The Romaniacs are in a bit of a flap. We’ve received a Versatile Blogger Award from the lovely Anita Chapman. We’d like to say thank you to her for giving us the award. Anita is also on the NWS and has met a number of us at the RNA Winter Party. Her great blog can be found here offering lots of information and discussion for writers.
Cue long acceptance speeches, a bit of a sing-song from Laura and a few bad jokes from the rest of us… That’s how you accept awards, right?
Oh, no. Sorry. We need to be a bit sensible (tiaras off, girls!) OK, we’ll stick to the Award format, only we’ve turned it into a bit of a game for anyone who wants to join us in our tiara-wearing, tipple-downing celebrations. We are supposed to give you seven facts you didn’t know about The Romaniacs. Instead we’re going for nine secrets. Each Romaniac is going to reveal a secret – you just have to guess which one belongs to which Romaniac.
Romaniac 1: After one too many, this Romaniac, for a £20 bet started an impromptu conga across the concourse at London’s Victoria Station, managing to rope-in 18 people before two policemen good – naturedly broke up the party.
Romaniac 2: Is related to the famous Welsh opera singer, Ivor Emanuelle.
Romaniac 3: Aged 15, this Romaniac changed her name by deed poll.
Romaniac 4: She’s no Brucie, but one Romaniac can tap dance! Mostly under the influence of alcohol.
Romaniac 5: Hit the big screen at aged 11 when she starred as an extra in The Good Guys alongside Nigel Havers.
Romaniac 6: Aged 18, this Romaniac was approached by a man and a woman in a pub who asked whether she would be interested in being a ‘bum’ model, modelling jeans? They gave her a business card, but thinking they were perves she never contacted them. A couple of years later, she kicked herself when she chanced upon the business card and discovered they were from a top modelling agency!
Romaniac 7: This Romaniac managed to blag her way into a job as a cycling coach without letting on she couldn’t ride a bike.
Romaniac 8: When this Romaniac worked abroad she once drunkenly gate crashed a wedding by pretending to be the bride’s distant relative from England. What made it worse was that even the bride fell for it!
Romaniac 9: This Romaniac, on winning the coveted lead role in her primary school musical production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was so out of tune she ended up having to lip-synch her songs on the night while a more tuneful girl sang behind the curtain. No one ever realised until now…
From the look of those confessions we really are a versatile bunch. Can you work out which Romaniac matches up to which secret?
We also get to recommend seven other blogs to pass the award onto. Here are out 7 top picks:
2) Nicky Wells
4) Liz Fenwick
5) Sarah Duncan
7) RNA Blog
Please join us in guessing which of the above belong to Catherine, Celia, Debbie, Jan, Laura, Liz, Lucie, Sue, and Vanessa. Only one of us knows who they all belong to so we’ll be joining in the fun!