Well, it's something worth celebrating. Courtesy of our steadily increasing band of readers, it only took us 13 months to get there and, if the current 'hit rate is maintained - and I manage to stay out of prison - we will easily have half a million up by the end of the year.
Interestingly, hit number 250,000 came from a US reader, which is not unsurprising as the USA accounts for a good third of our readership. I do not know whether we are improving trans-Atlantic relations, but we are certainly trying.
For the rest, our main readership does come from the UK, with The Netherlands in third place, but we have a good following from Spain and a sizeable scattering from the rest of the world.
And, despite popular request for one now, I think we'll save the party for when we reach a million 'hits'. In the meantime, both Helen and I look forward to seeing some of you on Wednesday, in London. For the rest, we both thank you all for your support.