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Another accolade. Well it’s about bloody time !

Posted by Big John on July 9, 2015

Sound the trumpets, beat the drums and roll out the red carpet for I have to thank a lady who I have never met (promise) who has nominated me for  ….

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OK, so it’s not some ancient order of chivalry or even one of those ‘showbiz’ statuette thingies, but it means a lot to this old bugger blogger, who for more than ten years has been churning out all sorts of crap, in the hope that there are still a few people out there who have a sense of humour, appreciate common sense, don’t believe all that they see and read in the media, are tolerant of others beliefs and don’t give a shit about who is going to win at Wimbledon !

Now at this point I am supposed to …

1. ‘Thank and list the blog address of the person who nominated me’ …       Thanks a lot Lin … http://dun-na-sead-rising.blogspot.co.uk/

2. ‘Nominate 10 to 20 others and tell them I am nominating them’. Sorry but I must opt out here, because, in the past I have nominated bloggers for similar awards etc. and some do not appreciate the compliment or are too embarrassed to respond.

If this excludes me from the ranks of the noble ‘Creative Bloggers’, perhaps I can be an ‘honoury’ CB ? You know, a bit like when an American citizen is knighted by ‘er Maj’, only not quite as ridiculous.

3. ‘Tell five things about myself no one knows’.

  1. My Dad used to throw me in the river to teach me how to swim.   Swimming was easy. Getting out of the sack was the hard part.
  2. As a youngster I played the cornet in The Brixton Boys Silver Band. I mimed for most of the time, even during the quiet bits.
  3. I’m not too keen on dogs, but I love Chinese food.
  4. I don’t believe in all that man made global warming/climate change propaganda. Neither do the polar bears.
  5. I’ve never ‘tweeted’ in my life, but then again, I’ve never been ‘trolled’.

By the way, just as with the British Honours system, I will accept ‘volunteers’ who wish to be nominated for this award. Just put your details and a wad of cash in a brown envelope and let me know …

… where to collect it ! 

4 Responses to “Another accolade. Well it’s about bloody time !”

  1. rummuser said

    Congratulations and welcome to the exclusive club of The Creative Blogger Award Winners.

  2. Grannymar said

    Sorry John, I cannot find a brown envelope, but I do like your take on this award!

  3. lin heinz said

    Dear John,
    1. Paragraph 1: I can just hear the royal butler intoning: “the lady Lin of the Grand Duchy of Linoleum.”
    2. To point 2.2: I’d love to hear how those Yanks managed to accept honours, since, theoretically at least, as they taught us at school, if we bow knee or head to anyone but God that great mystical order of yahoos, the US government, can take away our citizenship papers.
    3. To 3.3 I laughed for five minutes
    4. I wish I’d thought of the volunteer system.
    Although really this nominating thing is a lot of fun.
    5. I still love your blog.

  4. Dick Klade said

    Trying to assemble a wad of cash. May take a while. How do I get proposed for knighthood?

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