Battling a horrid bout of the flu, the beginning of October started out as the worst month of the year for Press Contact. It ain't easy being freelance when you've got a temperature and full on 'Man Flu'. However, all the aches and pains receeded into the background when I learnt last week that I'd been selected as a finalist for Freelance Achievement 2007 by the 21st Annual PR Week Awards.

It's a huge achievement for me to get this far. Recognition from the industry means so much. Working on your own at home, you can sometimes wonder if you're 'doing it right'.

I think I'm supposed to add this to the bottom of my correspondence now: Vikki Rimmer, Finalist PRWeek Awards 2007........... We'll see.