Time marches on but some things endure such as mountains, the ocean and the "Laughing Horse" blog awards. Rooting through the office archives, I stumbled across previous exclusive designs for the much-cherished "Laughing Horse" winners' widget. As with architectural or furniture design or fashion, these widgets reflect our changing times and no doubt bring back happy memories for so many bloggers.
The 2008 design. Overall "Blogger of the Year" winner - "Arthur Clewley" (Blog now mothballed)
The design for 2010. Overall "Blogger of the Year" for 2010 was none other than Earl John Gray of Thimble Cottage, Trelawnyd, Wales. Encouraged by the award, his "Going Gently" blog is still going strong:-
Readers must appreciate that the "Laughing Horse" committee always allocate a variety of different sub-awards for various blogging achievements. And this year will be just the same. So it will not just be the "Blogger of the Year" who is beaming with the happy glow that comes from official recognition.
Meanwhile the staff at Haddon Hall are bracing themselves for tomorrow night. Huge supplies of alcohol have been brought in and several wild pigs are preparing to meet their maker in the cobble yard. You can't beat a nice slice of spit roasted suckling pig on New Year's Eve! The tension is building.