When BBC Radio Nottingham called me a couple of weeks ago to ask whether I was interested in appearing on the Mark Dennison Show, my initial reaction was a big heavy sigh… not because of having such an exciting opportunity to talk about my passion, but the fact that I was almost certain my inner demons would make me feel unsure of myself which would lead to some excuse to decline the offer.
But I’d recently been given a severe talking too by some dear Facebook friends who said I should have confidence in myself and give chances like this a go. I’d regret it if not… so I said yes, yes to popping in for a 15 minute chat on LIVE radio and then spent 2 weeks worrying..
Cabbage always calms my nerves so last night I pigged out on a double portion of Colcannon and after a 30 minute bus ride and a 20 minute walk through the city, I came across the BBC building.
The BEEB were really welcoming, very kind and hospitable. I got black tea and newspapers to read as I watched the busy news room and radio station control area and noticed the broadcasting light switching on and off. Everything went blank.
Then Jody came out, who was the broadcast assistant I think and we chatted about many things and I began to relax. I focused on the Colcannon I had eaten the night before and made a mental note to use that image to calm me down…it did.
Mark Dennison was very welcoming and within a few minutes of going into his studio the live interview began. I have to say it was REALLY, REALLY, REALLY enjoyable and great fun as my nerves began to dissolve and I just couldn’t believe I finally had the guts to do something like this.
THANK YOU BBC Radio Nottingham for making my day!
PS: You can listen to the interview by CLICKING HERE and moving forward to 2 hrs 12 minutes into the show.
PPS: I did mention the word pooh and windy but refrained from saying orgasmic, even though the Colcannon I ate last night was almost worthy of the word.