Friday, April 22, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award egad...!

Ha!! Steve's Random Musings has received a Stylish Blogger Award, in fact two... this is without a doubt the first blog (or any other*) award I've ever received so my thanks to the Man Cave and to Miles for this bit of fun and self aggrandisement....

Apparently there are four rules attached to the award (which is sounding more and more like a self congratulatory pyramid scheme where no cash exchanges hands but we all get to give each other awards..!!):

1. Thank and link back to the person giving you the award - so thanks, and can I have some of your beer Man Cave, and perhaps a free fortnights holiday the next time the dental assistants come to dinner Miles??
2. Share seven things about yourself
3. Select 10-15 blogs who you think deserve this award
4. Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award

Seven things about me personally:

1. Favourite beer - RCH "Pitchfork" at the Old Green Tree in Bath
2. I played rugby for the school team - only once - I got a bloody nose and decided enough was enough...
3. Favourite sandwich - sausage and tomato with mayonnaise
4. To the best of my knowledge, my regular opponent DG and I have our silver jubilee this year as it's about 25 years we've been playing!
5. I own a boat
6. Favourite song of all time - Gerry Rafferty "Baker Street"
7. * I have received one other award - I got my 1500m swimming badge at school..

My nominees (in no particular order) are blogs of people who inspire and have just generally been good eggs..

* AJ over at AJ's Wargaming Blog (thanks again for the templates AJ!)
* Prinz Geoffrey at "The Memoirs of Captain Lucien Verbeek" - many thanks for the miniature Captain Verbeek (& not forgetting Teufel)!
* Giles at Tarleton's Quarter - for the inspiration, and the mind numbing depression that comes with knowing you're not capable...
* Paul the Grimsby Wargamer - this was one of the first blogs I ever read, still a source of Marlburian inspiration...
* Legatus - with way too many blogs to count, and let's not forget the "Cavegirls in Fur Bikini's", always entertaining... a tiny glimpse into his James Bond'like world
* Conrad Kinch - erudite, witty, and dammned funny at times - even if he does play far too many games with grids and hexes..
* Another man who seems to have a deadly fascination with grids and squares - Bob Cordery is always interesting
* Battlegames Blog - the magazine that's the mouthpiece of my particular bit of the hobby..
* Campaigns of General William Augustus Pettygree - imagination, fun, and Annie the elephant... magnificent...


  1. Steve,

    Thanks for the great honor of being nominated! I'm not sure why, but I never put your blog on my 'other interesting blogs' side-bar list. It's there now. Funny, your Salute post below actually was a hidden jewel for me. Great Photo of the WWII Desert British tank paint jobs! I'm about

  2. Thanks for the plug and prize. Will inspire me to do more blogging.

  3. Gents - despite the positive feast of self congratulation, the award is a good, fun idea, and all my recommendations/thanks were seriously thought through, and given honestly... yikes... sounding a bit serious... :o))

  4. "A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of coloured ribbon" - Napoleon (who also got involved with Pyramids at one time .... )

    P.S. Still a great blog, Steve (and worthy of an award)!

  5. Many thanks for the recommendation. Appropriate posting to follow once 25 hour day invented.

  6. Hello Steve,
    Thank you sincerely for the gratifying honor of your recognition of the Campaigns of Pettygree blog! I appreciate your honor very much.

  7. The beer is ready to go - what time will you be arriving?


  8. Steve,

    I had missed your latest post . . . so guess what? I have just nominated your blog for this same award . . . not knowing that you'd already received it twice.

    Well that just goes to show that you truly deserve it.

    Here's the link:

    -- Jeff

  9. Jeff, you're a gentleman & a scholar, and not just because you gave me an award! Seriously, there's not a blog in my "check regularly" that isn't worth an award...!

  10. Another Stylish Blogger Award coming your way!

    All the best


  11. Cheers Andy.... but I only have seven interesting things to say about me (and some might argue that)... much appreciated, and right back at you!