I recently asked a friend of mine who IS a writer, when he knew he had become one and started calling himself one.  “When I was paid and published” was his reply.

In which case, I’m a writer, thanks to Country Life – the cheque’s been banked and here’s my first published article, with two more to run in next months’s edition.

I took the photos too – does that make me a photo journalist?!

Cathy Phelan article