Hestia's Larder for this little, but much appreciated accolade. I am now walking down the wine stained rug red carpet, while shielding my eyes from the constant flash of paparazzi cameras, to receive it. I am wearing my best slippers and dressing gown Tuxedo, and if I may say so myself, I'm looking pretty dapper. I remember well getting my first follower ( Hestia as it happens) after months of writing in the wilderness. I've had lots of practice, as I regularly talk to myself. My wife and son are either deaf, or I speak so quietly that they are unable to hear what I say. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
The feeling of finally connecting with someone, especially of Hestia's quality, was a huge thrill for me. I vowed that if I ever got to my first half century, I would have a wee celebration. Over the last 6 months, I have gained a few more followers, and I have to admit, I love communicating with them. I am still a few shy of opening the Champagne, but I feel it will not be long. This brings me to the bit where you have to nominate some others, and as usual, choosing is not possible UNLESS I add some purely nominal restrictions. So, I decided to reduce the number down from 300 to 50, as I know how much a few more followers means to us sub half centuryers.
Here are my choices in no particular order;
A life in the day
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