One of the many fantastic things about working on a magazine is the extra opportunities it can afford you. Working part-time, as I do, means I sometimes get overlooked on the perk front. But not this time. You see, I have scored an amazing trip here:
It's Ningaloo Reef, in WA's north-west. I am heading to Sal Salis - an eco-resort in the Cape Range National Park. I will have a night in Perth first, staying in a boutique hotel for a city breaks story I am writing, then up to this divine spot for three days.
ON MY OWN.
Did you get that? My own! I know I will miss my boys, but, wow, the chance to go on a mini holiday on my own? Bliss! I can't pack my bags quick enough.
In case you're thinking, 'listening to her gloating' I should add that I've worked for this particular mag for 4 years and this is the FIRST travel story I've been sent to do (have written others on places I've been under my own steam).
I've also had the pleasure of seeing my little boy in this month's issue. Full page. he was our 'model' (unpaid, natch) for a beds story we did. The mere inclusion of E in this month's issue means circulation is soaring ... think my Mum alone bought 10 copies!