Brian Lageose – This is Your Award

A while back (February, to be precise) I promised Brian an Award.  It has been niggling away at me ever since, and since I like to do what I say I will (well, mostly anyway – actually, sometimes I like to not do what I say I will, with conviction) I have finally got around to organising the award.

Why did I promise Brian an Award?  Well, he very kindly feature me in a Blogger spotlight and said quite lovely things about me and my little blog.  I was chuffed.  In fact my chuffiness led me to the following comment:

Oh Brian – you say such lovely things. I am deeply chuffed at how you described me, and my blog, and deep chuffiness does not happen often in my life. Thanks so, so much for your delightful words. I hereby endow you with the (never-before-gifted) Bonza True-Blue Dinky-Di Mateship Award – long may your words echo in the world.

I may have further mentioned that I was going to send the BTBDDMA to him in a Herc, as it was a rather large award indeed (ok, I didn’t use the word rather, but I’m trying to be polite here).

However, due to the serious nature of politics and the economy the RAAF kindly declined my request.  (They were using it to shuffle the PM and his Cabinet to a picnic somewhere or other – see, Politics (note the capital P) is a dangerous game, and as they keep telling us, we all have to tighten our belts – so they took the Herc instead of separate taxis and saved the taxpayers a bundle!).  This being the case I now have no option but to send the BTBDDMA virtually to him by internet.

Being a bit unsure as to what would interest him, I settled on drink and food.  I mean, you can’t go wrong with that, can you?  So, here you go Brian, hope you like wine and lobster.  (I also hope you don’t have an allergy to fermented grapes and/or seafood). I’m thinking you may need to invite some friends over to help you consume it, ’cause I’m not sure you will be able to get them in your fridge.

Dearest Brian , have a happy and well deserved BTBDDMA.  Your posts always cheer me up and make me laugh, and I look forward to your wit and sark sprinkling my reader with glittery happiness for a very, very long time to come.

If you haven’t read Brians’ Blog, do yourself a favour and go and check it out.  He has so much wonderful content that there just has to be something there you will enjoy.

P.S.  While I was looking for the BTBDDMA for Brian, I stumbled across the weirdness that is “Big Icons in Australia” – if you like weird too, you can check them out from where I pinched these photos from – Photo Source

P.P.S  I don’t normally pinch photos from the internet, but being as I don’t travel I didn’t have any of my own weirdness to share.  Oh, except this one from 2008 (the weirdness is the Platypus – not my kids):

Big Platypus

Hey, Brian, maybe you can put the platypus in your bathtub – then Scotch would have someone to play with all day.


12 responses to “Brian Lageose – This is Your Award”

  1. Wow, Claudette, I don’t even know what to say. Oh, yes I do, who are we kidding? (It’s me!) This post completely made my day, and the week, and probably the month. I won’t go so far as to say that it made my year, because we’re still in the tender young months of such, and there might be another trip to Spain in June that might edge this post out a tiny little bit, but not by much. I am so glad that we’ve gotten to know one another.

    This is one of the reasons why I love blogging, the chance to stumble across someone who, sight unseen (relatively speaking), is someone you know right away is a kindred soul. We might have different flavors and experiences and dreams, but there is a definite connection that sparks and kindles, a seed that can be planted, a sapling tree that is eventually strong. So you water the ground, and you make sure there’s sunlight, and you look forward to the fruit that will grow and the harvests of the future. Thank you, Claudette. Big hugs.

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    1. You are most welcome. I like your garden, and one good plant deserves another 🙂 I, of course, would be the weedy, scruffy foliaged plant that only blooms once in a hundred years, seeds everywhere and then hibernates again.

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  2. This is lovely and such a deserved accolade. I enjoy my visits to both yours and Brian’s blogs very much. Well done to you both 🙂

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    1. Brain is a good guy – and good guys (and girls) should be cherished wherever you find them. Thanks Phil.

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  3. What a lovely lovely piece … I don’t even know Brian and I’m delighted for him! I’d better make amends and take a little trip to his blog in the next couple of days because if you love what he does, Claudette than that’s recommendation enough. As for you …. as creative and cute as ever. I just adored this!

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    1. Sometimes the old brain ticks over ok, Osyth. 🙂 I hope you do like his blog, I enjoy his wit and sarcasm hugely.

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      1. Wit and sarcasm have me every time!

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  4. Thanks for introducing us to Brian, Claudette. I’ve been over to say hello. What great sculptures you have in your part of the world.

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    1. Well Hugh, you know us Aussies are just a bit weird – I think Tassie has a big potatoe up North if I remember correctly.

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      1. Just think of all the crisps that one potato could make. Salt ‘n’ Vinegar favour, please 😀

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  5. Brian is indeed a treasure. I just had to stuff my hand in my mouth whilst reading his latest missive late at night whilst everyone else sleeps- no I wasn’t hungry I just didn’t want to wake the boys with my hearty guffawing. Enjoy the lobster and wine Brian. Another witty, wordy post little sister!

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    1. Thanks Sis, Brian is indeed a glittery, glitzy, treasure box of goodness.


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