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Anne Diamond | 13:27 UK time, Friday, 2 July 2010

Had a fantastic sunny week away in London! Now driving to the south coast to fetch my mum for a wonderful weekend of talking and TV tennis! There aren't many days when I wish I had a convertible but this IS one of them. As a fella driving an open top sports car said to me in the car park at London's new Westfield shopping centre: "Go on, Anne Diamond - get a can opener!"

I was shopping, by the way, for a new laptop, which should please producer John. He's been nagging me to update as he says my old one, held together as it is with duct tape, drags down my image - like having scuffed shoes or dirty fingernails! (He should see my car!)

Looking forward to being back at BBC Berkshire on Monday. Meanwhile, Sarah Walker writes:

I don't even know where to begin... As Anne re-joins us here at BBC Radio Berkshire in her rightful place next week, I shall be embarking upon my own very significant journey. My maternity leave begins and all being well, within the next two months I shall be a Mum. This excites, yet utterly terrifies me. Today on the show, you told me how parenthood has changed you. Aside from the obvious sleepless nights and being unable to leave the house without faffing around for 45 minutes - I heard some very inspiring things.

Sue in Beenham told me that all of your energy becomes absorbed in protecting this little bundle of joy. I heard that your priorities change, you become a more considerate person and overall, through the good and bad times - you wouldn't change being a Mum or Dad for the world. I look forward to finding out how it affects me but I will hugely miss BBC Radio Berkshire in the meantime. It's such a fantastic place to work and I'm very proud to be a part of it.

There were a number of magical moments on the show today, but one of my biggest highlights was speaking to Gary Lineker - who was the object of my teenage desires when I was younger. At the age of 13, I would never have predicted that 19 years later, I would be chatting to him live in South Africa as I embark on a truly life-changing experience. It's funny how things pan out.


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