Wow, it’s been five years since I started this blog.
When I turned twenty one, twenty years ago, I remember my Dad saying to me, “that’s of now son, life is going to fly by.” How right he was.
Life really is flying by and documenting it here on the blog only highlights that even more.
Like most of you, I tentatively started this blog hoping to meet like minded people and to share my little creations. If I’m honest I didn’t hold much hope that I’d stick with the blog because I didn’t think others would really be interested in what I do. Equally, I didn’t think I’d find like minded people I would engage with. How wrong I was.
Sharing what I do in pictures and in the written form has been a lot more fun that I expected BUT and it’s a big BUTT, the reason I stay is for the community, blog-buddies and general involvement.
Honestly guy, I know I’ve said it before, but without you lot I really wouldn’t bother blogging. You encourage me, inspire me let alone make me laugh and keep me interested.
So even though it’s a Happy Birthday To IRO, for me, it’s a BIG salute to all of you who follow, comment, help and just have a chat.
Ive said this before too but I’ll bloody say it again because it’s my speech, I’d love to meet you all in person one day and have a good old chat and a laugh and a few drinks.
I’ll leave you with a photo of me as a six year old. I was on a float/truck that went through town, back in England, and I wasn’t happy because 1. I had to wear a tribal skirt and 2. They took my spear away from to prop up a giant birdcage.
Cheers to all of you.