Well I'm quite flattered. Karen, captain of the HMS Swiftsure, passed on the award. Much thanks and right back at you Karen.
Apparently, I am to award 7 bloggers that make blogging nice, to people who are "encouraging, inspiring and kind." We may all be awarding each other at this point, so I don't know if I can award anyone again. So instead of risking being redundant I give awards to all of you who have commented on my blog or emailed me personally with your words of support and kindness. So thanks to all of your blogs (you know who you are) for your own intelligent, entertaining and thoughtful blogs.