Best Moment Award – Who Me?

a-great-moment-in-my-life-awardWell, this is a surprise – a Best Moment award. I can’t tell you how encouraging this is. Finally after fumfty some years some cultured soul has seen my talent. There aren’t many on this planet who have done so and lived to tell the tale. But I digress. This wonderful person who has nominated me is none other than WordPress’ own Experienced Tutor. Experienced at what, I know not. I first discovered ET early in my blogging career when a happy turn of phrase – “going at it like a pig at a potato” had me rolling in the aisles way past bedtime. Since I love both pigs and potatoes, I knew this was my blogger mentor to be…I just forgot to tell him.

So Best Moment – I was going to say ask my exes but then I realised it was the Best Moment I had experienced not given. Ah but there are so many like:
taking part in the Pontefract Pianoforte Competition, aged 7 playing Mozart’s Minuet in F. The judge said he’d never heard a performance to compare with mine.
Or perhaps the time I entered the local Dog Show with my dog Grunge – I mean what did the man expect when he said “nice doggie, let me see your teeth.” Anyway it was only a little nip, I mean what’s seven stitches to a grown man? I don’t know what all the fuss was about but you should’ve seen the look on his face.
Then there was the moment when a guy in snug-fit bathing trunks was supposed to teach me how to snorkle without swallowing half the Indian Ocean. Once underwater,the pressure got to him and he came over all romantic instead. Pulling me onto his knee, he tried to show me his corals. I bet Trident never surfaced as fast.

I could go on – I have had so many “moments”. But today’s your day and your turn. I’ve thought long and hard about whose blog should next be graced with this award and I have come up with an idea. There are those of you, out there in Blogland that have demonstrated both intelligence and good taste by following my blog. It is to every single one of my followers that I pass on this award. There is only one rule of Blogclub:
you must entertain Blogland with your acceptance speeches and your Greatest Moments. This may be in video or word format.

There – the judgement of Sheila – eat your heart out Solomon.
Have a great weekend one and all and I’m looking forward to a week’s reading of Best Moments.

Coral Garden & Chromis

Coral Garden & Chromis


OMG – An Award

Oh my gosh. Oh golly. This is so unexpected. Thank you so much Aspiring Scribbler for nominating me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I’m lost for words.

The Rules

1. Display Logo
2. Link back to the person who nominated
3.Reveal 7 things about yourself
4. Nominate 15…15!!! other bloggers for the award
5. Notify the nominees

7 Things about Me

1. Several years ago I accidentally walked into the gents toilets in a MacDonalds. I earned 100 quid from the experience. I’ll leave you to work out how.

2. I had aspirations to become an Olympic athlete after I won 1st place in an egg and spoon race.

3. By day, I work as a business and life coach; by night I talk in my sleep – it balances all the listening.

4. I used to have a grand piano – so every house I’ve lived in had to have an oversized lounge.

5. I got bitten by a pig and still have the scar. It throbs every time I eat a bacon buttie.

6. There is an immutable law of the universe that decrees that there’s always more month left at the end of my money.

7. I’ve got acres of wood panelling to paint so I’d better get a move on.

My Nominees

OK, I can count but I’m struggling. Clearly I’m one of the last bloggers every to receive this award. Everyone else has preceded me. I’ll add some more when I’ve had a fossick around.