I broke two records last last week:
1. I had two letters published in The Times* in less than three weeks. (I don't usually blow my own trumpet, but this is such a small trumpet, I thought I'd give it a quick puff.)
2. I posted my least popular post ever. Sigh.
*Serious ones, too. I usually write silly silly ones as I don't have the right kind of brain for Big Issues and Politics.
Monday, 7 September 2015
Two records broken
Posted by Frances Garrood at 15:34
Labels: letters to The Times, Unpopular posts
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Have the Guiness Book people rung yet? ;-)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on # 1!
As for # 2 - well, it said that it was especially for Daisy. Since I am not Daisy, I did not feel this was directed at me (although I must admit I did click the video and listened to the very beautiful music for a while) and therefore left no comment.
Meike, I don't think Daisy enjoyed it as much as you did, sadly.Delete
Can we know what your letters were about?ReplyDelete
Nursing, and the US's silence on the subject of refugees (they are our allies, and they have both space and funds to take some refugees).Delete
Id' never get a lettre akcepted in the Times. It's probably kos I rite funny.ReplyDelete
CONGRATULATIONS.....Let us see the letters wot you wrote.
Well, you can spell "congratulations", Adrian. That's a start (though it would be a rather short letter).Delete
I hardly ever notice who writes the letters, sorry to have missed your triumph - though I'll have read them, I'm sure. what were they about?ReplyDelete
Never mind, Z. I've explained the subjects in my reply to Maggie (above), but don't think I'd better bore you with entire letters!Delete
My score to date is ONE, and that was about 30 years ago.ReplyDelete
I've had quite a few over the years, Cro, but seem to have lost most of them.Delete
I opened another window to carry on reading blogs, whilst also listening to the music. Not a piece I know, but very enjoyable. What were your letters about?ReplyDelete
Nursing and refugees, Frances. Not terribly interesting! But writing to The Times is a displacement activity when I'm stuck on my novel. I recommend it.Delete
Well done on the letters, Frances. I hadn't seen your other posts as I've been away a few days and I'm now catching up a bit!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Rosemary. I hope you had a good time away.Delete
I think you've every right to blow your trumpet! Good on you, Frances xxReplyDelete
I'm not sure about trumpet-blowing, Teresa, but you're very kind. Mind you, if I were short-listed for the Booker, I might just mention it (that's a safe thing to say!).Delete
Well done. I had two letters in The Times many years ago: one on the subject of bank robbers (frivolous) and one on VAT on tips (serious). I wonder if I can find yours.ReplyDelete
As for your least popular post it was very popular with me! I wonder what that says.
Okay I now know what they were about. When I opened this page yesterday you hadn't replied to comments.Delete
In answer to your first question, it shows you are a man od discrimination and excellent taste, Graham!Delete