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Feet hitting the Ground

People have been asking me if my feet have hit the ground yet after winning the Finch Memoir Prize. Well, I thought an example last night might explain my life this week. I received an e-mail from my publisher, Finch, telling me I was on the home page with the Life Matters interview of the ABC website, as one of the ABC’s favourite picks. It went straight to my head, and I was grinning away, when I got a call from the bathroom. My 3 year old son had managed to poo in his undies. It was everywhere, my head was bent over the toilet throwing (that’s right) his undies down the composting toilet chamber, when I remembered that I was on the ABC homepage. Somehow, the shine had been taken off my grin!