Sadly, it is the last day of the Paint Shop Pro 30 day trial on which The Fixer has been utilising her considerable technical talents by making awards for all and sundry.
She is, as we speak, trying to persuade the Father of This Lot to part with the £50 it costs for the boxed version, in order to carry on. Since he has no knowledge whatsoever of this blog I am not exactly sure what reason she is giving him for its immediate necessity. I have however, often been on the receiving end of the negotiating powers of The Fixer, and feel I can say quite confidently that he doesn't stand a chance.
Because it's the last day, she has come up with some extra-special awards. And guess who she's given the first one too?
Go on, guess.
(I cannot decide whether this is out of daughterly love or a back-up plan for the Paint Shop Pro in case financial negotiations with her father reach breaking point).
Either way, it is a VERY nice looking award, although I'm not sure whether I should be flattered or not:
In time honoured tradition, I would like to pass this on to those two famous daytime TV shows 'Diary of A Housewife' and 'Family Affairs'
(And can I just point out that if you've not yet tuned in to Family Affairs (Mon. and Thurs. 2pm, ITV) please make sure you have a cup of coffee with you - it's fast moving and you'll need to keep up. You might want a pen and paper as well.....)
You'll like the next award. She says she made it for all the bloggers who seem like if you met them, would invite you in for a nice long chat.
And here they are:
Here it is - pass it on to all the bloggers you have a good chat with.
If I've forgotten anybody, or if you've not had one of The Fixer's awards, I promise I haven't done it on purpose - feel free to go back and take any that you'd like. She's a generous soul, she won't mind!
In other news, I've been thinking about these Cannonball Catholic Awards. Perhaps there will be a ceremony. Personally, I'm hoping for the Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard - they do a very nice awards ceremony. Or maybe it will be in New York - perhaps the Waldorf Astoria or the Plaza.
And I'll need a dress - what about something along these lines?:
Perfect for an awards cermony I would have thought.
Then it struck me - I can't go on my own. I'll need an entourage. Rumour is Jennifer Lopez doesn't travel anywhere without a mob of about fifty people.
So, who's up for it?
Now, where did I put that passport.............?