About Being “Freshly Pressed”

After being “pressed” yesterday my mailbox very rapidly started to fill up and I did my best to keep up with all of your comments, likes and my new followers. Early to bed last night as I’m off to Llanberis and the National Slate Museum, which is an industrial museum complex, but great for photography, all dark and grimy.

Iron and Brass Foundry

I’ve been there before but it was a rushed visit so today it’s going to be an all day photo trip, there’s so much to see and photograph.

Thought, I’d check my email before setting off and there were 106 messages waiting for me this morning, which I’ve sort of dealt with, before setting off to Llanberis….nothing like an early start.

Of course being out all day means I won’t be able to approve new comments or follow up on any emails I receive whilst I’m out but I promise to get round to them all this evening

Finally, I’d like to thank everyone who has commented, liked or is now following my blog.



27 thoughts on “About Being “Freshly Pressed”

  1. mtlawleyshire March 21, 2013 / 08:11

    Sorry to add to the list, but well done you!


    • roughseasinthemed March 21, 2013 / 09:24

      Ooops, you mean you had been to Llanberis before not FP’d before 😀 We went there some years ago on a damp week in North Wales but it was a good outing, really enjoyed it.


      • roughseasinthemed March 21, 2013 / 09:25

        Replied to the wrong one there. Think I’ll shut up now.


      • Mike Hardisty March 21, 2013 / 17:32

        I like Llanberis, especially for photography, there’s so much to see and there’s also the Llanberis Pass which is really scenic


  2. roughseasinthemed March 21, 2013 / 09:20

    Well done Mike 😀 But if you’ve been FP’d before you’ll know that the new ones will probably drop off pretty quickly. Not that I have, but I’m always fascinated to see that people have 100 or 200 comments one day and go right back down to half a dozen the next.


    • Mike Hardisty March 21, 2013 / 17:30

      I’m fully expecting that to happen. It’s nice while it lasts but it’s also an awful lot of work answering all of the comments. I’ve just got in to find another 125 emails on top of the ones I already had this morning


  3. rutheh March 21, 2013 / 09:45

    Exciting and a bit overwhelming with all the mail. Congratulations Mike.


    • Mike Hardisty March 21, 2013 / 17:33

      Thank you Ruth, I’m trying to get through them all now…


  4. Vicky March 21, 2013 / 10:17

    Congratulations! 🙂
    After reading some of the drivel that becomes freshly pressed, it make a refreshing change to see someone who deserves to be.
    On a different note, I hope you realise you’ve re-ignited my desire to own a DSLR again 😉


    • Mike Hardisty March 21, 2013 / 17:35

      Vichy, thank you for your comment, I wouldn’t be without my DSLR now, it’s so adaptable


  5. fgassette March 21, 2013 / 12:52




    • Mike Hardisty March 21, 2013 / 17:41

      Thank you Francine, I’m still answering emails..


  6. Patti Kuche March 21, 2013 / 13:54

    At last! Well done and congratulations – actually well done WP for recognising your great work! Enjoy your day out, we’ll still be here when you get back, looking fwd to hearing all about it and seeing more of your great shots!


    • Mike Hardisty March 21, 2013 / 17:49

      It’s hard work, Patti, never had so many emails as I’ve had in the last two days…lots of comments to reply to.


  7. Janice D March 21, 2013 / 20:00

    Excellent, Mike. A well deserved Freshly Pressing. 🙂


  8. Tina Schell March 22, 2013 / 00:21

    Hey that’s great Mike, congrats!


  9. Cheryl March 23, 2013 / 19:42

    Congrats on Freshly Pressed … you don’t need to reply Mike … sounds like you’re playing catch up!


    • Mike Hardisty March 23, 2013 / 20:40

      Hi Cheryl, I finally caught up yesterday, although I’m still getting residual comments. It’s hard work, but worth it, lots of traffic on my blog, though over the last three days…


  10. eof737 April 6, 2013 / 13:08

    Good for you! 🙂


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