Well, well, well, who'd a thought that we would be on telly! It all started with a phone call to Norman, (ECP&DA Chairman) from Phill Mulligan, (C&RT area manager) who had been approached by BBC East Midlands Today asking if he had any liveaboards in the area, mainly to find out how boaters had been coping with isolation and loneliness during the lockdown these past 5 weeks. Norman didn't hesitate and gave ours and Jim and Jenns (Dire Straits) phone numbers to the producer as good candidates to be interviewed. So on Monday, we had the call to ask if we were prepared to be on interviewed on Wednesday (today).
10 am and the crew turned up. Only the two, the cameraman Neil Evans and interviewer Quentin Raynor. We were immediately put at ease (I had worried a tad about what we would be asked) and filming commenced, first with the interview and then with shots inside FS. (knew I should have tidied!) Action shots were also required so a walk along the outside of the basin and then me wiping down the back cabin hatch slide whilst Ian sorted out ropes in the top box, with all being met with a thumbs up. A good hour later and they said they had enough footage so next stop for them was to make their way to see Jim and Jenn.
We also had the first BBQ of the season. Last Sunday evening and just about got everything cooked before the rain came.
With face coverings in the news recently (do we or don't we have to wear them) I decided to make my own. Ians old boxer shorts came in very useful! I did wash them first though!