I've just looked this blog up on the Wikio rankings and this is supposedly the 74th most influential blog in the country!
Of course it isn't really, as the list has several notable omissions, such as any of the Times or Spectator bloggers and no doubt many others that i have not yet spotted aren't included either. Even so I'm pleased with 74th place because the last time I looked myself up on Wikio I was somewhere between 200 and 300 and I'm sure I will sink back to the depths of obscurity soon enough.
Update: So how do I install this badge in my sidebar?:
The Railway Mania Bar at the Royal Station Hotel, York
45 minutes ago