Sometimes I write a post and it ends right there!  No comment is added.

Thankfully that is not usually the case.  Most days the comments come rolling in with the conversation continuing throughout the day.  There are times where the banter goes forward and backward over a few days.  There is no telling what subject or topic will grab the attention of those who pause to read the mutterings here.

There are the regulars for whom a visit is as normal as daily breakfast, some catch up at a weekend, and there are the surprises – those who accidentally land here while searching for a topic, phrase or word.  It is something that always fascinates me.

One such post written over a year ago is a case in point.  The Radio was a journey back into my young life and the part the radio played during those far off times.  It stirred many memories and acted as a memory jog to other radio programmes down the years.  The chat lasted three days and then fell silent until a short revival in July, with another burst in October when Declan Hayden asked:

Does anyone know where I might track down the theme tune to Harbour Hotel, a radio programme on RTE Radio 1 in the 1970’s and finished about 1986 I think?

Alas nobody did and I suggested that Declan contact RTE. I have no idea if he did try that suggestion and since he left no URL I am unable to make contact.

Suddenly the post livened up again in December with several comments added to the discussion, again they were not Bloggers and I am not sure if the are lurking about still or have moved on to greener pastures.

Again silence.

Until yesterday!

When a fresh comment arrived..

SK (alas no URL) asked:

Did you manage to get the Harbour Hotel theme?
I have it if you want it

So Declan, if you are lurking please get in touch by leaving a comment either here or on the original post and I will try to pass your details to SK.  I normally only keep these details for a couple of days,

24 thoughts on “Sometimes…

  1. Nick

    That’s a new one on me. I looked it up and found this amusing comment: “Harbour Hotel – A long-running fifteen-minute radio soap that was broadcast as punishment for kids who pretended to be sick so they could stay home from school.”

  2. Kate

    That what I love about blogging – my virtual friends are world wide – I might just have to blog about it… although it still irritates me that my sister will read my blog for news rather than calling me…..

  3. rummuser

    This is incredible!

    And more incredible, or is it serendipity, that I got a comment on one of my older blogs today and was planning to post an article more or less like this one, and Grannymar, you have stolen my thunder!


  4. Grannymar Post author

    @Judy – It is indeed.

    @Kate – You will have to write a blog post to your sister, where she has to make a reply.

    @Ramana – Go ahead and write the post, I am sure it will make interesting reading. Afterall we may all stand looking at the same picture yet walk away with completely different images.

  5. Darlene

    It’s amazing the way people can find your blog. I made a friend from India who found my blog by the word Tchaikovsky. He was searching that word and it brought up my blog because I listed favorite music written by him.

    Google must have a tremendous library of words by now.

  6. wisewebwoman

    It’s amazing isn’t it Grannymar. I heard from the O’Riada family after a post about the great Sean and connected with many lovely people in NL after my posts about my home here.
    As Marshall McLuhan said it is truly a global village.

  7. Grannymar Post author

    @Darlene – There a couple of Indians visiting here too. One wants free lunch, 😉 while the other fella hasn’t told me what he wants yet! 🙄 *waves to Asahok & Ramana

    @WWW – I wrote about a couple of sculptures that I love and both the Artists made contact. It was a great thrill for me.

  8. Nancy


    I just had a phone call and it went like this…


    “Hello, This is Declan, any messages for me?”

  9. Mrs. Eat The Blog


    I have been enjoying your blog for so long now, I thought this would be a good time to say hello. Hello Grannymar!

    The topic is funny as I too, find people commenting on very old posts again and again. Then again, some of the searches that bring them…

    I can’t remember how I found your blog, but it is such a happy part of my daily routine.

  10. Grannymar Post author

    Mrs. Eat The Blog,

    Hello and welcome. I hope that now you have dipped your toe in the water, it will be the first of many visits. As a regular lurker you will know that my playmates are a friendly bunch, so dive in and join in the fun!

  11. Baino

    I love it when silent readers come forward, every now and then a little surprise and a new blog to visit. Sadly, time is against me at the moment and I’m struggling to keep in touch with the regulars! Have a great week GM, I’ll catch up properly on the weekend!

  12. Grannymar Post author


    I hope the new job is going well, it takes time to get into the routine.
    The blog will still be here at the weekend.

    Will I rub it in now? 😉 9.30 in the evening and it is 21°C – a miracle, two days in a row! 😀

  13. gail

    Mirrior, mirrior on the wall who’s the favorite of them all—-the wall?
    Come on Grannymar. I know better than that!


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