Sunday 20 February 2011

Crusade first challenge - and an award thank you

The challenge is here, and if you click on the link it will all start to make sense (... sort of).

In this post I intend to bloviate interminably on the given subjects for the First Crusade Challenge. One thing I love, more than anything, is to go, with the Lovely Margo, to a restaurant and have some exotic fuliguline or rabbit dish, accompanied by a glass of the red. It's probably annoying to others that I have red wine with inappropriate dishes, but I'm a cool blade, and I don't care.

Margo says that one of my best character traits is that I am a kind and tolerant person. The trouble is I have no time for impatient or intolerant people. There's a conundrum.

Talking of intolerance, I have a secret to share with you. It's something I've never shared with anyone before. (Sound of trumpets heralding an anouncement...)

Here it is....

I've always wanted to dress up in womens' clothes and be the pantomime dame. The combination of hairy legs with wellington boots and a lacy frock... I'd probably have to get some transfers that look like tattoos, and put on a wig, and there you have it. Widow Twanky. Now I've shared my darkest secret I can't wait for the offers to come in for pantomime 2012.

Something I said here is just not true. Can you believe that? Well, sad to say, I've lied. What do you think I lied about?

And now for something completely different...

I've been awarded the Stylish Blogger award by the lovely Misha at My First Book. Thank you, Misha. In order to accept this award I have to:

1. Link back to the award givers (check).
2. State Seven things about myself.
3. Pass on the award to 3 recently discovered bloggers.

Ok, well here goes with seven things about myself:

1: I'm a Scorpio (Libra cusp)
2: I like being different. Can't stand conformity
3: I love pretty much every kind of music.
4: I play guitar, melodeon, bodhran and violin, but I also have (and occasionally play) mandolin, ukulele, phono-fiddle, banjo, lyre, bowed psaltery, appalachian dulcimer, bones, spoons, penny whistle, didgeridoo... need I go on?
5: Margo is the one. (No. This doesn't rate #5 in my priorities, but I didn't want to come across as too sappy)
6: We don't have a gas supply here, but the previous people here installed a gas fire that runs off bottled gas. It has a remote control. (Oooh! I hear you say).
7: North Devon, UK, where we live is the most windy, rainy place on planet Earth.

And here I pass the award on to three recently discovered bloggers whose blogs I enjoy:

Shelly Batt
Gen @ Living On Earth
Liz @ Laws of Gravity

Do drop in on them and say Hi!


  1. Oh, you're a fun guy, I can tell! Ok, what's not true. Could it be that your legs are not hairy? Or that you really don't want to wear women's dresses? I won't eat rabbit with red :D

  2. Ref: It has a remote control. (Oooh! I hear you say).

    Wow! You have amazing hearing. That's exactly what I said. :-)

  3. I also vote that the lie is the pairing of red with inappropriate dishes.

  4. ooooo I got an award. Is it sparkly? I like sparkly things from time to time.

    As for your lie I am going to guess that you won't drink red wine with rabbit.

  5. Thanks Tony for the award. I'm glad you like my articles. I appreciate the award.

  6. Hi Fellow Crusader. I'm guessing your were fibbing about wanting to be a cross-dresser? But hey, I think Drag Queens are kinda cool. :)

  7. Is Devon really that wet? Maybe I won't visit... then again it rains here plenty. (Blackpool)
    I think Widow Twanky is true - because that's just so much fun so I'll guess the wine.

  8. Congrats on the award.

    ROFL! I *loved* your secret, Can't decide what is the lie, though. I'm in South Devon myself. :O)

  9. Hmmm, do you hate red wine, lol?!

    Congrats on the award :)

  10. I think you should totally dress up in women's clothes. Course I'm gay...but still. A little fun never hurt anyone.

  11. Love the Monty Python reference. I hate confomity, too. It's so ... so done. :)

  12. Congrats on your award! Wow, you know so many musical instruments. I'm jealous!

  13. My guess is that if you were to cross dress you'd probably shave your legs. I mean, why mess up the image? Just kidding.

    Thanks for dropping by. Crusade on!

  14. My guess is the crossing dressing, though I do love a good drag queen--so fun.

    What a fun post.

  15. Congrats on the award! And some great instruments you play!!! As for your lie... I'm guessing that you don't eat rabbit.

  16. Red wine goes with everything in my humble opinion. Do you really eat rabbit? Nice to meet you fellow Crusader.

  17. *laughs* Nice one, Tony. I'm going to guess that you're a vegetarian.

  18. Hahaha I like the facts about yourself. Particularly, #5.

    BTW, I am going nowhere near guessing the lie for the challenge. ;-P

  19. Congrats on the award!

    Nice response for the crusader challenge.

  20. Hello fellow crusader! I am a tad bit late, the whole house has been sick all week. So, I just thought I would pop in and just say Hi! :D

    I could just see the Monty Python skit now! NO CLUE what your fib is!

  21. Hi Tony,

    I believe the lie is that you want to be a pantomime dame

  22. What a great post. Also wonderful award.

  23. I have no problem with cross-dressing, but you simply must shave those legs if you want to do it right.