One year ago precisely, I posted my first post. It's hard to tell now, because I've back-dated Papillon's blog translations by a year so that makes it look as though I am older than I really am! I realise too, I've gone fairly off-track as far as my original intentions were, but still, evolution is the name of the game.
It appears that I share my moment of glory with the Queen, who has today posted her Christmas message on YouTube, though I haven't watched it myself. Not only is she now the oldest reigning British monarch, but modern too! She overtook her great-grandmother's record on 21 December 2007. There are some interesting statistics on British monarchs and longevity in Wikipedia.
Surprisingly I remember my staunchly Irish grandmother insisting on the Christmas meal being over in time to watch or listen to the Queen's Christmas broadcast. In the past this was a tradition for many British families though I doubt it's the case nowadays. The YouTube venture is intended to reach out to more people, though I'm not convinced that it will.