Happy New Year

Lord Norton

A Happy New Year to all our readers.   It has been a very successful year for Lords of the Blog.  We have attracted a growing volume of traffic and our international readership has expanded.  As the responses to the posts, and the answers to the weekly quiz, have demonstrated, we clearly have an informed readership.

I have just spent New Year’s Eve completing the marking of rather a large number of essays.  I know how to celebrate the end of a year.  Here’s a picture of me in my office happily marking essays, or at least holding a piece of paper. 

At least it means I can start the New Year with some serious research and writing.  That really is something to which I am looking forward. 

I wish everyone a happy and productive 2010.

10 comments for “Happy New Year

  1. 31/12/2009 at 8:39 pm

    Happy New Year to you Lord Norton, and to all the other bloggers and commenters!

  2. 31/12/2009 at 11:06 pm

    I call Jonathan, and raise a glass!

  3. Len
    01/01/2010 at 1:50 pm

    Happy New Year my Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen! I think that’s the phrase, anyway…

  4. baronessmurphy
    01/01/2010 at 6:08 pm

    Felice Anno Nuovo from Italy, Lord Norton and ci vediamo presto!

  5. Raunaq
    01/01/2010 at 7:00 pm

    Dear Lord Norton, Muitos Prosperidados para Anno Novo! from Goa. I am more than sure that Lords of the Blog will continue to give us all some food for thought through 2010 and years to come. Cheers!

  6. 02/01/2010 at 4:50 am

    A very happy New Year, and all the best to the Lords of the Blog bloggers and commentators in 2010!

  7. Marco Zenesini
    02/01/2010 at 12:42 pm

    Back to my Italy from London, where I spent my Christmas holidays, I wish a very happy new year to Lord Norton and to everyone who is reading this blog, wich is an extraordinary source of knowledge about the Parliament of the United Kingdom and the opinions of its Members.

  8. tory boy
    03/01/2010 at 12:39 am

    Sir John Major made a marvellous interview today on the Today programme guest editor Baroness Williams. With the Lords Speaker’s talk on Ermine, Ethics and Engagement: Evolution in the House of Lords, and Sir John making very sensible and necessary changes to parliament, can you ask the Leader of the Lords Baroness Royall for some action in Parliament and at Cabinet level? (I enclose link of interview.) When I say action I mean more than IPSA and other measures to try and close the door after the hoarse has bolted, but real reform to put parliament back in charge of itself and an institution which means something to the everyday man.

  9. 03/01/2010 at 12:01 pm

    Happy New Year and best wishes for the year ahead to all contributors to the blog. It should certainly be an interesting one politically!

  10. Senex
    03/01/2010 at 1:07 pm

    It’s at times like this that Bill Vaughan, American columnist and author knew what to say: “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” Which were you? What? Neither! You went to bed instead; must be a Liberal Democrat?


    Happy New Year everyone!

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