Hard to believe, but ten years ago this month our good host Mr CU - who is too modest to sing his own praises - kicked off the mighty C@W with this deathless piece ...
... the first of 3,876 posts! And millions of hits. Yes, it certainly got motoring once he hit his stride and found his natural (and rather eclectic) audience with its highly congenial hardcore of opinionated frequent-flyers.
Wow. Where would you all be without a regular spot of C@W, eh?
In many ways, 2006-ish was the heyday of good old amateur blogging. Guido, Dale and ConHome were showing the way and not so much trying to make money from it, even if they had their agenda. The Left was nowhere to be seen. There were our old mates Croydonian and Newmania and Dizzy and Alice Cook and Hatfield Girl and Tuscan Tony; and Mutley the Dog, and Idle, and the Hitch ... remember them? - and the dirty Devil busy in his Kitchen; and Scotton Pinkney was flourishing. We'd get a link on Peston or Robinson at the Beeb and thousands of hits would come deluging in (before they black-listed us, the bastards! And who reads Pesto now?) Egad, one could reminisce for a whole coffee-break.
Or maybe over a beer? It has been known. Watch this space.
Anyhow: a big hand for Dom, the founder of the feast - and Many Thanks to All Our Readers, without whose fine retorts and brilliant banter we would never have kept it up. (How those tumbleweed bloggers keep going is beyond me.) Keep coming, keep contributing, and we'll try to keep you entertained.