First thing to go wrong was Little Dimples projectile vomiting across the kitchen. Hence massive clean up required and then crossing of fingers that my neighbour would still like a playdate with me and cover the kids while I do the 2 min interview.
Thank god for neighbours who know her well enough to know that she does puke every now and again (or who needed that glass of wine more than they were worried about bugs – thanks T!).
Second thing to go wrong is Little Dimples producing a nappy full to the brim 10 minutes before take off.
Next less than wise option was the glass of wine to ‘settle my nerves’!
But I make it and I’m there 5 minutes beforehand as agreed and there’s no Helen and no Dan ….. don’t panic Lisa!
Technical issues resolved just in time, the next surprise is I’m assuming it’s being recorded and then ‘fiddled with’ before going live. No idea why, it was just my assumption because we were on Skype and I’ve done a couple of similar things before. However there’s Dan on Skype saying ‘And ladies we’ll be going live in 1.5mins, now don’t swear; I’ve heard about you!’. Oh dear!
What follows is a classic Mummy Blogger interview, starting with one of the best lines from Helen ‘Well it’s a bit like radio isn’t it’; uhm yes it would be wouldn’t it Helen (anyone would have thought she’d been on the wine, not me!).
I did manage to plug our fellow St Albans Bloggers also in the national MAD Blogging Awards: Dorkymum and All Baby Advice without a hitch (I hope anyway) and ask for votes as subtly as possible (maybe not that subtle actually). (voting still open until June 6th at 5pm hint hint!)
Then we proceeded to encourage Dan to become a stalker and write a blog about all the people he sees when sitting in coffee shops (which he appears to do A LOT!). With both of us talking at the same, poor old Dan ends up calling me Helen, but at least I didn’t call her Dan ;o)
Fancy a listen?
12 minutes later and it’s all over; the longest interview I’ve done so far, but over in a flash (thanks again for holding the fort so quietly downstairs T!). A big thank you to Dan and Radio Verulam for being so supportive of us and letting us plug the MAD Blog Awards. Lets hope St Albans has a clean sweep and we all win; if not at least there will be wine!
I’ve loved this years awards. Last year I was all alone. This year there are tonnes of us up for BiBs awards (Brilliance in Blogging) and four for the MADs. The ceremonies are going to be masses of fun, and it’s been so great to have help getting votes from the others. So I’d also like to thank Ruth from DorkyMum for sorting out some newspaper coverage for us at Herts Advertiser for the MADs and who ever sorted the story in St Albans People.
I’m off to cross all my fingers and toes!