Wednesday, 22 May 2013

My neckst blog post - or is it my previous one?


This evening there was the most nexquisite sunset. I was out for an after-dinner stroll across the Neckmoors, thinking how wonderful it is that no matter how many times I walk here, there is always something new to see, a fresh sense of wonder! A group of wild giraffes watched as I went by before disappearing into the misty valley and overhead the giraffe-patterned sky turned from orange to pink. The scene changed so rapidly - and yet it seemed still and forever-the-same.


A few weeks ago I returned from a similar walk with Littl' Nicky. We had been talking about my blog, and he had pointed out to me that it was back to front in time ... "That makes people read the ends of stories before the beginnings, Daddy!'" As we returned home to the kitchen for mugs of tea, he told me I should make another blog with the posts in 'right way round' order.

"Oh dear!" I sighed. That sounded like a lot of work, and I couldn't quite get my neck round how to do it.

"I'll help you, dear," said Maureen.


Hours and hours and hours later, after countless mugs of tea ...


... we lifted our aching necks and cheered! It was done - my blog in chronological order! We decided to call it Raph G. Neckmann's Ramblings to differentiate it from this blog. (Necky Becky said we should just use the same title written backwards. I suddenly had the worrying thought that the whole blog might have come out backwards).

Here it is - with the first post at the top and its very own icon!

Raph G Neckmann's Ramblings by Ingrid Sylvestre UK artist & writer
Please click on this image to view my 'right-way-round' blog!

Now I will have to work out how and where to put this new post on it - and subsequent ones...

8 comments:

Arija said...

I am solo glad to se you posting again, it's been a long while and blogger forgets to alert me if there is a drought in your postings, so I have missed a few but will be back to see what you are up to with your not back to front or up side down theme.

I think your partner in life is a very charming giraffe.

Heather said...

Nice to hear from you again Raph. I don't mind what order your posts come in. It's a lovely time of year isn't it - enjoy your strolls.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hello Arija and thank you! I will pass your compliment to Maureen. We are so glad to be back!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Heather, hello again and thank you! It is indeed a nexcellent time of year for walking, with most of our trees in full leaf, and a wonderful sense of growyness.

Barbara Martin said...

Raph, I can see the fruit of your labours in your new blog. How very nice to see you and your family again.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Barbara! It's lovely to hear from you and I look forward to more blogging over the neckst months!

Liz Clark said...

Oh so so pleased to see you back Raph. Love the illustrations they're wonderful. I saw some wonderful giraffes down at Auckland Zoo here in New Zealand a couple of months ago. One of them was named Nukuru. She's gone off to Australia to a new home and new friends. Nice to see you and Maureen back.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hello Liz, lovely to hear from you! Maureen sends her greetings. I hope Nukuru is happy in her new home. How good it is to be back on the Interneck again! :)