Monday, 25 January 2010

Kreativ Blogger Award

1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.

Thanks a lot to Dyl. It really made my day yesterday, when I received his message. Dyl’s blog was one of the very first ones I started following and reading a few months ago. I was stuck by the post he had regarding his latest tattoo which was the image of the Phoenix (Rachel Summers, not Jean Grey) from Excalibur. That image, if I remember correctly, was in the back of one of the first Excalibur issues that features a version of the London werewolves. I’m sorry to say I’ve lost that copy of Excalibur when I was moving houses a decade ago…

2. Copy the award logo and place it on your blog.

3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.

Please go visit take a look at Dyl’s stories in Gecko Echo.

4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.

a. While being a teenager, I was quite popular at school. I tried to hide the fact that I was gay and being in denial I had quite a few relationships with girls. The longest one of these relationships lasted for 3 years. I still haven’t managed to have such a long term relationship with a guy

b. I’m trying to raise awareness and funds regarding Cancer and help support Cancer Research UK. That’s my second run I’m doing for them. I know it’s not much but I plan to keep on going. Cancer is something so unpredictable and has affected people close to me. I fear that with our current living lifestyle…

c. JJ, the guy I am dating now is so not my normal ‘type’. I’m usually going for darker, hairy, slightly big build kind of men. JJ, being South African, is more light skinned, brown hair, blue eyes, skinny guy. I really don’t mind though…

d. I cannot be very competitive. I don’t like confrontations and I generally take things lightly. You are better at me at ‘this’ or ‘that’? Good for you. I’m not going to get frustrated, angry of sad much. I’ll try to play along and make fun arguing with you, but really, I’m not bothered…

e. I so much enjoy lazy Sunday mornings when Monday still seems far away. I do enjoy just getting one of these massive Sunday papers, going to a nice coffee place (preferably not a chain, which is so difficult to find) and having a nice breakfast reading…

f. I don’t think I have an expertise on something. I have stuff I can talk about for ages, regarding things I found interesting like maps, books, running, computers or comics. However, I don’t think I am particularly an connoisseur on any of them. I would love to learn more though…

g. On a very different matter, I am very (very) hairy (even for Greek standards) which has been quite a blessing and a curse for me. To give you an idea, ‘L’ used to call me Chewbacca. Some people do like it but in a warm country like Greece, it’s been a pain trying to wax my back every month during summer. I had a laser treatment once and I should go for the rest of the sessions at some point (when I get the money).

5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers and post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.

I follow quite a few blogs and I have even more bookmarked that I read and occasionally comment. I will pick some that come first to my mind, get regularly updated and not that broadly followed for you to take a look.

Wozzel in South Africa, from ‘The life of a wozzel’. His blog is fairly new, but I do enjoy the way he writes. He’s very funny and very good with words.

Ryan from 'One Fine Gay'. I so much enjoy reading Ry’s stories. He seems a very interesting, established person. He just recently moved in with his bf and apparently having a blast

Mike in London from ‘Mike’s blog’. Mike’s been recently promoted and found happiness in the arms of his other half. He’s gone a long way in the past couple of years that you can read through his blog.

Vilges Suola from ‘Lathophobic Aphasia’. He’s been an English teacher for many years, some of which he spent in Greece. His sense of humour is great, he’s very well educated and displays an affection for my country that I adore. You should ask him to tell you about the real Greece from a point of view from a person that knows her very well.

Bigislandjeepguy in Hawaii from ‘adventures of big island jeep guy’. Life in Hawaii must be amazing. The pictures displayed on that blog are simply fantastic (BIJG is a photographer). I am most hooked though due to ‘Jeep’, a gorgeous Dalmatian dog…

Gauss Jordan from ‘Augmente Identity’. also known as the gay engineer. I think that I have quite a few in common with GJ. He recently came out to his parents and is trying to get to know the gay world. He is also into running, although he’s doing better times than me…

Suf and Steve from ‘Ancora Imparo’. SS is a charming couple with a lovely child, recently moved back to Malaysia. With their very interesting and funny latest Gay finances posts, you might even learn something…

6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate

I did a small research to find rule number 6. It had been lost between blogs.
I already did post the links.

7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they have been nominated.

I am about to… Don’t worry…


  1. oh wow. that is super cool Nik. thank you :) Will be making my selections soon!

  2. Ευχαριστώ για τα καλά σου λόγια! Σιγά το well educated, όμως. Για δες το μπλογκ του 'Bo' The Cantos of Mvtabilitie (link in my blogroll)Αυτό θα πει well educated.

  3. @wozzel Don't mention it

    @Vilges_Suola Ναι, η αλήθεια είναι ότι το έχω δει το μπλογκ αυτό... Δεν θα ήθελα να το σχολιάσω (με τη καλή έννοια). Κι εσύ όμως δεν νομίζω ότι πας πίσω. Άσε που ανησυχώ για τα αγγλικά που γράφω και περιμένω να μου κάνεις διορώσεις...

  4. Very interesting facts about yourself. Personally, I love back hair. I was going to suggest you post a pic of your back, but then I read to you wax it.

    Love your blog :-)

  5. Γράφεις παρά πολύ καλά αγγλικά - εγώ δεν θα τολμούσα να γράφω μπλογκ στα ελληνικά - θα μου έπαιρνε ώρες για κάθε ανάρτηση.

  6. @Larry Ohio Thank you very much for your kind words. I haven't waxed since summer, but a picture like that is difficult to take / upload. Sorry

    @Vilges_suola Ευχαριστώ. Δεν είναι ακριβώς το ίδιο γιατί εγώ αγγλικά μαθαίνω από το Δημοτικό και πλέον μένω και εργάζομαι στην Αγγλία. Άσε που εγώ είχα πολύ περισσότερα ερεθίσματα να μάθω και να χρησιμοποιήσω Αγγλικά μεγαλώνοντας.

  7. wow. i'm flattered beyond words! thank you SO much for your nomination...and i will post more dog photos soon of the handsome boy!

  8. Very Flattered. :-) When I have more time to actually put *effort* into a post, I'll post a follow up on my blog and pay this forward.


  9. Thanks Nick. That's really sweet. I will make this my next post. I appreciate it. X

  10. @bigislandjeepguy I'll be waiting...

    @GJ and @Mike Don't mention it... I'll be waiting as well