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  1. Last week, I announced the winners of this year’s Excelsior Awards at the wonderful venue of St. Mary’s College in Hull (the 2017 City of Culture). Many thanks to the librarian there, Naomi Bedworth, for hosting the awards ceremony and offering a welcoming, relaxing and safe environment for all the students that attended. Thanks must also go to keynote speaker Robert Deas (writer/artist on Troy Trailblazer and The Horde Queen, the winner of last year’s Excelsior Award Junior) and the guys from Sheffield Space Centre and Biglin Graphics for putting on stalls for the kids.

    So let’s have a look at the awards themselves!

  2. “Each to their strengths” is a bit of a motto I use within my family. It basically means that we all make different contributions to the household, according to what we are good at. My wife is very good at looking after the money and all the mortgage stuff – and I am happy to let her do it. I do… other things. Like, putting the books away!

    This story starts a few months ago, when my wife made a slightly off-the-cuff and tongue-in-cheek comment about my “glazing over” whenever she tried to talk to me about finances, and wondered aloud if it might be down to some form of “number dyslexia”.