A whole bunch of blogs I read have been trawling their archives for the last few weeks, and since substantive posts here are few and far between, I though I’d join in the archive unearthing.
Come September, I will have been blogging eight years, and there is an awful lot of writing hidden away in these pages. Some days I think I should pull the plug given my career change. But I am generally too proud of what I have written over the years.
It’s coming harder and harder to give a rationale for this blog. No one person would want to follow the mish mash of politics, cooking, cats and lately education. But I still like having a place I can write things.
Looking back to May 17ths past…
In 2011, I was improvising cherry cheesecakes out of store cupboard ingredients, and making good use out of a bag of frozen cherries. I’d lost my seat a few days before, and wrote some helpful tips for successors after that.
In 2010, I live tweeted from the Lib Dem Special Conference that discussed the coalition agreement.
In 2008, I was enjoying my work.
Similarly in 2007, I had just had the fascinating opportunity to tour a power plant in Lincolnshire.
I rewarded myself in 2005, after a gruelling election campaign, with a six week holiday under canvas in France, and one of the first posts from the multi-thousand-mile road trip can be found that month.
So, there you have it. Travel, animals, francophonie, politics. A reasonably typical mix of posts from Niles’s blog.