Wow! That was some surprise last night. I attended the Irish Blog Awards as a finalist in the Best Personal Blog category and ended up collecting the winner’s prize for the Best Technology Blog. And I know nothing about technology!
Robin is based in Singapore this year so couldn’t be present on the night. Over the years, he’s won many awards so I suppose I should have known better and had some words prepared for last night, to accept the award on his behalf.
So, Robin – sorry to embarrass you but here’s what I really wanted to say had I not been so overcome by stage fright…
Congratulations! I’m not in the least bit surprised you’ve won this award. Your technological skills constantly amaze people wherever you go and when combined with your innovative and leadership skills, you have the potential to go far, my boy!
I remember so well that as a baby, you hardly slept at all and you had us all exhausted by your ability to keep going and going. People would try to reassure me by saying that it was the sign of a very active brain. Active? It never bloody stops! And all your wonderful achievements in life so far are testament to this.
You are the reason that I got into blogging. You recognised in me a story needing to be told and I’ll never be able to thank you enough for pushing and cajoling me to start writing. I’ve never had so much fun in my life!
I’m very proud of you, Robin. Thank you for giving me another great reason to celebrate this Mother’s Day.
Keep up the great work. My nursing home depends on you!
I’m also really delighted to add that the category my blog was nominated for, was jointly won by Grannymar and Head Rambles (Grandad). I couldn’t have wished for a more fitting outcome. Their blogs are fantastic and they both hugely deserved to win this award. If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend you go visit them.
Go! Grannymar and Grandad, Go!
Important Update: I forgot to thank my wonderful escort, and very skilled taxi driver for last night’s awards.
Thank you Poppy. You make Mother’s Day all the more special! 😀