I was up at stupid o’clock this morning for a BBC Radio Wales chat about how the St David’s development has impacted Cardiff city centre, specifically the independent shops and businesses around the arcades and the market. It’s the kind of thing I’ve done before a couple of times, either for Rules of Play or on behalf of an employer, so I knew the drill.
Everything went as usual – they fed me coffee and papers while I waited, I earwigged interestedly on the person next to me preparing the day’s newspaper review, then I went in and I did my bit (managed not to swear – phew) – and was just about to head off when one of the production team stopped me. ‘Have you done that before?’ she asked, and I explained that it wasn’t my first time but I’m not a radio regular, as it were. ‘Well, you seemed pretty comfortable – would you like to try out doing a newspaper review for us sometime?’
Wow! Exciting or what? Of course I briefly entertained delusions of adequacy and said yes…I’ve been panicking ever since that I won’t be able to think of anything clever to say, or I’ll Spoonerise entire sentences, or they’ll make me mention something in the Daily Mail, and then I probably will swear live on air…
Still, I’m a great believer in taking the chances life throws at you and I figure this one might be fun, so I’m going to give it a whirl…More news as I get it, so stay tuned!