Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Apparently, I am a beautiful blogger

Me
Beautiful Blogger or what?
Today I am going to break a promise I made to myself long ago; on May 22 2012 to be precise. The promise was not to accept any blog awards (unless Nobel, Bafta or Booker Prize related) on the basis that they damned me by faint praise, singled me out for mediocrity, and worse still, interfered with my rebellious inclination to nonconformity.

A whole year and a bit later, I realise that I was wrong. There is nothing wrong with mediocrity or faint praise. I am in the line of work where praise and rewards are few and far between and I should accept small morsels whenever offered. The nonconformity thing is a different issue, but I have come up with a solution. (See below).

And so it is with great delight, that I now accept the Beautiful Blogger Award, bestowed upon me by the very talented Katie Hayoz, who tells me the award is not so much an award, as a game of tag to let other bloggers know I appreciate them and their posts and would like to know more about them. 

These are the rules of acceptance… 
  1. Copy and place the Beautiful Blogger Award in your post.
  2. Thank the person that nominated you and link back to their blog.
  3. Tell 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers.
So without further ado...

The Actual Beautiful Blogger Award - duly pasted.

Thank you, Katie 
Her blog can be foundhere. (And very interesting it is too…)

7 Things about me
1. I was once terrorised by a cow, after offering her one of my fruit gums.
2. If I tell you "I used to go to school with him (or her) ..." chances are, I am lying.
3. My dogs can speak.
4. I know someone who knows someone who is related to someone famous.
5. I have a cookery o' level.
6. I love wild flowers.
7. I once taught myself to play the clarinet with the mouth piece on backwards and gave up when I found out I was doing it wrong. 

7 Fellow Bloggers
1. The Essential Guide to Being Unpublished 
There are many blogs available that can tell you how to get published. However if it’s literary oblivion you’re after (or a damn good laugh) this is the blog to watch. It comes to you courtesy of Nan Bovington, who frankly, is a literary genius.
2. The Horrormoanal Woman
Maturing like a strong stilton and just on the wrong side of 40, Marnie Riches writes the filthiest blog I dare to read. However, Marnie is a very lovely person and her blog, although X rated, is always good for a belly laugh.
And finally, Matthew Connolly’s unassuming little blog, which is barely a blog at all. But nevertheless, his observations are witty and honest, and if you do feel like buying his new book DANCES WITH DAFFODILS, about the love life of Dorothy Wordsworth, I am sure he would be very grateful.


And now to my aforementioned solution to my predilection for non-conformity.
Instead of seven nominations, I am sticking at three. Told you I was a rebel.