Yesterday saw me travelling to York to meet the lovely Jonathan Cowap at BBC Radio York. Jonathan has interviewed me a few times before and yesterday was exactly a year to the day since we first spoke – I’m sure that’s what Jonathan said………😊 The last time was 6 months ago.
The day started off very eventful …..one certain cat, by the name of Billy Mitchell Watts had decided it would be great fun to bring, what we thought was a mouse, into Gemma’s kitchen to play with……..Gemma was not amused and was on FaceTime asking me to go to her rescue and spoil Billys fun……..I’d only just had a shower and hadn’t even had my first cuppa of the day 😳
So off I trotted through the village to be met by Billy wanting to help me track down said plaything…….I opened the kitchen door to find it was in fact a bird…….Billy went berserk chasing it round but Gemma managed to grab him (Billy not the bird!) and left me to help said bird fly to freedom once more. Only took a min as it was quite relieved to see Billy out of the equation and someone on 2 legs rather than 4 …..Billy was allowed back into the kitchen while we cleaned the surfaces and thought we must have hidden it for a game of hide and seek……when he realised this wasn’t the case he went sulking off outside to find his next playmate……..
Anyway, back to my trip to York……It had turned out well for me as I was interviewing with Matt Murray from the Alzheimers society on Tuesday in York and as it was an early start they were putting me up in a hotel for the night, so I was able to make the most of both days……….
I arrived at Radio York to be met by the lovely Jonathan Cowap..
I love being interviewed by Jonathan as he is so easy to talk to and seems genuinely interested in my ramblings.
We chatted about how I’d progressed and even Jonathan had noticed a change. It was a bit of a foggy day ‘head wise’ anyway for some reason.
I told him how I’d forgotten how busy York was. I’d got a bus across town and it took forever simply due to the volume of traffic, and it was so noisy. Once I got back into town I went by the river just to get the noise out of my head.
He asked me about my new house and I explained about the photos I have on all the cupboards to remind me where things are and how the best thing I did when I moved in was removing the kitchen doors so I could clearly see where each opening led to….
We also spoke of the farce of the PIP decline which happened recently……….and lots lots more which escapes me as I didn’t type ……
Before I knew it, we’d been talking for over half an hour and my time was up…….he took a photo of me in the studio for social media but I can’t believe I didn’t do a selfie of the 2 of us!!
The recording is due to be broadcast on Wednesday 24th on Jonathan’s programme at 10am on BBC Radio York…
I’m sure me and Jonathan will talk again soon and it will be so nice to see him yet again…..makes you realise that nice, genuine people do exist……