Today it is exactly seven years since I took over Grape Vine from John Lock, who had been producing it for twelve years and felt it was time to retire. Since then I have helped hundreds of readers to win thousands of prizes, and every single one reported to me feels as good as winning it myself.
Also today, I tweeted my 50,000th tweet, and on Wednesday it will be three years since I joined Twitter.
Taking those experieces together, what a lot I've learned in a relatively short time! And hopefully I've passed on a lot of the things I have learned to some of you.
To celebrate, I am running a quickie competition on Twitter. The prize is a bundle of goodies comprising
a signed Rosemary Schrager's Breakfasts recipe book
a smelly Dalek for your dashboard (go on, you KNOW you want one)
a "Versatile Vegetables" address and birthday book
and most importantly, a 3 month subscription to Grape Vine, or of course an extension to your sub if you are already a subscriber.
All you have to do to enter is retweet the competition tweet which you will find here
The competition closes at 8pm on Monday 13th February and is open to UK residents only