Sorry, been away in Birmingham, at something called "Education 2006." It's quite remarkable how cosmopolitan the city centre has become since I was last there; there must be hope for Margate yet, although I haven't seen any signs of a Spanish Tapas bar opening in the Old Town. Perhaps I'm wrong.
At a guess, I think we'll run past the 200,000 mark by Monday morning. I wonder who the person will be to run up the zeroes. If it's you, let me know.
As I haven't been around much over the last week, I'm a little short of news, so the winding-down feeling on the weblog must be self evident. Thanks for your messages of support and I'm inclined, from what readers are telling me, to keep a series of irregular entries running, rather than stop altogether. After all, there's a great deal of diverse material sitting-up here, that acts as a useful resource and it would be a shame to let it gather dust.
If you have your own stories and fancy being a contributor, then send them in to me. You can find an email link at the bottom of the links section. The readership isn't anywhere as large as the local printed papers but it's an audience that quite possibly has embraced many if not most of the internet connected users in Thanet.