The backstory: the musical & operatic society we perform with had a Christmas Ball, which was in itself great fun. But we also had a little award ceremony; people had been given the opportunity to vote in various categories based on the last five shows we've done (My Fair Lady, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Pajama Game, The King and I and Scrooge).
And I won an award!
I got the Best Male Solo Song award for 'The Speed Test' in Thoroughly Modern Millie (for those who don't remember me talking about this before it is a patter song to the tune of 'My Eyes are Fully Open' from Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore, and for the final verse the music contains the instruction 'To be sung as fast as humanly possible'!)
I can't tell you how chuffed I am by this; the respect of your peers is difficult to beat. I know that I don't have the most beautiful voice in the society but I do know how to put a song over, and it was lovely to see this acknowledged.
Of course the whole awards thing was intended to be a bit of fun and not something we should do too often - otherwise people will start to take it too seriously - but I'm really pleased nevertheless!