Sorry, I'm just not as cool as many of the other finalists (although what do you expect from a blog about trains), but I wanted to say THANKS to everyone who nominated this blog so it got in front of the judging panel. It's now reached the finals for the 2007 Weblog Awards - The Bloggies - under Best British or Irish Blog.
This is the third year the blog's reached the finals under this category and it's great being a finalist. Over the years I've been amazed at how brilliant you've all been with sending in funny stories, nightmare journeys, photographs of Tube roundels not in their natural homes, pictures of Tube fashion victims to add to the growing Flickr set, videos, news, random subway stories from around the world and generally for being great commenters, emailers, visitors and lurkers.
The blog really is now as much yours as it is mine. So keep up the great work.
Also wanted to say congrats to UK category finalists and send particularly good wishes to the following for reaching the finals too - Zoe - My Boyfriend is a Twat - Best European Blog, Jack from Pandemian - Best Writing. Jack (formerly GreenFairy.com) has been a long time commenter and supporter of this blog and I'm pleased to have met her too. Likewise was good to meet last year's winner of Best British & Irish - Girl With a One Track Mind & Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void who markets some very nice wine. Delighted to see Arseblog in the finals for Best Sports Blog. And a thousand yays to Flickr for being simply fab.