Saturday, November 12, 2011

The joy of journalism

It was precisely 11 past 11 of the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011 when I closed the door behind me and went to my first interview in ages.

Ofcourse everything went perfect.
The person opposite me felt at ease and she invited her partner too who also enjoyed the interview.
The photographer (my son) got all the time and cooperation to make a series of nice shots.
I'm sure I'll visit the place (a restaurant) again in the near future.

I know the neighbourhood where we were very well, so after a visit to the supermarket to get a breadroll we walked to another place where we could gather some information.
One of the other editors had been in contact and they were very persistent that we needed to make an appointment. But we had none, because I had no voice yesterday and didn't know what I would be able to do today.

I went inside anyway and was received with open arms. When I told who we were, we got information and were guided through the complete building.
In one of the rooms we saw a couple of students of one of our colleges and I asked them how they were doing there and i got such an interesting story that I asked them if i could mail them to get more info to write about them. They went through the roof! And even more when their photo was taken. LOL!

After the tour we were brought to the person who could give us an interview, so I got that one done too.

On our way home I visited one of my favorite shops and at home everything was quiet.

Couldn't wish for more.

It's one of the joys of journalism to feel welcome and meet smiling people. And today we got all that.


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