Cath said...

What do we do now?
We go home and feel a bit poorly from eating too much.
And your family put the hoover round and clean the walls.

Happy blogday!

Doctor Jest said...

So cath, were those your chocolatey finger prints all over the wall behind the sofa then? ;-)

Cath said...

They might have been...

Meant to say - hope your move goes well, when you finally DO move. Are you living in a caravan for the next fortnight?