loupomm has just pointed out that it's my two year anniversary of being a HotUKDeals member today!! Two years since I first saw the site on Google and noticed that I could get a gift for posting a certain amount of deals at the time...
What a day today it is too, finding out that HotUKDeals is Computer Active's site of the fortnight and the possibility of 30,000 members by the end of the day too... I think we were still on less than 2,000 when I joined. The site's really come a long way since then... high's and lows... a site re-design (believe it or not the site used to be purple) and newspaper after newspaper reporting on us at the end of 2006 along with all of the internet blogs because of the Hamley's ordeal.
It's all down to Paul really. It was all his mastermind idea, and he should really be proud of what he has acheived. I'd also like to thank the moderators too. I don't remember "1" but I do remember MissPiggy and LoneCrusader and also the brilliant Slinks who I should probably catch-up with one day because she's not too far from me.
There's all of the current mods too: The Mod Father himself, Rayman, who helped me out when I was just a newbie and kept me on the rails. fordy who's secured us with so many discounts with some great retailers. Edi who's helped out quite a bit with posting the mobile deals I haven't managed to pick up. Millarcat who's always ready to cheer us up with her friendly posts. MikeT and his brilliant Dell deals and, more importantly, his humorus comments about flying kites in the mod area. Finally, there's Emma who's becoming more and more of a best friend to me every day. This site just wouldn't be the same if it were missing any of you!!
And also there's all of the members here, too numerous to mention, who I can count on to come and provide me with some cheerful banter in the Misc forum and elsewhere on the site, as well as scurrying about posting all of the Hot Deals you can find... there would be no site without you all, and you've all made me giggle like a little girl at some point or another with something you've said.
It's been an amazing two years. I'm really not sure where I'd be without HUKD or where I was before it, so let's hope we'll spend many more happy years together...