And so begins our belated celebration of the third anniversary of Stalking the Belle Époque. I launched this site on July 16, 2010 in an effort to recapture some of the beauty of the past and apply it to creating a more gracious and comfortable future. Thanks to all of you, the site has continued to grow. We've been all around the world together. I've been quite grateful to everyone who has shared their own stories with me, and by doing so, given all of us a chance to see some magnificent things we'd never have a chance to see otherwise.
Because of all of you, we have truly made significant strides in creating our own beautiful era!
Now, after over 8000 posts, 500 chapters of Punch's Cousin and nearly four hundred of Mr. Punch of Belgrave Square, your support leaves us one humbled man, a never-humble terrier and a puppet who doesn't know the meaning of the word.
As our Mr. Punch would say, "slugs and hisses," but also my sincere thanks for these first three years.