Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Liberal England's 10th birthday
Today is Liberal England's 10th birthday. It will spend the day climbing trees, shooting up, swatting for SATS or whatever it is 10-year-olds do these days.
My first post - Britain's oldest Liberal Democrat? - appeared on 11 March 2004. Sadly, Anita Taylor died later that year, though she does seem to have recorded a DVD of her memories of Newtown a few years before.
The post also mentioned Lembit Opik and Lord Bonkers, who have kept my readers entertained with their antics ever since.
Liberal England went into hibernation over the summer of 2004 as I battled with malware on my PC. Sorting that out was my first technological breakthrough. The others were getting broadband in 2007, which allowed me to start embedding videos, and buying a digital camera in 2009.
I don't want to write about myself, so I suggest you read In praise of Jonathan Calder by Mark Valladares while I blush prettily and stare at my shoes.
I shall use this birthday as an excuse for looking back over some old posts - particularly the ones from the early years before I had many readers - and republishing a few that will bear re-reading.