My dad told me on the phone: "We are pleased you are starting to sell yourself so well... but now that you are becoming famous you have to really think about every word you write in your blog."
"I bloody well won't", I said. Which was a lie, because I already always think: can I write this or will it make my family phone me up?
But he's right. I'll start making a list of products to endorse casually in the hope of getting a free lifetime supply... has anyone noticed how Dr. Ph. Martin's radiant concentrated watercolour is just so much more versatile and brilliant than other liquid watercolours? I really wouldn't know what to do if I ever ran out! Ahemm! Ahemm!!!
Anyway, I just got this surprise present this morning - a penny bank I can tell all my troubles to, and imagine her going SHUT UP I'M BIRTHING! - I've been keeping my loose change in a thermal sock for months since my last bank broke, so this is a great present in every way. Maybe more people want to send me surprise presents now that I'm basically a celebrity - well, I wouldn't know...