It's now a week since I e-mailed Blogger about my missing archives, and they still haven't bothered to fix it, or reply with some words of comfort, so I've taken matters into my own hands and manually added all the links to the sidebar on the left. Which is far from ideal, as it won't update automatically, and means my sidebar is now half a mile long. Which in turn is a shame, because it means no one will notice the quality adverts which have been appearing there since I used the word 'LGBT' (well ok, it's an acronym not a word) on Thursday. My personal favourite is this one:
Guide for Coming Out
Coming out as an LGBT person is never easy -- this guide can help!
Clicking on the ad (which technically I'm not allowed to do as the site owner, so don't tell Google) takes you to a page which "offers spiritual resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in honor of the queer Christ".
In honour of the WHAT??? Coming out may not be easy, but I wasn't aware he'd done it.
Anyhoo, I must say thank you to Dave for the Christmas card I received yesterday. It was addressed to 'Mr P Gardner & Lisa', which makes us sound like a magic act (and in fairness I wouldn't mind sawing her in half sometimes), but it was sold in aid of Save The Children, unlike the one I sent him, which merely lined the pockets of Matt Groening. So thanks Dave, you're a trooper.
As for today, well Lisa's mother came round this morning for a cup of tea and a chat, after which I went for a walk along the structure on the left. It's called the 'West Breakwater', and when I passed by on Thursday the water was indeed breaking right over the top, taking with it anything and everything that moved. I was tempted to invite Lisa's mother down there, but it was calm and sunny today, so there didn't seem any point.
By which I mean it was nowhere near as spectacular and wouldn't have been worth her seeing.