As you can probably tell, I’m just a tiny bit excited. I have an article in the Guardian newspaper today!
I get the Saturday Guardian most weekends, and in the Family section they run little pieces about photos, records and recipes. I wrote my piece, about Abba’s Super Trouper, maybe three weeks ago, sent it to the email address in the paper, didn’t get an auto-reply, assumed it was under a heap of other emails, and got on with my life. On Monday I received a ‘thank-you-for-your-submission-we’ll-let-you-know’ sort of email, and thought, ‘wow, they must be full up if even the acknowledgement email takes a fortnight.’ Then, late on Thursday, I received another email to let me know that my piece would be published in today’s newspaper! I’ve had to sit on my hands for a day and a half, just in case it didn’t happen or I’d dreamt the whole thing. But here it is! Mine’s the bit in the middle.
Hope you enjoy it! And as a bonus item, here’s a link to the video.