St Brigid’s Day may not, as we were told in school and as our kids are still being told the same thing now, mark the end of winter (Evelyn Cusack nailed that particular canard fairly decisively on the weather forecast yesterday evening – we’ve at least another month to go) but it is still a significant date hereabouts. This is because it was on this day a full five years ago that I decided to take complete and utter leave of my senses and start this enterprise. I did so then with this post – oh, the innocence of it all.
Now, with significantly more in the way of grey hairs and within shouting distance of 900,000 hits on the site, the first day of February back in 2007 really does seem like a long time ago. Then again, if you think about all that’s happened in the wider world over this period, I guess that it is.