It's happened! For the first time since records began (i.e. in 2008), I have more readers in Norway than anywhere else on Earth. The US and the UK are now eating Norway's dust as Nigemania sweeps the land of fjords and Vikings, Grieg and Munch, oil money and natural beauty, freedom and prosperity outside the EU - what's not to like (apart from the criminally high price of booze)? I've never been there but I'm sure it's my kind of country (apart from the criminally high etc.). And it seems this is their kind of blog - I've no idea why (was it the Norwegian paperclip man?) but I'm very glad. To mark the happy day that Norway took the lead, I've posted the above Norwegian painting - the very jolly Daughters of Rain by Hans Dahl.
Nige, who, like Mr Kenneth Horne, prefers to remain anonymous, was also a founder blogger of The Dabbler and a co-blogger on the Bryan Appleyard Thought Experiments blog. He is the sole blogger on this one, and his principal aim is to share various of life's pleasures. These tend to relate to books, art, poems, butterflies, birds, churches, music, walking, weather, drink, etc, with occasional references to the passing scene.