If I can make the necessary transport arrangements - one of the Bubble Brothers helicopters is in for a service at the moment, which doesn't help - I'll be attending a meal in Dublin next Monday
with several of the Irish blogistocracy and Chris Smith from Stormhoek
. On almost every topic that might come up, I'm going to be way out of my depth, so the plan is to smile and nod and roll with the punches. I had a gig with Ian Date
at the weekend and I think the same strategy, in similar circumstances, kinda worked there. However, before I set all the dials to bland, I'm delighted to have the opportunity to twang some copyright strings and reproduce this newspaper clipping, whose context I now forget. If you designed or published it, please let me know. I'll take it down at once if required, but more importantly I can say thanks for making a point so drolly. It was probably the Guardian
If you're wondering why I'm there at all, well, Stormhoek is the bloggers' wine of choice - they're sponsoring some bottles on the night - and Bubble Brothers
(whose blog of darkness I acknowledge mine) are wine importers. You may, if you wish, do, as they say, the math. We haven't, completely, yet, but you may be sure it's on the menu.