I can’t believe it, as I never normally win anything, but I won two return flights to New York. The only catch is they have to be taken before the end of the year. We don’t want to be there in the winter, so have decided to go in September.

I still don’t have a job, so timing is not ideal, but I have a lot of points on my Hilon Hotel account, so booked an Embassy Suites Hotel in south Manhatten and only have to add a small amount of cash to make up the difference. The hotel is away from the main hub of New York, near Ground Zero, so is a bit cheaper, but will be fine for us. So, overall, we only need spending money and won’t need to bother with hiring a car, exciting!

Another bit of good news is that I have an interview via my new agency. A company in Northampton is looking for a marketing manager for three months. I would rather get a permanent job, but as they say, beggars can’t be choosers.