Thursday, 28 January 2016

And here are the photos... (#1 - the award ceremony)

I know you know I won 3rd Place, so I won't mention that, I'll just get on with the photos.

We're on our way!

On camera for my BBC Spotlight interview

Back to the hotel to get changed

Waiting for the announcements to start

Receiving my award!!

Me with Erin Soros (2nd Place) and Danny Murphy (1st Place)

The room, so many people

It's all over, just about to leave

Breakfast, the morning after
Here's the link to my sightseeing photos, from the following day.

34 comments:

  1. Fantastic Annalisa - so so pleased for you ... happy and successful times ahead - congratulations .. love the dress! cheers Hilary

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  2. Big congratulations!!! Hope you thoroughly enjoyed yourself.

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    1. Thanks Alex. I enjoyed it in the end, a bit nervous to start with though. I like my comfort zone far too much :-)

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  3. Simply wonderful! I'm so pleased for you.

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  4. Well done! Thanks for sharing the photos - fun!

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  5. What a writer's journey! So happy for you. Congratulations! You can brag for quite a bit. Keep the glow

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    1. Thanks Joanne, I shall brag for a little while longer, I'm sure ;-)

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  6. Congrats! Receiving an award is a validation of your writing, so enjoy the moment.

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    1. Thanks D.G. I'm slowly coming back down to earth, but not quite :-)

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  7. Congrats Annalisa! Thanks for sharing your moment with us.

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  8. I am so proud of you!!!! I have goose bumps. I'm gonna cash in on all the dirt I know about you (which is none, but I am creative) to the tabloids as soon as you're famous. This writing gig will make me rich one way or another!

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    1. LOL!! I'll try to get famous, just for you :-)

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  9. So pleased for you, congratulations again. I hope it is the start of new adventures too.

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  10. I like your dress! It's really pretty. And congratulations! I would've felt so nervous being interviewed, especially for the BBC, but you look like you handled it really well!

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    1. Everyone has said I looked so calm, but actually I was so nervous. I'm surprised it didn't show. I watched the interview last night, and couldn't remember being asked any of the questions!

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  11. Congratulations! That's so amazing. I don't know how you did all of that. I would have been hiding under the nearest table for sure.

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    1. I felt like hiding, but the tables were too tall :-) I can't believe I did it either - but I'm so glad I did, it's been really positive and I've had so many lovely comments from people.

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  12. So happy for you and proud too, I can't imagine anyone who deserves this more. Your stories are AMAZING and I'm so glad to see you getting this recognition!! Wonderful pictures. It's easy to see how happy and excited you guys were.

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    1. Thank you, Julie - so many thank yous, to be honest :-) Yes, we were happy, excited and stupidly nervous!

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  13. Congratulations, Annalisa! You must be so happy, and this award ceremony looks like so much fun! Wow!

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    1. It was definitely an experience I want to repeat. Just need to write more short stories, and books... A nice Costa Book Award would be perfect :-)

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  14. Great for you. Congratulations on winning!

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  15. Congratulations! Sorry I'm commenting so late. I'm proud of you! Chin up. You will win it next time. Loved the dress. Did I ever mention that you're awesome? Because you are!

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    1. Thanks so much, Murees. I felt pretty awesome in that dress, that's for sure :-)

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  16. Congratulations, Annalisa!
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
    You're a fantastic writer!

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