A Toast by August Hermann Knoop
It was brought home to me the other day that I've been at this blogging nonsense for a while now. When I checked I discovered that Joy & Forgetfulness has been operating since the 10th of February 2008, which is a quite a bit in anyone's language. There have been approximately 750 posts in that time and 5219 comments.
I 've made some great friends via this blog, some of whom I have had the privilege of meeting face to face and others with whom it has been my pleasure to correspond. On the whole, it's been great and long may it continue. I will keep writing so long as you lot keep reading. Thank you very much for all your comments and for reading Joy & Forgetfulness.
To celebrate, I was given this rather lovely piece of terrain made by Capability Savage. It's an Old West style water tower, but would be perfectly at home for Colonials, American Civil War, Sci-fi or anything else you can think of.
Some video of the tower, shot by Savage himself.
Savage has suggested that a reader of J&F might like this tower and so I will be offering it as the prize in my "Eight Years a Blog Giveaway".
I will draw names from a hat on the 5th of April.
To enter you have to be a follower of this blog and must post a comment on this post confirming that you are interested.
If you would like to have your name entered a second time (i.e. if you would like two chances to win) include in your comment an explanation as to why you read Joy & Forgetfulness and what you would like to see in the future.
The tower breaks down into four pieces and is rock solid. The basic structure is made out of wood and plastic rod.
Best of luck one and all.