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Shereen Nanjiani Shereen Nanjiani | 10:30 UK time, Monday, 6 December 2010

Car in Snow

Well, what a week it's been. Since I regaled you with the tale of my abandoned rear wheel drive car when the snow started last Sunday, the entire country's been engulfed by the white stuff. The only difference is this week I'm feeling smug having borrowed my Dad's four wheel drive (thanks Dad!). Unfortunately that didn't stop me slipping and falling on my backside on my way to the car.

But never mind the safety hazards of black ice. My main gripe is I've had to go a whole week without wearing heels. Sartorial suicide in my book! On Saturday night I arrived at a black tie event in full evening dress accessorised with thermal socks and wellies. Not a good look, though I wasn't the only one changing into my heels in the loos.
Wellies have become this season's must have. Apparently John Lewis have completely run out.

I interviewed the actress Siobhan Redmond this week and she tells me there are none to be had in Edinburgh. Siobhan's in the capital to star in "The Secret Garden" at the Festival Theatre. We talked about her career on stage and TV and about her own family background. She spoke very movingly about losing her mother very young to cancer and the effect it had on her.

My studio guests this week were feisty journalist Jane Graham, Martin Raymond, always the voice of reason, and new boy to the show, Magnus Gardham who's political editor at the Daily Record. We talked snow (of course), Wikileaks, and England's failed World Cup. Jane and Magnus were already having heated discussions over breakfast. Having got the measure of him, Jane tried to wind Magnus up on air by accusing him of being too tabloid. He gave as good as he got. I think he'll fit in.

Unusually for a Sunday, and for obvious reasons, we had a live weather report from Judith Ralston who told us the cold snap shows no sign of abating. Looks like another week without heels.

Listen to the extended interview with Siobhan Redmond, currently starring in the new production of "The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett" and listen again to the programme on iPlayer.



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