It all seems like a dream now. No sooner were the Laughing Horse Blogging Awards done and dusted for another year than I got wind of the fact that I had won a prestigious Australian blogging award - the inaugural -"Is That Bull Charging" Award.
It was all very hush hush. In order to gain access into Australia I had to prove my COVID vaccination status. Unlike that Serbian tennis player - currently imprisoned in a Melbourne fleapit - I was able to show that I have had two Astra Zeneca shots and a Pfeizer booster jab.
The "Is That Bull Charging?" Awards were presented at a prestigious, luxury hotel in the south Sydney suburb of Narwee - close to the Bottlemart Off Licence.
Prizes were presented by Mr Brian Booth - a famous Australian cricketer in the 1960's. He spoke at length about this Yorkshire Pudding blog - referring to the special contributions that earned it "Overall Winner" status. Services to particular topics that were mentioned included - rambling, Hull City FC, The Arts, Princess Phoebe and historic contributions to veganism.
When I started to climb onto the stage at The Narwee Hotel, I had every intention of delivering the thank you speech I had prepared on the flight from Dubai. However, I am sorry to say that I tripped on the steps and cracked my head on the edge of the stage.
I finished up in the Westmead Hospital and when I gained consciousness the next morning, who should be mopping the egg-shaped lump on my brow but Kylie from the blog she calls "Eclectica". She told me that I had missed a really great night at The Narwee Hotel where revellers had partied deep into the early hours.
Later that day, I was back at Sydney Airport heading home which is what that Serbian tennis player should be doing right now. He might have won dozens of tennis tournaments but he has never won an "Is That Bull Charging?" prize for blogging! Eat your heart out Novak!