Alex Massie Alex Massie

Now We Are Five

Well, that was a longer hiatus than had been intended. Back now, however. While I was loafing taking a break, this blog quietly celebrated its fifth birthday. Some of you patient or long-suffering sous have been here from the start. Many thanks to you and your more recently-arrived brethren for, well, just for being here.

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