Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Exciting News

Hurrah for knitters and crocheters (although the Political party is called Fibertarians and headed by Dolores the Sheep, I believe!)!

And a special thank you to Alwen - who remembered that it was Riga in Latvia (not Iceland) who did the mitten thing - and I should have known that, having read Folk Mittens!

Just a short post today (I know - and it's been such a long time since I did any photos - but I've been really slack about taking pictures of new stash - whoops - and FOs - of which I have a few - forgive me and I will rectify this soon). There has been a little accumulation of stash, from a number of enablers, and some books and some clothes - I've been too ashamed to blog it all, especially when Taph is doing such a great job with her de-cluttering. I'm also about to deal the the second birthday in just over 2 weeks! Aaargh!

So, just to let you in on the news......



I'm about to go back to work - a little earlier than I had planned, but when a fabulous opportunity opens up, it seems rather churlish to ask it to come back in 12 months. I'm a going to be (drum roll, please Maestro) a journalist!!

In training at first, of course, because I have lots to learn. I will be working for our local weekly paper and occasionally for the local daily and I am beside myself with excitement - and also as happy as a clam! Being paid to write and talk to people and think of ideas! How wonderful!

And strangely (or possibly not so strangely), this blog has played its part. The people who matter (PWM) read the blog and liked its style.

So next Friday I scurry out the door with a packed lunch and tidy clothes for my first day at work. I will update you with the trials of Tinkingbell the cub reporter (in general terms only, of course), but first I need to deal with Destructoboy's fourth birthday.

See you in a bit!

19 comments:

2paw said...

Wow, Jimmy Olsen will have nothing on you!!! What fantastic news!!!! Good luck on your first day at work!!!

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh! That is so exciting! And you're right - perfect oopportunities like that don't come along so often, so it's good you decided to grasp it with both hands!

JustJess said...

My dream job... Congratulations!

MadMad said...

Oh, my goodness, that is wonderful news! As a former reporter, I can honestly tell you there isn't a more exciting job out there! You learn new things almost every day - what a great opportunity. Yay for you! I am sure all the rest of the things will fall into place, don't worry!

Rose Red said...

Yay you, Tinkingbell the cub reporter! How exciting and how cool that blogging can (at least partly) lead to something like this!

Lynne said...

Congratulations; all the best in the new job.

Kate (Kiss My Frog) said...

Oh, perfect! How far afield does your local paper deliver?
Best of luck, chica!

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

If you are this excited with just getting the job, just wait until you get your first by-line.

Congrats!!!! Big Congrats!!!

blackie said...

Big news!! Congratulations, how exciting. Glad you have something that enthuses you about entering the world of work again. Hope you've got a 'lunchbox' reading for your knitting!

Jan said...

Well done and good luck. Don't forget to pack a "knitting lunch box" too. LOL

catsmum said...

oh well done you !!!!!!

catsmum said...

oh meant to ask you - would my friends who live in Devonport [ well Aberdeen actually ] be likely to get that paper ?
how far is Aberdeen from you ?? [ says she ever so casually who is visiting Aberdeen in October ]

kms said...

well that is perfectly awesome, and i think you will be great! looking forward to seeing the first article! well done and have a great time xx

Donna Lee said...

Yay! Who'd have thought that your blog would bring you a job? That's so wonderful. I'll bet you make a great reporter.

Jill said...
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Jill said...

Congratulations. It sounds like a great opportunity indeed. You do write very well and engagingly. First the blog, then Yarn magazine, and now ... it's a whole new world of possibilities. I'll keep a lookout for your byline.

Meanwhile, wish Destructoboy a happy birthday from me, and I'll hope that the new career doesn't preclude the ocassional catch-up for coffee.

Alwen said...

Congratulations, and thanks for the linkie! (I, er, had to search my own blogs for the Latvian mitten links.)

Amy Lane said...

Happy B-Day destructoboy--four is a good age! And congratulations--what a cool opportunity--exciting, challenging, and close to home--EXCELLENT!

Jejune said...

Late to this news - but huge congrats on the job!! Sounds perfect for you!