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An Award for Me!

Yay! Lovely fellow blogger Nanuschka has included little old me in her award nominations!

(Pause for claps and cheers and whatnot.)

It actually appears to be a 3 for the price of 1 deal. How about that? It’s like buses. You wait for years and then three come along at once.

Make way for the logos:

3 in 1 award

Smashing. I hope it’s OK to stick them all together in one image like that. I don’t know how to make images sit next to one another.

So without further ado, I’d like to thank my parents, my family, my best friend’s cousin’s dog… actually, I’d like to thank all the people on WordPress who have been kind enough to read my humble postings and especially those who comment and click the “like” button. It’s a bit sad I know, but I’ve taken to keeping my email open at work so I can see if anyone “likes” me!

Here are the rules as posted for this multiple award:

  1. Display the Award Certificate on your website. Done.
  2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented you with the award. Done.
  3. Present 15 awards to deserving bloggers. Well, this is 3 in 1 and it says “15 awards”, not “awards to 15 bloggers”, so…
  4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post. Will do.
  5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself. Uh-oh.

So, 7 interesting things about me. Seven. Seven  whole interesting things. Blimey.

  1. I’ve lived and worked in Germany and Ireland (and the UK as well obviously).
  2. I can speak semi-reasonable German but I can’t speak any Irish.
  3. I can’t speak any Cornish either despite being Cornish myself.
  4. The most frightening and proudest day of my life was the day of my PhD viva (I “passed subject to minor corrections” :-)).
  5. I’m not married and I don’t have kids. Otherwise I’m sure number 4 would be different :-(.
  6. The name “draliman” is made up of my title, the short form of my first name and “man”. Because I am one.
  7. I spent many years of my life attempting to drink myself to death. I haven’t touched alcohol since February 2003. Yay me!

And now for the moment you’ve been waiting for – my nominations! As previously noted, this is 3 in 1 and I need to present 15 awards, so that’s 5 people, right? Ooh, I’m such a little cheater.

I know some of you guys aren’t ones for awards, so this is more of a thank-you list of people who have particularly shaped and aided my blogging, and whose blogs I really enjoy and have followed for some time.

Fish Of Gold



Hope* The Happy Hugger


I shall now repair to a mirror to bask in my own award-filled glory ;-).

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  1. May 15, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    RE #4 & #7 – Yay for you! *hugs* Thanks for passing this award my way, you are so kind! 😀


  2. May 15, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Ahw thank you so much!! You’re the best

    I’ve always wanted to know what draliman meant but now I am bit confused about drali.. can’t think of any first names.. hmmmm short for Dr Ali??

    Yay for 1 (Germany is gorgeous!) 4 and 7 too 😀

    Big hug from Holland!


    • May 16, 2013 at 6:53 am

      Yep, Dr Ali (short for Alistair). Germany is a lovely country, I was in Stuttgart and there’s some lovely countryside down there.
      Hugs back to you from the UK 🙂


  3. May 16, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Thank you so much!!! Should I be caling you Dr Ali then? Thanks for sharing about yourself 🙂


    • May 16, 2013 at 7:01 am

      You’re welcome!
      You may call me “Dr Ali” if you wish (it’s short for Alistair – my mum is Scottish) but drali/draliman is perfectly fine too 🙂


  4. May 16, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Thank you for taking part! Dr Ali Man – I’ve been wondering about the name, but now it makes sense! It sounds very Jamaican, ya man! Don’t worry, that’s just me having a bit of a giggle over everything today. Good for you on being clean for 10 years! That’s an accomplishment and I’m sure life is much rosier now. Keep inspiring!


    • May 16, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Thank you for nominating me!
      It was quite nice to share a bit about myself. I’m usually a bit reticent about such things, and this forced my hand a little bit, so thank you 🙂


  5. Gilraen
    May 18, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Thanks for nominating my blog. But even more for the little additional information about you. It is nice that this way you get to know people even better.


    • May 18, 2013 at 6:51 am

      It’s been in my mind for a while that my “About” page is quite empty. I keep meaning to do something about it, but until then this gave me the opportunity to share a little bit!


  6. May 21, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Congratulations dear Mr. draliman, your awards are very well deserved. By the way, I always welcome your visits to my blog. Means I’m saying something alright 🙂 Peace and blessings, Michele


    • May 21, 2013 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you!
      I enjoy visiting your blog – I love your poems and pictures. Thanks for visiting mine 🙂


      • May 21, 2013 at 8:21 pm

        Oh you say the sweetest things. Shy smile from the girl writing these words 🙂 Always a pleasure to visit your blog. You are brilliant and lovely.


  7. May 25, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Love your acceptance speech! Beats any Oscar speech any day – although Mads Mikkelsen’s Cannes acceptance speech last year ranks up there and though the French did not laugh at his joke, your speech kept me chuckling the from beginning to end 🙂

    And I love the name!


    • May 25, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂


  8. May 30, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Very nice collection! Hall of Fame time!


    • May 30, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Yes – I should print it out and pop it over the mantlepiece :-).


  9. June 2, 2013 at 5:45 am

    Very funny man, thanks for the smiles. Found you thru Marilyn Teepee12 .
    Congrats on your 10 years sober, that is a true accomplishment.


    • June 2, 2013 at 5:54 am

      Thank you! It doesn’t feel like 10 years, but then my time before that feels like a different life.
      Thanks for coming over and commenting 🙂


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