Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Kreativ Blogger

Well, what can I say! It's not every day that you get honoured with a coveted award. I'm a bit overwhelmed by it all and hopefully I'm suitably attired to receive the award, though I have a feeling my girlfriend might want her black dress back. I gratefully accept the Kreativ Blogger award kindly given by Sandi K on her blog Freedom of Thought http://sandi-k.blogspot.com/ . This also gives me an incentive to keep trying to evolve the blog thing (e.g. learn how to add pics easily - I'm so technically challenged it's taken me days just to add the Kreativ Blogger pic!).
In keeping with the spirit of the award, firstly I need to list a few (well, seven, in fact) of my favourite things:

* Travel - I've lived in a few different countries and have travelled to a few dozen others but have still only managed page one of most foreign language phrasebooks. Thank goodness for the MTV generation and learning English through the poetry of Madonna.

* My guitar - It looks really good in the corner of my room. Trouble is, it lets out a scary shriek any time I get near it.

* Sport - Years ago, I could have been 'a contender'. I'm convinced. In what sport, I don't really know but I can always talk a good game.

* Tony Robbins - The man with the fromage smile and unfathomably large hands. Actually, it's not him, per se, that is a favourite thing but the message that his ilk is seeking to put across - positivity.

* Friday afternoons - Friday night is just around the corner and Monday morning feels like weeks away.

* Music - I love Bacharach and David, jazz, acoustic instruments, soulful voices, classics... I could go on.

* Writing - I don't apply myself as much as I used to or would like to. But having come 23rd out of a class of 24 in art when I was 12, it didn't take me long to figure out that the pen was mightier than the paintbrush.

I'm going pass the mantle on to seven other deserving specimens - a mix of the real world, the irreverent and the inspirational. Definitely have a peek and well done all:

David at Authorblog: http://david-mcmahon.blogspot.com/

Ian at Or so I Thought: http://ian-lidster.blogspot.com/


  1. Congratulations! I wanted to say that I've read most of Tony Robbin's books. I actually met him in the 90's in Montreal. He was travelling with the Los Angeles hockey team during the playoffs with the Canadiens. Well, "met" is very subjective! We were standing at the back of the arena waiting to catch a glimpse of Gretzky and he appeared with that big fromage smile! :-) I yelled out "I love you Toneeeeee!" (having had a few beers of course) and he smiled at me and waved. Silly story, but it was fun!

  2. It's good to hear that Mr Robbins and that trademark smile are loved the world over!

  3. I humbly accept your award. I am a notorious rule breaker, & dont often pass them along, but will answer the 7.

  4. Thank you so much for this award! I look forward to keeping in touch!



  5. Very humbly, thank you for this honour. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoy my blog.

    My thanks again ....

  6. I'd like to thank my agent, my manager, and all the little people....

    Seriously though dude, thanks alot, and congrats as well!

  7. My pleasure one and all - well deserved. And hopefully my messages in your comment boxes didn't come across looking like spam in my efforts to be efficient!

  8. Hey, thanks a lot!

    I haven't been blogging much for a while but this is probably the boost I needed!

    Dude: thanks!! It's awesome people read what I say.

  9. What inspiration! Again, you really deserve this award - and now thanks to your passing it on, there are a few more blogs I will be following! Have a great day! :)

  10. Many thanks JoJO - it's good to see that you are getting back into the swing of it.

    And thanks again, Sandi K. All of this has definitely given me an extra kicker for the blog.