As I walked out of the Malta Song for Europe venue little more than a month and a half ago, I still had not really realised what had hit me.
Were I to say that I did not expect to win would be a case of being economical with the truth. But believe me...I did not expect 30,000 votes. I am still in awe at the result.
I have now realised what hit me. Big time.
It has been a hectic roller coaster ride all these past six weeks. Enjoyable but none the least hectic. My cocker spaniel 'Milly' has had to live with my mother for the first time since coming into my life. Missing her has been terrible. Sometimes I really feel like taking a week long well deserved sleep. But I simply do not have the time!
It has been a constant rush from one airport to the other. From one television studio to the next performance arena. Whilst in Malta I've had to deal with the stage performance, the choreography, the backing vocals, the dress.
But as I sit quietly in front of my laptop, writing my first blog, I have realised that I love doing this and wouldn't dream of living my life differently.
I just hope that we get a good result. And when I say 'we' I mean it. I am surrounded by the best people I've met in my whole life.
And all this makes every effort and sacrifice worth while. Speak to you tomorrow! :)