Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Going Radio Gaga on Radio Dacorum for Team Honk


Team Honk 2014 blogger Relay
 What have I done?

It all started with a glass of wine in London with a lovely bunch of bloggers - met some nice new people and now, NOW it seems I have agreed somewhat nervously to be interviewed on local radio.

Now I come over as confident, some might say loud even, but I'm still absolutely terrified! I am relying on some recent "front of house" church experience and the fact that maybe people have better things to do on a Thursday morning than tune in and listen to my "Home Counties with a hint of Black Country" tones rambling on.

I am going to reply on my failsafe motto. I call it my Dr Pepper approach to life. As the good Doctor says - what's the worst that can happen?

Well obviously I could dry up, or worse blurt out something horribly inappropriate. My friends have bets laid on the latter, probably with the F-word thrown in live on air for good measure.

The one and only other time I have been let loose invited onto the airways was an ill-conceived copy-cat version of Desert Island Discs on Worcester's hospital radio when I was a cub reporter in the 1980's. One thing you need to know about me is that I know nothing about music and have very odd musical tastes which range from Abba to Bieber. With some Monty Python ditties thrown in for good measure. You can imagine what a great show that was!

I sense now that the presenter who invited me onto her show on Thursday, the very lovely Miss ML from My Model Mummy, may be wondering what she has done but I promise to behave, honest! And do my best not to make a total prat of myself.

We are going to enjoy an on-air cuppa and chat about me, my blog and most importantly Team Honk. If you are a blogger you probably know what I'm talking about. If you aren't - well let me explain. It's a huge nation-wide blogger relay which starts in a couple of days from Land's End and winds its way across the country over the following weeks to end at John O'Groats.

The blogger relay is in aid of Sport Relief (the sporty side of Comic Relief) and I am joining modelmummy and friends on the Hemel Hempstead to St Albans leg.

http://www.madmumof7.com
madmumof7 as usual, in PJs.
All the bloggers involved are aiming to cover as much ground as possible without motors - our bit will be travelled by bike - weather and Fibromyalgia willing. Claire from Laidbackmumof4 has promised to come too so we plan to start with another quick chat to be broadcast from from Radio Dacorum at 9.30am on Tuesday February 4 and then I gather we are to cycle along an old disused railway line - it's about 6 miles which is a long way for an unfit 40-mumble mum of 7 with a chronic pain and chronic fatigue condition but I hear there is a back up car if I can't manage it!

I'm thinking about doing the ride in my PJ's - I'm quite famous for going out and about in them and they are my fallback outfit of choice. Other people are dressing up, wearing pants on their heads, juggling, travelling by horse and carriage - It's going to be awesome and I'm very, very proud to be involved.


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7 comments:

  1. Wow good luck with the interview. Go Team Honk! I'm tagging along with the Somerset team :-)

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  2. Do the PJ thing, it will be fun, make sure they are warm ones!

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    1. I dropped @modelmummy1 in it on air so PJs it is!

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  3. Put thermals on!

    Thank you for all your support, you have been amazing.

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    1. thermals under PJs it is with my silver moon boots in case of rain/snow/hail/mud. Hoping we don't run into the style police

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  4. Oh how fantastic, so much has happened I did not realise that you had been on the radio :)

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