Saturday, August 27, 2011

My blog in the newspaper

Hi there,

Well, in fact to be honest just a snippet of my blog was in the local newspaper the NT News, in the  Sunday edition, nearly a week ago.
And I dutifully missed it...
(What can I say, I was busy trying to get a fish...)

If it wasn't for Ms. Dig being in Darwin at this time, and not only seeing it, but bringing me the paper at work the following week, I would not have seen it.
(A co-worker saw it and brought it to me too, thanks Gavin).

To be honest I was very surprise of that. This was mostly a good surprise, even if they published my name in the paper, which is nowhere to be seen on this blog...
But hey, I am not going to complain too much about this, as it shows that at least one person is reading this blog and find some of the post interesting enough to republish them in hard copy.

So here is the proof in image:

Do you recognise the photo?

This was taken from this post.
The best to me, is that this would tend to confirm my theory about the importance of fishing in the general culture of Darwin city.
Without being too biased, I would argue that a fishing museum in the city would be a very good tourist attraction, and have success with the local too.
After all we have very keen anglers coming from all over the world every year during the run-off season.
They surely would enjoy a bit of local fishing history to be seen in the comfort of air conditioning, before being stuck fending off the mosquito between a river full of crocodiles and some residual monsoon rains.

So was I in the paper for my angling prowess or offered a publishing contract?
Surely not...

But hey, it could be worse.
Have a good day,


Ms. Dig said...

Thanks for the link, Rambling Expat.

I think you were in the paper for your fishing enthusiasm - if not for your fishing expertise! ;D

Passe une bonne fin de journee.

Rambling Expat said...

Thank you Ms. Dig,

Passe une bonne fin de journee,

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Congratulations!! And happy fishing!!

Rambling Expat said...

Thank you Ramakant,

And yes the fishing is usually a happy time.

Have a good day,