Dragon’s Loyalty Award

I was pleasantly shocked to be nominated for a Dragon’s Loyalty award by the hugely talented and linguistically gifted Irena.  You can see her original post here and her fascinating blog here.  It’s very good.


I’ve never won an award before, so even though I have a number of troubling questions about the picture above, I’m going to try jolly hard to follow the rules which are as follows:

•Display the award on your blog.
•Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who nominated you.
•Present 6 deserving bloggers with the award.
•Link your awardees in the post.
•Write 7 interesting things about you.

The deserving six are as follows (I hope this is good news for you!):

Only 100 Words


the deepest of me

soul gifts

write brave

Teacup Talk

And now for the seven, ahem, interesting things about me.

  1. I originally studied music and I sing in a couple of amateur choirs. I’m a bass. Er….is this actually interesting?  [Cut to the song, Nick, I think you’re losing them…].
  2. Okay, so I was once in a band called No Excuses, for which, ironically enough, I would like to offer many, many apologies, explanations and excuses.
  3. I often get mistaken for being relaxed, which strikes me as very strange because I am in fact always worrying about everything. For example, I frequently worry that people mistake me for being relaxed.
  4. I was once on television being interviewed and, because when I was being media trained I was told that I come across as too relaxed (see above), I spent the entire interview nodding like an eager dog. Sadly, everyone agreed I didn’t appear enthusiastic, as I’d hoped. I appeared in need of the toilet.
  5. I try to go running three times a week (which is a good thing) but then lie to myself (which, kids, is a bad thing), pretending to myself that the run I do by the beautiful river in Worcester is four miles long when it’s actually only two and a half miles. This is the only way I can make sense of how truly rubbish my timings are. (Don’t ask.)
  6. I have never been to Albania. Everywhere else is pretty much taped.
  7. I really love tea. And I mean really. Like I’ll tell people almost every time I drink it just how much I love it (it feels like important news to me every single time) and I’ll be late for meetings I genuinely care about simply because I refuse to leave a mug of tea unfinished.  And if you say that’s not very interesting I’ll never make you a cup of tea again…..

Look, I’ve gone way over my usual 50 word limit so I’m going for a little lie down now…thank you for listening.



14 thoughts on “Dragon’s Loyalty Award

  1. Thanks – I’m very much looking forward to exploring your writing. And yes, it’s clearly not easy having a non-expressive face: I thought it was just my issue. Perhaps a virtual support group is in order…..


  2. Thank you so much for the nomination, it is much appreciated. I don’t really do award posts on my blog because they’re way longer than 100 words. But I’ve been planning to add a blogs I love page and your blog is already on the list for that.

    Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply. Thanks again! Oh, and congratulations 🙂


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