Many years ago, to maintain my razor-sharp weekday appearance and to keep the dry-cleaning bills to a minimum, I invested in a trouser press. The device keeps a nice sharp crease on the suit pants and I only need to think about dry-cleaning when my lunch spills out of it’s glass. To set up a bit of contrast and to keep a good self-image during the working week, I sloth my way around in old jeans or tracksuits at the weekend.
Anybody who knows me socially will tell you, I look like a reject shop mannequin at the weekends. When I do the grocery shopping, security guards follow me around the store.
By contrast, during the week, shop security are as likely to greet my besuited self with a deferential “Good day Sir” and to hold the door for me. That does say more about them than me, I suppose.
However, this weekend is different. All my cloths need to be ironed. Creases need to be sharp and collars crisp. That’s because I am Freshly Pressed. Yes, to anybody in the WordPress world, this is big stuff. To pretty well everybody else, it’s a trouser and shirt thing.
So, if you see me cutting my way through a crowd of shoppers in a perfectly creased suit this weekend, don’t be alarmed, it’s just that I’m freshly pressed. And I’m delighted.
To put it in numerical terms, in the average month, I post 5 times. Yes that’s 5 posts. In October 2014, there were 64,765,865 posts using the WordPress platform. Yes, that’s over 64 million posts in one month. Each day, WordPress select just a handful of posts to feature on Freshly Pressed.
So, you will understand why I am so happy that my Chicken and Pancetta Pie post got singled out by the lovely editors at WordPress for the Freshly Pressed treatment. Time to get the iron out. Those curtains are looking a little creased……
End note of thanks. With sincere gratitude to Dave Whelan at Firstcom (the best communications company in the world bar none. I know, I work there.) for the image manipulation and for the ironing.