A change in tradition! Having wantonly missed the Christmas Deadline to finish the Herbie Awards, I have decided to cover up my sloppy work by introducing The Herbie New Year Honours list. What fun! I could award the Order of the Herbie Empire (OHE), or how about the CHE – Commander of the Herbie Empire (no, I think that’s Kath, or should she get Companion of Honour?). I think I ought to eschew awarding the title of Member of the Herbie Empire, people might think I was staging a hostile takeover. How about the Order of the Bath? Hmm , that would sound like I was frowning on a person’s personal hygiene. I know. Got it! The Herbie Order of the Canal Knights. HOCK. And I know just the people to award it to.
People who read the many boater’s blogs may not realise the effort that goes into writing them. It’s not just typing up a few notes. Photos have to be selected and edited (not to mention taking them in the first place), headlines have to be invented, facts sometimes have to be checked, interesting themes have to be chosen and of course prose has to be authored. Anyone who keeps a regular blog going has to put in the hours. So this year The Herbie Academy salutes all those dedicated folk who keep us amused and informed about the goings on up and down the cut. Accordingly, taking out my sword I ask them to kneel before Herbie as I tap them on the shoulder and award the
Herbie Order of the Canal Knights
All the Boating Bloggers
Thanks to you all. You keep Kath quiet for many a happy hour