04/03/2012

I've been grinning all morning!
I grinned at the waiter who served my cafe con leche on the seafront, and at the intrepid sunbathers on Las Galletas beach as I walked past in my cardigan.
I smiled at the Guardia Civil who were checking cars for current ITV badges at Palm Mar roundabout. (That's the local equivalent of MOT)
The man selling bananas from a huge bunch in the back of his tiny car got a smile, as did the African woman sailing slowly over the zebra crossing in her splendid Sunday best.
I grinned at Miguel when I paid for a few lonchas de beicon and a panito for my lunch. Dammit - I nearly kissed the cat!
And the cause of all this excitement?
My story was short-listed in a Writing Magazine competition!
No prize, no photo in the magazine, just my name at the end of a list (hopefully only at the end because my surname is Young)
One very small step, you may think, but it's a giant leap for me.
                                                                                        YIPPEE!

9 comments:

  1. It's a great feeling isn't it. Well done!
    Wearing a cardigan? You lucky thing, it's cold and wet here I hate it!

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  2. Congrats!

    What was the mag? What was the story?

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    1. Hi Baggy - Writing Magazine - the one we get Talkback on. And you'll find my story on my blog under My Writing - a new page!

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  3. Congratulations! Is that in the March issue?

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    1. Thanks Patsy - April issue. I've only just got my copy out here in the wilds of Tenerife!

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  4. Well done Liz, and to lay your fears at rest, yes, you were only last on the list for alphabet's sake!

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  5. Brilliant! Congratulations!

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