About this website

 

The picture on this page  indicates my mood. See below for other pictures, reflecting other moods.

This is a personal blog; the opinions expressed are mine alone and don’t represent the views of any organisations to which I belong.  And, because it is personal, I don’t want any ads on it and don’t reply to any messages asking if I would like to advertise opportunities to gamble your money away or spend it on anything else. I set the blog up in February 2013 because I wanted to learn how to use WordPress and needed a site of my own to try things out.

I chose a quote from the first line of Keep Right on to the End of the Road as my site title. This song was written by Harry Lauder shortly after his son was killed in action in World War I. It’s one of the songs that helped the British keep going through World War II and it also helps Birmingham City fans survive the sorrows associated with supporting that club.

I also like the fact that ‘longlong’ means ‘mad’ or ‘crazy’ in Tok Pisin, a creole spoken throughout Papua New Guinea. I had the privilege and great good fortune to spend part of my life living in that beautiful country.

I chose Puddleglum as a nom de plume because I identify with him more than any other fictional character.  He helps two children in their quest to find a lost prince in The Silver Chair, a children’s book written by C S Lewis. He expects the worst – enemies, floods, dragons – but keeps plodding on regardless. My real name is Margaret Decker.

Twitter and flickr

I have a Twitter account and flickr account associated with this site.  The Tweets on the Twitter account are mainly notifications of new blog posts.

Pictures I have used on this page

Following the sacking of Gary Rowett on 14 December 2016, I changed the picture to a foggy road because I had no idea how it would work out but I felt bad about it.

After the game on December 13th 2014 in which we scored 6 goals and Zigic made his return I felt I needed something a bit different.

Walking along-3

After losing 0 – 8 to Bournemouth, I had to revert to the original winter-of-discontent picture.

snowy path

After getting a win in our first home game of the season on 16/8/2014 I used a picture of the crowd going home happy.

Walking along 13

On August 9th, 2014, after Blues lost their first match of the season, I replaced the summery image with one of a rainy day.

Walking along-7

In 2014, during the break between seasons, I used a picture that reflected my summer holiday mood.

Long long road summerThe original picture used on this blog reflects the hard slog of following Blues when the outlook is bleak.

snowy path