You know those letters you get from your bank or insurance company that start with “We are excited to announce..?”
The ones that go on to talk about something that’s totally and utterly unimaginably tedious unless you happen to work at that bank or insurance company? (And we won’t even venture into joke-land for those two professions. It’s just too easy. It would be a cheap shot.)
Well, dear readers, I am about to do the very same thing! I am thrilled to announce that humble old Inside the Travel Lab was listed in National Geographic Traveller as essential reading! That’s right, full, glossy, beautiful and lustrous National Geographic Traveller. I can’t decide whether it’s the equivalent of winning an Oscar or whether it’s more like the surprise of Angelina Jolie calling in to ask for haircare advice.
The astute among you (who actually click on the link to read the article – hi mum) may notice that this was published a while ago. Hardly finger on the pulse, razor-sharp action on my part.
But a) it took a while for it to sink in. And b) I felt a bit embarrassed mentioning it.
I still do, to be honest. But recent fraternizing (sic ;) ) with several Americans has prompted me to push past my awkward British reserve.
So, er, cough, splutter, shuffle. There you go.
And I’m very excited about it.