I have just realised that 150 years ago this very day, Charles Darwin took up his pen and began the first draft of what was to become On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. The rest, as they say is history.
In celebration of this noteworthy anniversary, I have determined to stop faffing about and finally begin work on a long-planned major revamp of The Friends of Charles Darwin website. Hopefully it should take me considerably less time than it took Darwin to publish his masterpiece.
Postscript: The revamped website went live on 23rd August, 2006.