When checking in tonight I noticed that the “Earlybirders” followers had reached the milestone figure of 21 thanks to recent followers Leedra and Liam. I have often marvelled at the number of followers on other blogs but never imagined that my humble postings would reach these dizzy levels. To everyone who has joined as an ‘Earlybirder’ plus everyone else that drops by I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for allowing me to revisit 21 again!
You will probably have noted that my postings have recently reduced to one or two a week and this is mainly due to work commitments. With hopefully a busy spring retail season ahead of us this trend of irregular posts is likely to continue for the time being but I hope you will all continue to drop by from time to time to see what I have been doing.
Some of you will no doubt have seen that I occasionally sign off comments on your blogs with ”FAB” and I promised one of my earliest followers that I would explain what this meant.
If you look up fab in Wiktionary, you might find answers such as:
F.A.B., a radio sign-off used in the Thunderbirds TV series;
From fabulous, by shortening;
Film Advisory Board;
FAB, the IATA airport code for Farnborough Airfield;
Flavoured Alcoholic Beverages, also known as alcopops ;
Federation de l'Automobile de Belarus, a member of the FIA.
Well the answer is very simple. I was and always will be a fan of ‘Thunderbirds’, as when I sat glued to the TV screen I always felt a direct connection as my initials are, yes you may have guessed, F.A.B. During my previous career my initials on a document were a clear indication of my involvement and as a result I became known as and was called ‘FAB’ by my closest associates and friends rather than Frank.
So by signing off as 'FAB' you will now know who it is but more importantly it also means that your posts are fabulous.