Sick Note

Apologies for not Blogging recently. It has been a horrible six weeks or so. My health has not been good. And finding the time and more importantly, energy, has been very difficult.

I dont know how much of my future I can realistically invest in “Keeping An Eye on the Czar Of Russia” but just for the record, this Blog celebrated its fourth anniversary earlier this month. I am proud of that.

In terms of the number of people who have actually visited this Blog, a major milestone looms. Indeed, I would easily have passed it, if I had been blogging during August. So I dont really want to hang up my keyboard, until that milestone is passed.

Just as important…there are some loose ends to be tied up. There is a couple of blogs that I have in draft form…Robert Ballagh (Question and Answer Session) and Mairia Cahill at An Féile. And there is the ongoing crisis over the Stormont Assembly. I would have liked to have blogged about it as it unfolded. Now when I eventually get round to blogging about it, there will be an element of hindsight which I dont like. Blogging is at its best as a story unfolds not when it is all over.

Anyway, hopefully…I will be doing it sooner rather than later.

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13 Responses to Sick Note

  1. Dub says:

    Get well soon!

  2. Political tourist says:

    Good wishes, was starting to get worried you weren’t coming back.
    Your health comes first
    Should you decide to call it quits in the near future, would you recommend any other blogs.
    Used to read Bangordub a lot but that seems to slowed to nothing this passed while.

  3. zig70 says:

    Have to say John, I enjoy your writing. Hope you get better and keep sharing your insights.

  4. ETillman says:

    I look forward to the next blog, and will keep the hindsight in mind. Get well and please blog when you can!

    • ETillman….of all the Blogs in all the world, I am really delighted to see you here. Your support of this Blog (and me!) has been unique and is very much appreciated.
      Go Bobcats!!! Go Lions!!!

  5. I am always simply pleased you haven’t yet thrown me out! Best wishes that you get well soon. M (Letsgetalongerist)

    • M….I keep forgetting to throw you out. The “letsgetalongerists” who know my identity …big Duncan and Chris Lyttle and some rank and file people in Alliance are really nice people.
      Thank GOD David Ford, Ian Parsley and Naomi Long dont know. Id hate to find out that they like me.

  6. sammymcnally says:


    Hope you are back fighting fit soon

    …and with interesting times ahead with a Stormo collapse in the offing(though cant see it myself)

  7. benmadigan says:

    best wishes for a full recovery – take it easy for as long as you need to – we’ll all still be here when you’re fighting fit!!!

    • Oh Im still here.
      The real annoyance about old age is that its not about the sudden onset of horrible illnesses….but the recovery period from colds and flu are much longer. And its very debilitating in itself.

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