Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy New Year

So that was Christmas, this is new year. Welcome to 2007 on

No midnight celebrations for me, I'm working on 1st January and will be in an empty office at 6am !

I tried to argue that it would be easier to phone people up at 7am in the morning if they wanted a news bulletin that early. I'd then read them pages from BBC Ceefax or BBC News Online. Least I'd get an extra hour in bed. Oh well.

Hope you have a great year.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Have a great Christmas and New Year

Well the show went okay.

In fact I ended up doing four shows this week, as the other presenter was off work ill.
I felt more relaxed by the end of the week, once I knew where all news, sport and traffic junctions were, and how much `waffle` was needed from me.

I'm off now until New Years Day, back in the (empty) office at 6am 1st January 2007.

Hope you have a great Christmas and New Year.

Take care.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Driving home for Christmas...


Getting ever closer to the big day, it's a nightmare going into the city centres of Preston and Manchester. There are just so many people! Luckily only a few more presents to get.

Some good news, my contract at BBC Radio Manchester has been extended until the end of March 2007, and hopefully something will be sorted out to lengthen that.

If you've nothing better to do between 4 and 6.30pm on Friday 22nd December, why not listen to me on BBC Radio Manchester. I'm presenting the drivetime news/magazine show, no doubt playing Christmassy songs as people `drive home for Christmas` - In and around Manchester we are on 95.1 FM and DAB Digital Radio. If you are elsewhere in the world, listen online

If you want a mention during the show as you make your way home to your Christmas celebrations, leave a message here on the blog, or email me

Ho ho ho... not long to go.