I'm extremely flattered as the creativetourist.com top 25 art blogs in the UK is produced using various statistical and objectives measures of popularity and hence I've always been very pleased to rank high in that (Making A Mark is currently #3).
It's also very rewarding to get their completely subjective evaluation prize too! :)
I'd also like to thank everybody who have been commenting recently to say how much they enjoy my blog.
This news is even nicer on what has been a completely stress inducing day!
This morning I became very fearful that the men driving very large excavating machinery - who are clearing a site next to my home for development - were excavating very large pits far too close to teh root system of an extremely large protected lime tree which is about 50 feet from the window of the room where I sit - and immediately adjacent to the party wall. Frantic emails and telephone calls and me screaming like a banshee at the people driving the excavators resulted in the excavations stopping only minutes before too much damage was done to the root system. I had visions of the tree toppling on top on my home - and me!
Back to normal service tomorrow. I've now managed to secure fencing to protect the tree roots which run under the party wall onto the adjacent site!