2012 in review

Happy 2013 everyone. Ralph x 🙂

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 10,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 17 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

38 Comments on “2012 in review

    • Thank you YC. It’s been hours since I last switched on my laptop……. 378 emails ……and a hangover is destroying my ability to type quietly. Oooooh! Happy New Year


  1. Looks good, it is amazing how they do this report for every one…… great monkeys working there 🙂 Probably they would have a monkey job for me…. counting your comments….. Have a wonderful first day of the year and another 364 to follow. May it be a fantastic year for you with good improving health, romance and lots of fun (with us lot)
    With love and a big hug from Ute x


    • Hi dear Ute. What’s a brain full of monkeys called ? A hangover ? Yes. I have a hangover !!! But, thank you so much for monkeying around in my comments. Love and hugs for all of 2013. Ralph x


      • Hugs for 2013, you’ll be busy…. that is 365 hugs, one per day… but we need at least 8 a day average….As I am a demanding woman I need 10 a day ( and it is easier in Maths) … hmmm that makes 3650 hugs in 2013. Better start now…. {{hug}}


      • I can see that this is going to be a long and lovely day. (((((hug)))))


    • Cecil Ah canım, çok tatlısın. Teşekkür ederim ve ben fantastik ve mutlu, harika bir 2013 isteyebilirsiniz. Aşkım ve hugs. Ralph x


  2. Happy New Year! And looking forward to the 1,000,000 comments that may land here!!


    • Hi Katie ! Happy New Year ! Oh please. Not today ! Not 1,000,000 comments ! 😉


  3. Well done, amazing, congrats….Happy new year!


    • Hi dear Tovah. Why ? What happened while I was away ? What I have I missed ?
      Oh Stats ! Thank you so much and have a fabulous New Year and all the days after that. Love Ralph x


  4. I would like to share some of my Christmas dinner photographs with you

    The English Christmas table is set

    David carving the turkey and preparing to serve us

    Fine company. Julie, Linda, Henry the dog, and myself

    Hilda and Henry. (White horizontal line above Hilda’s head is Cortes de la Frontera across the valley


  5. I would like to share these photographs of Toni and Pedro’s New Year’s Eve party

    Ralph and Toni at the table

    Toni cutting deboned, stuffed fresh chicken

    Toni, Eden and Ariadne with my gifts

    At midnight we had to eat a grape for every stroke of 12 o’clock
    A lovely evening !!


  6. A lovely report for a groovy blog! Dashed wonderful photos there, a splendid good time!!Cheers dear matie,

    Autumn Jade


    • Thank you so much dear Autumn Jade. Here’s the first hug of 2013 for you. ((hug)) Ralph x 😀


      • I am going to have to navigate to those top posts of yours in the blog, most intriguing. Oh my dear Ralph, you are causing the old, barnacled, coquina heart of this gnarly briny lass to crumble, what a perfect nascent to the new year. HUGS dear matie. Cheers

        Autumn Jade 🙂


      • I hope you have the best compass and sextant for navigating through my thoughts. The sea is calm with a fresh westerly blowing, so your passage should be uneventful. 😀


  7. Happy new year, charming Ralph ; )
    I hope that your dreams may come true. A lot of love, hope and peace

    Sweet greetings, Summer


    • Thank you so much my Summer day and may I reciprocate your lovely message. When the nights are cold just to read your name fills me with warmth. Love. Ralph x


    • Oooooh ! My very special Nia ! A very wondrous New Year to you. Love and a hug. Ralph x 😀


  8. You have to be the sweetest, most huggable man on the internet, so with all the hugs you are giving and getting – at least 6 per email, per day, with Ute and I wanting at least 10 hugs per day, let’s see, math was not my best subject once we get over addition, and that is questionable. hmmmm hmm Do you have a drink? I can’t seem to think here!!! Maybe if I just use symbols (xxxxxxxxxx) x (XXXoo) = xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooooxxxoooooooooo….
    Congrats on your great stats, and even more of what you want and need in 2013. Love your new pics, too. 🙂 Marsha 🙂


    • Thank you so much my huggable Marsha. I am going to have to look in my box of hugs to see if I have enough for 2013. It will be tight.
      So. Is my sidebar up to your approval ? I have done what I can to keep you happy 😀
      I will not be over to see you for a while and get into a commentary discussion as
      I am up to my neck in answering overdue emails and comments. Hugs. Ralph x


      • I’m sure you will get lots of tight hugs! My grandpa used to hug so tight it hurt – of course I was hugging back just as tightly. The hug HAD to be accompanied by the appropriate sound, “Uuuuuh UuuuuuuH” which lasted the length of the wonderfully long hug. Oh I how loved that man!!!

        You, my lovable, huggable friend, and your side bar, have my total approval. I feel honored by your efforts. I will reserve at least 10 hugs a day for you. We can play catch up when you get back from all your emails. Your face is still uncovered, so all of your emailees can shower you with kisses until you get caught up and can hug properly again.

        I think I’ve left you plenty of both in your box to last you until you get caught up with your emails. When you figure out the answer to my formula, let me know. Here’s my question. Is a hug an X or an O? Marsha 🙂 x or o??


      • “Uuuuuh UuuuuuuH” “Uuuuuh UuuuuuuH” Is this a Swahili hug ? The question you ask is the wrong one. A hug is a hug or a ((hug)) or a {{hug}}. You may have all four from me !! An “x” is a kiss and an “o” is a …….I haven’t got a clue !!


    • Hi Sage. Thank you so much and I hope you have a great year 😀 Ralph


    • Hi Daph. I never ever would have thought that in six months these stats would be okay. I am still a baby blogger. But, before you go, I am very impressed with your stats and the number of blogs you have. Wow !! 😀


  9. Hi Ralp, 1st I would like to wish you a Happy 2013 and thank you for all your likes……I really appreciated ! Hope also to hear from you soon commenting and thanks, have a beautiful evening !


    • I should really comment more. Next time I am over your way I will. Scout’s honour ! I thank you Shiro also for your likes. Hugs. Ralph xox


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