We interrupt normal service for a one-off trip down memory lane. WordPress today informed me that Cafe thinking is seven years old. The site started as an place in which to Think Big Thoughts, and then Borgen happened, since which I’ve provided a mix of politics and Nordic Noir and, more recently other reviews.
I’ve spent the last half hour in the vaults and have pulled out some of the highlights of the last seven years. I’d also like to thank all of you who have supported the blog during that time, by sharing posts, commenting or being otherwise encouraging. The blogging community is generally a good place to be.
Here are the most popular posts since 2010:
OK, I’m going to start with some self-indulgence but then that’s what blogs are for. This post announced the launch of my own Borgen book.
And this is the most-viewed book review – of Camilla Hammerich’s account of making the programme.
Here’s a report from Nordicana in 2013…
…and in 2015. Some of you might have seen an edited version of this in Nordic Noir and Beyond magazine.
My most-viewed post of all time was written when Beck killed off sidekick Gunvald.
I’ve covered The Team…
…and, of course, Trainspotting Live
A post about The Archers villain Rob Titchener, Donald Trump and Nigel Farage upset some ’kippers on Facebook
And here’s a post that did really badly so please click on it please please please (it’s about George Osborne)
Jo Cox’s death brought the nation together, all too briefly
Book reviews – the top 5 (by views)
I get views on this post about the Crystal Palace FC badge whenever Palace play
If you don’t know how London’s underground lines got their names, this one’s for you…
…but I don’t like the thinking behind the ‘Elizabeth line’ name for Crossrail (this post was written while Boris Johnson was the Mayor of London)
Hope you enjoyed some of these! See you later in the week.