This week for work I got to go to an event to celebrate restoration work done on a local monument and Princess Anne came to unveil a plaque.
Life is pretty good when your job is meeting lovely people who are excited to have done something as a community, bringing together young and old, rejuvenating something with fascinating history.
I got to spend a day with lots of interesting people, taking pictures, interviewing all kinds of people who had lots of things of great interest to tell me, and feeling very proud to be part of Dorset.
Then Princess Anne came in her big shiny helicopter - and I can't even begin to pretend that I wasn't really excited. I love the Royal Family - the actual family, not the awful TV show, and I was really excited to be at an event where I got to be so close to her and listen to her enthusiasm for what she was doing.
Though the history of the monument was interesting HRH was more pleased with the work done by volunteers, hard physical work that took real dedication and passion - and she made a point of saying how impressed she was by the community spirit - and I really warmed to her when she cracked a few jokes and was very kind to the lovely man who had chaired the group in charge of the restoration project.
Not every day at work is like that - but this was one I'll remember for a long time and I'll be that person saying "I let her once" whenever The Princess Royal is in the news!
I did get better pictures on my real camera - but the computer has died a death so I'm posting my iPhone snaps!