Nightmarishly stressful week: building work with attendant fall-out continues; a certain amount of strife @ BBC; dreary stuff to deal with accountants. Inadequate to what's required of me. So now have prize stye: always an indicator...considered sending photo. Too gross.
Oh really? I love @robccowan and will miss his deep knowledge of music and friendly presenting style.
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Thanks so much David ... I'll miss R3 but I'm hugely excited about my new role at CFM where you can hear self-chosen selections of rare quality ... all sorts of rep, too!
My intention Bryn. Tune in to CFM for Cowan's Classics at 7pm on Saturdays and Rob will be back with a rucksack full of goodies! Best.
Fantastic of you all! I already feel I've re-invented myself and the CFM team are hugely supportive.
Had a moment of pathetic self-pitywhen I realised that an entire day's work had simply disappeared, irrecoverably, through my own computer ineptitude, then thought of colleagues, just at this time, going through sheer hell. Sense of proportion. Just write the dross again...
I get so much fantastically generous adulation from listeners who, naturally, don't appreciate extent of team effort. Today we lost the wonderful, irreplaceable Michelle. She has saved me from so many disasters and smoothed my passage through tempests. My heart is broken.
The thing is, with my fantastic production team in Cardiff, a muppet would sound magnificent. Hence my success, thtoughn aeons, week after week
I've missed something here - which colleagues going through hell? And by the way, I think you're allowed a moment of self-pity when you lose a whole day's work - I'd have threatened the computer with terrible punishments. And finally - don't EVER stop broadcasting!!
That's a very generous offer Chris. Thank you, but no need to write. Things are in a spectacular muddle at the BBC, but I've still got a job!
Dear Christine, I don't intend to, and @BBCRadio3 shows no signs of wanting to get rid of me. A personal reassurance from the top man today. You can sleep easy, especially during my programmes!