Monday, 31 March 2008

One hundred posts

This is my 100th post, and by way of celebration today I achieved my ambition of adding a background image and removing those pesky roundy corners. Hooray! and happy anniversary to me.

Blogging has been an interesting hobby, and I'm still enjoying writing. I'm happy with my few visitors: about 100 pageloads a week from between 5 and 15 visitors a day, although the numbers seem to have declined recently. I'm guessing it's probably linked to how many comments I leave elsewhere! Lucky that I'm not doing this for the glory, although it's nice to think people read what I write.

The weather has turned half decent at last, and I've reached the end of my tolerance for revision. I didn't give myself any days off for the last two weeks, so after today, when I'm going to have a final push at biochemistry, my holiday starts. Off to visit family and the British Museum exhibition of the Terracotta Warriors from China, then back home to pack and away to France for our snowboarding trip.

I'm looking forward to it with the familiar mix of joyous anticipation and trepidation - I hope there will be enough snow, I hope the accommodation will be OK (we're in a chalet this time), I hope we don't break any part of ourselves, I hope nothing goes wrong with Mr A's business while we're away... He says it should be much better this trip, and he won't be spending so much time in piste caf├ęs on the phone sorting out work issues. I'll believe it when I see it. But I do love skiing - we'll see if snowboarding is as much fun.

As a final celebration of the 100th-post milestone, here's a picture of me outside the main campus building, taken to accompany my piece in the University's Biosciences marketing brochure about being a first year mature student.


Lola said...

I found out how to change the background image from
here, and other links from that site.

Anonymous said...

I like it! And that is a lovely picture of you. Hope you have a wonderul break!

Ian said...

Hey, there you are! Great picture Lola and congratulations on your 100th post. It sounds like you are going to continue writing and I am glad for that. Oh yeah, thanks for the link too.

aims said...

Thanks for that link Lola - I'm going to get The Man to look at it when he gets home.

I had envisioned dark hair - I guess to go along with the name the salt and pepper works for me...

Congrats - I do love coming here...I've learned quite a bit of interesting stuff from you!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Dr Lola

I have a question needing your dietary expertise. How well does sugar preserve food? Can a person still catch all manner of nasties from it?

My problem is that I brought home some maron glace from Spain but I'm concerned that if I keep one for my older (but shorter) sister, I may be risking her health.

Should I eat it now myself, just in case?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Lola II

p.s. congratulations on your 100th post. You're just like your mother's mother...

travelling, but not in love said...

Happy hundredth!

Keep up the blogging, I always enjoy reading your posts. And now I have a face to the name, well all the better!

p.s. I think the anonymous post is from your sister. Seems she wants to cheat you out of Marrons Glaces....beware evil siblings!

Lola said...

Dear Lola II

Unfortunately the Spanish treats are likely to cause severe trauma if eaten. Very similar to getting beaten up by, say, a sibling. I hope this helps to answer your question.

Dr Lola

p.s. Look for the spelling in TBNIL's comment. He lives in France, you know.

babooshka said...

Happy Anniversary. IOOTH Post not out.Remember when it comes to visitors to your blog, it's not big and it's not clever to have many vistors, afterall it's the quality of the visitng blogger that counts. As you know, I'm not at all sane and my comments should therefore be ignored.

Latest food discovery,blueberries and cream cheese on a sesame seed bagel.Honestly it works.


Sally said...

That is a great pic of you! You have had your hair cut it looks great!!

Swearing Mother said...

Congrats on 100 posts Lola. Was in Leamington today, had a look around to see if I could recognise you from photo, but unfortunately didn't see you.