I received the Versatile Blogger Award (VBA) from blogger, Kate from Kate's Reads

Click here to see her post.

Kate has provided an explanation as to what it is all about:

What is it?As far as I can tell — details are rather sketchy and only the creator knows for sure — this lofty-sounding award is basically a mutual admiration society where bloggers recognize their peers for writing quality blogs that touched them in some way. The VBAs honor the blogger rather than specific posts. It’s a chance for bloggers to pat themselves on the back like the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does with the Oscars. Until someone starts giving out Blogscars, the VBAs will have to suffice.

What are the criteria?
If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. I nominated 15 outstanding bloggers below. Congratulations!

Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.

Thank you, Kate, I'm very grateful for your recognition.

Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy — if you can figure out how to do it.
This is a link to Kate's BLOG:

Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. (I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!)

The envelope, please…

Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.
And my nominees/winners are (in no particular order):

1. Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog by Morgen Bailey
2. My Name is Sarah by Sarah Elle Emm
3. All For Writing by Desiree
4. Blaire Kensley by Blaire Kensley
5. Dangling on The Edge of (In)Sanity by Renee Miller
6. The Adventures of Caitlin in Wonderland by Caitlin Darrell
7. The Writing Bomb by Jeff Bennington
8. Writer Girl by Megan Cooley
9. Jarrett Writes by Jarrett Rush
10. Reading and Writing are Fattening by Marla A Madison
11. Do You Write Under Your Own Name by Martin Edwards
12. The Daring Novelist by Camile Laguire
13. Rebecca Burgess Taylor by Rebecca Burgess Taylor
14. The Tainted Archive by Gary Martin Dobbs
15. The Vandal by Derek Haines

Well done everyone.

Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself. Here we go...

1. LOST was, and always will be, my favourite TV show.
2. I work full-time as a Mortgage Consultant.
3. I'm a good cook, even if I do say so myself. I can't understand how someone could say they can't cook. I belive that, as long as someone follows the recipe, anyone can do anything.
4. I drive a Blue Motion VW Golf.
5. I got married in Mauritius in 2005.
6. At time of writing, my wife has torn her achilles, which has bled and then bone has calcified around it. So, today she went to the fracture clinic and is now wearing a bulky boot to take the pressure off when she walks. It's going to take a long time to heal, if ever, so it's going to mean a lot of changes. No driving for her, more responsibilities for me.
7. I was on TV quite a lot because of the following clip. Check out the 1 minute 16 seconds mark, and that's me. It was used on a lot of news reports, tv sports shows, etc, all over the world. It was the end of the first game of Wales' Grand-Slam-Winning 2005 Six Nations campaign. It was quite burst of adrenaline and I had a thumping headache from all of the excitement about 30 minutes later.

There you go


  1. I thought I was following your blog, but Google says I wasn't. Hmm. Weird. Anyway, thanks for the honor. I hope your wife feels better. That is a nasty injury. Fingers crossed that it heals.

  2. Thanks for the award. I've made my nominations