Balderdash

Header: Adam’s Peak from Horton Plains, Sri Lanka

What people have said about this blog (without ever knowing that I would use it!) …. and some things I just added at random.

  • When I get round to reading it, I’ll tell you what really happened. Margaret Pennington, Shetland

  • What a great blog … it’s fantastic! Great writing and stunning pictures. Mike & Johanne Pederson, Borders

  • You should be on the stage. Adrian Kettle, Shetland

  • Love these updates. Steve Starling, Northampton

  • May I say, a very readable and enjoyable blog. Paul French, Yorkshire

  • Loving your blog. Liam Leask, Edinburgh

  • You write well. Micky Maher, Yorkshire

  • Well good. Paul Harvey, Shetland

  • A wonderful read. Steve Piotrowski, Suffolk

  • I enjoy your posts. Catriona Waddington, Shetland

  • Very impressed with the way it was written. John Rickards, Somerset

  • Really cracking read. Kevin Kelly, Shetland

  • Lovely … Ruth Grainger, Surrey

  • … really calming … Susie Ritch, Adelaide, SA

  • Nice work – an incredibly detailed write-up. Dave Cooper, Shetland

  • It’s great. Tony the Tiger Eddie Marsh, Suffolk

  • A good review is a good review … Stephen Dunstan, Blackpool

  • Why are they blocking social media – was it you? Steve Duffield, Western Isles

  • It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed material. A rather desperate spammer trying flattery to get past the automatic delete response

  • An amazing chronicle. Felecia Fischell, USA

  • An excellent account … Colin Smith, Shetland

  • [A] very quick dry wit. Allan Turner, Dorset

  • I have been looking forward to reading more. Jan Smith, Edinburgh

  • Amazing Blog and stunning pictures. Caroline Holmes, Lancashire

  • … certainly brightened up a few quiet sea hours … Steve Boswell, Hampshire

  • Incredible pictures and very entertaining reading. Sue Hutchison, Shetland

  • Some stunning photos in there. Chinapenguin (probably not his real name), Bonnybrigg

  • We had more in common than I realised. David Saunders, Kent

  • I have been following your blog with great interest. Neil Edwards, Berkshire

  • You do go on a bit. Steve Duffield, Western Isles (again)

  • You have my sympathy. Bill Aspin, Lancashire

  • Very interesting. Elma Ritch, Shetland

  • What a life! Tobias Leask, Inverness

  • Splendid … Rhoda Hughson, Shetland

  • All the dolphin images look spot on … Dolphin Dave, Cornwall

  • You have a blog? Brydon Thomason, Shetland

  • ‘E’s nicked me name! Johnny Vegas (probably)

  • Not too bad, all things considered. Bill Bailey (possibly not referring to this blog)

  • A huge, roller coaster of a novel in four hundred sizzling chapters … with some hot gypsies thrown in. Edmund Blackadder

  • Your manuscript is both good and original. But the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. Dr Johnson (allegedly)

  • If I wanted friends, I wouldn’t do birdwatching. Paul Thomas Miller (probably on his baldmonkeyseenabird blog and not on mine)

  • Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. Maya Angelou

  • Contrary to what politicians and religious leaders would like us to believe, the world will not be made safer by building barriers between people. Michael Palin

  • I hate vacations. I hate them. I have no fun on them. I get nothing done. People sit and relax, but I don’t want to relax. I want to see something. Paul Theroux

  • Birding is something we do for enjoyment. So if you enjoy it, you’re a good birder. If you enjoy it a lot, you’re a great birder. Kenn Kaufmann

  • Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much – the wheel, New York, wars and so on – whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man – for precisely the same reasons. Douglas Adams

  • People’s whole lives do pass in front of their eyes before they die. The process is called ‘living’. Terry Pratchett