Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Here On a One Way Ticket

A few months before Christmas I received an email from BBC Radio Scotland. I immediately thought it was spam and went to delete it. But, then what kind of scam would want an interview with me for a radio program? The email address was legit so I emailed back.

After we exchanged a few emails back and forth I received a call from BBC Radio Producer, Phil. We had several conversations over the coming weeks. I actually loved telling my story to someone who wanted to hear it. He had wonderful questions and wanted details to experiences I'd not ever thought to share. When he found out that LD was also an expat--well, he was thrilled!

On my birthday {January 7th} my little apartment was filled with presenter Jennifer Tracey, Phil the producer and a sound person. A mini radio station right in my own flat. We sat together and had a chat. Jennifer quoted my blog and asked me questions that got me teary eyed. Sebastian watched a movie in the other room {which was a huge help}. They brought me chocolates and we were sad to see them go. If I ever have to chance to do it again, I would. In a heartbeat! It will be a special memory for us.

BBC Radio Scotland is currently doing a program entitled 'Here On a One Way Ticket' and are talking to expats from around the world who have chosen to make Scotland their home. There are a variety of reason why we've all come. BBC Radio Scotland  has given us the opportunity to share our stories. Our story is being shared today.

If you are interested, have a listen! Tell me what you think.

I think my voice sounds funny and I'm not sure what to think about it. This is our story!

{click the picture to take you to the radio interview}

A special Thank You to presenter Jennifer Tracey and Producer Phil Sime for taking an interest in our story and for all their hard work and help sharing it.



  1. It was awesome! I loved hearing your love story! And I got a bit emotional too when the question was asked about Sebastian learning your cultures. I want the best of my South African culture to be hers too! :)

  2. I know you understand Bronwen! It is nice to have another expat so close who understands the challenges as well as the blessings that come from living abroad.

  3. Great interview! Thanks for sharing. That was really fun to listen to.

  4. Thanks Elizabeth! I felt like I was all over the place, but well...I kind of am in real life. So, it's probably more true to life than I'd like! Ha!

  5. That was great! Thanks for sharing.

  6. L-O-V-E it!What a cool experience.
    ps-extra bonus points if you still know who I am referring to (I think you hadn't moved away yet).

  7. Boo...tried to go listen to this and it says that it is not available. Oh well. I'm sure it was wonderful. ;)


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