Wow it was quite a surprise, to be nominated for the first News Woman of the Year 2013 in the Fashion category! Then I got a little excited when I was shortlisted, and of course delighted when I won at the Award Evening on Nov 21st. There was quite a posse of finalists and winners from Hayling Island so we all shared a table and afew drinks it must be said - as everyone entered into the light hearted spirit of it all which could be seen on the dance floor at the end of the evening ! Despite not taking it too seriously initially, as I listened to what these women had achieved in many of the categories (often behind the scenes) It felt good to see women from all walks of life being recognised I must admit. I still haven’t discovered who nominated me ..... but whoever it was thank you!