|Getting the thrill of the byline|
Three is rumoured to be the magic number so I'm hoping my two bits of good news this week are an omen of a third on its way.
The first bit of good news was a piece I wrote about the Borneo jungle for the Independent of Sunday got short listed for this year's Bradt Travel Writing Competition - Up The Creek.
And the second was a piece I wrote for The Guardian about Scarborough's surfing scene was published too.
Travel writing is a tough life choice, so getting national recognition makes it all worth while, even after all these years of doing it I still love the feeling of seeing the byline.
I'm just weighing up whether to wait for the third good thing to come along or to take the initiative and buy a lottery ticket - then the travel writing would get REALLY interesting!