Sunday, 28 December 2008

Chrismas day th 3rd

Well I am glad that is over for another year. Having 3 cristmas days next to each other so as not to upset anyone is not good. How did that man who had 365 christmas days a year cope?

Anyway Next year we will not be doing it. I think we will go away for Christmas. Anyone know of anywhere good.

Monday, 26 May 2008


The first time out for the new All England BBC Bus is Suffolk.
For the whole of May the tour of Suffolks towns and villages has taken place. From Ipswich Town Football Club's 30 years of winning the FA Cup to Lowersoft Town in the FA Vase. From Bury St Edmonds to the Suffolk show its been a month of new venues and places for the bus to get too.
BBC Radio Suffolk Never did have a bus before so this is just as big a challange for the station as it is for me.
For the next two day I will be at the Suffolk Show before heading up to Norwich for a "Learn New skills day" outside BBC Radio Norfolk.

Saturday, 1 March 2008


What a week!!!

First I was told that My job here at BBC Radio Humberside was safe. I will not be made redundent and I will carry on beeing a programs BJ however I had two applications in for attachments.

On Monday I went to BBC Radio Lancashire in Blackburn to be interviewed by Ben Thomson and Liam McCarthy for a bus BJ/Driver to travel around the UK.

On Friday I had an interview for BBC Radio York. They are getting a bus and needed a Bus driver/BA.

Luckly I got the first job so I pulled out of the Radio York job. I will take up my new role on April the 7th 2008 and it will last for at least a year. I will travel around the UK from one radio station to another promoting the BBC and carring on the work of the BBC Buses.

When my attchment ends I will come back to BBC Radio Humberside and carrie on working.

The last few months have been hard as I didn't know what I was going to do, now I can go on attachment knowing I am safe in the BBC.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Jobs News

It's Hard to say at the momnet but there are posative developments on the Jobs front. When I am able to tell more I will but for now there is a smile on my face.

Saturday, 2 February 2008

6 Nations do battle

For the next few week I forget about the football and go after the oval ball. The 6 Nations is here.

The world cup finalist will take on Wales, Italy, Ireland, France and Scotland to be the kings of the north. It's what dreams were made of. Nothing will stop England getting the Grand Slam this year.

The first match for England and it's at home V Wales. EASY.

Half time and everything is going to plan. 10 points up..... Full Time.. Bugger what happened there? Wales win by 7 points! So much for our Grand Slam Dream.

Never mind it's Italy next weekend. They can't beat us!! Can they???

Monday, 28 January 2008


Say Goodbye to the BBC Bus, as Last Friday I drove it to Manchester and droped it off at the BBC on Oxford road for the last time.

Thanks for the good times!!!!

In Other news my strand on where the money from last years BBC Panto is going, is running this week. You can hear all the packages on BBC Radio Humberside or visit

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

The BBC and The Unions agree.

Well it's a start. The BBC and the Joint unions have started to agree. This May safeguard my job, safeguard the quality of BBC output and safeguard trust in a BBC which is being lead from one disaster to another. (Blue Peter ect.)

The BBC had a very bad 2007 with trust in the corperation at an all time low. If strike action is taken by the unions this is only hurt the cooperation in the long term.

It's time for Mark Thomson and the BBC Trust to stand up and be counted. Thanks for listening Mark now act. Your cooperation is hurting and staff moral is at a 20 year time low. We where , not so long ago, the most creative organization in the world. Lets get back there and let the broadcasters broadcast.

I fear that it is too late for the Buses, however you can save the open centers and keep the hard earned respect of our audiences.

For more information on the union/BBC talks look at these websites.


Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Fight for Your BBC

Tomorrow the votes will be counted in for Strike action in the BBC. Jobs have already been cut and people have started to lose the UPA. With Pensions and more jobs under threat the BBC is asking itself where does it go from here.

On Friady this week I will be taking our BBC Bus over to BBC Manchester for Scrappimg. This was one way that the BBC met the audence now we are back in the ivory towers is Cities across the UK.

Hope for a Yes vote for Strike action and hope that job cuts in the BBC are not made in Broadcast areas. Can we run a radio or TV station with less staff? Well Yes, but would it be worth watching or lisening to? NO!

As you pay the licesnce fee, you can demand quaity in the broadcast that you pay for.


Friday, 4 January 2008

Homeward bound

After spending New Year in Lancashire its time to head back to Yorkshire. We have had loads of fun and Jessica has got even more toys. How many toys can one small girl use?
Over Christmas Jessica has started to grow more teath and has learnt how to wave. Now she waves at everyone.

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

What will 2008 bring? Well for one a new job! The BBC Bus has now ended! Heres to a fresh challange in 2008!
Jessica is looking forward to her first birthday and there are more photos on my new website. (
I have also started a predition game ( go on have a go if you can.