57 plus 40: Blankety-blank #2

Posted: 26 September 2021 in 57 plus

I said only a few days ago “Sorry, no blog entry today.

Then it was just because various things had shot my day to pieces.

This was for an entirely different reason, a far more pleasurable one. A friend, a comics pro, was unexpectedly in London for a few days.

I say “a friend”, and she is a friend. But in these days of online friendships and the like, she’s a friend I’d never met. I’ve known her and her husband for almost 20 years, and we’d never met.

Before today.

So that was nice.

And I knew we’d grab a coffee today; what I didn’t expect was to spend a delightful day, in delightful company, chatting about delightful things. And that was even nicer.

A genuinely delightful day doing nothing much other than walking and chatting and more catching up and laughing and even more catching up, and talking comics and just… it was just lovely.

And, delightfully – that word again – talking comics in a way that made me want to read comics and write comics, and go to comics cons.

So, with no guilt whatsoever, today is another of the

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that you get in user manuals and the like.

Anyway, see you tomorrow, with… something [else].


Fifty-seven more days. Fifty-seven more posts. One fifty-seventh birthday just had.

I’m trying something new with this run. I’ve signed up to ko-fi.com, so if you fancy throwing me a couple of dollars every so often, to keep me in a caffeine-fuelled typing mood, feel free. I’m on https://ko-fi.com/budgiehypoth

This post is part of a series of blog entries, counting up from my fifty-seventh birthday on 17th August 2021. You can see the other posts in the run by clicking here. (And you can see the posts in the run counting down to the birthday here.)

  1. marypicken says:

    This makes me happy. As did your meeting up with Tony the other day xx

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