I'm thrilled to announce that I won the Silver Medal in the World Monologue Games 2023 Global Finals - that is to say, I came second in the world.
The phrase "came second" has some baggage for me, because when I was a court lawyer it was a euphemism for losing. "How did your big case go?" "Oh, quite well, I came second." You get the idea. But in the context of the World Monologue Games, it's still a huge honour because there were hundreds of entries from all over the world, and the standard was very high. So do have a watch of it - go on, you can spare 2.5 minutes - hope it's good for a giggle.