The One Lovely Blogger Award – I suppose I am rather lovely.


Again it seems that someone believes me worthy or an award!  In the short time I have been writing on here I have been nominated for several awards which is lovely!  Just as lovely as this award claims I am!  I’d like to thank the also lovely (and entertaining!) Retr0pia for nominating me for this.

This award entails sharing seven interesting facts about oneself, before nominating other lovely bloggers to join in the cycle.  So here are some things about me!

Fact 1: I am a teacher.

This is not me.  I am older and more jaded than this chap seems to be.

Some of you may know this already, but I am a maths teacher of around 10 years now.  I teach kids between the ages of 11 and 18, many of whom are quite surprised to learn that I like video games perhaps more than they do.  Hopefully none of them have found this blog!

Fact 2: I love cooking.

Some cakes I made for my wife’s charity night

I’m a big fan of cooking.  I like to try making something new from time to time.  Most days I make sure I’m home from work in time to cook dinner for the family, even if I only have about 30 minutes to get something made.  I have a tendency to make things up as I go along though, meaning if a meal turns out to be really good, I can’t remember what I did and we’ll never get it again.  Something to be said for the surprise though I suppose.

Fact3: I’m not just a fan of video games.

Love this game.  Food plus gaming!

I also love board games.  I don’t get much of a chance to play them, but I do have some that I very much enjoy.  I also occasionally frequent a gaming group at a pub in the city.  Pandemic and Legendary are favourites, Burger Up has become one I’m a fan of recently.  I’m very much looking forward to the Dark Souls game coming out next year.

Fact 4: I’ve done a few charity gaming streams.

These folks do some good work.

As part of Special Effect’s annual Gameblast event, I’ve done some 24 hour non-stop gaming marathons for charity.  Myself and a few others who join me have raised about £500 for the charity, who modify consoles to allow people with physical disabilities to play games too.  I may do another stream around February, so watch out for it!

Fact 5: I do not like musicals.


No.  Just no.  Don’t sing the plot to me, don’t try to make me understand through interpretive dance.  Just…just stop it!

Fact 6: I rarely go back to games I’ve finished.

I’ve used this same picture in a previous blog.  I have no shame!

This is really down to time, but it’s not often I go back to a game I’ve finished, which means I tend to miss out on content in some cases.  This is also why I tend to avoid very long games.  I doubt I’ll ever play Witcher 3.

Fact 7: I’m a whisky drinker.

This is one my wife got me some time ago.

Big fan of whisky, me!  Scotch to you Americans reading.  As an alcoholic drink it’s one with so much variety, with a type that will suit pretty much every palette.  Talisker is my personal favourite, with a nice smokey flavour.  Not that I’m a huge alcoholic!

Some nominees for this very same award!


Covell Capers

Conquering the Gaming Backlog


  1. Write an article accepting the award.
  2. Thank the person you nominated you and put a link to their blog.
  3. Tell the reader seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate other blogs for the award.
  5. Let them know that you nominated them.
  6. Post the rules to let your followers know how it works.

9 thoughts on “The One Lovely Blogger Award – I suppose I am rather lovely.

  1. Congratulations! You are rather lovely 🙂

    There’s a charity event coming up in the states called Extra Life that my husband does every year! It’s gaming for 24 hours, as well, any game of your choice including board games.

    Interesting! Your whisky is our scotch. Whisky is just a blanket term over here for certain hard liquors of which I am not an imbiber of. I tend to stick to wine hehe.

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      1. I’m not even going to pretend to be an expert on whisky so you may very well be right! I thought that gin was a type of whisky, but the internet has proven me wrong. Usually when I hear people talk about whisky, they’re talking about Jack Daniels or Jim Beam. It’s too strong for my blood!

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  2. Thank you kindly, old chap!

    I’ll get on it as soon as poss, also I should say I share your distaste for musicals. There are 5 of us in my A2 Drama cohort and how it pains me so when they break out into song. Oh, the exclusion and rancid jealousy of it! That is one of my two life regrets: that I cannot sing, the other being that I am too handsome.

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  3. Congratulations on being nominated! Your blog is lovely and I enjoy reading your posts each week.

    Your cupcakes look fantastic. I only wish I had those kinds of skills in the kitchen. I wouldn’t call myself kitchen-impaired, but certainly not an avid artiste such as yourself!

    And teaching is such a reputable profession. I’m so glad that you are someone who loves bestowing knowledge unto others (your blog also has that professional tone I might expect of an educator as well!)

    I also think it’s really commendable that you do charity streams. My Twitch following is pretty slim, so I can’t imagine doing something and ever being able to collect a meaningful amount of money (though I do realize every bit helps.)

    Cool stuff!

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  4. Congrats on the award! I don’t know how you teachers put up with all the shenanigans from those young whippersnappers. lol

    Thank you for the nomination!

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