Best Moment Award

They say it never rains but it pours and at the risk of throwing trite little adages everywhere, the proof is in the pudding. (Never quite understood that one). So, it’s with no surprise at all I open my mailbox this morning and find I’ve got another award. This time it”s the Best Moment Award. It’s totally undeserved, though I confess I don’t know the reason for it, but I have to offer my grateful thanks to Matt Molgaard of Horror Novel Reviews .  for his generous gesture. I shall attempt to comply with the rules.

Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
Savoring the experience of quality time.


Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.


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    • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
    • Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling
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My Acceptance Speech.

Unaccustomed as I am, or at least I was until this morning, I have to make a speech. Not being a devotee of the Oscar’s, Tony’s and the other awards all I know is there are supposed to be lots of tears and I’m supposed to issue thanks to My Mum, the man who runs the fish and chip shop and for all I know Uncle Tom Cobley and all. In truth, the only people I can actually thank are the readers of my blog who are kind enough in return for a regular cheque to keep returning for more. I hadn’t realised there were so many masochists in the World.

First of all I”d like to reiterate my thanks to Matt who writes not just an excellent but informative and very thorough blog on Horror Stories. It’s quality work. Meaning no disrespect to Matt though, receipt of this award was a major surprise because obviously I don’t blog on his genre. I may live it, but not blog it.It’s more of a surprise to know that Matt must have read my blog at some time and liked it or is sending this award as a punishment I haven’t yet figured out.

My site was launched for the selfish reasons that I’m a writer and with books for sale we all need the exposure. I soon found that giving other authors the opportunity to be interviewed was fun too. Then I decided to share my life with all it’s ups and downs. The response was so kind that blogging about my books was quite forgotten. Sharing injustices with my online friends , like a young boy hounded to death for being gay, opened another door and allowed me to speak openly about things that affect me emotionally and judging by comments affect you too. In fact it’s become less a blog and more a conversation between friends when I do manage to post.That most of you have taken my wife to heart has been wonderful and we’ve followed her progress through cancer together giving me such wonderful support.

So, in addition to all my friends, My Mum, the Chippie Man and our fabulous Director and crew I’d like to say thank you also to the family who’ve supported my meanderings verbally and in written form and on that note wish you all a Wonderful Day.

My Nominations for The Best Moment Award are…..

Niormandie Fischer

Pamela Wight         

Patti Roberts          

Jacqueline King     

Lori Pinkley            


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17 responses to “Best Moment Award

  1. Nice speech. 🙂 Next year the Oscars! -hugs-

  2. Great speech! Congratulations. You’re going to need a bigger mantel. 🙂

  3. Are you sure you haven’t done this before? 😉 Well done, David! And congratulations.

  4. Thanks for the speech, for including me and my blog site in your speech, 🙂 and for writing. That’s what we do. We write and we share and we feel so happy (and humbled) that others enjoy our passion.

    • Yes, we write to share but sometimes a little recognition is nice. I’m happy to share the recognition with another author and another blogger who brings pleasure to many. xx Hugs xx.

  5. Congratulations, David!! You’re tops.

  6. Not enough people thank the chippie 🙂

  7. David, we love you. We, your readers and friends, love that you capture the moment in humor and in love–even the horrific moments you and your beloved have experienced recently.

    Good speech, sir, and I thank you for the nomination, but as you nominated the blog I combined with my writing one (hence no recent posts directly there), I’m wondering which you mean–Writing on Board or Sea Venture’s Journey? SVJ now resides within WoB, so it’s bound to be confusing for everyone. (And there I thought I was simplifying my blogging world. Sigh.)

    Hugs, my friend, and prayers continuing!

    • Sorry Normandie. I did mean WoB but rushed a bit. I suggest you put it where you’re happiest since your work is superb wherever it is. I can change my blog to WoB so folk can find it. xx Hugs xx

  8. I am touched and happy that anything that I can do for you and Lady Ju is of help. While all I have are words, you have my thoughts and prayers freely, and will continue to have them as long as you want and need them. Bless you today and may Lady Ju have some peace and respite from her suffering.

    • That’s exceptionally kind of you Lori and Julia would certainly appreciate it were she aware. You say all you have is words, but words have moved mountains before now, and your words like my other friends are very welcome at this time. Without such words and the kindness behind them I would fail to keep myself together.
      Thanks and Hugs to you.

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