The cackhanded scrawl of my eight year old self.

I dug out an old school book, from way back when I was 8-ish. Here’s a look at the random stuff I wrote about back then.

I was an electronics geek even back then…

And a consummate storyteller.

I hadn’t quite grasped the finer points of evolution though.

And while I now love spiders, I still can’t quite bring myself to look at a centipede without a shudder.


Not that I watch my visitor stats obsessively or anything, but after appearing first on diamond geezer’s (alphabetically ordered) sites-wot-link-here list yesterday, I thought I’d see if the link sent any traffic in my direction.  Google Analytics claims at least 13 people clicked though to me, some of those that visited even went back and read some stuff that isn’t on the first page.

*wave* Hello new people if you’re still reading.

Right, I’m off to watch the eclipse.

Tagged – belated update.

I’ve been tagged by Ben to list six random things about myself. Here goes.

  1. My superpower is the ability to detect minute quantities of cucumber from large distances. It is rarely of use to anyone.
  2. I bake terrible cakes.
  3. The last book I read was The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie. I finished it on the train on the way home tonight.
  4. My dog is named Pointless, I had a cat named mincemeat.
  5. I plan to win an Ignoble Prize someday for my research.
  6. I can do this:
    Not as painful as it looks...

I tag anyone else that wants to do this.

Traffic & Wantz

So yesterday Diamond Geezer posted a list of ‘blogs that link to his, affable-lurking being among those listed and close to the start of the list (alphabetical order rather than a top ten list or anything). I thought I’d investigate if this drove any traffic towards my little corner of the internet.

Basically, the answer is no. Or at least undecidable. My daily visitors number around 10-20, this did not really change much yesterday. I shall have to wait until the end of the week to check out the weekly stats to see if this picture changes much.

One thing I did notice is that around 15% of my traffic comes from people searching google for “Wantz stream”. Now I posted about this stream in May last year, a post I thought would be of no interest to anyone apart from myself. Why do I get so much traffic to that post, and why does no one ever comment or email me about it? Are schools setting a project about the stream? I’ve no idea.

As it seems there is possible interest, I shall post more of my findings about that stream and others in Dagenham in the next week.

If you’ve ended up here after searching for information about Wantz, or Eastbrook or Wythenbroke, please leave a comment or email me and let me know what your interest is.