Thursday, June 13, 2019


You can tell your nerves are in shreds when you're on a twenty minute drive to your saxophone lesson and you stop the car four separate times to change the CD you're listening to, because every one you choose does your head in. I ended up with Chet Baker - mellow jazz trumpeter. 

It's been non-stop hassle with the book for the last two weeks but yesterday on BBC Radio Sheffield I sounded relaxed, partly because Paulette Edwards is such a friendly and skilful presenter, and partly because I like being on the radio. It feels good to be talking to someone who asks you lots of questions about you and your book as if they're interested, when you've worked alone on the project for the last three years.

When I got home from the radio interview and errands in town I really wanted to ring Mary up for a chat but she's not here any more, of course, so I collapsed into bed with The Girl with the Pearl Earring for a couple of hours. And in the evening Dave and I watched 3 episodes of M*A*S*H together. I was relaxed by the time I got into bed.

If you'd like to listen to yesterday's radio slot with Paulette Edwards, follow this link:

I was on at 1.12.24  
Then there's a music track for about 5 mins, and my interview begins again at 1.21.08

Tomorrow I'm on BBC Radio Derby at about 10.15 a.m. on the Sally Pepper show.

I saw these poppies on the way to sax, and stopped on the way back to take the photos. 

...They toil not, neither do they spin...

Just in case you didn't know, the paperback is out and available to buy on Amazon. I've put links on yesterday's post.


Christine said...

Well done! Chrissie xx

Sue Hepworth said...

Thanks, Chrissie. xx