...by some of the functions here on blogger.
Why, for instance, is it possible to become my own follower?
When I noticed that someone had sent me a friends request (probably some time ago - I simply never realized it was there, sorry!), I saw that I can invite my google contacts to follow my blog. I did so with two of them, and found out I can even add myself to the followers here at my "Library".
Well, it seems a bit silly, doesn't it? For now, I appear to have 13 regular readers - including myself... and I am quite sure that some of the twelve hardly ever actually do come here to read, they probably lack both the time and the inclination.
Every now and then, I have a look at my blog stats (I wrote about these before), and I find it most interesting to see that my visitors really come from all over the world (Iran, Malaysia, Pakistan and China featuring in the "audience list" this week), as well as how they actually happened to come across my blog.
One recent search keyword is shown as "how many calories in tira mi su" - an information you will never find in my blog (because I absolutely do not care to count calories - I simply enjoy my food), but you can find the recipe here.
Not really related to the topic of this entry, I still want to show you my new old bike - similar to my new old armchair, something old and dear to me has been given "new life", which fits in rather nicely with the general theme of spring itself, don't you agree?
My husband and I bought a pair of old (and I really mean old!) bikes years ago at a second hand bikes sale here in town; if I remember correctly, mine was 70 Euros and his 85 or so - no comparison to what a new, "proper" bike costs, but it was what we wanted and within our budget.
This bike is more or less the same age as I (43), and for one and a half years now, it was stored outside under a roof to the side of the house, not even in a shed. It looked ready for the scrap heap, until a friend of mine took pity on both me and the bike and had it restored to more than its former glory, and brought the gleamingly polished bike (complete with new tyres and breaks) to my birthday party as his gift, gold ribbon around the handlebar inlcuded!
Yesterday, it had its first outing - an easy 25 km in the beautiful Neckar river valley, at a very relaxed pace. My legs and my bum have not complained, and I am sure my new old bike will be the perfect addition to all the outdoor fun I intend having this summer!