Tuesday, December 18, 2012

And the 2012 Herbie Special Award goes to . .

Someone who :

  • rarely, if ever, reads this blog (I think) – someone had better tip him off
  • will probably dismiss this Award as irrelevant, although he deserves it
  • I have had cause to tell to calm down or he’ll bust a blood vessel
  • has strong opinions that I don’t always share
  • will give you an earful if you do something antisocial in his presence
  • from time to time writes angry blogs with intemperate language

Have you got it yet?


Well he (for it is a he) is:

  • not half so terrifying in person as he is in print (in fact he’s very nice)
  • kind to children and dogs
  • something of a pillar of the community at his long term moorings
  • always helping out someone
  • sets us an example by not just whingeing about stuff but takes action to remedy it

In particular he is someone who doesn’t just complain about rubbish along the towpath but gets out there and clears it up.  Loads of it.  And that is what inspired us to give

The 2012 Herbie Special Award for Caring Enough to Do Something 

award shield

to  . . . .  (well if you haven’t guessed it now you never will)



Maffi said...

Well now there is a surprise lil ol’ me winning a Herbie.

I would like to thank every body who was to f*****g lazy to put their rubbish in the right place without those morons this would not have been possible.

I would also like to thank all those conscientious boaters out there who are going to make a point of picking up as much rubbish as possible in the next 12 months.

I have not been out 2 months yet this winter and I have collected 64 bags + plus a number of tyres and a 110ah battery. Lets all make a big effort. Thank you!

Andy Tidy said...

Hurrah! Hurrah - a worthy winner. Now please let me get out of these heels!

Phil &sally nb ella said...

Well deserved

Sue said...


My choice too! Well done Maffi!

Oakie said...

My choice too - funny that, as you didn't mention any names. Well deserved Maffi.

Maffi said...

Thank you all.