Two radio interviews, two events, and numerous roast dinners!
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of family and friends catch-up and events for my recent release A Standard Journey – 5 horses, 2 people, and 1 tent.
The story is about how we adopted five Standardbred horses, trained them (and they us). The seven of us then set out into the Australian bush for several months; all our belongings carried by horse.
I donate 50%+ profits to horse/animal charities and this led to me a guest appearance at the Redwings Sanctuary at Oxhill and their stand at The Horse Of The Year Show.
I had a wonderful time at the Horse Of The Year Show connecting with readers and helping Redwings raise money via their merchandise (including A Standard Journey), to help rescue more horses.
Between the mayhem of driving around the country I was invited onto two radio shows (one with Noel).
Firstly, with the incredible Carol Graham. Carol is an author, radio talk show host, health coach, motivational speaker, blogger, businesses woman, mum and grandmum!
Carol is a wonderful interviewer and here you can hear her easy-listening interviews with extraordinary people. She deftly shares their laughter and inspirational stories, and encourages everyone to never… ever… give up hope.
My interview will be appearing shortly – I’ll put the link here and give another shout out when it’s ready!
Lastly, we met Nick Coffer from BBC 3Counties Radio. We had great fun chatting to Nick (who thinks we need therapy!), and left mini koalas hanging all over his studio to make our presence known and remembered. Here’s the link to listen, jump forward to around 37 minutes – the interview runs for about fifteen.
Several yummy roast dinners, care of my lovely mum, kept me going (and tightened the jeans somewhat).
I learned a great deal from all these events. Switching from social media to ‘getting out there’ has really worked for me, and is so much more fun.
I’ll write a blog soon on what I learned and what I’d do differently next time.
Has anyone else had great success and fun ‘getting out there’?