It’s the end of the year as we know it – 2011

One of my favourite things about using WordPress is the statistics. They feed my ego like my mammy did with potatoes for my appetite for donkeys years, and Herself now does with rice and kisses. What’s especially great for this appetite is this annual report provided by the good people at WordPress with details of what you have been reading throughout 2011.

For a statistics nut like me, this is delicious! For an If I had a minute to spare nut like yourself, this will also be one of the most exciting reads of 2012, guaranteed.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,500 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.


Now, I’ve never been to Sydney but now that I’ve read this I’m going to make it my business to be there one day to see what a sold out performance looks like. If it’s even a quarter the quality of If I had a minute to spare then I’m be impressed.


Click here to see the complete report.


What people and bloggers, are saying about If I had a minute to spare in 2011:

“So so pretty” – Roxanne @

“Eh, my little Deutsche cheri, maybe a menage-a-trois with Berlusconi some time?” –

“whining about turning 30 is for babies” – Jim @

“Such is a matter of opinion as to what is shite or not” – Thomás Ó’Cártaigh

“You, sir, are a racist” – Some anonymity called Ryotaro

“Korea looks JUST like an Irish field” – Peadar O’Donoghue

“I’m always scared of getting displaced by going away long-term but I know that if I don’t I will never be satisfied staying here in Ireland without ever having properly experienced living in another place.” – Kate @

“Ireland has come a long way in terms of accepting and recognising the gay community, and Korea will too in the not too distant future.” – a commenter by the name of Sandra

“as the Nun said to the Vicar. It falls in line with so much that ‘Sparkling Korea’ has to offer. All style and no substance. Or as I like to say, ‘All fur coat and nae knickers’.” – Craig @

“I see the notorious Bandi and Lunis point card. Perhaps this will be the most common thing that foreigners carry” Jake @



It has been a great year writing for all of you and I do hope you all continue to come back.


Here’s to another year of fun and frolics at the one and only, world famous, internationally sought and respected

If I had a minute to spare…

…I would probably say something like this



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