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From the Paparazzi and Back Down to Earth Again

It’s been a big couple of weeks around here. We had a great bit of press with an editorial in the SMH Good Living supplement and we have been flat out ever since. I awoke that Tuesday morning feeling quite chuffed with myself. I read the article online, and then thinking I was famous, I took a peep outside… disappointingly there was no paparazzi. Later that morning I went to the local shops to buy a few copies of the hard copy edition.

With my new found fame I waved at each car on the way there. No response. As I got out of the car I braced for the onslaught of fans that would surely meet me; again nothing. As I opened my eyes there was a lady waiting to get into her car; she indicated the public toilets were across the road if I needed them. I walked into the newsagent and wacked five SMH copies on the counter. As the older Asian lady looked at me I did my best smile, head tilted slightly and nodded like I was ‘the man’.”Eight fifty” she said. Absolutely bewildered I left the newsagent. As I walked to my car I saw a group of teenage girls on their way to school. As they approached I held my arm up for high fives all round. The girls scattered, and I heard “weirdo” and” freak” as they passed. I’m sure it was their laughter ringing in my ears as I got into the car.

There are many things that can bring you down to earth; and sometimes it’s the smallest people that do it the quickest. Georgia GeorgiaMargaret was born at 7.07am last Monday morning, weighing 3.69kg or 8 pound 2 ounces in the old scale. Five days overdue, we had a VERY quick trip to the hospital and our little girl was born within 15 minutes of arrival. Both Mum and baby are well, all settled in at home, and yes, the sleepless nights have begun.

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