Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Oh Get You! Arn't You A Stylish Smurf?

Well, those of you who were in doubt as to whether Smurfs could be deemed stylish can put their misgivings to rest at last. Yes that lovely gentleman over at Ricalopia has seen it fit to nominate non other than yours truly (along with a host of other fantastic blogs) as worthy of the 'stylish blogger award!'.

Quite what the stylish blogger award is or where it comes from is a mystery to me but it does seem like an excellent way of introducing new people to blogs they may not be aware of (like mine!) and also getting a bit more personal with the people behind your favorite blogs.

There are some rule I must now follow:

What to do:

-- Thank and link back to the person giving you the award
-- Share seven things about yourself
-- Select 10-15 blogs who you think deserve this award
-- Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award

 So first thing's first, thank you very much Ricalopia for nominating me for this award. It really means a lot to me and I would like to thank my fiends, family and most importantly, my followers who have stuck with me through all the hard times and relished all the good times! Bla, bla, bla. Anyway enough of that, on to point 2.
About Me:

 Here's a picture of me (right) and Rob (left) as Tanith at Halloween
  • I possess a BSc and an MSc in Biogical diciplines and I will be starting a PhD in July.
  • I have been playing wargames now for 13 years (since I was 10) and I had the pleasure of working as the club treasurer in Aberystwyth for 2 years. 
  • Dw i'n Saes, nau dw i'n dysgu Cymraeg. Yn anffodus dw i ddim yn dda iawn ar hyd o bryd! I'm English, but I'm learning Welsh. Unfortunately I'm not very good at the moment.
  • I like to play snooker with my friend Rob and it's also the only think on TV I will consistently watch. 

  • I have a great passion for music. I work part time in one of the only independent record shops left in the UK and I also play the guitar myself. Before moving to Aberystwyth I was in a band for 3 years. Some of the best times of my life were spent in that band.
  • The local wargamming club here in Aberystwyth is called Kaotica. It has served as my main source of friends during my time at Uni and I hold everyone whom ever attended in very high esteem. There have been some great drinking times.
  • Speaking of which, my favourite drink is Guinness, with ale coming in a strong second when the Guinness is known to be crap. 

10 Blogs that Deserve the Award

1) The Painting Corps. An invaluable painting resource. 

2) Bolters n Beer. A blog with a title that resonates with my idea of a perfect night out.

3) Pirate Viking Painting. There is always something new and interesting to see!

4) WarPaint....Get it On. A fellow Ork lover. You must check out his badmoons!

5) DiceRolla. A lovely individual with lots of things to say. He has been a fantastic supporter of mine since the begining. 

6) Mordian 7th Regiment. Another fantastic supporter of mine. He always has something new on the go and plenty off things to see.

7) A Guardsmans Guide to Glory. A good fiend of mine with a direct speed dial to forgeworld.  
8) Rogue Pom. Arguably my favourite blogger (now now kids there's plenty of appreciation for everyone!). Again, he's been a supporter of mine since the beginning and I'm sure if we met in person we'd get on good! 

9) K.M.B. A blog so packed full of awesome chaos conversions it makes blood drip out of your ballbag!

10) Nesbet Miniatures. A great mixture of tips advice and personal projects.

So there you go. All that remains is for me to say thank you again to Ricalopia for the nomination. I hope you enjoy the above links too!



  1. Great list(s), Guinness, snooker and a couple new blogs to follow! Keep it up (more lootas!)

  2. Thank you for the nomination!

  3. Fething briliant Tanith costumes, Smurf! Congrats on having such a stylish blog and for getting some well deserved recognition for your work here. I really appreciate the nomination and for being included with such great blogs, thank you!

  4. Hey Smurf - I'll echo the other lads thoughts mate, chuffed with the nomination and the nice words - really made my day that has - its nice to be held in such esteemed company.

    Your blog is well worth the recognition from Ricalope, covering as it does a range of hobby goodness which obviously resonates well with the community.

    I'll raise a pint over here in toast for you tonight mate. All the best with your PhD, and carry on with the quality posting.

  5. wel, diolch yn fawr iawn pawb! Well thank you very much all! It's my pleasure to nominate such fine blogs. In fact, it would have been remiss of me not to.

    Pints all round I think!

  6. hey! thanks for the nod to K.M.B.!

  7. Yo guys i am starting a tanith first and only regiment on facebook look it up and we are doing events and other stuff