Friday, 24 December 2021

I have decided to take a break of the Christmas and New Year period. My wife and I are in poor health and over the past year I have struggled to keep on top of all the e-mails I receive. The backlog is now over 300 and if you are waiting for a reply I sincerely apologise for not getting back to you. I have spent many hours every day on my blog since I started it over 9 years ago and I still enjoy the time I am able to dedicate to it. I have a healthy backlog of completed draft posts so there will still be a minimum of 6 new posts a day over the next 10 days or so. I will still be looking out for new or interesting items that pop up from time to time and I will still be updating the Index on 1st January, as I do on the 1st of every month. But it will be the e-mails that will suffer, so this little note is to explain and to apologise to anyone who is waiting for me to reply to them. 

To those that celebrate them I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, to those that don't, please take care and stay safe.

Alan Jenkins

46 comments:

  1. Alan my friend,
    Wish you and your family a merry Christmas in great health, all the best

    Take care,
    Pedro

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    1. Hi Pedro,

      Thank you for your kind thoughts, a Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  2. Merry Christmas Alan!
    Stay

    and healthy!

    Kind Regards
    Ivica

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    1. Hi Ivica,

      Thank you, Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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  3. Marry Christmas Alan!
    Wish your family have a good health in the new year!

    Lin

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    1. Thank you LIn and best wishes to you and your family too.

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  4. Alan,

    A well deserved break. Hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas and good health to you all. Your site is loved by so many so let me say a big thank you from everyone for all the hard work you have contributed over these years it is much appreciated.

    Paul

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  5. Your health and the health of your close ones is the priority!!
    Get healthy!!!

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  6. Wish you and your family all the best over the festive period, and have a happy new year, you deserve a well earned rest for all your hard work to your blog.

    Signing off for now, just looking forward to massive sticker collection from Panini for the World Cup: Qatar 2022 this time next year or thereabouts.

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    1. Hi Martin,

      Thank you. I hope you and your family had a great Christmas and I hope you have a happy and prosperous New Year. Yes, next year's Panini album should be something special.

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  7. Dear Alan, wish you and your wife all the best and a very healthy 2022.
    kind regards

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    1. That's very kind of you, thank you. I hope 2022 treats you well.

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  8. Alan
    I hope your taking a well deserved break and resting up well, I wish you and your wife a better healthier 2022, Thank you for all your hard work in putting together this blog,
    John Roberts

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    1. Thank you John, I hope you had a great Christmas and Best Wishes for the Ne Year.

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    2. Posted a couple items of too you that you might find of interest (Misc Panini football related :)

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    3. Thank you John, I'll look forward to receiving them.

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  9. Health and family always comes first, so don't feel stressed about the blog (which by the way is the outstanding best internet source for our hobby. Has helped me a lot over the years). Wish you and your wife a healthy 2022!
    Stefan

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    1. Hi Stefan,

      Thank you for your kind words. I hope you and your family had a good Christmas and I hope you have a happy and prosperous year in 2022.

      Alan

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  10. (Belated) Happy Christmas and New Year Alan, your trojan work is greatly appreciated! I have a draft email with some random information for you which I must get around to sending.
    Sean

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    1. Hi SEan,

      A belated Marry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too, I hope you and your family are keeping well.

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  11. Hope you and your Good Lady are enjoying a nice relaxing break.

    All the Best

    Mark

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    1. That's very kind of you Mark, thank you. I hope you and your family had a good Christmas and that 2022 treats you well.

      Take care,

      Alan

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  12. Alan- Hoping that you and your wife are feeling better. Prayers to you and your wife for a happy and healthier 2022. Wishing you all the best.
    Mark Rosser

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    1. Thank you Mark, unfortunately old age doesn't always come on it's own. Take care and stay safe.

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  13. Thanks for all you do for this community Alan - Blessings for health and happiness for you and your family this year and beyond.

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  14. Feel well soon! Love the site.

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  15. All the best to you and yours. Thank you for such a wonderful site, I've enjoyed it immensely!

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  16. Sorry to hear that you and your wife are not in the best of health just now ... hope the health of both of you improves soon

    You do an amazing job Alan with your fantastic website

    Wishing you all the very best

    Up The Bluebirds !

    John
    Blackpool

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    1. Hi John,

      Good to hear from you. We're both getting on in years and we're in poor health these days, but that's the way things go sometimes, but thanks for your kind thoughts.

      I think 1-1 was a fair result last weekend. A month ago it looked like we were in a relegation scrap but some good results since then has pulled us away from the bottom four. At least we're both looking up the league table rather than backwards and hopefully we'll both finish as high as possible this season.

      Take care,

      Alan

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  17. Hi Alan. Just dropping by to say thank you. This site has been helpful to a lot of us more than once.
    Cheers Ronny

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  18. All the best to you, Alan. Your website has been a huge resource as I've come to enjoy the vintage football/soccer collecting hobby over the last couple of years. Thank you so much and be well!

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  19. Wishing you the best Alan. Hope that the health situation improves. All your data has helped me build my collection throughout the years. Best to you and yours! Al Jurgela

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  20. Wish you and your wife all the best, Alan. Always a pleassure to speak to you, and your site is one of a kind and an invaluable source for all of us.

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  21. Hi Alan, I hope you and your wife are feeling better. It is always a pleasure to visit you site. Thank you for helping so much in educating me so much in the hobby we all love. Best wishes John

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    1. Thank you John, I'm glad you find my blog useful.

      Take care, Alan

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  22. Hi Alan, hope everything is going well

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  23. Hi Alan, I just wanted to thank you for all the work you have done over the years putting all this information together for the good of the hobby. Your work will benefit collectors for a very long time to come.
    I hope your health is good enough and I wish you well from Ireland : )
    Laurence

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    1. Hi Laurence,

      Thanks you for your kind comments, I'm glad you find my blog helpful. Some days are better than others but I do enjoy compiling items for my blog.

      Take care and stay safe,

      Alan

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