Well I was so excited about my weeny egg that I wrote my blog post and then fired off an email to the local paper straight away. Still high on my discovery and laughing at how funny it all was. And then I unexpectedly got a message back from the local paper saying that they were interested in the story. So of course I started to get anxious.
I don't actually want to be in my local paper holding up a little egg and proclaiming it to be very, very small. I've read the letters-to-the-editor in the local papers and I know the crackpots that are out there. Some of them are nasty. And not too bright. And I may too appear to local paper readers as being not too bright with my fuzzy, ornamental chooks and bragging about my teeny, tiny egg. Now I'm not averse to appearing in the local news - I've done it many times before actually. 'Cos I've been involved in a few campaigns including one at the moment to re-open our local high school. I've even written cranky letters-to-the-editor. But who knows what a fool I would appear with my little egg. It's all very well to look a bit scatty in a blog but I don't want to walk to my local shops and be pointed out as the scatty, self-promoting, weeny egg lady.
So I wrote an apologetic email back to the journalist.
And am contemplating attempting to cook up the egg for the kids' amusement.