The kindly WordPress computer reminded me that, as of yesterday the 10th of May, I had been blogging for six years – the first being found wrinkled, faded and yellowed with age (pretty much like the author of this blog), here. So for six whole, excruciating years you, my Dear Reader, have visited this page with nary a thought to your personal safety – or reputation. For 312 weeks and 288 posts you’ve faithfully returned to subject yourself to the scribblings of a totally insignificant little wannabe writer….What on earth were you thinking?
To celebrate this suspicious occasion (thank you Mrs Malaprop – Ed), I shall take great pleasure…. but first, let us once again assail the reputation of an Old Master who is dead and therefore cannot defend himself. To add insult to his injuries – the bloke’s name is Nicolaes Eliaszoon Pickenoy.