Well, I cannot believe I got up at 3.45 to drive all the way down to Peterborough (which, using the route I do - is so boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring). I arrived in good time to a studio buzzing with another show about to air at 8am. I was met by Steve, one of the floor managers, and he is such a hoot. I really like him; a real cheeky chappy. I also couldn't wait to meet Nigel, the presenter. He is such a scream - really flamboyant and into craft. After the first show, came my hour. I was not nervous at all and for the 7th time being on TV it was about time. The thing I struggle with is questions that come out of the blue. You think you are ready for anything but trying to come out with a coherant answer (and one that isn't full of "erm's, aaaaah's, exactly's and absolutely's" is very difficult). Most of the time Im trying to mind my accent and manners and not use profanity if something goes wrong!
Now Nigel, as Im sure (if you watch the program) is very good at using double entendres. So yesterday he made a reference to Steves recent engagement and asked if the viewers would like to see Steves ring. I didn't mean to stifle my outburst and go purple in the process, but I couldn't help it. I recommend, by the way, you watch this you tube video of Steves birthday surprise because its brilliant (and if you are a Glee and Love Actually fan - you will totally feel part of the action)
The rest of the show went sailingly and afterwards, as I slouched in the green room trying not to fall asleep from knackeredness, in pops my friend Jo, who had just finished demoing on air for Buzzcrafts. We went for coffee together and spent an absolute age talking and laughing. That sure woke me up so that I felt safe driving the 3 boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring hours home. Then, when I did get home, I went to bed for 14 hours of yummy and long overdue sleep.
I shall be back later with new projects that were aired and some dimensions for the pizza box that I made.