Another year gone – another year of life disappearing over the horizon with all it hazards and chances.
A thousand thanks to everyone who looked in on The Phraser over the year. Your company and your feedback make The Phraser.
I would also like to mention especially, those who have allowed me over the past year to interview them or feature their work. It is such a privilege to have the chance to profile the parts of life that have caught my eye.
Here are a few links to some of the 2014 Phraser ‘portraits’:
Julia Molony – courageous and determined founder of The Ripple Pond – a support group for the families of injured service personnel
Lance Ramsay General Manager of The Bakerloo Line who told me of his own journey through the London Underground
Tom Benyon OBE and his wife Jane who completed yet another marathon walk on behalf of ZANE (Zimbabwe a National Emergency) and the vulnerable in Zimbabwe.
The Reverend Alan Steele MBE who described his role as a padre in the British military
Finally – the last word must go to Zimbabwe’s young, wild elephants. These amazing creatures, so much a part of Africa’s vast open spaces, are up for sale. The details are sketchy but many are destined for China where 75% of a 2012 order for four baby elephants died alone and behind bars.
Happy 2015 – wishing you all ‘bon courage’ and ‘good fortune’ – may we keep the elephants safe
Copyright Georgie Knaggs & The Phraser 2014
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.