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Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

Hello folks!

Here is the eagerly awaited <snigger> second blog post from renowned author <more sniggering> Paul Davies. Enjoy:-)


Ah, that familiar repetitive question asked by so many excitable children on so many long journeys and listened to by so many loving parents all around the planet. Those four little words – cute and slightly amusing for the first ten minutes – that are guaranteed to eventually grate on your nerves and lead you to wonder if you could indeed get away with committing murder!

A lot of you good people out there, I would imagine, have no doubt encountered this situation and on reading this blog might even smile a little and whisper, “Yep, I’ve been there Mister Davies!”

There will also be a number of parents/guardians out there who have sons and daughters that have thankfully come of age and no longer travel with them on long journeys because: A) It’s uncool or B) They have their own cars.  For those people, the aforementioned, incredibly irritating, phrase ceases to be and at last, they can carry on with their lives in relative bliss. They can jump into their cars, smooth on their hessian-backed driving gloves, play the kick-ass tunes of Roger Whittaker to their hearts content and push the pedal to the metal, safe in the knowledge that the question – Are we there yet? – will no longer be asked of them. Hallelujah and rejoice for you all have served your time well. Live long and prosper!!

Now. To those readers who still have young children of speaking age and are in fact being subjected to this phrase, I will say this. Bear with it and put those murderous thoughts to the back of your mind because there will come a time when it will eventually end.  Like a hacking cough, a banging headache or an intimate rash, it will end …

… unless, of course, you’re me!!

Because folks, if you’re me – a man whom by rights should be way past having to hear that sort of mind-numbing repetition – you will continue to be subjected to the are we there yet? phenomena but on a much larger scale. Huge. A scale that is so intense, one can almost imagine taking one’s own life just to ease the assault on your senses.

And unfortunately – as if to compound the penance I must pay for whatever wrong I have done in life – I have not one but two sources from which this woeful pestering comes!

Is it from your own children? I hear you cry.

No dear friends, it is not, as my daughter now fits into example (A) shown above.

Conversely – which makes it slightly worse – the Japanese mind torture comes not from children, but from beings of the adult-ish variety!

The first offender – and on this occasion I shall not reveal the culprit’s name – normally appears late at night when I should be in the land of slumber, tap, tap, tapping away at my brain until I am worn down to a submissive pulp that will agree to anything; which is why I am now writing this blog!

Satisfied Imp?

The second culprit, who also believes that I have nothing better to do than sit around waiting for their demands, is my elderly neighbour, Norma.

Now, the very fact that I have used the term elderly might make you think that I’m a horrible person, rotten to the core, who should be ashamed of himself for not wanting to help the elderly in their time of need?

And to those who are harbouring that understandable thought in their minds, I say this … Sod off. You come spend a day at my home pretending to be me and see how you feel after the constant texts and phone calls asking: Are you busy? Are you busy? Are you busy?

This, I concede, is not proof of mental (and sometimes physical) persecution but over the next couple of blogs that I do for thelamaison, I will introduce you all more formerly to Norma the neighbour and tell of the tasks she has me doing on a regular basis; tasks, ladies and gentlemen that have almost driven me to the point of insanity and have me doing things like this:

So until next time readers, keep safe, be patient with your children, love the elderly and pray – to the almighty above – for the salvation of my mental stability.


Best wishes.



A change of plan

Hi all

I told you recently that an International best selling author had agreed to write some guest posts for our website. I also told you that he was very busy and may not have time to write for a while so imagine my surprise when I received an introductory post from him two days later! Not only had he written the post for us but it was also his birthday! That’s dedication for you!

Alack and Alas (bit of the Bard there for you) I have been unable to publish said post due to ongoing technical problems with our website, so…….

When he saw the thumb screws in my hand Mr Davies agreed that I should post his scribblings on my website.

It’s not often that a writer goes to the trouble of describing what he is wearing whilst writing but this particular author is obviously a fashion icon as you will discover from his post so, without further ado (bit more Bard for you) grab yourself a coffee, settle back and enjoy the first guest blog from PA Davies:-)


Posted on 24 October, 2016 at 16:10 Comments comments (0)

It’s 8am on the morning of 24th October 2016, it’s my birthday and I am … oh, thank you … and I am … yes, I love you too, thank you … and, I am sitting here looking a little like death warmed up.

I am unshaven, unwashed and my attire consists of an ill-fitting brown t-shirt – the bright gold letters on the front proclaiming that I was indeed the Moustache Growing Champion of 2011 (see photo) …

… some incredibly old black shorts and a pair of fine and distinguished looking socks. Again, see the attached photo!

Yes, I’m aware that it’s some way off Christmas but that’s the way I roll people.

Hit the expectant person with the totally unexpected! … is what I always say.

Okay. In all honesty? I’ve never actually used that phrase before in my entire lifetime but you know what? I like it. I made it up and I like it and from here on in I’m gonna use it a lot more. After all that’s what authors do: They reheat, re-use and re-whatever other word starts with re and means, ‘to use again’.

Ah, but I digress and as such, am keeping myself from my fun-filled day of birthday celebrations and present opening – did I mention that it was my birthday today? I did? Okay, no matter.

Anyway, I will forge on and explain the reason for me writing this particular blog, a reason so bizarre and farfetched that even I – an internationally renowned author – struggled to believe it!

For the past few days I have been hounded, cajoled and threatened with horrendous acts of violence which – fearing for my personal safety – has left me with no option but to offer my services – for FREE – and write something for thelamaison.co.uk.

And whom or what has applied this constant pressure and left me with a sense of foreboding and a real fear that harm would be bestowed upon me if I didn’t comply? An IMP! Yes good citizens of the world, you read correctly. A bloody Imp!! An Imp by the name of GongleShanks to be more precise.

But does the craziness stop there?

No it does not!

I have since discovered that the entire entity of thelamaison.co.uk is in fact run (I can’t believe I am saying this) by a plethora of mythical creatures ranging from fairies to elves to some strange critter with tentacles. Oh, and to top it all off – God strike me down if I am lying – there is an actual stick-person involved as well that gives away twigs as gifts!

Now, from my involvement with this team of curious beings thus far, I have subsequently arrived at two conclusions.

I am dreaming the whole thing, am not actually writing this peculiar blog and will soon awaken from my slumber, laugh heartily and mildly chastise myself for eating cheese before bedtime.

OR …

On reaching the seasoned age of 52, I have in fact lost my mind, believe the existence of these beings to be true and will soon have people visiting my home saying there,there, whilst giving me medication and carting me off to a more suitable facility.

For now, however, I am going to believe that it is option one and will therefore continue to write for thelamaison simply because – being a dream and all – I can write what I want, safe in the knowledge that it will be brilliantly captivating and perfectly spell-checked. I can also believe that I am being paid thousands of Great British pounds for my time and will become world famous in no time at all … like I said, I’m running with the dream scenario here!

Okay. So now you know why I have agreed to write the occasional blog for thelamaison.

On a serious note though, I am feeling honoured to have been asked to write for them and would like to thank the team for their belief in my ability to write … as misguided as it is!

I hope that you will find my future blogs – which will encompass snippets of my life and indeed how I perceive some aspects of everyday life – entertaining if not a little thought provoking and I would welcome any comments you feel the urge to make. Please don’t be shy or scared. I’m very approachable; opinionated but approachable … Isn’t that right GongleShanks?

I also enjoy eating out, long walks in the countryside and I’m an absolute demon in the be … oops, my apologies folks. That’s for another site I’m writing on!

Alas, I must leave you all at this point as it would appear that there is some unexpected visitor knocking on my door!

Take good care of yourselves and others.

Best wishes.


Inspired to write a blog!

I have just read a blog post written by@Kirsten124 I

It was an interesting read and it got me thinking………….

Kirsten manages Robb Murphy, a lovely lad and a great songwriter who is featured in our ‘Hidden Gems’ series. She was prompted to write the blog after receiving a comment from someone advising her that:

“…you have the wrong understanding of how the music business works”

Some of the points Kirsten made in her blog resonated with me. I will put a link to her blog at the end of this one so that you can read it in full but it got me thinking that much of what she said in her post applies to what we Grimniens do on Twitter.

I think it’s fair to say that none of our team are ‘experts’ at what we do but we are learning as we go along. The main thing is that we do what we do because we have a vision and a passion for the arts and artistic people and as Kirsten says:

“The only thing that really matters is to do what you love, do what brings you energy, do what makes you feel good, do what you’re good at and become better. (This counts for anyone, regardless if you’re a musician/artist or not.) Don’t take any of the negative things happening personal. Just move on and surround yourself with people who motivate you, work with like-minded people and stay true to yourself.

Keep doing your own thing, do what feels right. Try new things and always keep in mind with everything you do that it’s always better to try and fail than a couple of years later thinking ‘What if…’ Believe in yourself, trust your instincts and never give up on what you love doing.”

That sums up (quite eloquently) our ethos. We are all like minded people, we believe in ourselves and we will never give up because we love what we are doing!

Yes, I’m sure we’ve made mistakes along the way and I, being a ‘very cheeky imp’ have also received ‘advice’ from a few folk but in general our followers tend to stay with us and also have faith in what we are trying to do.

One problem I find with having so many followers is that I tend to lose touch with people unless they actively keep in touch with me. I have just been chatting to a member of the team who commented that there is “so much talent out there” I have been astounded by just how many talented folk there are ‘out there’ since I arrived on this planet but I firmly believe that all creative people deserve a chance to be seen and heard and that is why we are here!

We try to highlight as many people as possible and will always retweet our followers’ tweets so if you have something you want retweeted don’t be shy! Send your tweets to one – or all of our team and pop in and have a chat whenever we are around. Remember we are here for YOU.

If you still aren’t sure who the team members are we are all listed on our website:thelamaison.co.uk

If you would like to read Kirsten’s blog you can find it here:

Thank you Kirsten for prompting me to write a post and by the way we think you are doing a FINE job for Robb!

As always, thank you for continuing to follow and support us, we couldn’t do what we do without you!


Love Gongle x




The moment you’ve been waiting for!

Hello everybody Well, it’s been a long time coming but……………I finally have news about our new site, Voice Box Live! The site is ready to launch subject to some final tests which will be happening over the next week or two.The site will launch in November 2016…….only joking! Of course it’s 2014! There will be a yearly fee of just £12 Members will be able to own a fifteen or thirty minute scheduled show. The System will have HD visuals and sound. There is  potential for multiple camera usage. Also it’s going to have automated twitter accounts for performers to promote through for free…… Grimnien, DhumassShrester, UrsulaLygarlis and MonicaKellis. There are 100,000 followers behind them! This is just a brief insight into what the possibilities will be. Once the site launches and any potential teething problems   are sorted it will all become as clear as mud!  LOL, speaking from a personal viewpoint of course. As you all know, inverted imps are not known for their technical skills! 🙂 If anyone is interested in helping out with admin for the site please contact our Admin manager:




Please be patient if we don’t get back straight away, things are a bit hectic at the moment 🙂

We will shortly be needing moderators for the site.

The ‘Grimniens’ will continue to interact and promote our lovely followers on Twitter but the new site will give you even more scope to be seen! We are all very excited that the project is finally getting underway and I will update you with news as I get it. Finally a very warm welcome to all our new followers. You probably know by now that we are here to help all creatives whether you are an artist, poet, musician, photographer, writer……………we welcome ALL creatives! Also thank you and please continue to spread the word about us.  Many of you retweet for us which we appreciate very much! We couldn’t do it without you. Feel free to join in with our ‘banter’ It’s a good way to get noticed without boring people with ‘advertising’ and we all enjoy a good laugh. You may have noticed that! We don’t take life too seriously which is why we are happy in our work! Remember, Gongle loves you all:-) x

A Quick update

Hi all

In case you haven’t noticed <smirk> The Great Gongleshanks has decided to write a book:-) It’s the story of the Grimniens and I’m putting it on my blog as it’s written. I have put it on a ‘page’ as opposed to the blog so I’m not sure if it will automatically be shared with my millions of blog followers like it is when I write a blog post.

You can find it here: https://gongle22.wordpress.com/dont-use-the-r-word-the-story-of-the-grimniens/

I really hope you enjoy it!


Love Gongle x

A little update on the competition

Hello fans:-)

The competition ‘Make Gongle laugh’ is opening on the 1st May and will run until the end of June……..hang on, 30 days hath September April, June………and will run until the 30th June! So remember Gongle will be watching out for your funny tweets.

As well as the cash prize we will also be offering runner up prizes. There will be three copies of ‘Lifelines’ up for grabs signed by the Great Gongleshanks himself!! I told Grimnien that should be first prize as anything signed by me is going to be worth a lot more than fifty quid but……he insisted that humans would prefer cash, strange lot that they are.

There will also be signed books by the one and only wizard, Grimnien himself and as if that wasn’t enough Grimnien is going to be offering some signed artwork! Yes I think Grimnien has finally lost the plot! I mean, can you imagine owning a piece of signed artwork by a wizard from another dimension? How COOLIO is that??

Aaaarg! I want to enter now, is that allowed I wonder? I WANT a signed artwork from Grimnien!

We are also in ‘talks’ with some of our followers who may offer some signed books, CD’s and artwork for future competitions so watch this space………..

If any followers would like to donate prizes for future competitions kindly drop Gongle a line at Gongleshanks@hotmail.co.uk

Okey Dokey that’s all I wanted to let you know/

Remember Gongle loves you all…….especially if you are donating competition prizes:-)

Love Gongle x

ps The competition has been listed on The Prizefinder: <a href=”http://www.theprizefinder.com&#8221; title=”ThePrizeFinder.com – home of competitions and prize winning” target=”_blank”>Win competitions at ThePrizeFinder.com</a>

A bit more news from Gongle

In my last post I explained that I was cancelling the competition website. Before I do I decided to take some of the general information off said website and post it here for people who haven’t read it. I also received some competition entries which I will post for you to read once I get permission from the contributors::


My name is Gongleshanks and I am from the Land of Grimney. WHAT? You’ve never heard of Grimney? Where HAVE you been?? Ah! No! I can’t be bothered explaining it all again. All you need to know for now is that I work for Voice Box Promotions. We promote creative people on twitter such as poets, artists, writers, musicians, comedians, anyone creative who needs promoting, we do it! So what makes us different to other promotional companies I hear you ask? Well, we don’t charge. Yes you heard that right….we promote people free of charge. Our creator, Grimnian had this vision you see, Grimnian is a cross-dressing wizard by the way, anyway, where was I? Oh yes Grimnian decided that there are so many talented people ‘out there’ trying to get seen and heard and it made him sad.So one day he thought ‘I know what I’ll do……I’ll get a group of people together who are willing to work for no pay and we will TAKE OVER THE WORLD’. He didn’t actually say that last bit – about taking over the world I mean – but I am an imp and sometimes prone to exaggerating a bit. Anyway he got this team of nutters…..erm I mean like-minded people together and took them to Twitterland where they have been working tirelessly for many months to make people’s dreams come true. The team consists of Grimnian the wizard, a lesser spotted tentacular clam by the name of Morton, a tin knight with bees in his head named Garlan, a beautiful lady called Kara, Wendel, a demented Mayor who walks backwards and Gongleshanks a naughty imp who walks upside down. Gongle’s long suffering girlfriend, Ann also tweets for the team.

Grimnian has also been building a very spectacular site called Voice Box and it has a virtual stage where our Twitter followers can perform to a large audience via webcam.


What is VoiceBox?

An obvious question, VoiceBox came to mind after the creation of the Land of Grimney. I had always intended to find a way to encourage, support and promote creativity of all kinds. The problem I found with many websites was that they often swallowed talent through sheer weight of member numbers. This we wanted to avoid. Therefore we are creating VoiceBox – The Virtual Stage. A free platform where members will be able to perform their music, poetry, comedy routines or simply talk about their books, or just share their thoughts with others. Tweets will be sent out on Twitter to announce a performance, and these will be free to over thirty thousand people. There will be a small charge if a member wishes to reach a further one hundred thousand and book promotions will require a very tiny fee, but free promotion will still be available too. We hope that you will recoup any expense with your own sales. Why charge you may ask? The website is destined to be an expensive construction, and we and its builders GloDerWorks; an award winning design company, will have to manage it. The intention is to grow and adapt and, with your support and contributions, we intend to become a powerful online influence in discovering, supporting and empowering new talents throughout the world.

The site has incredible potential. Voice Box Promotions, our hard working publicity department, have gathered over one hundred and thirty thousand followers on Twitter and we are proud to share with you that a significant core are involved with the music and publishing industry. We are followed by many incredibly talented individuals and hope that we can help share their gifts with others.

VoiceBox will be a unique concept, simply being built for you. How successful you are depends on your determination, drive and ability. We believe that success for us will be measured only by the success of those who become involved and strive to achieve their goals and dreams.

We hope that you will join us, share your gifts and participate in all aspects of VoiceBox, of which there will be many. We are here to see you succeed, but success is in your hands. We will take great pride in seeing you achieve your ambitions and helping you as much as we can along the way.

Good luck and may your dreams take flight!


A little story:

Once upon a time there lived a wizard by the name of Grimnian. He lived in a fantasy world all of his own, this land was called Grimney. Many strange creatures inhabited the land of Grimney and when they were not at war fighting to control the land, they spent their days painting, reading books and writing.One day Grimnian was sat in the woods chatting to his friends when he stunned everybody by announcing ‘I’m bored!’

‘You’re bored?’ repeated Morton the slimy clam ‘Well what do you want to do Grimnian?’ Grimnian looked thoughtful for a moment then he turned to Morton and said ‘I want to start an online empire’

Everyone stopped chatting idly and turned their attention to the strange wizard who was wearing a very expensive looking dress.

Kara Jarina a beautiful and enchanting lady was first to speak ‘If you want to spend the day creating an empire dear Grimnian then that is what you must do.’ Kara then resumed her welding.

Without another word Grimnian arose elegantly – as befits someone wearing a very expensive dress – and staggered off into the woods. He staggered because he was wearing exceedingly high heels, not the best attire for hiking but…..well, that’s Grimnian for you!

After some time he re-appeared accompanied by a very handsome man who walked towards the group of friends on his hands.

‘This is Gongleshanks’ said Grimnian, ‘he is joining my empire. He used to be Meadow Goblinglitter but I changed her into a man’.

‘Ooooh’ piped up Morton, ‘Why did you change Meadow into a man?’

‘Every empire has a handsome and charismatic man on the team’ replied Grimnian with a vague expression on his face.

‘But why is he upside down?’ Morton continued.

Grimnian’s eyes became clear now and he spoke with great determination. ‘Ah, yes, why indeed Morton’ he began. ‘I can tell you exactly why Gongleshanks is upside down young………..clam. Goodness, yes indeedy………….and well spotted, you are indeed a very observant young……..clam! The reason why Gongleshanks, the handsome, charismatic man is upside down is…………because…………my spell went wrong. Yes, that’s it…………that’s what happened the spell went wrong, it was a mistake, that, Morton is why Gongleshanks is upside down.’

Grimnian smiled contentedly to himself, quietly pleased with his clear and intelligent explanation.

Wendel, the Mayor of Dingletown grabbed hold of Gongle’s foot and shook it vigorously. ‘I was very pleased to meet you tomorrow’ said Wendel because he was extremely stupid.

‘OK’ announced the elegantly dressed wizard’ There is no time like the future we had better make a start for we have a long and arduous journey ahead of us.’

‘But…..where are we going?’ protested Kara as she lifted her welding mask.

‘We are going to Twitterland’ beamed Grimnian. ‘I have heard tell that there are many unhappy people in this land. There are writers and painters and poets and minstrels of great quality but nobody will give them the time of day because a tyrant has taken over the land. He has created a huge empire and mesmerised the population into believing that the only creative people worth seeing are the ones that he chooses to show on the watchy box and has commanded that nobody else will be allowed into his empire unless they have been chosen by him or one of his close friends.

At this, the band of creatures rolled around on the ground laughing and holding their tummies because their chuckle muscles were hurting.

‘Oh Grimnian!’ they gasped, ‘Where do you get these outlandish ideas, ha ha, hee hee, as if that could really happen!’

Grimnian stepped over them and continued, ‘We must make tracks if we are to save the creatives of earth.

The group stopped laughing and picked themselves up because they could see by the absent expression on the wizard’s face that he was in no mood for jollity and was indeed serious about saving the creative people of earth from a life of anonymity.

That is how the Grimnians came to be in twitterland and the rest – as they say – is history.

The group worked hard from their little office and made lots of friends in Twitterland. Grimnian spent his days scouring the haberdashery shops for sequins because he was obsessed with sparkly things. Success quickly went to Morton’s head and he lavished allsorts of expensive gifts on himself including the latest model Clambretta. He soon found that his clambretta attracted lots of ladies and he began to disappear on ‘business’ trips with alarming regularity. Beautiful Kara became a workaholic, locked away with mountains of paperwork for months on end and Gongleshanks met the love of his life, a girl from Miami who was the perfect partner for the imp because she always turned a blind eye to his philandering, presumably hoping that one day he would settle down and mend his ways – Yes in a way, Ann was as big a dreamer as Grimnian!

One sunny day Grimnian decided to bring in a new staff member and turned up with an old, rusty, tin knight by the name of Garlan. The team were told that Garlan had worshipped gold before coming to Twitterland. To teach him a valuable lesson (see what I did there!) some wizard had turned Garlan into metal ‘because he loved the stuff so much’ The only way Garlan could regain his original form and be reunited with his lady, Ambrosia was to perform many good deeds without accepting any payment whatsoever – making a position on the staff at Voice Box Promotions ideal.

Things were going well in Twitterland for many months then one day Gongleshanks walked into the office, and put his hands into a pool of clam slime. As he stood unsteadily on his feet wiping his hands on Grimnian’s blouse he surveyed the strange scene in his place of work, the clam hanging from the ceiling dripping slime, Grimnian counting his sequins and Garlan scrubbing himself with a brillo pad and he thought to himself:

‘This is not how I envisaged my life when I was a young girl.’

Gongle thought he needed a rest so he took himself off to his private island in the middle of the Carribean to have a think about his life……….

When he returned more staff had joined the team, There was Garli, a sun Goddess, Ursula, a bit of a mystery that one! and a Master swordsman by the name of Killgin.

This story is still being written so watch this space………..

Competition Launched

Hello folks

I’m sorry if I’ve been a bit quiet lately (although I expect you’re not!) I have been working my little gloves off. I am pleased to tell you that our first ‘cash prize’ competition has been launched. Because it is the first real competition our fabulous wizard, Grimnian has guaranteed that the first prize for each category will be a minimum of £100!

The competition website is here: http://www.gongleshanks.co.uk

Also if you’re still not sure why the Grimnians have landed and why they are here there is lots of information on the site so do go and have a look……..

Why are you still here then?

Oh I see you are hanging on to my every word as usual!

There are a couple of new judges in the pipeline, actually I must go and get them out…….

If you would like to be a judge please email me at: gongleshanks@hotmail.co.uk

Thank you to all our followers for, well………following us! Where would we be without all your support? Back in Grimney I suppose.

You are making us strange beings so welcome on your planet, it really isn’t true what we heard about you humans before we came!

Right, that’s all I wanted to say so off you pop now and have a look at the website.

Love Gongle x

Update from Gongle

Hello folks:-)

Sorry I haven’t been around much lately, I’ve been busy hiding from Mad Meadow! Only joking but she does keep me on my fingers. You know when they say ‘Careful what you wish for’? well I think I’m beginning to understand that statement now. If you’d told me a month ago that a pretty lady would turn up and offer to do all my cooking/cleaning and ironing if I married her I would have been turning cartwheels but now it’s happened I’m not too sure……

She IS very pretty and very willing to please – she is a Grimnian after all – but there’s just something about her…..it’s difficult to explain, I just can’t quite put my toe on it……….We’ll just have to see what happens I suppose.

Anyway you don’t want to hear all about my love life…..What was that? You do? oh well I actually came to give you an update on the website. I am still in the process of finding more judges. I think the technical bits are just about sorted now and I will be posting another ‘free to enter’ competition shortly.

It’s all been a bit crazy but we should be able to post a ‘cash’ competition soon now so keep checking the website. In case you’ve forgotten the address is: http://www.Gongleshanks.co.uk

I should also have an update for you on the main site, MineEye before too much longer. We may look like part timers but believe me there is a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes!

As always if you have any comments or suggestions I am always pleased to hear from you. Either leave a comment on the blog or email me: Gongle22@hotmail.co.uk

Thank you all for your continuing support of the Grimnians. We really do appreciate all of our followers and all the mentions and retweets. Don’t forget you can ask any of us for a retweet by tagging us, I know some of you are shy but that’s why we’re here. We try to retweet as many of you as possible. If you haven’t had any promotion for some time please remind us.
We are only Grimnian after all!

Love Gongle x

New Team Members

Hello all

Just a little update to keep you informed with happenings at Grimnian Promotions.

Our team is expanding – and I’m not just referring to Gongle’s head!

We are all busy growing and promoting our followers ready for the launch of MineEye which IS coming, I promise. Watch out for the survey link which we’re currently tweeting. The survey is designed fo you to have your input into the final design of the website so do help us to help you by completing it:-)

Our mighty wizard has been building the team in readiness for the launch of MineEye. In addition to team members previously listed you will see Garlan Glave appearing more regularly in the near future. He’s our very own ‘tin man’ who, due to past transgressions is now living a life of tin (sorry:-) He is deteriorating rapidly and is being restored by his new friends in readiness for his important role. If you come across Garlan please be kind to him, help to cheer up our paranoid android!

We would also like to thank our helpers @SimonTurkas and @mrsnickih  who are doing a wonderful job helping to spread the word about Grimnian Promotions.

There are also numerous volunteers working behind the scenes and although they don’t work in public they are equally important to our venture.

Last but definitely not least a very big Thank you to our followers for joining in with the fun and for tweeting about us. We may not always have time to thank you individually but please be assured that we appreciate your help.

We are delighted with the response so far, it is growing much quicker than any of us had dared to hope so please continue to support us so that we can continue to support you.

Yours always

Gongle xx