On old passports you used to have to write down your occupation. Nowadays airport security don’t care what you do for a living and are more likely to want to scan your DNA or check out your social media history for strange political views. I wish we still had the occupation thing though because now I’d be able to write Ambassador, as well as Librarian.
Yes, I’m an ambassador, although I don’t think it will get me in to meet the president or to attend any fancy black-tie embassy balls. I’m a double ambassador actually as I got the job twice this month.
First I got an email from Laois County Council’s Arts Officer, a woman called Claire O’Mara. I recognised the name at she’s a subscriber to my book blog. She’s one of the rare ones who actually comme...
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