I have been remiss because a while ago Moonbeam McQueen, a favorite blogger of mine, awarded me with a Blog of the Year Award, and as yet, I’ve not managed a post in response. I am a little unsure of my position regarding blog awards (I mean it’s nice to be recognized – and read – but it’s un-Australian to go shouting about your achievements.) Blog of the Year sounds impressive, and neat when you consider I’ve been blogging about that long, so I’d like to thank Moonbeam McQueen for firstly reading what I write and secondly for thinking what I write is worthy of some sort of mention. And I have to follow the rules here and nominate others (and outline the rules – where do they come from?) So I’d like to nominate the following blogs and bloggers for a BLOG OF THE YEAR AWARD (blaring trumpet.) Stacy Michelle at ‘The language we speak’ whose raw, gritty, edgy poetry inspires me to abandon my lyrical crap and say something real (something you can touch or hold between your teeth.) Emily at ‘Living Questions’ whose coolly observed realism is like a camera taking in things distilling them, changing them subtly. Two’s enough. As per the instructions: Blog rules are: Select the blogs you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012 Award’. Write a post and tell about the blogs you have chosen and present them with their award. Please include a link back to this page and include these rules (do not alter the rules or the badges). Let the blogs you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the rules with them. You can now also join our Facebook page – click the link here Blog of the Year 2012 Award and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…Links to blogs I’ve mentioned: http://livingqs.wordpress.com and http://thelanguagewespeak.wordpress.com. Also Moonbeam can be found at http://moonbeammcqueen.com Over and out.