Just over 4 years ago (May 2009) I started this blog. Today the blog passed a bit of a landmark – 100,000 views. At the same time, the number of followers is just below 100.
Thanks to everyone who has liked, commented on, followed and viewed the blog during those 4 years. I’ve appreciated the feedback and still feel the process of blogging is exciting and worthwhile. It’s been the gateway to the world of blogging and all the awesome blogs I regularly check from people all around the world. It’s a great way to record part of my life in pictures and words.
Well, Jamie constantly surprises me. We’ve obviously been talking to him about numbers for a while now and in the last 6 months he’s been getting more and more confident and capable.
His latest thing is counting to 100. Really impressed with the speed at which he’s understood the process. It must have been 6 weeks ago when I was walking with them to climbing on a Monday and explaining to him how the 10 numbers (such as 10, 20, 30 etc) followed the same sequence as the numbers from 1 to 10. At that point he didn’t know the sequences of 10’s and kept asking what came next after each one. I kept saying it always starts from 1 again, you just add the ’10’ number to the front, as in thirty-one, thirty-two etc.
Anyway, less than 3 weeks later we were walking through the park as a family and he started to count to 100. He did it easily and Claire said he had done that with a her a couple of times! Since then, i’ve heard him do it a few times. It’s amazing to see how as soon as one part of the whole process is understood, it all falls into place.
Ok, my Kindle has officially packed up. Yes, first it just froze, then started working again a few weeks later, then while on the camping trip to Bucklegrove, the screen has gone.
Anyway, it’s paper books all the way for a while till that’s fixed. Either way, the Kindle wouldn’t have been able to present ‘the history’ in anywhere near the same high quality way, compared to the paper version. If I had an ipad, I could have downloaded it in full colour.
But, A History of the World in 100 Objects is well researched and interesting, with some very good images. There is a good background section to each of the objects and each is used to explain a period of human history, from the Stone Age to our present.
If anyone I know wants to borrow it then be my guest – it’s fairly expensive but well worth a look, especially if you are interested in history or human psychology. As a printed format, it works well and i’m not convinced that the original radio format was the best way to convey the details, given that seeing the objects is a major part of the experience of an object, for most people. A picture is worth a thousand words.