Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Video killed the radio star ;o)

Hello. Another fun day, chatting on the radio. This time it was BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire. I sat there at the ready with my notes, waiting for the phone call which came at 10.30am. Marian was the presenter, she was very easy to talk to. If you want to listen to it, click on the link and slide the button along to 1 hour 35 minutes. . The interview is in two parts, with music in the middle, and finishes on 1 hour 58 minutes. It is only available for 29 days. The sound quality is not very clear at my end, I think I have my mouth too close to the phone. I noticed a couple of times I stumbled on my words, must try not to do that in future.

BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire

I thought it would be fun to set my camera up to record me while I was speaking, but of course you only get my side of the conversation. I had been listening to the programme live on the iplayer from the start, but as soon as the phone call came I had to switch it off. Only the first part of the interview is on this video. I've put it on  yooootoooob. Have a look at my facial expressions, what a larf, ha ha. I am looking at the computer screen most of the time.



I'm going to be doing it all again tomorrow, on the Jeremy Vine Show on Radio 2 at about 12.30pm. Jeremy won't be there, Vanessa Feltz is standing in for him. I won't be making a film of it so it doesn't matter what I look like. It won't be long before I chop my hair, it's getting too long.

I've stuffed my face with a big dinner tonight, tons of veg, I need to be getting out for a walk soon and I still feel full. Maybe walking it off will be a good idea.

Thanks for popping in. Catch up soon. Toodle pip

28 comments:

  1. Watched both your video and listened to the BBC Radio broadcast. Thank you for the links. I enjoyed both very much. Keep up the good work!

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  2. You are funny. I will try and listen tomorrow.

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  3. enjoyed program what a nice presenter, loved she didn't try to put you down.

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  4. Hi Ilona, I thought you did very well! If you did stumble over a few words, I didn't notice at all. How are you doing with the Windows 10 update?
    Brenda R

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  5. Can't stand Vanessa Feltz! but I hope you have fun

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    1. Glad it isn't only me then. I switch the radio off as soon as I hear Vanessa...... and Elaine Paige.

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  6. I just finished listening! You were terrific and your sense of fun came through. You made your points with humour and grace. I agree that Marian was lovely. I am betting that readership of this blog will soar! More power to you, well done. JanF

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  7. I enjoyed listening to you on this interview and am glad I could access it from the US. She certainly let you present a more realistic description of your life than some of the print articles have done.

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  8. That was an excellent interview. Can't believe I can listen to a radio program in your neck of the woods down here in Melbourne. Thanks Illona.

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  9. How could I not visit your blog after seeing this title in Lovelygrey's sideline! Sounds like such fun!

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  10. Your video was very good and interesting. Loved your collage on the wall very nice guess it was a lovely piece of your art work.
    Good luck with Radio 2 today.
    Hazel c uk

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  11. great interview. DH came in and he said I thought tat was Ilona I heard talking. The power of the net. thanks for the radio link

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  12. Hi. I have only been reading your blog for a short time compared to many of your readers but you are so right when you say that those writing comments and making assumptions don't know the real you. They should indeed read your blog to gain some insight into the person you are. I think I read a couple of posts and remember thinking what a fantastic interesting woman you are and I'm not wrong. Also when you say that having lots of money gives you more to worry about I couldn't agree more. I have a friend of over 30 years whose sole aim in life has been about earning more and accruing more stuff. She is so unhappy most of the time. Is it worth it? Not to me. As a household we have a lot less money coming in however, due to some good advice from blogs mainly yours and Martin Lewis lol our lifestyle has not changed too much. I've said this before you are an inspiration and certainly not a mean queen. X

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  13. You really must kill that "Bring your own teabags" nonsense once and for all!

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    1. I agree, it was taken competely out of context and is annoying. I thought Ilona handled the comment in good spirits, I would have flared up.

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  14. You were great on Radio 2 Ilona. I've been reading your blog for years and really admire you and your independence. Well done!

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  15. You are a natural star, and fun to listen to your voice. Good job!

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  16. I've just caught up on iplayer with your Radio 2 interview with Vanessa Feltz. Lovely to hear you and your wise words.

    Linda xx

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  17. That was a lovely radio 2 interview.

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  18. I watched your youtube video - you made me laugh with the 'thumbs up' and the other little things you do - reminds me of when I'm on the phone and my daughter is sat nearby and we do that same sign language together haha. Good interview and she let you say what you wanted - much better than the 'written out of context' you've had lately :)

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  19. Hi Ilona,
    What is it with us Brits that we have to put people down all the time. This tea bag thing is getting out of hand. Do tell them that you don't drink tea. I wouldn't have stuff in my house that I was not going to eat or drink. I have made cakes when people have visited to be told that they don't eat cake for one reason or another and then I have to eat it! I wouldn't keep tea bags in the house either as I don't drink tea but my husband does.
    Hilary

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  20. You were great, Ilona! You need your own show. xxx

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  21. I enjoyed the radio two interview and thought you sounded so natural, confident and easy to listen too. I knew already everything you said from your blog etc but it was lovely to actually hear your voice through the radio live. I think we are still feeling a little sense of reflected fame through you. Keep up the good work, you are doing a fine job.

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  22. Brilliant interview - well done. Kristel

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  23. I haven't listened to your interview today, yet, but it was a really nice interview on Radio Coventry yesterday. I think by the end you had really convinced Marian that your way of living is just common sense. Well done!

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  24. It would've been good to have heard the questions but I thought you did brilliantly!
    Margaret P

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  25. Hi Ilona. I left you a comment on the BBC Cov & Warks facebook page and you very kindly replied. I really enjoyed your interview ad have enjoyed reading your blog as well. I am the lady who lives on the boat.
    Kind regards. Jo

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