So, 2016 is just around the corner, and it’s a year I am very much looking forward to. Amazingly, 2016 is the tenth anniversary of Pigeon Blog! Yep. I’ve been telling it how it is for pigeons everywhere for ten whole years. Mental. Have to say, it’s flown by.
Incredible to think that when I first started, tablets didn’t exist, phones were most definitely NOT smart, and there were absolutely no Gs involved in any mobile coverage. Everything back then was much, much slower.
Saying that, life was still seriously full on for me. I was living in Central London on Beak Street and, being the only pigeon with any sort of social media capability at the time, the pressure was on to deliver. The workload got so much at one point, I tried to involve a couple of pals in reporting for me, but it never really worked out. Take upcoming comedian, Frank, for example. I gave him a slot back in December 2006 called ‘The Frank Report’. Click below to see what happened when he tried to interview a load of geese in Hyde Park:
Then of course 2007/2008 saw the rise of the aggressive squirrel prompting me to start my ‘Operation Stop The Squirrel’ campaign. This was a post from when everything was getting rather heated:
As you can probably tell, I’ve been doing a lot of looking back over the years recently, hence the lack of up-to-date posts. Sorry about that. The reason is I’m working on a little something to celebrate being at it for ten years. Watch this space. Exciting.
Anyway, enough of the past. What about this New Year’s Eve? Pigeons are already gathering in Gunnersbury Park. Good times. We’re planning on an Acton flyabout later hoping to find some sort of spillage or another. Anyone in the W3/W4 area fancy leaving us out a little saucer of something special, it would be much appreciated. Personally, I’m not a fan of the Stella, but anything else. Craft beer would be nice..?
Here’s the crowd starting to build:
Looks like Jerry on the left is well on his way already!
So, a big up to 2016 everyone. May it be everything it should be.
Bring it on.
Your good pal, Brian Pigeon.