Just a quickie today, I’m still getting over the horror of my radio appearance yesterday on BBC Radio Scotland’s Kitchen Café.
I’m sure you have heard of car-crash TV, but this was more like car-crash radio!
During the week I was asked if I’d like to appear on Friday’s show which was a Children in Need special. Host Clare English (above) and her producers were making cakes, as many folk were having bake-sales for Pudsey, and wanted to discuss baking on the show.
I was to be there as the amateur baker whilst Fiona Burrell from the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School was there as the professional.
I turned up at the studio in Dundee – during my lunchbreak at work – and soon was sitting behind the desk with a microphone in front of me and a pair of headphones on. Everyone else on the show was dotted around the country even though it sounded like we were all in the same room.
The show started and I got butterflies! And when asked questions I couldn’t actually hear myself talk because of the headphones so halfway through took one side off my ear. That was better. Sort of!
I waffled and winged my way through it and was relieved it was all over. Not sure I did much for the Children in Need appeal – well apart from 'Fanny' of Keep Calm and Fanny On donating as I had made them laugh referring to Mary Berry as having the ‘Granny Factor’. Maybe I do have latent comedic skills after all!!
So, If you really want to hear carnage on the radio (okay it wasn’t that bad) then click on this link to be transported to Kitchen Café Friday 14 November!
And details of how you can still donate to the 'Children in Need' appeal can be found over at the BBC website.