|"Gosh, I never expected this!"|
"And the nominations for Laughing Horse Blogger of the Year are...."
Master of Ceremonies, John Gray of Welsh Wales grinned with personal satisfaction as he scanned the list.
"Steve Reed for 'Shadows and Light', Me, Percival John Gray for 'Going Gently' and Sheila Minogue also known simply as Lee for 'Kitchen Connection'."
An expectant hush descended over Betty's Laughing Horse Tavern in eastern Orlando. Somewhere in the distance a police siren could be heard as its occupants no doubt sped to another mass shooting. With his porky fingers, Mr Gray ripped open the golden envelope. His jaw sank visibly with personal disappointment as he eyeballed the winner's name.
"And the Laughing Horse Blogger of the Year for 2015 is.... Lee for 'Kitchen Connection'!"
Fevered excitement burst forth in the roadside venue and there was much whooping and cheering as Lee stumbled towards the little stage in her Australian themed outfit. Blushing like a virgin bride on her wedding night, Lee graciously accepted her award from Percy Gray (aka John Gray).
Grasping the microphone and at first rather nervously, Lee began her acceptance speech.
"Thank you so much! Gosh, I never expected this. But when I think about it I truly believe that I deserve to be Blogger of the Year. My blog is written in an engaging personal style and over the past year I have entertained hundreds of readers with intricate stories from my life. I have taken folk to Hinchinbrook Island and Gympie, told you about my cats, my passions, my eccentricities and my disappointments. It has been a brilliant ride and as an expert self-taught chef I have given visitors plenty of great recipes. Yes I do indeed deserve to be Blogger of the Year! God Save the Queen!"
Thunderous applause followed Lee's humble acceptance speech and she returned to her table where a fuming Yorkshire Pudding was slouched once more wondering why the hell he had never had even the tiniest whiff of an award since The Laughing Horse Blogging Foundation launched its world famous awards programme.
So Shelia Minogue (Lee) is this year's overall winner and she is therefore entitled to display the 2015 widget in her blog or sidebar. Sub-award winners will be announced shortly. Owing to technical difficulties there has been a delay in their publication. Watch this space.
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