'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Tuesday, 12 January 2010

The Laughing Horse Award.

It is with much pleasure I announce that a great honour has been bestowed on this blog.
In the end-of-year Yorkshire Pudding Blog Award Ceremony held at the Pudding Towers in Sheffield, "The Last Visible Dog" was the joint recipient of Top New Zealand Blogger! Needless to say, I'm thrilled to bits, and although I was not able to attend the ceremony in person because of northern hemisphere travel disruptions and airport closures due to snow, I am proud to display my award here, and encourage you to read all about the ceremony at beefgravy.blogspot.com here.


  1. This award was richly deserved. "Such a lively, open and honest blog with fascinating artistic asides".
    Before making their decision, the judging panel had to trawl through hundreds of NZ based blogs from "The Auckland Auck" to "Old Zealand Journal" and from "The Last Visible Sheep" to "Archaic Enema"!

  2. Horses and Yorkshire puddings? Hope horse has not been substituted for beef in the kitchen...

  3. Congratulations on your award! Yorkshire putting sounds very British . . . my Nanny loved it!

    Thanks for visiting me :) Karen

  4. How cool! You do have an extraordinary and versatile blog.

  5. Thank you YP. Very kind of you to say so.

    Jinksy - There's no telling what goes on at Pudding Towers... At last year's award evening a small garment belonging to me was apparently found on the billiard table in the morning, and the scary thing was, I HADN'T EVEN MISSED IT! This blog nearly had to go PG or AO.

    Karen - I hope Nanny didn't read about the 2008 awards. See above.

    Judy - Thank you!

  6. This award will certainly knock the neigh sayers out of their saddles (they are just the types who always look a gift horse in the mouth anyway)

  7. Alden - *Groan*

  8. Yes, I know I know - really really really corny and terrible isn't it - what can I say? I will just have to take the bit between my teeth, stop horsing around and rein in my galloping wit.


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