January 2016

Back in November of 2015, BBC Wilts got in touch with me to ask if I’d like to take part in a section of their afternoon show called desert island dish. I won’t lie – I was a bit meh about it in the first instance – chiefly cos I’m no great shakes in the kitchen. I LOVE food – eating it that is. But preparing and cooking it I’m a bit less fond of. To understate it somewhat.

Any road up, to cut a very long story short, I did eventually agree to do the programme and a lovely member of BBC Wilts staff, by the name of Emma Colman, came to my home and stuck a recording device in front of me while I talked and talked. And talked some more.

I never did get round to to listening to the actual programme my bit was a part of. However, on New Years Eve, Marie Lennon did a round up of some of her fave bits of the year in that day’s show. And whadda ya know? My desert island dish was one of those select titbits. Isn’t that lovely? Well I think so anyway. But then I would eh? ๐Ÿ™‚

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She actually said she thought mine was her favourite desert island dish of the year. And yes – I’m showing off a bit. Okay, okay. I know – no-one likes a smart arse. Hey ho. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So thank you to BBC Wilts for inviting me to do it, thank you to the lovely Emma who came to record me – she was a delight, and thanks to Marie Lennon for her kind words. It’s much appreciated.

So if you fancy a listen – here it is – it’s only five minutes. I’ve no idea how much of it was originally used. This much probably:

BBC wilts desert island dish