Oh What A Nightie Night.
Thank goodness I was...
... hosting the awards last night.
It's the perfect way to make sure you don't overdo it on the alcohol front. I had my first beer at 11.35 ! Now - as for the rest of the team... well let's just say I have had a very "interesting" chat with the producer. It seems the most creative thing that's happened in the office this morning is that Crackpot Craig has been sent out on a bacon sandwich run.
But what a team. The best, simply the best. As far is I am concerned they can have the day rest of the day off, they deserve it.
Two out of two for Drivetime and that of course includes - YOU.
I can't tell you how much your reaction is the wick that keeps our candle burning so brightly. We immediately know when something is flying or not from the tone, speed and energy of your feedback and as you pick up whatever it is we throw out there and take it forward - the next chapters often write themselves. There's no doubt we plant the seed but it is you who provide the sun and the rain.
I was in my dressing room just before the awards last night wondering if I would remember my opening few lines - when something inside told me take a time out to pause for a moment, realise how lucky I was and to say thank you.
"Four years ago I was going nowhere fast and now here I am with a beautiful wife an amazing son, I'm back in touch with my daughter, I have a job that I love - working with people whom I consider real friends, I'm about to host the industry's biggest night of the year and we are up for two awards into the bargain. It simply does not get any better. Thank you God."
And then we win !
So what next ?
Your guess is as good as mine - oh hang on I've just been told.
It's nappy time - mummy needs to go shopping and Noah has just presided over a minor explosion in the poop department.
Rock on you lovely listeners and on behalf of the team and the whole of Radio 2 - thanks again.
Lord Chrissington of Berkshire signing off.