Five Years on WordPress

According to WordPress it is now five years since I first registered with them. This was a surprise as I always thought that I’d started in October. It seems that it took me nearly two weeks to get the first post written.

When you read the first post this is even more of a surprise, as it doesn’t seem to have the polish you’d expect from something that took two weeks to write. In fact it looks like I just threw a pile of words at the screen and took a very bad photograph. This has remained my technique throughout the five years.



A bad photograph of guinea fowl . The start of a proud tradition of average photography


The whole blog is, in fact, a log-jam of typos, false starts and broken promises.


This is a better photograph. It’s a salad of weeds and edible flowers

The post which featured this salad was the third and things were getting better. This plate of f floral delights was unequal to the weight of health and safety wielded by one of the visiting Guide officers. She was determined to make everything difficult and, as I remember, her first complaint was that people were shooting on the fields and I should have known better than to allow it when sweet delicate Rainbows were going to be on the farm.

They were 200 yards away and the way the farm shoot was run were unlikely to be achieving much in the way of slaughter.

Anyway, if you’ve ever had to host a visit from any scouting/guiding group you will know as well as I do that it’s the closest you can get to being a lion tamer, now that we are no longer allowed real lions in circuses.

And Rainbows, being the youngest and squeakiest of the lot, add sonic weaponry to the horror of the day.

A brief read Β will soon show you that I haven’t really developed over the years – five years ago I was idle, overweight and out of tune with modern life, and nothing has changed.

The featured image is another robin. I’m thinking of running a series of lookalike photos, under the title “Nugget or No-get?

Those of you who are currently looking bemused and wondering what I’m talking about should probably have a look at this post by Derrick Knight. It’s a typically elegant Derrick post with wine, women and song (represented by wine, Mrs Knight and a film) and a robin called Nugget. You’ll have to scroll down a bit for Nugget as Derrick is more industrious than I am and tends to write more. (This entire post, in case you hadn’t noticed, is about reusing old posts and photographs. Laziness, I feel, never goes out of fashion.)








21 thoughts on “Five Years on WordPress

    1. Helen

      And amazing how I ended up with this post on my phone – I was trying to get the name of your blog correctly in order to credit you in my next post.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Steady on, you’ll have me blushing. Anyway, you seem to have quite an exciting existence when you write about it, visiting beaches, seeing flowers and being visited by geese. πŸ™‚

  1. Laurie Graves

    Yes, happy anniversary! I’m with Jodie. Your posts frequently make me giggle and smile. I know. We Americans are easily amused. Not such a bad thing, when you really think about it.

  2. tootlepedal

    I was looking at a robin today and also had difficulty not thinking of it as Nugget. Perhaps you could suggest an alternative name for a robin.

    I am bemused that I seemed to have totally overlooked World Porridge Day up to now.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Sometimes we just don’t realise how lucky we are with all that porridge. I could see you as a contender for the Golden Spurtle.

      Derrick is controlling all our minds with that bird! I always think they would look better sporting a watch chain across their midriff.


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