I won an award last week – most unexpected! It caught me by surprise and left me speechless, all I could say was Thank you. A simple word but one which I have trouble saying for doing something I (a) love; (b) do not consider work and (c) which I find so rewarding.

I won the Womens’ Business Initiative Entrepreneurial Award for Networker of the Year. To have won it from my peers, friends, colleagues and associates was indeed the most gratifying part of it – and yet being recognised for something that is ‘part of me’ feels uncomfortable …. that is my problem of course, the unease. Fact remains I will continue doing what I love, and now I know from others that I apparently do it well, and it is of benefit to others. THAT is gratifying, and for that I am leaning to say, ‘thank you’ … and am developing a business idea based on it. More to follow on this development …