And Now For Something Completely Different…

It’s taken me a while to get to this, due to various bits and pieces going on. I woke up this morning and found a comment from the lovely Anna Belfrage nominating me for a blogger award. This has put a massive smile on my face after a particularly difficult few weeks. The premise of the whole thing is to nominate inspiring blogs for the award, and answer a few questions about yourself in the process. Thank you for nominating me, Anna – here we go!

1. Display the logo on your blog. 
2. Link back to the person who nominated you. 
3. State 7 things about yourself. 
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award. 
5. Notify your nominees.
I’ve done the first two, so on with the seven random facts.
  1. I have type 1 diabetes, and we’re coming up to the 18th anniversary of my diagnoses.
  2. I really regret my decision to not carry on with history while I was doing my degree. In my first year I did a joint honours with archaeology but alas when it came to the second year, I decided to go for single honours archaeology.
  3. I am thus, a trained archaeologist. I’ve done loads of awesome digs both for research and commercial contract purposes – two Roman villas, a leper hospital, Tudor House in Southampton and a random building site – my commercial contracts were the best jobs I’ve ever had.
  4. I used to be in a rock band. We were truly awful, but playing in front of two packed auditoriums and a pub packed to the rafters was absolutely amazing!
  5. As well as the diabetes, I also have coeliac disease and diabetic nueropathy. Because of all this, I take enough tablets to make my stomach rattle!
  6. I adore wine and consider myself something of a connoisseur of the stuff. I completely blame my parents for this as they’re wine nuts themselves (and that I blame on their impending move to Portugal where the wine is amazing, and super cheap!).
  7. I’m a tad obsessed with Monty Python, and can quote both Life of Brian and The Holy Grail almost word for word.
I’m now supposed to nominate 15 blogs who deserve this award. But if I’m honest every blog I read deserves it, as they’re all inspirational in their own right. I would like to mention a few blogs that are my particular inspirations:
  • Three Pipe Problem – This blog is absolutely amazing, and all about the Renaissance and art history. Please do check it out as it’s one of my favourite blogs out there!
  • Madame Guillotine – Does Melanie need any other introduction? She’s just brilliant!
  • The frenetic fox – I consider Claire one of my best friends, and her blog is brilliant! Although not history related, it’s certainly worth a read!

1 thought on “And Now For Something Completely Different…

  1. Hi Sam,

    Thank you for the kind mention. Keep up the great work at LBM!I really enjoyed your post on the Cesare Borgia scabbard from the British Museum 🙂

    Kind Regards
    H Niyazi

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