1 Jan 2010
THE PAPA'S 2010.
Well that's one decade over (the so-called 'noughties), another begun (I wonder what this one will become known as).
Grief, do I feel rough, I dread to think just how ill I'd feel if I'd actually been drinking. Still I suppose I was on the 'hard stuff', cola as opposed to my usual tipple of blackcurrant and lemonade.
Not many people know this but her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and I have several things in common. Firstly, we are both English. Secondly, we both love dogs though, unlike Lizzie, I can't claim any real love for the CORGI. And thirdly (thinking wildly), neither of us carries money. So I thought to myself, what is good enough for her Maj must be good enough for me and decided, just like her, on a NEW YEARS HONOURS LIST to be known as the PAPA's - PEN AND PAPER AWARDS.
And as a result, I'd like to offer the above to all of my blogger buddies as a symbol of the pleasure you have given me over the last eight (or so months) I have been blogging - please feel free to place it on your blog and share it with others.
However, in common with the Queen's New Years Honours List, I'd also like to mention some blogs of special note who I award the below symbol to.
THE PAPA FOR ENDURANCE must surely go to KELLY'S THOUGHTS AND RAMBLINGS. A true trooper, Kelly has shown true endurance, well above the call of duty, by visiting every day.
THE PAPA FOR CONTRIBUTION TO LITERATURE goes to TINA at THE CLEAN WHITE PAGE for her wonderfully unique stories and to DORTE at DJS KRIMBLOG her fascinating, often humorous, short story series.
THE PAPA FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS also goes to two blogs - my 'old' favourite CHITRA'S MY PILGRAMAGE and, the more recently found, RENNYBA'S TERELLA.
And finally, THE PAPA FOR CONTRIBUTION TO FILM, I award to TRACI at I'D LET MY KID SEE THAT a brand new blog started just 4 days ago though Traci is also known on Pen And Paper for her blog 38 AND GROWING.
My thanks to each and everyone of you for all the support you have shown me over the short time that Pen And Paper has been up and running. May you all have a happy and healthy 2010.