G’day gang, and season’s greetings to you all at the end of what has been a trying year at Columbophile HQ.
On the good news front, my tiny daughter’s chemotherapy treatment is now complete after 8 long months. On the downside, she’s unexpectedly back in hospital as I write this with a bad fever and requires some blood transfusions to boost her weakened constitution. We’re hopeful she’ll be out (and cheery) before Christmas, as the poor lamb is overdue some lucky breaks.
Despite being able to publish only 16 posts this year (including this one) – as opposed to a mammoth 58 in 2020 – the blog has remained a hotbed of visitor activity, with nearly 3,000,000 hits over the last 12 months (a site record). Many new viewers continue to discover the charms of the good Lieutenant and find their way here to satisfy a craving to debate the series with like-minded fans. Meanwhile, the hardy regulars within the Columbophile community have done sterling work in keeping comments to the blog pouring in. I doff my cap to you all.
As for what’s next? Well, I’ve started writing the Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star review, but it’s some way short of completion so don’t expect that before 2022. I will be back in the January to chronicle the many Columbo stars we lost in 2021 and I hope to return to something of a sense of normality on the blog within the first quarter of next year once we’re all finally able to return home.
My sincere thanks once again for all the support shown for the Columbophile clan this year and I do hope a cracking holiday season awaits us all. Until we meet again, bonjour and Bon Snax!