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Bernadette Cremin's foot with candle

Bernadette Cremin's foot with candle. Photo © Robin James

Dipping my toe in the fire

I guess this is good a place as any to start my waddle into the wonderful world of blogging? Until now I like a handful of others left on the planet have resisted spilling myself all over the Interweb as I am a dedicated (aka paranoid!) cynic regarding all things Cyber.

I’m also a self confessed technical car crash and tend to avoid anything you have to plug in (apart from the kettle.) In order to prepare myself for this unknown territory I bribed my foolish friend with a pizza and he came round, held my hand and took the piss mercilessly while watching me bumble my way round

I’m sure it will come as no surprise to the seasoned blogger that it left me feeling a bit like child at Christmas meets dead dog! I found myself both fascinated and bored senseless (sometimes at the same time!) but as this is my natural state of being I conclude that there’s been no harm done!

No I jape…overall I am pleasantly surprised and pleased to say that I’m learning to walk in a straight line again (albeit in baby steps) with my tail between my legs.

I can’t pretend to know where this spooky marriage between me and technology will lead but it seems I’ve officially joined the gang so watch this space!

Posted by Colin Hambrook, 15 July 2011

Last modified by Colin Hambrook, 23 September 2011