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Introduction

Get to know A Bit About Britain - an idiosyncratic view of places to visit in Britain, British history - and stuff. Warts and all. Where shall we go today? Visit the new site www.bitaboutbritain.com

Friday, 3 February 2017

Notice to followers – please read this

A Bit About Britain

Last May, a new website and blog was launched at www.bitaboutbritain.com  Old posts from THIS blog (ie the Blogger one you are reading now) are gradually being updated and moved to the new blog HERE.  But if you are still following A Bit About Britain by email on this blog (ie the Blogger one you are reading now), you will occasionally receive emails of old posts (the clue is in the date). Apologies – I have no control over this; it sometimes happens when posts are deleted.

Nothing new is happening at the blog you are reading now.  

But plenty is happening at the new blog.

Please visit the new A Bit About Britain blog and sign up for emails there, if you haven’t already. You simply need to enter your email address where shown and then approve the authentication email that will be sent to you. That’s it.  You will then receive an email every time a new post is launched. You can stop following anytime – though of course I hope you won’t.

You can also follow A Bit About Britain by copying and pasting this URL - http://bitaboutbritain.com/blog-2/ -  into Google Friend Connect, Bloglovin’, Feedly – or whatever your following preference is. 

Wordpress users can follow via their Wordpress feed.

Whatever people think, it is not difficult for Blogger users to follow non-Blogger sites – many of my Blogger friends do – and leave comments on posts if they want to. 

You will also find A Bit About Britain on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest – though these are never as up to date as the site itself and include different content.

Because nothing new is happening at the blog you are reading now, FOLLOW THE 'NEW' BLOG and consider ‘unfollowing’ this one. You might also want to bookmark A Bit About Britain on your browser.

If you click HOME on the new A Bit About Britain, you will notice there’s a little bit more to the site.  It includes a growing ATTRACTIONS DIRECTORY, for example, and a bit about BRITISH HISTORY (see the drop-down menu) - even COMPLETE LISTS OF MONARCHS and a bit about each one.  I am trying to develop a resource that people will find useful, and fun. It’s a slow process and there’s a lot to learn, but I need all the followers I can get to make it work – so I hope you will help by following!  

Thank you so much if you do.

All the best

Mike

PS If you want to get in touch directly, please use the contact page on A Bit About Britain.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Moving on

Flowers for A Bit About Britain's reader

If you haven’t visited A Bit About Britain for awhile, you may not know that the blog has a new site – click A Bit About Britain’s blog.

Gradually, most of the content from the old site will be updated and moved across – so apologies if my regular reader is suffering a bit of repetition, so to speak.

Even more apologies to the regular reader who hasn’t heard from me for ages and ages…  I’m still struggling to get on top of comments and, for technical and other reasons, it will be a week or three before this starts to be resolved.  Meanwhile, I hope you like the flowers.


And new posts have been scheduled for A Bit About Britain.  Did I mention the new site?

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The end of the beginning

This post is primarily addressed to the regular reader of A Bit About Britain.  You know who you are.  The bad news (everything is relative) is that this will probably be the last post here.  The good news is that A Bit About Britain has a new website, www.bitaboutbritain.com (imaginative, isn’t it?), where you will be able to read future posts.

A Bit About Britain

If you would like to follow A Bit About Britain’s posts in the future – and I really hope you will - you need this link to A Bit About Britain’s Blog Page. http://bitaboutbritain.com/blog-2/ and you need to put this address into whatever method you have used previously to follow the site.  Do not use the main website address to follow blog posts.

Secondly, I want to apologise to all the fellow-bloggers that haven’t heard from me for awhile.  I have had to concentrate on building the new site, but I hope that something resembling normal service – whatever that is - will be resumed shortly.

A Bit About Britain

If you visit the new A Bit About Britain, you will see that it already has some content on it – though in fact it only went publicly live on 13th May.  I have to say that the experience of building the site has been – and still is - much harder than getting to grips with ‘Blogger’!  It has always been the intention that A Bit About Britain would be informative, as well as a bit of fun.  So, the new site offers a bit more about Britain, including timelines, lists of kings and queens – and a developing, but very simple, directory of attractions.  No shortage of ideas.

I hope Terribly Serious People won’t be upset by me quoting the great Winston Churchill out of context:


“Now this is not the end.  It is not even the beginning of the end.  But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

A Bit About Britain