Thursday, 27 October 2011


Charlie invited me last week to join her in a blog project that invites us to rummage in our blog-attics and come up with seven posts that are worth reading again ... well, I'm very flattered to be asked, Charlie!
But I do recommend that you visit her blog because she has come up with some really lovely posts from her own vintage collection.

My most popular post Not counting my first-ever, tentative post when I wasn't at all sure what I was doing or why I was doing it, a post which notched up stratospherically high stats as I obsessively kept popping back to check if any kind person might have left a comment.
Well, not counting that, rather to my surprise I discover that my most popular post was this one about a lunchtime spent with Leonardo at the National Gallery.
I have no idea why ... except that it is one of the most beautiful drawings in the world.

My most controversial post Oh, this was a tough one. As you may have guessed, the most controversial issue in my world at the moment is What's Gone Wrong with Downton Abbey? not What's Gone Wrong with the Euro? And even so, I have been remarkably restrained, although I will say that the BBC is going to have even more ammunition for a jolly good Downton spoof than it did last year.
That stirring in Matthew's loins ... it would take a heart of stone not to guffaw.
Will the Elephant Man turn out to be the rightful heir?
Will they manage to put the Easter Rising on hold until the Irish chauffeur persuades Lady Sybil to elope? (At this rate, they won't get to the GPO before it closes ... )
But getting back to that most controversial post, I have racked my brains.
I wondered if it might be the post when I admitted that Miss Buncle bored me?
Pretty contentious stuff, don't you think?
Of course, there was that time when I must have been spoiling for a fight and said something mean about Dorothy Whipple.
But we won't go down that path again now that Rachel is back from New York because she's terribly fierce when roused ...

My most helpful post Well, that's easy. For Public Service Blogging, I nominate the post where I as near as dammit went to the Royal Wedding and told you about the flowers.


All this sifting through the past is taking longer than I thought, so I shall have to finish this tomorrow. Meanwhile, would anybody else like to have a go?
The missing categories are The Post Whose Success Surprised Me, The Post That Didn't Get the Attention It Deserved and The Post I'm Proud Of.
Watch this space ...

4 comments:

bookssnob said...

I don't know WHAT you mean, Mary! ;)

Darlene said...

Hahaha! I still laugh to myself when I remember your story of telling airport security what's what for trying to take away your shampoo, Rachel.

That's quite the homework assignment, Mary! Your day trips are always a treat for me and your post-wedding visit to the Abbey had me on the edge of my chair!

Eggs on the Roof said...

I've enjoyed the first episode a huge amount and can't wait for the finale. Poor Miss Buncle... if only she'd had a better jacket.

mary said...

Rachel, I now have Darlene to back me up! But you know, you'd make a brilliant literary agent ... you'd have publishers quaking in their boots!

Charlie, I felt as if Miss Buncle should have been delivered on a trolley by a lady from WRVS. Along with my meals on wheels.