Friday, 13 July 2012

From a Very Distant Archive, far , far, away. 13.

All this month of July the editorial staff of Bitsnbobs have shut themselves away in the distant archives. They hope to turn up a few gems, but whatever they find THERE will appear HERE.

Some people are confused about The Archives – they are suffering from Archivaffusion, a deadly malady.

And I am probably to blame!

Which means I am likely to be both the most confused amongst us AND the one who needs to explain.

It’s like this…..

There are the archives and The Archives – miniscule and capital.

Lower case and upper case, in case that wasn’t clear.

As is often the case.

The ‘the archives’ are over there on the left in the menu bit thingy – where it says – Blog Archives (or- stuff previously posted on this blog - depending on the day of the week). Just above the green words that say ‘original content’ which in turn are above the black words that say ‘you may need this’ – which you probably don’t.

It’s confusing that the archives have a capital letter in ‘Blog Archives’ when I have just told you that the difference between them and The Archives is the use of the capital or not.


The Archives are over THERE – a really long way away, across mountain and stream, on distant shore and deep within the lost caves of outrageous beyond.

They harbour all treasure of things lost, forgotten and waiting, the archives in contrast just hold pages of the past posts of this blog.

Though they too are lost, forgotten and waiting for something.

The other difference is that I (me) am sole proprietor of the archives. For The archives that honour lays with the formidable Mrs Penny and her assistant, a dog, Bundle.

In The Archives I am just a visitor, tolerated for what I may leave behind and humoured for what I may discover.

Mrs Penny likes the occasional hand, but has been known to bite it off.


Janet said...

Hi Chris

Hope you are having a good summer. Sorry I have been a bit remiss in not keeping up with events on your fabulous blog. You are always on my blog roll, and I am happy about that, as I can pop in to see what you've been getting up to.

I am now in the Uk and experiencing a very damp summer. Can't wait to get back to Abruzzo!!!

Take care

Janet in Oxford

popps said...

hi janet, thanks for dropping in, there's no remiss here!
god knows what is going on on this blog anyway!
i hope you have a mac with you.