ALMOST FAMOUS

St Helens Star Gilded Gingerbread

Diary | February 27, 2018 | By

Almost Famous in St Helens

Last Friday my story was published in a local newspaper where I live, the St Helens Star! I couldn’t believe it.

I have a 2 year old boy. His nursery was off last week because of the half term holidays. He had been asking to go to a play centre all week, so, on Thursday I took him and his sister. He played well with my 7 year old daughter and they both came home tired and hungry. We fed and showered them both and tucked them up in bed.

KOREA DAY IN SHEFFIELD 2018

At about 11:30pm but son started crying, saying his knees hurt. If he has a very active day, he is often like that. It may be due to his growth. I’ve got an appointment with the pediatrician to discuss it.  Needless to say I couldn’t sleep much all night because my son didn’t. On Friday, my mother-in-law kindly offered to babysit him for a couple of hours so that I could have a nap.

St Helens Star Gilded Gingerbread

She left my house around 10am with my son. I was just falling asleep when my son’s friend’s mum from a playgroup texted me. She sent me a picture she took with her phone as well.

St Helens Star Gilded Gingerbread

[Friend] Does this class as you being famous now!!  

[Me] OMG. Which newspaper company?

[Friend] Well done. St Helens Star!

[Me] Thank you! ! Wow… Can’t believe it.

[Friend] You should be proud of yourself.

 

I was too excited to have a sleep. It is a local newspaper, so, we get a copy every week. I wasn’t sure if we had the latest edition. I found newspaper on my sofa. My mother-in-law must have left it on the couch. I was flipping each page to find my story. OMG, I found it!

St Helens Star Gilded Gingerbread
I was thrilled! I called my husband who was at work.

[Me] Wow!!!!!!(I was screaming) I can’t believe it!

[Husband] What happened? Are you okay?

[Me] My story has been published in  St Helens Star!!!!!

[Husband] Congratulations!

Can you please send me a picture? I really want to see it.

St Helens Star Gilded Gingerbread

My story has been published in 2 Korean newspapers and the Korean Google (Naver), but, it was the first time my story has been in an English newspaper. I was super excited! https://www.gildedgingerbread.com/published-articles/

 

I texted all my friends and family in Korea and my mother-in-law and my family in the UK. ^^ Next day, my daughter’s teaching assistant was speaking to me.

[Teaching assistant] Good morning. You were in the St Helens Star yesterday!

[Me] Aww… Did you see the article??

[Teaching assistant] When I saw your picture in the newspaper, I told everyone, I know this person! Well done!

[Me] Thank you. ^^

St Helens Star Gilded Gingerbread

Wow! Even though this newspaper is a local one, there must be some kind of influence. After I picked my daughter up from school, she was talking to me.

[Daughter] Mummy, 3 teachers said to me, “Was your mum in the newspaper?”

[Me] Wow! Did the teachers see the newspaper? So, what did you say to them?  

[Daughter] I said to them, “Yes, she was. She was in the newspaper because that is what she dreamed of.

[Me]  Wow! Did you tell them like that? Well done. ^^

The title of my story in the newspaper is Mum turned her love of cooking into her dream job. I am so proud of my daughter telling her teacher like the title. We all went out for a nice meal to celebrate. I want to share this story with you, too. Thank you for all your support.

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2 Comments

  1. Shannon @loveatfirstbento

    March 23, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    So amazing Hyeon, big congratulations! All your hard work is definitely paying off 🙂 I’m quite certain this is only the beginning of your rise to stardom!

    Reply
    • Hyeon Jeong

      March 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm

      Ha ha. Thank you Shannon. Today St. Helens, tomorrow the world!

      Reply

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