Now why didn't I think of that?
'Why did you fail, Paul?'. Well, in the tradition of The Curiosty Show's Deane I say, 'I'm glad you asked'.
If I have said it before I will say it again: Gumption, gumption, gumption. Witness the 2006 Australian Blog Awards. Listed as nominees are in the Best Overseas Australian Blog category are Spirit fingers, Maytel (Cambodia), The Road to Surfdom, Whitebait in the city, Two Minutes Happiness, The Sun Shines & The Igloo Melts, Caseyporn, Down and Out in Saigon, Alien Ted, Boring Like A Drill, Jungle Jamie, Yatima, Courting Disaster, What’s new, Pussycat?, Antipixel, Simonworld, Staypuff.net and, leonthelion. Where is Paul and Mel's UK? Nowhere to be seen. Why? I did not submit. Why? I admit, my research was not up to scratch: I should have known about it. Some of these blogs are fantastic, a couple are a bit average. Others occupy the middle-ground. Damn-it, Middle Ground is our middle name! Or should that be, our second and third names ...
Anyway, best of luck to the participants. We are all joined by one thing - being away from home.australia, uk, england, blog, competition, melbourne, london, boyfriend, girlfriend, paul, mel, travel, visa, passport, excursion, gumption