I had a slight problem this year when writing the text for the Hike Norfolk awards, which was primarily that I had forgotten much of the material I could have used, as I hadn’t blogged sufficiently. 2019 was the second year that we had given out awards, but the first time that we’ve actually gone to the trouble of having actual awards to give out, similar to the Oscars. I say “we”, but I really mean Steve went to the trouble of getting them.
Anyway, there were 39 people at the Christmas meal, and there would have 40 if Gordon had turned up, who managed to hear the announcement of the below awards.
BEST DRESSED WALKER : Clare
QUOTE OF THE YEAR : Dave
BRAVEST MEMBER OF THE YEAR : Sarah L
MOST RAUCOUS WALKER : Sarah H
MOST MISCHIEVOUS WALKER : Susanna
NICEST PERSON OF THE YEAR : Łukasz
MOST EXPENSIVE ITEM OF THE YEAR LOST : Richard
ANIMAL LOVER OF THE YEAR : Clive
BEARD OF THE YEAR : Poppy (winner of the public vote)
CANOEISTS OF THE YEAR : Dylan and Leon
The text of the awards ceremony speech is far too gossipy for this blog and is just a little beyond the pale, so I had better not post it here. Gordon’s solicitors are never far away and he might pursue a very expensive legal case against me…….
Photos are available on social media and the Hike Norfolk WhatsApp group, but above is one without too many faces, including one of my two apprentices who handed out the trophies….