|The B exacts his revenge.....|
Other than beating The B at air hockey, victories I've been told that I'm not supposed to celebrate, I've never been one for winning things.
The Lotto? Forget about it, not even the occasional tenner.
I took on The B on the Snakes and Ladders board three or four days ago and lost, him reaching the all-important 100th square, me still stuck on number six.
You'll have to forgive me here, I'm starting to ramble.
The point I'm trying to make is this: Finally, at long last, I've won something.
It's a triumph that I am allowed to toast.
It's called a Liebster Blog Award and it means that I'm doing something right.
On the blog front, that is.
In regard to the parenting side of things, I've just been told that I could do better.
The B is entitled to his opinion.
So, a Liebster, eh? That's me, right enough.
To me, this is all a little new, but I'm told it's a little like a chain letter.
Not like the chain letters I remember from childhood, when Blue Peter warned us about the evils of such things, things that at the time were considered just a little less dangerous than accepting sweets from strangers.
No, this is like a good chain letter.
It's all thanks to acquaintances old and new, each brilliant blogsters like myself, their own efforts having been rewarded in similar fashion in recent times.
The first nomination came from Minibreak Mummy, the second from the irrepressible SAHDandproud.
The latter says he hates me, but I don't believe him.
He called me a dude, after all.
So thanks and all to both, please be sure to check out their blooming marvellous blogs and, SAHD, good luck getting that soiling thing sorted out.
In order to acccept the Liebster Award, it just remains for me to nominate five blogs that I've been enjoying to become the next Liebster recipients.
I hope you like them too.
But not quite as much as you like @homedad.
That'd just be wrong.
So here goes, the @homedad nominations for some lovely, lovely Liebsters are:
1) Lies I tell my kids: Brilliant concept, outrageously good blog. Funny, touching, bittersweet and brilliant, this is one talented chap.
2) Love Dad Blogs: Dads, blogs, several million robots, what more does one need? Excellent idea, excellent blogger, deserves a special mention for helping us all out. Bravo!
3) Miniteadevotee: The tagline says it all, Adventures of a Bewildered New Parent. One of the wittier blogs out there, entertaining and insightful. It's a good read guaranteed.
4) Guerilla Dad: Standing on slugs, Riggs and Murtaugh, Tootsie Rolls et al. You have to see it to believe it. Great graphics, great blog. Just mind where you're stepping.
5) Mummy Cool: You know, it's not everyone who can make such exquisite film-themed food faces. Check out Mrs Troutfire and I'm sure you'll agree!
So there it is, @homedad's top five, Liebsters all. I urge the Famous Five to go forth and multiply, to select your own favourites and reward them accordingly, help us take over the planet (or whatever it is we're supposed to be doing here, I'm still a little unclear on the details). Download the Liebster badge and wear it with pride - on your blog, that is, not your favourite sweater.
For everyone else, please read, bookmark, subscribe or do whatever else it is you do with this stuff.
To quote SAHD shamelessly, the world is a better place with these people blogging.
Mine is, at least.
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