Monday, 17 October 2011

Ahhh ... An AWARD for me.

MARY has awarded me an Award. A Stylish blogger Award no less.

This means that I have finally been recognised as Stylish. No longer will people look at me in disdain when I walk down the street in my pin-stripped suit, emerald green bow tie with pink spots, and fancy hat with a feather in it.

And if they look at me in their condescending voice I'll tell them: "This is Style my friends. And recognised Style at that!"

And perhaps now people will understand how fashionable it is to wear socks of different colors. And maybe they'll copy me and do the same.

But with such an Award, for which I am greatly grateful to my friend MARY comes great responsibility. I understand that I have to tell you seven things about myself in my acceptance speech ... so here goes:

First of all, I am Stylish ... but you all knew that anyway.

I like the odd drop or two of whisky, pints of Guinness and chocolate. That's four things you know already.

I love the sound of bagpipes and drums, especially when we're out on the Highlands of Scotland trying to catch haggis. The pipes and drums playing loudly scare the haggis out of the bushes and we run after them trying to catch them by hand. It is great fun unless you happen to step or fall into the many deposits left by deer and sheep and, of course, the haggis. Not nice at all, especially if you're wearing a kilt and the wind blows from the South!

When in France years ago I had lunch at one of those out-door open-air restaurants where they put the tables on the sidewalk for you to eat and see the passing traffic and enjoy the fresh air of car exhausts. Anyway, whilst enjoying my meal it started to rain ... not much rain, just a light constant drizzle. I remember it took me ages to finish my soup. Biggest meal I ever had ... and that was only the first course.

I also remember that quite recently I surprised everyone at table in a restaurant when I ordered the whole meal in French. It was a Greek restaurant!

The poor waiter did not understand a word.

The other day I bought a new kind of super glue so you can glue anything to anything, wood to metal, stones to bricks ... whatever and you'll no longer need to use nails. It said on the tin that it is the strongest glue in the world. I had difficulties getting the lid off because it was glued hard to the tin. So I cut a small hole on the top; put my paint brush in very carefully and took some glue to stick something to the wall. Now the brush is stuck hard to the wall and I can't take it off. I think I'll use the brush instead of a nail to hang a picture from. Quite Stylish I think.

Anyway, that's enough about me. Now I have to nominate seven people to receive the Award.

Now, who will it be? Her? Or her? Or perhaps him? And how about them? They Blog together as a Team. Or even him?

I'm quite undecisive. That's another thing about me. I used to take ages to make up my mind ... now I'm not so sure!

Oh ... decisions, decisions.

OK ... here goes: This Award is awarded to all my friends in Blogging World whom I visit often and comment on their posts.

Thank you and may God bless you all.


  1. Victor,

    What a very stylish way to accept a blog award!

    Congratulations on your very stylish blog.

    God bless.

  2. Ha! This is fantastic, Victor! Remind me to send you awards more often if this is what I get to read after! I laughed so hard!

    Yes, I was pretty sure that you were stylish and now I am CONVINCED that you are!

    Did you know that it IS considered fashionable in the U.S. to wear two different colored socks?! Yep, my niece does it and she is a little walking fashion plate. It's the "in" thing with the kids right now :)

    I have had the misfortune of stepping in a number of these "deposits" you speak of here. All left by one crazy puppy who thinks the world is his bathroom, including my home. (I loved the kilt remark!)

    And as for chocolate...very stylish. All the best people eat chocolate, you know. Do you know that they have chocolate beer in America? Pumpkin beer, too. I'm serious. My husband liked the pumpkin beer but not the chocolate one.

    This was great, Victor!! Thank you :)

  3. Hi Sue and Mary,

    It's nice to be recognised for my stylishness; including different colored socks.

    Sorry about your dog's deposits Mary. I've heard of chocolate beer in the UK but never tried it. Never heard of pumpkin beer; although pumpkins are getting popular here for Halloween.

    God bless.

  4. See how the +1 works? Now, if somebody googles certain keywords on Google and this post comes up they will see that it's been recommended and will be more likely to click on it. At least that's how it is supposed to work!

  5. The chocolate beer tastes nasty! Not that I'm fond of beer in general but I took a sip of my husband's because it said chocolate on it. It made beer taste much worse. UGH!

  6. Hi Mary,

    I notice it said two people +1'd this. Then it asked me to click it when I hovered on it. I did click it and now it shows my little graphic of the book Visions.

    Very strange. I can +1 my own posts and recommend them to myself! This will certainly boost my already inflated ego.

    I need a beer. Not a chocolate one though. I agree your recommendation not to try it.

    God bless.

  7. Well, Victor, I know you're funny and very funny in being stylish. I can just see your pin striped suit and bow tie. We need more of the kind of fun you bring into this world.

  8. Victor,
    You have certainly lived up to this award with this post. What exactly is a haggi anyway? :)

  9. Hello Barb and Karinann,

    Thanx for your kind comments.

    Haggis is a Scottish delicacy enjoyed with parsnips and potatoes, and a few tots of whisky. It is usually enjoyed on Burns Night (in February) and the meal is brought into the dining room led by a bagpiper playing a tune or two.

    God bless.

  10. I wish the award required you to tell us 7 times 70 things so I could keep laughing.

    God Bless you.

  11. Thank you Michael. I'm so pleased you enjoyed what I wrote. I hope to post more light-hearted offerings soon.

    God bless you Michael.



God bless you.

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