THANKS – AGAIN! 50,000 TIMES!

Emy Lough Photo:  © Michael Fisher

Emy Lough, Emyvale  Photo: © Michael Fisher

A week ago when I resumed blogging I expressed the hope that it would enable me to achieve a total of over 50,000 views for my pages. That target has now been passed, thanks to your support. Please keep on reading. I have a few more articles to add on Private Robert Hamilton from Ballinode, County Monaghan, and these will appear in the next few days.

Emy Lough Walkway, Emyvale Photo:  © Michael Fisher

Emy Lough Walkway, Emyvale Photo: © Michael Fisher

Donation box made by McCarron Engineering at Emy Lough Walkway, Emyvale  Photo:  © Michael Fisher

Donation box made by McCarron Engineering at Emy Lough Walkway, Emyvale Photo: © Michael Fisher

The beautiful view that I use as the background for FisherBelfast’s Blog (see above) is of a lake: in this case Emy Lough outside Emyvale in County Monaghan. I went there to do the walk around the Lough at the weekend and took some new photographs, which I will share with you later on these pages. A beautiful spot and congratulations to the team of volunteers from Donagh Development Association which ensures the walkway is kept in tidy and good condition. The next big event there will be the Christmas Day swim for a local charity. Please  note the newly installed donation box is cleared regularly.

FAREWELL 2013

Michael Fisher was a volunteer at the World Police and Fire Games in NI 2013

Michael Fisher was a volunteer at the World Police and Fire Games in NI 2013

In wishing readers a Happy New Year for 2014 I would like to thank everyone who has looked at my blog during 2013. I have tried to do an article every day but unfortunately slipped a bit in the last two months. However the success of yesterday’s blog on the Miss-Fitts has given me a few ideas about the sort of story to attract more readers in 2014. I set myself a target of getting 100 views a day and ended the year with an average of 77 daily. My posts have now received over 28,000 views in 110 countries around the world, mainly in the United Kingdom (50%), Ireland and the United States (in that order). My posts on the ice hockey during the World Police and Fire Games when I worked as a volunteer at the Odyssey Arena proved very popular. Keep watching these pages! Remember you can sign up and receive a daily feed of my blog by filling in the form and sending me your email address.