A few days ago I was surprised to find this blog listed by Calie in her nominations for a Beautiful Blogger award.
The award is all a bit of fun, however it is always very satisfying when others appreciate something you do and I am excedingly flattered. Thank you Calie!
I have one slight issue though, this is a beautiful blogger award right, not a beautiful blog award? She's never met me in person so the exact meaning of the phrase "Badgers arse" must have passed her by.
The award comes with a few responsibilities. Two of them I have already fulfilled, I have thanked Calie above and provided a link to her blog. The logo should be at the bottom of this post.
Now I have to enumerate seven interesting things about myself. That's a tall order.
So here goes. Some frivolous, some serious. All 100% true..
- I have appeared as part of a team that competed in more than one series of a mainstream high-rating British TV show. We didn't win any prizes. But we did have fans, and I was once approached by a groupie who recognised my t-shirt at a motorway service station.
- The only remotely sporting activity at which I excel is spectacularly useless: punting.
- I have been paid to play computer games, also to surf dodgy web sites. Both of which got very old very quickly.
- I was once nearly deported from Guernsey. The reason? Getting off the plane, I "didn't look right" in the words of the low-forehead security officer.
- On-topic at last, my earliest specific memory of a cross-dressing incident is of trying on one of my sisters dresses when I must have been about three years old, definitely pre-school age.
- I have never purged. Mostly because while repressing my transgendered side from young adulthood onwards I never gave myself the opportunity to build up a wardrobe to purge in the first place.
- I have only one super-power, and it enables me to see something of what goes on behind me.
Now it's my turn to make my own nominations. That's really difficult. There are so many blogs out there that have either inspired me, touched me, entertained me or even annoyed me and which I consider to be fantastic works. Some of them have already been nominated for this award, others disqualify themselves by virtue of knowing me only as a bloke. I'd love to share with you the friends who do *really* cool stuff with cars, bikes and other toys, however I think the chance they might meet Jenny could scar them for life. Picking only seven is going to be hard work. So, in no particular order:
- Post-Apocalyptic Publishing.1
- Tiger's Eye.
- Breaking Free of the Bud.
- IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME.
- Helen Chapel.
- The Girl Who Should Know Better
1The observant among you will notice that the owner of this blog is not remotely L, G, B or T. She's a good friend of mine whose blog I follow, if I could write an n'th as well as her I'd be very happy indeed.