All this time and I didn't realise that I should have applied for approval from the World Blog Council before writing a word. Still, it's sorted now and I have to say I'm flattered by their kind words. And, as I submitted in my application to the council, I feel it my duty as a Blogger from Oldham to get some sort of council approval, I'm guessing that Oldhamers are more likely to pay attention to the WBC than they do to the dear old Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council.
Mind you judging by the decisions of Oldham Council over the years - including a multi million pound shopping centre build in the seventies, never fully occupied and then knocked down twenty years later; a Police Station built the wrong way round (or is that an urban myth); and a swimming pool a tile's width too short for proper competitions to be held there - the committees of our local council use similar decision making processes to the WBC.
So they're not completely bad then!