Many thanks for the further kind words and congratulations. As far as I know the curious (without MT access) can not get to see my user statistics, so it seems like a good idea to put some of them here as an acknowledgement of my debt to regular and helpful chasers. These figures come from the website, so I have no influence on them apart from the logging process. Some are publicly visible but included for completeness.
Points 2007, of which Winter Bonus 477
Summits 614 of which Uniques 335 and Completes 294 (in 20 regions)
Different chasers worked 1735
Summits activated 6 or more times 22 (mostly in SW with WB close behind
Chasers with more than 100 contacts 7; my grateful thanks to G0RQL, G0TRB, G4ZRP, M0MDA, G6TUH, G6ODU and G0TDM for just over 1000 contacts between them. I am also very grateful to the other 1728 chasers
Another Summit reaching 6 activations today; Sugar Loaf, GW/SW-011. Many thanks for the contacts. Apologies for the delayed start; very high SWR. Still not sure what was wrong. more during the rest of the bonus season, I hope. Next stop 2500,