Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Jane Johnson is the founder of Random Café, the Watford outpost of the The Real Junkfood Project. Her aim is to feed bellies not bins, by using supermarket food that is past the sell-by date to prepare culinary masterpieces -including 'posh toast' and yummy cakes- at their weekly pop-up cafes around Watford, where they are sold on a 'pay as you feel' basis. We talked about what motivates her, her goals for Random Café (including getting a van and finding a permanent premises) and how she handles a fulltime job and 3 teenagers as well as this MASSIVE passion project.
To find out more about Random Café pop ups and how you can get involved in enjoying their food, helping out or both:
Thursday, 8 February 2018
Indie Choir is a new, free community singing group, open to anyone who just wants to sing. Launched by Brett Lake-Benson in September last year, they sing songs that fall within the very broad indie/alternative rock/pop genre and meet weekly in Harrow. More info at https://www.facebook.com/indiechoir/ In this interview Brett and I chatted about music, family and singing and I played some of his fave indie tunes. [Interview starts approx 30 mins in.]
Thursday, 14 September 2017
*Starts 7.5 mins in* My guest today is Angeles Reyes-Ridgeley. She is the creator of pinkmyarse.co.uk which is a new feminist website and social enterprise based in London but with women all over the world in its sights. Her aim is to create a space where women can gather virtually, and in person, to support each other and to promote true equality. We talked about what feminism means to her and what she hopes the movement can achieve. And of course we played some of her favourite tunes too! *Starts 7.5 minutes in*
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Families North West London
Thursday, 9 March 2017
I still remember the occasion of my first driving lesson. With my driving instructor (a retired policeman) sat next to me, I turned the engine on, took my foot off the brake and immediately crumpled into convulsions of hysterical laughter. The instructor later told me that in all his years he had never seen that reaction before. When I finally stopped laughing and driving, I was overwhelmed. I thought: There’s no way I can look in all these directions, check all my mirrors and drive at the same time. By myself. There are so many things to remember – it’s impossible!
Well. Learning how to produce and present a radio show is like learning to drive a car. I did master it in the end and my reverse parallel parking is now… unparalleled. I’m being kind to myself by reminding myself that any new skill takes time and practice to avoid forgetting things.
With that caveat I bring you Angelina’s Dessert Island Discs Episode 1 – Sylvi Hussain.
The knowledgable and velvet-voiced Sylvi introduces us to the world of Life Coaching. What is a life coach? Who can benefit from coaching? What does it take to become a life coach? Along the way, we listen to a few of her favourite tracks and find out what they mean to her. I forgot to press record so we start 30 minutes in but that still leaves you with an hour and a half of Sylvi's wisdom, good advice, brilliant professional insight and of course her excellent music taste to clean the kitchen to.
I also forgot to mention Sylvi’s contact details, so if you want to follow or contact her, you can do so as follows:
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sylvihussain/
Why Angelina’s Dessert Island Discs? Because my guests are not only choosing the songs they wish to take with them but the dessert that will serve as the only sustenance on this particular island that I’m marooning them on, forever… or until they are rescued. Enjoy, share the love and do join me next week!
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Funny how the girl is super motivated to wake up mondo early on #pancakeday. I wake to "Mum, wake up! It's pancake day!! Come downstairs!!! I'm making pancakes!!!!" I stagger downstairs half asleep and enter the kitchen seemingly in slow motion, just at the moment of flipping. It's like crouching tiger hidden #Lurpak A pancake is turning Olympic somersaults near the ceiling. I cower, hands aloft, lest it lands on my head. Breakfast. Thank you. But she's still in her flippin' pjs. Does this mean I have to drive her to school? Because I'm not going to. #Pancakes or no #pancakes.
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Sunday, 19 February 2017
Families North West London
Wednesday, 11 January 2017
"It's simple. Getting gratification from a kink - Not bad Paying women to defile a bed a man you're obsessed with once slept in - Very bad"