What a lovely and welcomed surprise and to think that I started blogging less than 2 months ago!

Thank you Art Epiphany for nominating me for “The Versatile Blogger Award” You humble me with your recognition.

I understand the rules are as follow:

1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post – Done with singular pleasure 🙂
2. Share 7 things about yourself – Let me clean my trumpet 🙂
3. Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs you enjoy reading – Tough one, this
4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award – Love to be a courier of good tidings 🙂

Seven things about myself:

1. I started the blog to share my poems, went into The Life of Mechanic Leigh, micro-fictions and into Thoughts & Reflections – all in 6 weeks!

2. I use mostly UK English in my blog posts as opposed to USA English. In Singapore, most people speak a local version called Singlish!

3. I speak 5 languages and used to swear in 7 more! (Used to…)

4. I can speak English with a heavy French accent – though I don’t speak French!

5. In the military, I used to be a DI – drill instructor. We used mostly Bahasa Melayu – the National Language of Singapore.

6. Currently, I am learning German and can get by.

7. I learnt to count up to 35 and stopped – that is my age, if you ask me. (My wife reminds me that I am 56 – she learnt to count up to 100 and beyond).

Nominations (Not in any order of merit):

It gives me great pleasure to nominate the following bloggers:

  1. Dennis O’Brien
  2. X Con Daddy (!)
  3. Tricia Bertram
  4. Natalie Flint
  5. Jamie MacNab
  6. Adeeyoyo
  7. Saara’s World
  8. inoshaijaz
  9. Jon Page
  10. Five Reflections
  11. Ian Grice
  12. Richard Ward Wilson
  13. Anita
  14. Chad
  15. Segun Akiode

I hope you would be kind enough to accept the nomination.

Happy Holidays!




    1. Thank you Christine for the congratulations.
      The header is a standard picture for this template and it is awe inspiring, nostalgic and wonderfully calming, I reckon.
      Have a great start to the year ahead,

    1. Hello Jon,
      Thank you for thinking of me and I really appreciate that you want to nominate me for the award. But as I nominated you – I don’t think that you can turn around and re-nominate me (!).
      All the other 14 nominees are worthy, I can see.
      Please be kind enough to delete my name and nominate another (deserving) blogger – there are many out there.
      I am sorry to hear that you are away from your family during this joyous period – but God is with you, son, and He is the best anyone can ask for.
      Love you like my son, Eric

    1. Hello Simon, thank you for your visit and comment.
      I enjoyed the ‘snoop’ 🙂 You have written some lovely poems and I will be back to relish them when I catch some time.
      All good wishes, Eric

    1. Thank you, Jen – you are so very kind and thoughtful.
      Wow! I already received one Versatile Blogger Award – I wonder how this works! Hmm, I will check out the other award winners and see what they did.
      Peace, Eric

    1. @vixytwix
      Thank you and congratulations on your Versatile Blogger Award too.
      Don’t know how you manage with that busy family of yours.
      Cheers, Eric
      (P/s – One day, I’ll post in Singlish…probably lose all my readers!)

  1. congratulations!

    may I ask,, does it mean if you are nominated then you are awarded with the award instantly? coz i have been nominated with several awards, just asking how do you know if you are awarded? i have been blogging for less than two months too.. 🙂

    1. Hello Scorpio Girl,
      Thank you for your congrats.
      If you refer to Liebster & Versatile Blogger awards – I would say, Yes, nominated means awarded! People are coy I suppose, instead of saying ‘awarded’ they prefer the less pompous ‘nominated’. I may be wrong but this is my understanding.
      Congratulations on your awards – keep at it 🙂

  2. You are very deserving of an award. Congratulations! I hope you will stay on WordPress. I like the word “Singlish” – a lot of people say our N.E. English accent is like we are singing … sounds apt for us too.

    1. Coming from an award winner yourself – this is high compliment.
      Yes! Singlish does have a sing-song wave to it 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by and for your comment,
      P/S I intent to keep blogging on WordPress

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