I was in total geeks heaven; my first radio interview with Nick Coffer on BBC 3 Counties. There were dials, buttons, screens, computers, flashing things, headphones; it was amazing. I’d been on blogtalk radio before and interviewed by phone for local independent radio, but here I was being interviewed on BBC Radio, and I realised that I’d made a big decision – I love radio studios!
The great My Daddy Cooks who normally has a show on the weekend on BBC Three Counties, had taken on one of the Bank Holiday Christmas shows and really kindly asked me along. I admit to being scared sh**less, and desperately writing notes in the waiting room as his introduction talked me up more and more and I panicked about not being able to remember how to talk, let alone anything else. But he was a star. How someone can talk so fast, press so many buttons, and keep guiding me to talk more/less, louder/quieter, quicker/slower, I don’t know, but he must be a natural at it.
So here it is…..
Want to know how many kisses I do?
Or the first time I’ve really talked honestly about how badly 2011 started for me?
What about my 6 tips for being a contented parent?
Or how I lost 2 stone in weight without diets or going to the gym?
Here is the link, incase you aren’t able to listen to it straight from this blog.
Lisa on BBC3CR
Big thank you’s to BBC3CR, Nick and the big hairy northern one who had to look after a couple of sick kids while I did the interview. How do you think I did? Be kind, remember it was my first ‘proper’ radio show!
3 thoughts on “My First BBC Radio Interview with My Daddy Cooks”
Great show Lisa (and Nick, obviously).
With respect, what happens to people without “training” and fall off the edge (speaking from personal experience and from two angles – mine and hubbys)?
I love your positivity though – finding the good instead of focusing on the bad. Great concept.
That’s a brilliant question Nickie – thanks for mentioning it. Nick kindly only skimmed over that area, without going into too much personal depth as it’s not quite the right time for me. What I was trying to do was be respectful towards people who hadn’t been able to pull themselves back from the brink and make sure that they didn’t feel guilty about it. Having been there before and also specialised in working with people with mental illness up until my first child, I know how difficult it can be, and count myself lucky to have either the support of fellow professionals or the ability myself to help. I haven’t really ‘come out’ in the blogging world yet about all of this, as I’m still trying to mull over how I can best help people experiencing depression or worse. This time I didn’t get as much support, hence I used very different simple methods to sort myself out, it was very different.
So my answer to someone without the training who finds themselves in the same situation or worse or maybe just generally down, would be get my book https://mummywhispererblog.com/books/get-sparkling/ and read this post abut the importance of foundations https://mummywhispererblog.com/2011/11/are-you-looking-after-the-foundations-of-your-health-strength-and-vitality/. Because however trite it sounds, the last year proved to me how important those foundations are. There are different levels of depression and for some people this might be enough. But for others realistically it won’t be, because the lethargy and brain fog makes it difficult to do the most simple of things, so they will need one to one assistance as well or maybe pills.
My story on this isn’t quite over. I’m in a place which is a thousand times better, and I’m really amazed I could get here with such simple ideas. But there is still work to be done. Ultimately I don’t know if I can help mums at the worst end of the spectrum with just blogs and books, but I can maybe keep Mums from the worst end and help the ones that don’t get that bad.
Right got to go …. could just keep writing and writing! Thanks for asking Nickie