Phew, it's good to be back in my wellies! lol. Yesterday was the Dumfries and Galloway People of the Year Awards. Probably the most surreal day of my life! Those of you who know me personally would know I was way out of my comfort zone, they wouldn't let me take a few chickens along with me and I had to swap the trench coat and wellies for something a little fancier!
It was also a day of reflection. It really got me thinking about Homes4Hens. Thinking about its almost accidental creation - there was never a plan, I just saw a way to help some hens that I thought really needed it and it makes me happy doing it. I never thought things would go this far and I certainly never imagined that one day I would be in front of 500 people and receiving an award! Totally surreal. It has encouraged me and spurred me on, to know that people do care and they appreciate the good that we are spreading around Scotland. A perfect ending to the year and motivation to really go for it next year.
We have several big plans in line for next year which will hopefully result in even greater numbers of hens being rescued and spreading their feathery joy in to peoples lives in every corner of Scotland.
The ceremony was a really nice day, I enjoyed it thoroughly, but its good to be back, we've got work to do!
Thank you to everyone who nominated me. The host read out some of the things people had said about me and it was really touching, i'm pleased and really honoured. The guests did get a laugh at the ceremony when it was said on stage that amongst all the nominations, 6 hens had also nominated me!