"So", said The (Not So) Small One, "you know when people ask you questions on your blog, do you answer them, or what?"
"Ah," I said. "Funny you should ask, because I had just been thinking today that sometimes a catch up, round up, whatever you'd like to call it, would be a good idea. if I can, I'll most often email a reply to a question. Occasionally I'll leave a comment in my comments under the post, but I'm not so keen on that. I'm not sure anyone ever has the time to come back and check.
Remember the book post a couple of weeks back? I did get questions about those remainders lists."
"Ha! You see, not everyone lives with an old librarian," she said. "We don't all think about where to buy more books all the time."
"Now, steady on," I said. "Less of the old for a start. These were Granny's books we were talking about here. The ones she buys for presents. I hadn't put the links in Five Books By My Bedside because - and I know this sounds funny - I had in my head the picture of Granny thumbing through those paper catalogues she gets in the post. She phones up to order. Quick! Send more books! I think she probably says. But of course you can order the other way "
and for any other UK readers interested, Granny buys her books at Bibliophile and Postscript and The Book People.
"Yeah," said The (Not So) Small One, "that moustache knitting book was great. I'm thinking of wearing mine in Chemistry next week. I might dare my friend Sian to wear one too."
"Aha," I said. "Your friend Sian. Now a story about Sian..that would come under the category of new blog stuff. Not catch up. So maybe my other catch up thing today would be my page about the Guinness crisps."
"Ugh. Gag. Not the Guinness crisps, Mum."
Oh, yes. The Guinness crisps. I like them, even if nobody else does. And now I've recorded that. Because that's what I do.
Towards February, folks! Let's hope it's a good one!